Selenium deposition as a quality indicator for dietary organic selenium sources

Supplementing animal diets with organic selenium in the form of selenomethionine enhances the selenium deposition in animal proteins, such as milk, eggs and meat. Selenium deposition is a good indicator of the selenium status of the animal. Recent animal trials demonstrate the differences in efficacy between sources and show the benefits of a new generation of organic selenium.

The UK magazine Feed Compounder, a subscription magazine for the animal feed industry and its suppliers, recently published an article on this topic. The article is entitled “Selenium deposition as quality indicator for dietary selenium sources” and provides an overview of the latest obtained results.

Summary and conclusion of the article.

Organic selenium in the form of selenomethionine is able to increase selenium deposition, which is a good indicator of the selenium status of the animal. Recent animal trials demonstrate the differences between dietary organic selenium sources and show that the level of selenomethionine is the most important parameter for the quality of products. Selenium yeast products show a variable level of selenomethionine. Excential Selenium4000 is a new generation of organic selenium, with the highest concentration of available selenomethionine and shows consequently the highest Se deposition. It allows a more standardized amount of active ingredient (selenomethionine) in the diet and ensures the most efficient selenium supply for the animal.

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