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Why Methionine Hydroxy Analogue (MHA) is the best Methionine source you can rely on in animal feed?

There are three known sources of methionine: L- Methionine, D-Methionine, and Methionine Hydroxy Analogue (or MHA). The main difference among them is that, while L- and D-Methionine have an amine group, MHA has an hydroxyl group in its place.

In practical terms, what are the biggest advantages of using methionine hydroxy analogue?

The presence of an hydroxyl group instead of an amine group makes methionine hydroxy analogue an organic acid with different chemical properties. In the first place, the acidifying effects of organic acids provide notable gut health advantages for animals. The organic nature of MHA also makes it both well tolerated in case of over addition and a formidable defense against oxidative stress.

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Sonia Braga

Sonia Braga

General Manager, Società San Marco srl

Società San Marco/Italy is one of the first organic trace mineral producers all over the world. Our "full ring" real chelate technology grants unique chemical structure for more stable and more bio-available mineral solutions for animal wellbeing. Società San Marco produces both MHA methionates and glycinates, both powder and liquid form, blends and synergistic feed additives including chelates and phytogenic extracts. We will be pleased to welcome you in our booth !!

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