Jean Peignon, Aqua Technical Manager, Asia Pacific, Olmix
Due to a large variety of clay minerals, one can imagine that all clays do not have the same potential for biocatalysis depending on their type, their purity, their source or their treatment. As such, clay structure can be modified and associated with other materials in order to potentiate its biocatalytic properties. Such technology has been developed by Olmix group (France) in the frame of its research program conducted on seaweeds and clays.
The micronized form allows a fine dispersion of the product in the intestine, providing many sites of reaction of enzymatic digestion with more easily accessible metal ions. Moreover, it benefits from a synergy between clay and seaweeds in the process of biocatalysis, as seaweeds bring in many diverse metallic ions, sometimes absent in the feed, which are required cofactors for the activation of several enzymes. This unique combination of seaweeds and clay makes it a unique tool to boost enzymes activities through the action of biocatalysis.
Download Enzyme booster for improved performance (pp 7-11 AQUAFEED: Advances in Processing & Formulation, vol VI issue IV, 2014) (PDF) from the \"read document\" link below.