How does it work?
Thanks to the high content of functional groups contained within the structure of humic acids, HUMAC Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb forms various types of chemical bonds and interactions with mycotoxins, which are strongly absorbed into their structure. The most common bonds are hydrogen bond, which occur from the mutual interactions of hydroxyl, carboxyl, ketone and other functional groups. Additionally, the large number of aromatic structures in the molecule of humic acids leads to the formation of π- π interactions. Under ideal conditions, it can lead to the formation of stronger ester bonds through the reaction of carboxyl and hydroxyl functional groups. Another possibility is the association of hydrophobic mycotoxins in the pseudomicellar structure of humic acids.
Through the synergy of several interactions, mycotoxins are firmly bound to humic acids and resistant supramolecular structures are formed.
HUMAC® Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb is one of the most cost-effective and functional organic products for detoxifying compound feeds.
For effective detoxification of feed mixtures, a dose of 0.3 - 0.5% is recommended, which corresponds to 3 - 5 kg of HUMAC® Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb per 1,000 kg (1 ton) of feed mixture.
Feed manufacturers face the challenge of minimizing the risk of mycotoxins in feed while producing high-quality feed materials in a cost-effective way. According to a global survey of mycotoxins in feed, up to 88% of feed and feed materials are infected with at least one mycotoxin, which significantly affects the livestock economy as well as the production of compound feed for animal production. Such a high percentage points to the fact that monitoring strategies alone cannot mitigate the risk of mycotoxins in feed, and therefore an efficient and cost-effective solution is to eliminate them directly in produced feed. HUMAC® Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb eliminates mycotoxins in feed, thus reducing production costs and enables the production of safe and healthy food.
HUMAC® Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb is absolutely safe and does not contain any hazardous substances. It forms strong chemical bonds with mycotoxins and heavy metals, which it binds in the feed mixture, so that they are not released in the gastrointestinal tract. HUMAC® Natur AFM MycotoxiSorb is supplied as a powder up to 200 µm and may cause irritation if inhaled.