Nutrition Canine et Féline

BCF Life Sciences amino acid mix, a very highly digestible source of amino acids with a very low molecular weight.

The amino acid mix is obtained using a process developed by BCF Life Sciences that is unique in Europe. It has a highly specific amino acid profile, with an amino acid availability measured in vivo of 96.8%. This is because, with its 95% free amino acid level, it is absorbed into the body extremely quickly (1 to 2 hours). Highly soluble and extremely reactive, when used in aqueous media, the amino acid mix is able to bring about aromatic reactions that favour its consumption by animals.

The low molecular weight of under 800 Daltons guarantees that there is no risk of developing allergies. It is used in the formulation of finished products and supplements and can contribute to the effect of the active ingredients.

It is supplied as a free-flowing powder (d50 = 150 µm) that is administered in the food itself or sprinkled on top.

L-Cystine, L-Tyrosine: Two amino acids that are vital for the health and nutrition of skin appendages

The L-Tyrosine from BCF Life Sciencesâ, extracted using a process developed by BCF Life Sciencesâ that is unique in Europe, is the only L-Tyrosine authorised for use as an animal foodstuff additive (regulations). Published in the Official Journal on 4 February 2014.

L-Tyrosine food supplements are valuable in cases of acknowledged high requirements, such as the melanisation of skin appendages (coat, plumage, etc.). L-Tyrosine is the precursor of melanin and it has been shown that deficiencies result in the reddening of the coats of black-haired dogs and cats. The amounts required are proportional to the quantity of melanin deposit to be synthesized. An animal’s L-Tyrosine requirement is greater, the longer and denser its coat is and the higher its surface area is proportional to its food consumption.

By bringing out a deep black colour that contrasts with the environment, the supplements enhance the appearance of the coats of mammals and the plumage of birds. The L-Cystine from BCF Life Sciences, extracted using a process developed by BCF Life Sciencesâ that is unique in Europe, is the only L-Cystine authorised for use as an animal foodstuff additive (regulations). Published in the Official Journal on 18 October 2013.

L-Cystine is one of the main amino acids involved in the composition of the skin appendages. L-Cystine supplements are of acknowledged value in the field of nutritional cosmetics and are generally used in situations in which the normal diet does not ensure optimum skin appendage quality. This is the case, for example, of horses with a visible hoof crack, or of cats and dogs requiring supplements during the moulting season in order to restore their coats, or animals with very high requirements (the very long hairs of Persian cats, for example).

L-Cystine is used in combination with other beneficial nutrients, such as the B vitamins, for example.