some of the latest innovative functional ingredients originating from the most recent nutrition discoveries help improve or maintain good pet health.
Since the early age of pet nutrition, innovations have become part of petfood's development. From the use of amino acids, flavoring agents, herbs and glucosamine, innovations have always had their prime spot in pet nutrition. In the past 50 years, we have seen an evolution through the creation of dry extruded kibble, foods to help in disease treatments, natural, holistic, organic, as well as breed-specific foods. Product innovation seems now to converge toward nutrigenomics, which is the study of the way genes and nutrients interact and the reasons why people and animals react differently depending on their genetic variations. Nutrigenomics is linked to the action of ingredients on the body and lead to the functionality of these elements. Let's look at some of the latest innovative functional ingredients originating from the most recent nutrition discoveries that help improve or maintain good health.
FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) are fibers derived from chicory roots, sugar beet or cane and are an excellent food source (prebiotics) for beneficial bacteria.
Through nutritional innovations like these, let’s create more health for our companions.
Research: science behind the nutrition
Check out more of Serge Boutet's in-depth analysis of 20 innovative ingredients, including rarely used products like potato protein and concentrated fish oil, and further research on nutrigenomics, prebiotics and other functional ingredients at www.petfoodindustry.com/InnovativeNutrition.aspx.
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The lowly pea appears to be an effective ingredient for the next generation of dog and cat diets
Tomato pomace has the potential to provide additional nutrition and health benefits
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It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
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Cranberry extract is the concentrated active components that help prevent E. Coli colonization in the bladder and urethra.
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