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Sel-Plex® – The Only Organic Selenium Authorised for Use in EU

Alltech are delighted to announce that Sel-Plex - the only organic selenium, has just received authorisation as a nutritional feed additive for use in all species diets, from the European Union (EU) under EU regulation 1750/2006. Sel-Plex is a selenized yeast produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3060. Sel-Plex is the only product of its kind to have received this authorisation.

Sel-Plex from Alltech

Sel-Plex from Alltech

Selenium plays an essential role in metabolism, orchestrating normal growth, launching reproductive efforts, neutralising free radicals and supporting the body’s normal defence mechanism against infection. Despite the traditional practice of supplementing animal diets with inorganic selenium, selenium deficiencies remain widespread, and ultimately cost producers in terms of overall health and reproductive issues.

The selenium in Sel-Plex is presented in the same form that is naturally present in plants. These forms include selenoamino acids and related compounds ideally suited to digestion and metabolism. This means the selenium in Sel-Plex is more digestible and better retained. This allows the animal to build nutrient reserves against periods of increased demand without risking toxicity.

“We are delighted with the EU authorisation and this stamp of approval further enhances the confidence we have in all our natural feed products. This re-enforces our commitment to research and development, and our customers can be satisfied that our products comply with EU regulations,” said Aidan Connolly, vice president, Alltech.

“Selenium, often limited in modern diets fed to food animals, is an essential part of the body's antioxidant defence system and is needed for normal growth and reproduction. Sel-Plex moves selenium supplementation forward by providing the mineral in the natural form that occurs in forages, grains and oilseeds,” said Jem Clay, managing director, Alltech UK.

Sel-Plex is also the only organic selenium to have received FDA approval in the USA, in 2000 for use in chicken diets, followed by turkey, swine, beef and dairy feeds and most recently for dog diets. It is the only product with safety and toxicity data that has been FDA reviewed and EU approved.

Alltech believes Sel-Plex is a powerful nutritional tool to help producers profitably deliver high-quality products to the market.

For over 25 years, Alltech has been researching and providing all-natural nutritional solutions to the challenges of the animal feed industry. With the proven success of brands such as Yea-Sacc®1026, Bio-Mos®, Sel-Plex®, Mycosorb®, Bioplex® trace minerals and Allzyme SSF®, the company's global product line is a unique example of how all-natural technologies backed by constant research can move the industry forward.

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