SUMIMET™

 

SUMIMET ™-P is DL-methionine or powdered methionine, and SUMIMET ™ -L hydroxy analog is liquid methionine, both produced by Sumitomo Chemical. These products have been used for more than fifty years in the animal nutrition industry as an additive to improve the nutritional balance of the feed, to increase growth and optimize the production performance of different animal species around the world.

What is methionine?

It is one of the essential amino acids that can not be synthesized in the animal organism. It plays a significant role not only as a basic component for the construction of proteins that make up products of animal origin, but also as an important intermediate in several physiological and metabolic processes, such as methylation reactions, or in the synthesis of antioxidants, such as glutathione and taurine.

 

The low consumption of methionine can generate a negative impact on the productive parameters, with a direct relation in the inhibition of the growth, in addition to alterations in the metabolism and resistance to diseases, among other adverse effects. For this reason, animal feed must always satisfy the requirements of adequate nutrients for the growth and the health of the different species destined for animal production.

What is DL- Methionine and Hydroxy-Analog Methionine?

DL-Methionine or methionine powder (DL-2-amino-4-methylthio butanoic acid – DLM) and Hydroxy-Analog Methionine or liquid methionine (DL-2-hydroxy-4 (methyl) butanoic acid – MHA-AL) are sources of Methionine found in the market.

 

DL-Methionine or methionine powder is an essential amino acid used in animal feed, as it is essential for the formation of their muscles and tissues. It is also used in the synthesis of vitamins, physiological process, replacement of protein sources and in general as an enriching component of nutrition and / or nutritional reinforcement diets.

 

Liquid methionine or Hydroxy-Analog Methionine is a precursor of methionine that provides the same benefits as methionine, but in a liquid state, brown in color and slightly viscous, unlike the appearance of DL-Methionine which are crystals or crystalline powder, of white or pale yellow color.

How does SUMIMET-P and SUMIMET-L influence the feeding of poultry?

In poultry production, this amino acid is found in low concentrations in vegetable protein sources. The above, added to the high demand by the bird for protein synthesis and feather growth among other processes, methionine is always categorized as the first limiting amino acid in avian production.

 

The main function of methionine in poultry farming is to help in the synthesis of protein that will serve as the basis for the production of meat, in addition to the formation of different tissues such as hair, feathers, beak, nails, scales, among other physiological productive processes, which is why its use is essential in the first weeks of the bird’s life.

 

The use of methionine as a food supplement optimizes growth rates, increased feed conversion, increased animal protein production and in general as an optimizer of productive performance.

How does SUMIMET-P and SUMIMET-L influence the feeding of swine?

Methionine is essential in the inclusion of the diet to avoid deficiencies or nutritional deficits. As it belongs to the group of sulfur amino acids, it is a precursor of cysteine, a component of all protein tissues (organic tissues), has antioxidant properties and prevents the deposit of fat in the arteries and liver.

 

As in poultry, its main function is to synthesize protein that will serve as the basis for the production of meat and other components such as protective tissue (hair, nails, scales, etc.).

 

Since methionine is one of the most important essential amino acid (AA) for protein synthesis in pig production, being the second or third limiting AA in this species, its use is essential to achieve optimal development and productive performance, since it is generally in low concentration in formulations and / or classic production diets.

SUMIMET P (powdered Methionine)

Product:

SUMIMET P (powdered Methionine)

Description: Crystals or crystalline powder and a white or pale yellow color. Characteristic smell. Slightly sweet taste
Chemical name: DL-2-amino-4- (methylthio) butyric acid
CAS: 59-51-8
Content: Mín. 99%
Loss on drying:

 

Máx. 0,3%
Conservation period:

 

5 years (60 months)
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid humidity. Close the container tightly after use.

 

How to use: Agregue la cantidad recomendada por el profesional responsable de la nutrición animal, de acuerdo con los requerimientos nutricionales de cada especie. Ejemplos de uso incluyen aves de corral, ganado porcino o vacuno y alimentación en acuicultura.

 

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SUMIMET L (liquid Methionine)

Product:

SUMIMET L (liquid Methionine)

Description: Slightly viscous brown liquid. Characteristic smell.
Chemical name: 2-Hydroxy-4- (methylthio) butyric acid
CAS: 583-91-5
Content: Mín. 88%
Loss on drying:

 

Máx. 12%
Conservation period:

 

5 years (60 months)
Storage: Close the container lid tightly after use.
How to use: Add the amount recommended by the professional responsible for animal nutrition, according to the nutritional requirements of each species. Examples of use include poultry, swine, pets and aquaculture.
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SECURITY

The product is not dangerous under suitable handling conditions (using protective equipment such as waterproof coveralls, rubber boots, masks, goggles and gloves). It is recommended to avoid contact with the skin and eyes, as well as ingestion.