Creamino® is a feed additive for animals, which is naturally processed into creatine after absorption into the body. Creatine is important for the energy balance of the cell. Creamino® therefore provides additional energy for healthy growth.
Strength for healthy growth
An adequate supply of creatine improves feed conversion and supports healthy animal development.
Creamino® was developed by Alzchem between 2005 and 2009 and registered in all relevant markets. Creamino® is an Alzchem product created specifically for use in animal feed.
Versatile from the beginning
Benefits and advantages of Creamino®
Healthy nutrition is very important for the healthy growth of pigs. Unfortunately, industrial feeds often do not contain all the necessary nutrients that pigs need as omnivores. As a result, they lack creatine, which is so important for energy metabolism.
Thanks to Creamino®, this important nutritional component can be provided through the feed.
Cellular Nutrition is the 3rd Evolution of Animal Nutrition
One of the biggest challenges of the current feed industry is to keep the balance between low feed costs and maintaining product quality. One solution to this can be innovative feed additives that can save the body's own energy.
The health and performance of farm animals was initially supported by the feed industry in two steps:
- Step: ... Determination of nutritional requirements and, based on this, adjustment of the feed composition (e.g. minerals, essential amino acids, ...).
- Step: ... Improvement of nutrient uptake (e.g. enzymes, feed acids) Further optimisation is possible if the cellular demand for nutrients and energy is also considered.
- Step: ... Ensuring cellular metabolic efficiency
An important component of cellular metabolism is the optimal availability of ATP. Creatine plays a central role in this. Creamino® increases the creatine supply to the cells and thus enables additional improvements in growth and health.
The consideration of cellular nutrient and energy requirements is the third stage of animal nutrition.
Creamino® makes an important contribution to making energy available at the cellular level where it is needed. Thus, Creamino® not only helps to increase the commercial profitability of your production, but also helps to ensure healthy growth in a sustainable way.
The Creamino® concept can therefore be used both to reduce costs and to increase performance.
In either case, however, it helps to increase efficiency.
How does Creamino® work? What role does creatine play in the body?
Creamino® Supports Animal Welfare and Animal Health
All processes in the body require energy, which have to be produced, stored and made available at all times.
But creatine - an important component of energy metabolism in cells - is missing in today's feed rations without animal by-products in the livestock industry. The body's own creatine synthesis is also insufficient to meet the body's optimal daily requirements. This brings adverse effects in terms of feed conversion, growth rate, and yield. However, supplementation of external sources of creatine could counteract this again.
An optimal supply of creatine therefore ensures the function of the body's cells and thus promotes not only the performance but also the health of the animals.
Creatine Improves Healthy Growth!
An optimal creatine supply for animals…
|Energy-intensive processes (e.g. immune reactions)||Aggressiveness|
|Muscle creatine content (energy storage)||Foot pad lesions|
… and therefore increases your efficiency!
Increase Your Results with Creamino®
The prices of global feed ingredients have become very volatile and there is only one strong trend: rising prices!
In the future, the trend will continue to be towards higher feed ingredient costs, while meat prices will remain lower. The challenge for professionals is how to reduce feed costs while maintaining production performance and product quality. At the same time, feed producers need to be flexible enough to respond to short-term changes in customer requirements.
One way to achieve this is to use feed additives that can save endogenous energy without compromising product quality. Creamino® is a proven solution, trusted by an increasing number of customers and nutritionists worldwide.
By using Creamino®, natural creatine levels are increased at a cellular level. Creatine plays an essential role in the ATD/ADP cycle. It is an essential biomolecule for the smooth functioning of energy transfer and supply in the cells. An optimal supply of creatine therefore ensures the function of the body's cells and thus promotes not only the performance but also the health of the animals.
Creamino® was developed by AlzChem to provide animals with essential creatine in a safe and reliable way. It is a proprietary formulation of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) that can be administered to animals through their feed. GAA is the direct, endogenous precursor of creatine in all vertebrates and is converted to creatine in the body.
Creamino® therefore makes an important contribution to making energy available at the cellular level where it is needed.
Thus, Creamino® not only helps to increase the commercial profitability of your operation, but also helps to ensure healthy growth in a sustainable way.
The Creamino® concept can therefore be used both to reduce costs and to increase performance. In either case, however, it helps to increase efficiency.
Alzchem produces in Germany to the highest standards. We are backwards integrated into all major raw materials, ensuring the best and most consistent quality.
We have our own chemical and nutritional research facilities,and our application technology and sales teams are available to customers around the world.
2003 Project kick-off "Creatine for animals
2005 Patent application for GAA formulation and application in animal feeds
2009 First approval as feed additive (in the EU), start of commercial sales
2015 Commissioning of the first dedicated production plant
2019 Second Creamino® production plant comes on-stream
Alzchem - Your Specialist for Energy Metabolism:
- Active in the agrochemical industry for 110 years
- Knowledge of the needs of farmers and their markets
- Active for 25 years in the energy metabolism sector for fitness and health applications for humans, and then also for animals
- Collaboration with universities around the world.
- Own research structures and competences for the application of GAA in animals
- Extensive know-how through collaboration with nutritionists, chemists, biologists and veterinarians
- Two fully backward integrated production facilities on site in Germany ensuring production quality and security of supply
Alzchem has been a partner to agriculture since 1908. We know our customers' challenges and develop solutions.
This is how it was possible to create Creamino®, an innovative solution for energy for healthy growth.
Creamino® increases the creatine content in the body. This not only improves feed efficiency, but also feed costs as its use in the matrix can also reduce expensive energy sources (for example oil or soy), and certain amino acids.
Creatine supports numerous functions in the body such as healthy growth, the immune system or reproduction.
- Performance parameters
- Faster body weight gain
- Better feed conversion
- Improved muscle growth (higher meat yield)
- Potential cost savings
- Arginine Sparing
- Energy Sparing
- Quality and animal health
- Improved meat quality (e.g. reduction of myopathies, more lean meat)
- Improved general health (reduction of oxidative stress, footpad lesions, heat stress mortality).
We would be happy to explain all benefits to you personally.
How Can Creamino® be Used?
Creamino® is independent of other ingredients and the body's own transporter systems and thus increases nutritional flexibility in the design of feed rations.
Basically, two main application strategies can be chosen:
Strategy 1: Performance Improvement
For this purpose, Creamino® is mixed "on top" into the feed. Creamino® can be used in addition to other additives and easily integrated into any type of feed composition. The increased cellular energy efficiency achieved in this way has a positive effect on energy-intensive bodily functions such as muscle growth.
This results in benefits such as increased animal performance, improved feed conversion or reduced waste.
Strategy 2: / Feed Cost Reduction
This strategy uses matrix values for arginine and energy to reduce correspondingly expensive ingredients in the diet, thereby reducing net feed costs while maintaining performance.
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