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AlzChem, one of the leading producers of high-purity creatine for human consumption (Creapure®) with more than 20 years of experience in creatine research and production, has achieved another milestone on its way to provide a source of creatine for animal nutritrion.
Based on comprehensive scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center of Veterinary Medicine, approved the safe use of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) as a food additive that spares arginine and serves as a precursor of creatine in broiler chicken and turkey feed in October 2016.
Creatine is an essential endogenous molecule for all vertebrates for energy metabolism and replenishing ATP. GAA is – to AlzChem’s knowledge – the only natural direct metabolic precursor of creatine, available for animal feed in the EU and the U.S. Since the initial approval by the European Commission in 2009 for broiler chickens, GAA has been successfully marketed by AlzChem’s distribution partner in Europe and multiple other countries under the brand CreAMINO®. In October 2016, the EU-authorization of GAA was extended to the use for weaned piglets and pigs.