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Innovations in Feed Efficiency

During the evolution process of certain plant species, secondary compounds were formed and selected as plants’ protection agents against the attack of bacteria, viruses and fungi. These simple molecules possess different mechanisms of action, which is a fundamental fact explaining why these metabolites are unable to generate microbial resistance.

For thousands of years humankind has explored the antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and olfactory properties of essential oils. In recent decades, science has devoted studying the application of these substances in animal nutrition. GRASP offers products based on essential oils, aiming to increase animal productivity.

Besides its nutraceutical properties, the utilization of these natural raw materials is a strategy to reduce the antibiotics use in animal husbandry, especially as they do not create microbial resistance and they are also recognized as “GRAS” (Generally Recognized as Safe) substances by agencies such as the FDA (Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, part 582) and the Council of the European Union (Directive 70/524/EEC Chapter III).

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