Digestion

What are lectins?

Lectins are a type of protein that can bind to cell membranes. They are sugar-binding and become the “glyco” portion of glycoconjugates on the membranes....

Digestion of lipids

  Action of Bile Salts      Bile salts enhance the digestive action of lipases by breaking down fat globules into smaller droplets in a process...

Feed Cooked Grains

While a lot of time is spent focussed on horses that can’t eat grain in their diet, cereal grains such as oats, barley, triticale, corn,...

Essential Fatty Acids

Synthesis of lipid mediators Eicosanoids are potent chemical messengers that play critical roles in immune and inflammatory responses. The term ‘eicosanoid’ encompasses numerous bioactive lipid...

All About Resistant Starch

Resistant starch is a type of starch that isn’t fully broken down and absorbed, but rather turned into short-chain fatty acids by intestinal bacteria. This...

Phytic acid.

Phytase is the enzyme that neutralizes phytic acid and liberates the phosphorus. This enzyme co-exists in plant foods that contain phytic acid. Ruminant animals such...

PHYTASE enzymes break down phytate.

WHAT IS PHYTASE AND WHAT DOES IT DO?   ♦      Phytase is any type of phosphatase enzyme that breaks down phytic acid (chemicallycalled dephosphorylation, produces...
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