Sel-Plex® receives free choice allowance
Alltech's organic selenium, Sel-Plex, recently received free choice allowance
in livestock diets from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This registration regulation allows producers and beef cattle owners to offer
the mineral in a loose granular form, providing a full range of feeding
applications. Sel-Plex is an organic selenium yeast produced by Saccharomyces
cerevisiae CNCM I-3060.
Sel-Plex is a unique form of selenium as it
is presented in the same forms that are naturally present in plants. Organic
selenium is more digestible than inorganic forms and better retained, which lets
the animal build nutrient reserves against periods of increased demand without
This is not the first registration for this selenium.
Alltech has been the sole leader in the US to submit data and petition the FDA
for this allowance. Selenium yeast has received allowance for use in chicken
diets, followed by turkey, swine, goat, sheep, equine, beef and dairy feeds, and
Sel-Plex also received authorisation as a nutritional feed
additive for use in all species diets, from the European Union (EU) under EU
US Food and Drug
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