Cinnamon an garlic boost milk production
NEXT Enhance® 300 is a standardised combination of garlic oil and cinnamaldehyde, an active ingredient of cinnamon extract. This combination acts to optimise fermentation characteristics in the dairy cow leading to higher milk production and milk component yields for the user.
Continuing to understand the mechanisms behind the consistent benefits in
animal trials, Carotenoid Technologies SA (CaroTech®) has worked exclusively
with the Zootechnical Department at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.,
one of the few sites in Europe which has the expertise in the state-of-the-art
methodology of PCR-DGGE fingerprinting.
Previous work by the two groups have elucidated the effects of garlic oil
(Allium sativum), and its active ingredient diallyl disulfide in reducing
methane by reducing methanogens. New scientific results have been published in
Folia Microbiologica 53 (3), 204-208 (2008). Entitled "Effect of Sodium Monensin
and Cinnamaldehyde on the Growth and Phenotypic Characteristics of Prevotella
bryantii and Prevotella ruminicola (D. Ferme, M. Malnersic, L.
Lipoglavsek, C. Kamel, G. Avgustin).
This builds upon earlier published
work in 2004 where the same collaborateurs were the first to define the rumen
populations affected by cinnamaldehyde. In this article, the authors define a
more precise mechanism of the reduction in protein degradation in the rumen by
cinnamaldehyde and conclude that it is a mode of action different from that
exhibited by the ionophore sodium monensin. These novel findings not only pave
the way for a better understanding of this active ingredient, but can be used as
supportive data in the product registration as a zootechnical additive under
European Directive 1831/2003.
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