FORMULAS

HUMAN

The main focus should always be on how much endogenous protein can actually be formed from each dietary protein. Protein quality therefore corresponds to the ability of the amino acids contained in food to meet the requirement for essential amino acids to a sufficient extent.

The need for amino acids is different for specific age groups and according to the physiological needs.

An amino acid sequence is the exact sequence of the individual amino acid molecules in a protein. Since the amino acid sequence of a protein is genetically determined, all amino acids required for it must be available in synchronicity for its synthesis and maximum availability.

In biochemistry, the protein structure is divided into 4 different, structural levels.
DAMINOC® provides the primary structure, i.e. the sequence of the individual amino building blocks and thus what we are made of, the building blocks of our own body protein!

That being said DAMINOC® offers a safe and unique possibility to optimize protein synthesis of the body and thereby promote the anthropometric properties as well as physical and physiological performance.

A-MINO

DAMINOC® Species-Specific Amino Acid Composition for Humans in accordance with the profile of essential amino acids analyzed in human tissue.

  • Entirely made from plant-based resources, free-form, crystalline and hypoallergenic L-amino acids, fermented by microbes, which are already pre-digested and therefore do not require to be broken down (stomach and intestines are not stressed).
  • Uptake into the bloodstream already starts after 10 minutes, whereas the digestion time for food protein (including meat), which firstly has to be broken down into amino acids, is 3-6 hours.
  • Optional enrichment with high-quality, coconut oil-based, medium-chain triglycerides (at least 99 % caprylic acid) to cover fat requirements. They act as a clean, fast-acting source of energy for the body and brain and require 50 % less oxygen to burn compared to other fatty acids.
  • Free from preservatives, flavorings and additives.

VETERINARY

The Growing Domestication of Pets and its Consequences

Analogous to the exploding world population, the number of domestic animals is also steadily increasing.

In 2018, the total number of cats and dogs in the EU alone was around 141 million animals, and globally even 900 million.

It is predicted that an additional billion dogs and cats will have to be fed in the next 30 years whilst countries like China follow Western trends.

The misconception that dogs and cats primarily need meat is related to the fact that they are often equated with smaller editions of wolves and wild cats, which are constantly moving 24/7 because of their hunting instinct and are likewise undergoing periods of hunger depending on climate and season.

However, our pets are not 1: 1 copies of their large relatives. Rather, they were domesticated through coexistence with humans and have changed significantly compared to their ancestors.

The evolution from life in the wild to urban living conditions also has a significant impact on  metabolism.

This implies that the permanent feeding of raw meat (BARF) or meat-containing products can lead to an oversupply of certain substances and thus to obesity, digestive problems, metabolic diseases, sensitivities, allergies and a wide variety of diseases up to a shortened life span.

The trend in pet food is therefore clearly in the direction of higher quality nutrition that is adapted to the living conditions of today’s urban pets.

About Protein Requirements and Protein Evaluation in Feeds

Protein and energy metabolism must not be seen in isolation from one another. Therefore, the coordination of amino acids made available for the metabolism should be linked to the current needs of the animal as much as possible. There is no universal quality standard that would be applicable regardless of animal species and protein synthesis performance.
Protein quality always relates to a specific utilization situation.
The protein content of a feed is therefore only a partially usable information about its nutritional value, because protein content and quality are not related. Advances in analytics have shown that a protein assessment based on the effectively usable proportion of the essential amino acids is mandatory from an objective and economical perspective. The criterion “crude protein” is therefore admittedly and correctly becoming less relevant.

The CO2 Footprint

Our dogs and cats have a surprisingly large ecological footprint just because of their meat consumption.
In terms of land use, water consumption and the burning of fossil fuels, a meat-based feed supply for dogs and cats has an environmental impact that is around 25 to 30 % of that of humans. For phosphate and pesticides it is around 26 %. Calculated as an example for the USA, the procurement of food for dogs and cats is indirectly responsible for the emission of 64 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. This corresponds to the annual CO2 emissions of roughly 13 million cars.

Meat consumption of dogs and cats also contributes to the need for slaughtering additional poultry, pigs or cattle. DAMINOC® is suited to meet the individual protein or amino acid requirement by 100 % in accordance with the species-specific requirement whilst at the same time significantly reducing the ecological footprint, as it does not require a single animal slaughter.

A-DOG

DAMINOC® Species-Specific Amino Acid Composition for Dogs in accordance with the profile of essential amino acids analyzed in dogs’ tissue.

A-CAT

DAMINOC® Species-Specific Amino Acid Composition for Cats in accordance with the profile of essential amino acids analyzed in cats’ tissue.

A-HORSE

A supply of amino acids from feeds, that are commercially available, is often not appropriate to comply with the possible, very high growth requirements of young horses with modern genetics. Many feeds are incomplete or insufficient in terms of their amino acid profile.

In addition and according to various studies, around 50 percent of horses are overweight, almost 20 percent must be classified as obese. As in humans, obesity is the trigger for numerous secondary diseases in horses. This is mostly due to a completely inadequate relation between the supply of food and exercise, incorrect feeding habits or improper feed.