Immunity and oxidative stress
A piglet’s intestine is highly susceptible to oxidative stress due to the cellular accumulation of free radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS). A delicate balance between antioxidants and pro-oxidants is responsible for the regulation of many physiological processes. Antioxidants in the body are mainly formed by vitamins (vitamin E, A and C), flavonoids, carotenoids and trace minerals (Selenium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper and Iron). These all work together, preventing the damaging effects of free radicals and toxic products on the piglet’s metabolism.
Selsaf® is an organic selenium enriched yeast, produced from a proprietary strain through a controlled and specific process, to guarantee a high level of SeMet, Se Cys and other active selenocomponents. In swine, Selsaf® provides superior antioxidant status, resulting in better GPx activity. This is associated with a higher retention of selenium in tissues, improving the immune system, reproduction parameters, performance, plus meat and carcass quality.