Benefits of Organic Acid on Gut Health
Organic Acids has a growth promotion and disease prevention effect on poultry. This is backed by a strong scientific evidence for efficacy and is commercially used (PEW Charitable Trusts, 2017). Other available alternatives include probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes.
An organic acid is an organic compound with acidic properties. The most common organic acids are the carboxylic acids, whose acidity is associated with their carboxyl group –COOH. Sulfonic acids, containing the group –SO2OH, are relatively stronger acids. Alcohols, with –OH, can act as acids but they are usually very weak. The strength of organic acids are measured by pKa value. Strong acids have low pKa values and so really dissociate into the hydrogen ion.The pKa of most organic acids is between 3.0 and 5.0 pka.
The types of commercial organic acids includes lactic, formic, butyric, propionic and HMTBa. These acids function to reduce feed, water and digestive tract pH. They can get into many species of harmful pathogens and molds and kill them.
Reduce pH Effectively with ACTIVATE WD Max
ACTIVATE WD MAX is the only in-farm nutritional acidifier in the market with HMTBa that lowers water and gut pH, improving gut health and performance at a low cost. With a total of 89% acid content (formic acid, HMTBa and propionic acid), ACTIVATE WD Max has a synergistic effect of organic acids as well as nutritional benefits.
Commercial trial has shown ACTIVATE WD MAX outperformed competing commercial acidifiers in reducing the pH. This further assists in mitigating the risk of bacterial contamination.