PLASMA POWDER

Bio-functional properties

Region:America, Europe, Asia, Australia
Function:Mobility & Health Support, Palatability Enhancer
Origin:Beef, Pork, Lamb

Benefits

  • Natural source of immune-proteins
  • Helps gastrointestinal balance
  • High protein content
  • Highly palatable and digestible
  • Clean label ingredient

Plasma Powder is a high quality, bioactive spray-dried blood plasma which contains ca. 80% of proteins, 10% of minerals, 7% of water and 2-3% of fat. The biggest part of Plasma Powder proteins are albumins and globulins. Globulins are mostly antibodies which play a central role in a healthy immune system. Besides the immunoglobulins Plasma Powder contains immune and cellular factors (figure 1).

The ingested plasma antibodies bind to pathogens and the immune and cellular factors of plasma influence the immune system of the gut mucosa (figure 4). Because the mucosal tissues in the whole body are connected, the beneficial effects of plasma active components in the cellular immune system in the gut can be manifested in other tissues and organs. Pet food formulations enriched with Plasma Powder are especially recommended for puppies and kittens, training and working dogs, as well as sensitive animals.


Evidence

Plasma Powder is highly palatable to cats and dogs. There is a 18 to 1 intake ratio of Plasma Powder to control in cats (figure 2) and a 2 to 1 intake ratio of Plasma Powder to control in dogs (figure 3).