Afgritech LLC

Bypass Amino Acids with Superior Bioavailability


Following the regulatory ban of animal-derived protein sources in ruminant diets, the quest for excellence in amino acid nutrition (AminoMax) began. Research for this exciting technology was led by Dr. Jim Drouillard at Kansas State University, with an aspiration to produce cost-competitive, economically processed plant protein sources that would provide high ruminal bypass and superior amino acid bioavailability. Today, AminoMax is manufactured in the United States, Argentina, England, and South Africa. AminoMax represents more than 15 years of exhaustive university research and field testing, supported by an ongoing commitment to progressive improvements in manufacturing technology. The result is production of cost-effective, safe, plant-based bypass amino acids with superior bioavailability and unsurpassed quality and value.

The AminoMax Difference

Historically, creating by-pass proteins was relatively simple: Combine reducing sugars with protein and heat vigorously to induce Maillard reactions. Until recently this is where development stopped. The problem with this process is that it is known to denature protein and reduces the availability of lysine and other essential amino acids. Utilizing lower process temperatures effectively preserves amino acid bioavailability, but also results in extensive ruminal degradation (poor rumen bypass).

The AminoMax® process focuses on optimizing the balance between Rumen Undegradable Protein and the availability of lysine and other essential amino acids.

The Science of AminoMax® combines precisely controlled heating with naturally occurring enzymes in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce plant protein sources with high levels of Rumen Undegradable Protein (RUP) and high amino acid bioavailability. Ultimately, this increases MP (metabolizable protein) yield per pound of product, which is an unprecedented combination.

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