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Heat stress remediation with polyphenols from botanicals

The heat of summer greatly affects production animals, including broilers, layers, pigs and ruminants, and functional, polyphenol-rich botanical feed additives by TruGroⓇ by Layn are scientifically supported to help alleviate symptoms of heat stress in animal production. Enjoy this informative article from our very own animal nutrition scientist, Juan Javierre, Ph.D. as published in Feed Strategy magazine.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Launches Free Interactive Botanical Ingredient Library: Instant Access Resource

Layn launches free botanical library and search tool to enable businesses to explore and learn about key botanical extract ingredients and solutions and easily map them to targeted applications and desired functions. “Providing quick and easy access to digital information is crucial in today’s market, and we developed the Layn Botanical Ingredient Library to provide a tremendous value to business customers as they seek deeper information about functional botanical extracts for product development and innovation,” said Collette Kakuk, VP of Global Marketing, Layn Natural Ingredients.

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Humanization of Pets Driving Innovation in Natural Ingredients!

Whether for humans or pets, increasing consumer demand for natural and healthy products is driving manufacturers to source higher-quality ingredients and innovate product lines.   Our very own Collette Kakuk, VP Global Marketing, expands on how pet parents are looking for functional ingredients for their pets just as they are looking for themselves, including immune support, joint health, gut health, allergy support, weight management, and more.

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SophorOx™ Study Featuring Quercetin Published in The Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

SophorOx™ Demonstrated Ingredient Efficacy in Inhibiting Oxidative Stress and Supporting Healthy Inflammation Response.

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All-Natural TruGro® Max Feed Additive Scientifically Demonstrated As Effective AGP Replacement

TruGro® MAX natural, plant-based feed additive ingredient is backed by new studies as an effective AGP replacement that significantly improves oxidative status and performance in animals. “New in-vivo trials with broiler chickens have demonstrated that the exceptional antioxidant and nutritional capabilities achieved through the proprietary blend of natural botanical ingredients found in TruGro® MAX can significantly reduce AGP use, improve animal performance, and meat quality,” said Mary Joe Fernandez, Global Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Animal Nutrition at Layn.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Tackles Pet Weight Management with Natural, Plant-Based Ingredient Solution

Layn Natural Ingredients announced the launch of TruGro Weight Management natural, plant-based ingredient solution for pet food, treats, and supplements. TruGroWeight Management is comprised of plant-based ingredients scientifically supported to support healthy weight in pets, featuring standardized, polyphenol-rich botanical extracts containing compounds naturally occurring in green tea (Camellia sinensis). The natural ingredient solution is NASC certified, and utilizes a multi-pronged approach to help address root causes of weight management challenges in pets to boost metabolism, support healthy inflammation and healthy blood sugar, and improve lipid profile.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Expands Industry Leading Portfolio of Functional Tea Extracts to Support Growing Consumer Demand

Layn Natural Ingredients announces expansion of its industry leading portfolio of tea extracts. The antioxidant rich portfolio includes tea extracts from high quality Camellia sinensis – such as green, black, white, oolong, and pu’erh tea extracts, plus sweet blackberry tea extract and instant powdered tea ideal for beverages. The expansion also includes specialized extracts of scientifically-backed, active compounds from tea – including natural caffeine, L-theanine and EGCG.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Adopts Sophora japonica through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council (ABC) welcomes Layn Natural Ingredients’ adoption of Sophora japonica (syn. Styphnolobium japonicum) through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb botanical research and education program. “Layn Natural Ingredients’ Sophora japonica extracts deliver a range of constituents, especially flavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin, which serve as important metabolic antioxidants for health functions,” said Layn’s Vice President of Global Marketing, Collette Kakuk.

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Layn Natural Ingredients Introduces Clean-Label Preservation and Plant-Based EDTA Replacement

Layn Natural Ingredients has launched SustaNX, the newest ingredient in its Plantae™ PRESERVATION series of clean label, polyphenol-rich technological antioxidant solutions for food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, and pet food. Consumers and regulatory bodies are increasingly rejecting synthetic preservatives, and SustaNX provides a next gen solution for natural preservation of product flavor, color, aroma, and shelf life extension, with a mild sensory profile and as a natural alternative to EDTA and other synthetic antioxidants.

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Pet Food Processing Magazine Features SophorOx™, Layn’s New Botanical Antioxidant for Pets

Layn’ new natural ingredient, SophorOx™, is NASC certified and designed to inhibit oxidative stress and support healthy inflammatory responses in people and pets. It is derived from Sophora japonica L. and is sustainably produced and fully traceable.

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