Estimates suggest that wasting the nutritional power associated with phytate could be costing the global poultry industry over $1 billion every year

Quantum Blue has the characteristics to achieve maximum phytate breakdown

Quantum Blue has a high affinity for phytate. It works with the animal to unlock all six phosphorus molecules - even when there are low levels in the gut - releasing inositol and valuable nutrients that would otherwise stay bound to phytate. Quantum Blue has the characteristics to achieve maximum phytate breakdown: 

  • Intrinsically thermostable
  • Sustained gastric performance
  • Efficacy at low pH
  • Recovery and dispersion in feed


An enhanced e.coli phytase, specifically designed to unlock nutrient potential from phytate

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Unlocking phytate with Quantum Blue

Many phytases release phosphorus, but Quantum Blue is the phytase that goes further, primarily due to its high affinity for phytate.

Unlike other phytases, Quantum Blue efficiently unlocks all six phosphorus molecules during digestion, releasing the inherent nutrition contained within feed. By maximising phytate breakdown, Quantum Blue liberates nutrients – these can be used to increase animal performance, or for a feed cost reduction. Together, these crucial components help contribute to a sustainable farming industry.

Pigs and chickens are limited in their ability to break down phytate efficiently. The nutrients within and bound to phytate are therefore unavailable to the animal, reducing feed efficiency and increasing nutrient excretion. 

Most people (approximately 90%) use a phytase to improve feed efficiency and, in general, we are seeing a trend towards higher usage per tonne treated. However, the benefits of a phytase come from not only the dose applied but also from the use of a product that is optimised for phytate breakdown. When taken together, these qualities ensure that you can make every molecule matter. 

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Quantum Blue reduces the need for expensive ingredients by utilising every nutritional element of phytate

Unlocking the full potential of phytate opens up a magnitude of nutritional benefits, enhancing mineral absorption and protein digestibility, resulting in improved production efficiency. Quantum Blue can be flexibly applied for your production goals:

  • Quantum Blue Maximum Matrix Nutrition Program can deliver substantial cost savings of up to $30/T of feed whilst maintaining animal performance
  • Applying Quantum Blue at 1500-2500 FTU/kg on top of a standard diet can increase animal performance by 3-4pts

Shed light on your phytate content using near infrared (NIR) technology

AB Vista uses NIR to monitor the phytate level in the diet to ensure there is enough substrate available to apply the recommended matrix for Quantum Blue. This gives nutritionists the confidence that they can achieve the necessary nutrient release from phytate to maintain performance, whilst replacing the ingredients removed from the diet.

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Online Feed Fibre Calculator

Calculate the percentage of dietary fibre in your feed

Our calculator is designed for nutritionists and uses averages of global raw materials to calculate the dietary fibre content (plus other more in-depth fibre parameters) of finished animal feed. These parameters are available within AB Vista’s Dietary Fibre analysis service (part of our NIR service).

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