What is the composition of Panbonis®?
Panbonis is a standardized mixture that contains waxy-leaf nightshade meal, wheat middlings, and pregelatinized wheat starch (carrier).
What is the difference between Panbonis® 10 and Panbonis® 20?
The only difference is the concentration of 1,25(OH)2D3-gly.
Panbonis® 10: 10 ppm 1,25(OH)2D3-equivalents
Panbonis® 20: 20 ppm 1,25(OH)2D3-equivalents
Can Panbonis® be used in organic feed?
Panbonis®10 Green is suitable for organic production. Dosage and active ingredient are the same as for the conventional Panbonis®. It contains waxy-leaf nightshade meal and organic wheat middlings (carrier). Panbonis®10 Green is certified according to CH-organic.
How is the quality of Panbonis® controlled?
During the production process, the content of 1,25(OH)2D3-gly, measured as 1,25(OH)2D3 equivalents, along with moisture are checked several times.
Once every year, each final product (Panbonis® 10, Panbonis® 20, and Panbonis® 10 Green) is tested and analyzed for undesired substances, including heavy metals, mycotoxins, and others.
What is the legal status of Panbonis®?
The legal status depends on the country. In the EU, Panbonis® is considered a complementary feed. In case you would like to register Panbonis® in your country, please check the legal status with the competent authorities, or contact our Registration Department.
What is the active component in SG?
SG contains 1,25(OH)2D3-gly. Once the glycosides are removed by gastrointestinal enzymes, 1,25(OH)2D3 becomes free and it represents the metabolic active form of vitamin D3.
Do 1,25(OH)2D3-gly and/or 1,25(OH)2D3 accumulate in the body?
No, they do not. 1,25(OH)2D3-gly is not absorbed from the intestinal tract because it is water-soluble, so any excess of 1,25(OH)2D3-gly passes through the gastrointestinal tract and is not accumulated in the body. In addition, free 1,25(OH)2D3 is rapidly degraded once it has fulfilled its task.
Can traces of Panbonis® be found in animal products (egg, milk, meat) or can they be transfer to offspring (e.g. via milk)?
No, they cannot. Based on current knowledge, the active component 1,25(OH)2D3-gly cannot be transferred into animal products, which also means that it cannot be transferred to offspring.
Why is Panbonis® used in addition to the usual vitamin D supplements?
The usual vitamin D supplements can meet the basic requirements for vitamin D.
However, in case there is an increased requirement for vitamin D, Panbonis® can provide support for its function. Moreover, when the enzymes needed to activate vitamin D3 are limited e.g. in case of inflammation or mycotoxicosis, adding the direct source of the bioactive form of vitamin D3 in addition to the regular vitamin D3 supplements has direct benefits to the feed.
Can products from SG be mixed with minerals, vitamins, etc.?
Yes, they can. There are no restrictions regarding the mixing partners, but due to the low recommended dosage, we suggest adding Panbonis® to a premix to ensure homogenous distribution in the feed.
Can phytase be combined with Panbonis®?
Yes, it can. Panbonis® can be combined with the typically used feed enzymes such as phytase, xylanase, and carbohydrase.
Is Panbonis® thermally stable?
Yes, it is. No loss of 1,25(OH)2D3-gly after pelleting (75°C) was observed during the 8-month long period. An additional short-term experiment showed no degradation of 1,25(OH)2D3-gly after a 15 min treatment at 115°C.