Frequently Asked Questions

How is Pretego (TM) Different from Other Prebiotics?

The unique structure of Pretego (TM) provides enhanced support of the immune system compared to conventional prebiotics.

Pretego (TM) is more effective at promoting the growth of targeted beneficial bacteria compared to other prebiotics.

Are there different types of Manno-oligosaccharides (MOS)?

Manno-oligosaccharides can be produced from mannan-rich raw materials, including yeast cell walls, coffee residues, and residues from coconut processing (copra meal). Products from yeast cell walls tend to be insoluble and low in purity (<30% mannan) and are bound to other components in the yeast cell walls, such as proteins and glucans. Copra meal is a good source for high purity, soluble oligosaccharides derived from mannan.

What are the Benefits of Pretego (TM)?

Pretego (TM) supports immune and digestive health, with benefits for humans, in aquaculture, for animals and for pets.

What is the risk of antibiotic overuse and antimicrobial resistance?

  • Overuse of antibiotics can lead to mutations in bacteria that make them less susceptible to conventional antibiotics (antimicobial resistance - AMR)

  • ~5 million deaths from bacterial AMR were reported in 2019

  • UK NHS study projects drug-resistant infections could cause 10 million deaths by 2050 and have economic impacts as large as the 2008/09 global financial crisis

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends “complete restriction of use of all classes of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals” to promote growth

  • The need for effective alternatives is urgent

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How is Pretego (TM) Consumed?

Pretego (TM) is a multi-functional ingredient added to feed for aquaculture and animals. The usual dose is 0.10 to 0.50 wt% in the feed ration

For humans, Pretego (TM) can be consumed as a supplement or added to foods and beverages