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For over 40 years, AGD Nutrition has been involved in analytical research and organic chemical processes that drive production of Vitamin D. Today, with Zhejiang Garden Biochemical, thecompany is America's leading source of Vitamin D3 critical to both human and animal nutrition.
AGD Nutrition’s proprietary product, Color Guard®, continues as a staple of its success. Its roots extend more than 50 years to the Nopco Chemical Company in Harrison, New Jersey, which first sold cod liver oil as its source of vitamin D3.
Later, Nopco was the first to fortify milk with synthetic Vitamin D – resulting in the eradication of rickets in humans in the US.
Soon after Color Guard® became the largest source of vitamin D3 to the animal feed industry, filling a deficiency that producers found critical to livestock and poultry health.
Today, by adding Color Guard® to animal vitamin premixes, producers can be assured of proper D3 supplementation, and they can keep track of the minute required amount: one-millionth of a gram of D3 per animal per day. Color Guard’s® vivid blue coloring not only makes D3 a traceable ingredient, but also creates a means for efficient, cost effective quality control.
Color Guard ® and Micro D ® products are produced in a special manufacturing process which yields irregularly shaped platelets. The particle size distribution of the platelets is carefully controlled to match feed and feed premixes to maximize mixing and minimize demixing. Additionally, the platelets of Micro D ® and Color Guard ® contain less active vitamin D3 surface area per unit volume than sperically shaped spray dried beadlets. The larger surface area of the spray dried products expose much more of the vitamin product residing of the surface of the particle to air, light and other environmental conditions which cause instability of the product. The lower active vitamin D3 surface area of Micro D and ColorGuard reduce this exposure and result in much greater stability of AGD Nutrition vitamin products.
For more information and details about Color Guard, contact AGD Nutrition, today.
* Brilliant blue for confidence Color Guard D3 is in your premix
* Even distribution in all types of feed stuffs with light, flat, irregular shapes; do not sink or shift when agitated
* Drum-dried in a patented process that maintains the highest stability among other products
* All particles are active Vitamin D3, without any filler as in some other products
* Water miscible providing better absorption and bioavailability for animals under stress
* Through manufacturing stresses
* Under all storage conditions
* In mineral and proccessed feeds