BIŌNTE QUIMITŌX® responds to the challenge of detoxification in animal nutrition through two lines of work: Adsorption and Bioprotection

Bioprotection is the protective activity of antioxidants, mainly of natural origin, against the toxic effects of various mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins, at the cellular level, induce oxidative stress. As part of standard metabolism, “reactive oxygen species” (ROS) are produced which are highly unstable and chemically reactive free radicals. Under normal conditions, these molecules are removed by the natural antioxidant system. Upon exposure to mycotoxins, the phenomenon of oxidative stress occurs in cells, when the concentration of ROS exceeds the antioxidant capacity of the cell.

Oxidative stress causes damage to DNA and protein synthesis, increases lipid peroxidation, and causes cell apoptosis. Oxidative stress also affects intestinal health, altering digestive tissues, intestinal flora and intestinal barrier function.

At the standard metabolism level, to avoid damage induced by ROS, cells develop primary enzymatic systems: Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Catalase (CAT), Glutathione reductase (GR), Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and secondary: Glutathione S-transferase (GST).


The protective properties of antioxidants are probably due to their ability to act as free radical scavengers, thereby protecting DNA, cellular proteins and lipids from mycotoxin-induced damage.

Many natural substances have been used for their ability to modulate oxidative stress caused by mycotoxins that can:

Bioprotection includes the ability of ingredients with antioxidant activity to alleviate the toxic effect of mycotoxins associated with oxidative stress.