BioEmulsin DS – Not Just Another Emulsifier

Dr. Shivi Maini, Indian Herbs Specialities, Chandigarh India

Energy represents a significant cost factor in high-performance animal diets. Fats and oils, owing to their high energy density, play a crucial role as energy sources in feed formulation. Enhancing the energy efficiency of these raw materials holds considerable economic significance. Nutritional emulsifiers offer a viable solution to enhance fat digestibility, thereby increasing energy efficiency. This, in turn, leads to reduced feed costs and contributes to a more economical and sustainable approach in animal production.

Fat: One of the most intricate nutrients

Fat digestion involves triglycerides of various fatty acid profiles, termed fats or oils. Free fatty acids exist when fatty acids are unbound to glycerol. These lipids serve as the primary energy source for animals, boasting the highest caloric value among nutrients. The energy derived from dietary fat relies on its digestibility; higher digestibility yields more available energy. Fat digestibility in animals correlates with fat characteristics, amount added to the diet, and animal-specific factors like age. Young birds, for instance, possess limited natural lipase and bile salt production, resulting in restricted fat digestion. Emulsifiers added to the diet can enhance fat digestion. The process of fat digestion involves several stages. Initially, large fat globules undergo emulsification in the watery gut environment, facilitated by peristaltic movement. Bile salts act as natural emulsifiers, aiding the mixing of typically immiscible fat and water. This process forms smaller fat droplets to increase surface contact for the enzyme lipase. Produced by the pancreas, lipase functions to break down the fat.

Fats and oils consist of three fatty acids and glycerol, forming esters. Lipase hydrolyzes these esters, releasing fatty acids and one monoglyceride. Subsequently, micelles are formed—water-soluble aggregates of lipid molecules containing polar and non-polar groups. These molecules arrange in micelles with polar groups on the outside interfacing with the aqueous phase, while non-polar components create the inner lipid core. Emulsifiers like bile salts and monoglycerides play a role in micelle formation. Upon encountering the microvillous membrane, these micelles are disrupted, allowing the fatty acids to be absorbed by the lipophilic cell membrane.

Nutritional emulsifier

Nutritional emulsifiers play a crucial role in the digestion of fats and oils. These compounds are formed from esters comprising three fatty acids and glycerol, with lipase catalyzing the release of two fatty acids and one monoglyceride through hydrolysis. Micelles, water-soluble clusters of lipid molecules encompassing polar and non-polar segments, are subsequently formed. Their arrangement involves polar groups on the exterior, interacting with the aqueous phase, while non-polar components form the micelles’ inner lipid core.

Natural emulsifiers like bile salts and monoglycerides aid in micelle formation. However, their efficacy can be limited in facilitating fat digestion, particularly in young animals with restricted bile salt production. Additionally, the nature of dietary fat can hinder digestibility; fatty acid mixtures high in free fatty acids tend to lack monoglyceride formation, thus reducing emulsification.

Characteristics of fatty acids also impact micelle formation and subsequent digestibility. Long-chain unsaturated fatty acids and monoglycerides form micelles efficiently, while saturated fatty acids, due to their lower polarity, exhibit reduced micelle-forming abilities. Consequently, saturated fatty acids, prevalent in animal fats, are generally less easily digested compared to unsaturated fatty acids found in vegetable fats.

Higher levels of free fatty acids and certain characteristics of dietary fats can limit digestibility. Exogenous nutritional emulsifiers aid in enhancing digestibility, particularly in less digestible fats, and their effectiveness is more pronounced with higher levels of added fat. However, even in highly digestible fats, positive effects from these emulsifiers have been observed in various cases.

BioEmulsin DS-The novel natural nutritional emulsifier

BioEmulsin DSis not just like another conventional emulsifier, BioEmulsin DS is a nutritional emulsifier that plays a pivotal role in enhancing fat digestibility among poultry birds. BioEmulsin DS provides benefits beyond emulsification and ensures optimized fat utilization therefore makes poultry flock more fat and energy efficient.

Significant and higher production of bile secretions improves fat emulsification: Supplementation of BioEmulsin DS physiologically stimulates significantly higher bile acid production. Bile acids are natural surfactants that facilitates emulsification of bigger fat globules into micro fat droplets. BioEmulsin DS help break down larger fat globules into smaller droplets. These tiny droplets offer a larger surface area, making it easier for digestive enzymes to access and break down fats into absorbable components.

Significant and higher production of pancreatic lipase enzyme enhances fat digestibility: Pancreatic lipase plays important role in fat digestion. Supplementation of BioEmulsin DS stimulates release of pancreatic lipase. However, pancreatic lipase cannot hydrolyse fat into fatty acids until bile pool available for activation of lipase.

Optimized Utilization: BioEmulsin DS ensures otpimized absorption of fats of feed ingredients and other lipids/oils added to the poultry feed as supplements. This aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins by the intestinal lining, thereby enhancing overall fat utilization.

Performance Boost: Improved fat digestibility contributes to better overall health and performance in birds by ensuring more efficient use of dietary energy. This leads to enhanced growth, development, and energy balance.

BioEmulsin DS supplementation maintains bile pool – bile is available for fat emulsification and for lipase activation, therefore BioEmulsin facilitates better fat digestion and conversion of micro fat droplets into SCFA & LCFA.

Absorption –BioEmulsin DS ensures otpimized absorption of fats of feed ingredients and other lipids/oils added to the poultry feed as supplements. For the optimum absorption of Long chain fatty acids (LCFA), bile acts as carrier.

To summarize, BioEmulsin DS acts on two target organs – Liver and Pancreas and provides comprehensive and intricate mode of action of fat emulsification, digestión, absorption and assimilation. BioEmulsin DS is designed in such a way that it trigger higher physiological production of bile and stimulates activity of pancreatic lipase enzyme.

BioEmulsin DS@250g/ton of feed is a one stop solution for complete relacemetn of synthetic or natural emulsifiers, lipase enzymes and bile acid extracts from other monogastric species.

Conserving Energy, Cutting Costs

Adding BioEmulsin DS to a diet can offset a decrease in dietary energy. If a diet can be structured with lower energy content, it translates to reduced use of costly fats and oils, thereby lowering overall expenses.The impact on cost hinges on nutritional restrictions in the formula and fluctuating raw material prices, which vary by region and change over time. BioEmulsin DS allows nutritionists to formulate diets with reduced energy content while maintaining performance levels. This adjustment translates to reduced feed expenses and promotes a more cost-effective and sustainable approach in animal production.


Energy stands as a significant cost factor in high-performance animal diets. Fat is the main concentrated energy source within animal feed. A good fat digestibility is very important in order to lower the feed cost. Therefore, dietary emulsifiers are added to animal feed and aid to increase the digestibility of fat and thus the energy efficiency. Employing nutritional emulsifiers enhances fat digestibility, thereby amplifying energy efficiency. BioEmulsin DS usage is highly recommended to make the poultry flocks more fat and energy efficient.