BALLYA Folic Acid Test is manufactured by BALLYA, it’s rapid test for detection folic acid residues in feed, food and medicine, especially in feed and food. Lateral flow assay test base on the gold immunochromatography assay technology.
Folic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin, named because of its rich content in green leaves, also known as pteroyl glutamate. There are several forms in nature, and the parent compound is a combination of three components: pteridine, p-aminobenzoic acid and glutamic acid.
Physiological function and lack of reason
The effects of folic acid on organisms are mainly manifested in the following aspects: participating in the metabolism of genetic material and protein; affecting animal reproductive performance; affecting animal pancreas secretion; promoting animal growth; improving body immunity.
Possible causes of folic acid deficiency include insufficient intake; increased needs; intestinal malabsorption; vitamin C deficiency; use of folic acid antagonists; liver disease.
What is Folic Acid used for?
Folic acid has two ways of active absorption and diffusion passive absorption in the body. The absorption site is mainly in the upper small intestine. The absorption rate of reduced folic acid is higher. The more glutamyl group, the lower the absorption rate. Glucose and vitamin C can promote absorption.
Therefore, folic acid plays an important role in protein synthesis and cell division and growth, and promotes the formation of normal red blood cells. Deficiency can cause reduced hemoglobin production in red blood cells and block cell maturation, leading to megaloblastic anemia.
Application of folic acid in animals
(1) Application of folic acid in pigs Folic acid supplementation has no significant effect on the reproductive performance of primiparous sows, but it significantly increases the folic acid content in the serum of primiparous sows and newborn piglets.
As an important cofactor for one-carbon unit metabolism, folic acid can reduce the plasma homocysteine content, thereby improving lipid peroxidation.
Obtaining higher levels of folic acid supplementation actually reduced the growth performance of piglets.
(2) Application of folic acid in dairy cows In the tissue metabolism of high-yielding dairy cows, folic acid and choline can provide a carbon group for the body tissue of dairy cows for energy and protein metabolism, purine and DNA synthesis, thereby improving the production performance of dairy cows.
(3) Application of folic acid in chicken breeding The combination of niacin and folic acid can significantly reduce the abdominal fat weight and abdominal fat rate of broiler chickens, significantly increase the breast muscle weight, leg muscle weight and leg muscle rate, and can significantly increase the thymus index, spleen index and bursa index of broilers.
It can also increase the content of serum immunoglobulin to a certain extent, significantly reduce the content of cholesterol in serum, and increase the apparent digestibility of dry matter, crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, organic matter and nitrogen-free extract.
What are the Folic Acid side effects?
Folic acid is one of the essential vitamins for the growth and reproduction of the body's cells. The lack of it will affect the normal physiological activities of the human body. Many literature reports that lack of folic acid is directly related to neural tube defects, megaloblastic anemia, cleft lip and palate, depression, tumors and other diseases.
Overdose may cause gastrointestinal irritation, indigestion such as nausea and vomiting, as well as symptoms such as migraine and muscle aches.
If the dose of folic acid is too large, it will cause palpitation, ovarian cysts, menstrual disorders, and adversely affect the body. Do not overdose.
Note: The above content is for reference only! Please strictly follow the instructions for use, don’t abuse, don’t misuse!
What specimen can be detected by BALLYA Folic Acid Test?
Specimen include: all kinds of feed, food and medicine. Widely used in feed industry and food processing industry. You can choose the right products according to your needs.
Significance of testing Folic Acid
To protect the animal have health feed, food and medicine, avoid contaminated food. The excess folic acid is harmful for animal being, can’t take too much in the body.
1. Take some feed or food specimen 2. Add the supernatant to cassette 3. Wait for 15 minutes to result 4. The details of operation, refer to the kit instruction
Limitations of BALLYA Folic Acid Test?
BALLYA Folic Acid Test is a qualitative test kit. It’s only for screening purpose. If have positive cases or suspected case, maybe use other detection method to make a further detection, such as, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, etc.
In recent years, the impact of folic acid on human health has received more and more attention, and the requirements for folic acid testing have become higher and higher. Due to the complex composition of various samples, the determination of folic acid is also more complicated. There are many methods for determining the content of folic acid, but not every method is suitable.
BALLYA Folic Acid Test is suitable for the detection of hormone residues, toxic and harmful substances and antibiotic residues in feed, food and medicine.
It can be widely used in food and drug administration, health departments, higher education institutions, scientific research institutes, agricultural departments, animal husbandry and veterinarians, breeding farms, slaughterhouses, food and meat products deep processing enterprises, inspection and quarantine departments and other units.