The information in this article is the result of personal and direct experience acquired in 10 years of studies and practice, thanks to my experience and dissemination on the web, the MAP is chosen as a constant supplement in case of uremic inappetence and in the last stages of kidney disease.
Year 2011 – To guarantee my cat all the essential amino acids I supplemented his diet with a Guna product marketed under the name SON FORMULA today marketed under the name Gunamino Formula;
Year 2018 – I have been using the MAP
For our dogs and cats only in the tablet format, do not buy the sachets.
The cat’s organism for optimal health requires approx 20 amino acids, 11 of which essential the proteins must be digestible and at the same time with a high VB. The essential amino acids are: leucine, isoleucine, valine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, histidine, methionine, threonine, lysine,
Arginine and taurine
the latter 2 must be integrated separately – they are not contained in the MAP
Cats dogs with severe renal insufficiency
Loss of appetite due to the uremic syndrome in cats dogs
The MAP once taken, it follows the anabolic path 100% with the virtual absence of production of nitrogenous waste. The MAP (Master Amino Acid Pattern®) an exclusive composition of essential amino acids in crystalline, free, highly purified form, was a blanket by an Italian Maurizio Luca Moretti, a researcher in the United States. Indeed, it is he who has achieved the goal coveted by many scientists working in the field of nutrition: find the ideal protein compound, that is, perfectly assimilable and bioavailable, which does not produce waste and toxins. The Map (Master Amino Acid Pattern) is a balanced, pre-digested, and complete catabolized association of the eight essential amino acids. MAP ™ is the result of 23 years of research by the International Nutrition Research Center (INRC).
MAP for dogs and cats
The MAP it produces less than 1% of nitrogen catabolites, the absolute lowest value if compared to any known dietary protein: this prerogative makes it particularly suitable for those with liver or kidney dysfunction. Its use avoids the excess of nitrogenous waste and consequently the overload of the kidneys.
- comes absorbed in minutes without digestive commitment
- does not produce nitrogenous waste
- provides, in the least weight and volume, the maximum protein value than any other food
It has a Net Nitrogen Use (NNU) equal to 99%, meaning that 99 parts are assimilated and a part is excreted in the form of waste.
MAP = Net Nitrogen (NNU) 99%
Egg = Net Nitrogen (NNU) 65%
Meat, Fish and Poultry = Net Nitrogen (NNU) 32%
Loss of appetite due to the uremic syndrome in cats, 10 grams provide a nutritional protein value equivalent to 450 grams of meat, fish or poultry and provides only 40 calories. In fact, it allows you to regain or retain lean body mass while decreasing fat mass. This product was subjected to a double-blind and triple cross-over trial, which highlighted the absence of side effects, including those common to other amino acid associations, such as nausea, vomit, cramps, and abdominal dilation. In this context, its high nutritional value has emerged, it should be emphasized that the digestion of proteins generally takes about three to four hours, while the Map is absorbed in the small intestine in just twenty-two minutes. In fact, it is pre-digested and does not require the intervention of the peptidase enzyme, while it requires minimal stimulation of biliary, pancreatic and intestinal secretions. This, together with its amphoteric characteristic (i.e. being able to act both as an acid and as a base, depending on the pH of the environment in which it is located), makes it precious for those who suffer from gastritis, digestive disorders, or IBD.
The MAP (Master Amino Acid Pattern), the result of research started in 1971, represents the nutritional formula based on essential amino acids, in crystalline form.
Clinical studies have made it possible to establish that the MAP once taken, follows the anabolic path 100%, with the virtual absence of nitrogen waste production. In fact, MAP produces less than 1% of nitrogen catabolites, its use in the diets of patients with chronic renal failure, as a total or partial replacement of the protein intake, avoids the excess of nitrogenous waste and consequently the overload of the kidneys, which are responsible for the elimination of such waste, thus maintaining the nitrogen balance more effectively.
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