Purina’s New Layer Feed Produces Eggs with 300 Percent More Omega-3


| 5/9/2011 3:02:46 PM


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Tractor iconST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Land O'Lakes Purina Feed helps address the lack of Omega-3, an essential fatty acid, in American’s diets with their latest innovative feed: Purina Layena Plus Omega-3. Layena Plus Omega-3 is specially formulated to produce exceptionally nutritious eggs, made with the same natural grains as the original Layena feed, with added flaxseed to provide families with triple the Omega-3s in each egg.* Purina Layena Plus Omega-3, developed by Purina nutritionists, is the first known complete pelleted layer feed available nationwide that significantly enhances the Omega-3 content of backyard eggs.

Both Omega-3s and Omegas-6s are essential for proper heart and brain function, growth and development, but the body cannot manufacture them on its own for optimal health, so they must come from the diet.

Layena Plus Omega-3 Bag"It’s critical to maintain the appropriate balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6. Unfortunately, the typical American diet provides far more Omega-6 than is necessary and this imbalance can prove detrimental over time," said Dr. Mikelle Roeder, a nutritionist with Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed. "You can tilt the balance in your favor by looking for opportunities to add Omega-3 to your family’s diet. Eating eggs produced through an exclusive diet of Purina Layena Plus Omega-3 are a wholesome and delicious way to add some of those much-sought-after Omega-3 fatty acids."

Purina Layena Plus Omega-3 is formulated to produce more than 200mg Omega-3 per large egg* and has a natural vegetarian formula with added vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients and without added antibiotics or hormones. Like all Purina SunFresh Recipe Poultry Feeds, Layena Plus Omega-3 contains marigold extract for rich golden yolks, key levels of calcium and manganese for strong shells with fewer cracks and an optimized level of Vitamin E to support a healthy immune system.

"My flock of heritage chickens deserves the same natural nutrition we provide for our families, and that’s why I feed them Layena Plus Omega-3," said P. Allen Smith, the garden and home expert who provides lifestyle advice on the NBC Today Show and PBS. "But this feed doesn’t just help me raise healthy chickens, it also means wholesome eggs for myself."



Customers are invited to enter the Purina 60 Day Challenge to experience Purina’s results for their own family and flock. Visit www.purinadifference.com to register for a feeding trial.





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