Information about Vitamins & Minerals.
When is it especially important to use supplemented Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants:
During Stress - When you are traveling with your pet or boarding them in a pet store, friends house, or kennel.
During Growth Stages - During the first year of development.
During Illness - Supplements help in the recovery process.
During Pregnancy or in heat - Breeders know this fact, pregnant mother need more nutrition.
During Post Surgical - After any surgical procedure.
Explanation of each Vitamins, Mineral and its use:
These are absorbed along with fat during digestion. They may be stored in the body, which gives them the potential to cause toxicity if consumed in excess.
1. Choline - A component of many biological membranes and fat transport molecules in the blood. It serves as the precursor to many substances including the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
2. Vitamin A - Essential for maintaining normal skin and mucous membranes and helps maintain resistance to infection.
3. Vitamin D - Needed for proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestinal tract. Often associated with vitamin A.
4. Vitamin E - A potent antioxidant that helps maintain skin, mucous membranes, cardiovascular function and a healthy circulatory system. It also protects cells against damaging oxygen "free-radicals"
5. Vitamin K - Necessary for the proper clotting of blood.
Water - Soluble Vitamins
These are not stored extensively in the body so frequent consumption is necessary.
1. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - Essential for normal maintenance of the digestive system, nervous system and assists with cognitive disorders.
2. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - Important in promoting the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also aids in maintaining the integrity of red blood cells.
3. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - Necessary for a healthy nervous system, brain function and release of energy from proteins, fats and carbohydrates during metabolism.
4. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - Helps protein to build body tissue and aids in the metabolism of fat. As protein intake increases, the need for vitamin B-6 increases.
5. Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin) - Aids in forming red blood cells and the support of cardiovascular function. It helps in building genetic material, the functioning of the nervous system and in metabolizing protein and fat in the body.
6. Vitamin C - Supports joint, cardiovascular, cognition, vision and immune health. Many veterinarians recommend supplementation with vitamin C during times of stress and illness.
These help regulate numerous biochemical reactions in the body and are important components of bone and muscle tissue.
1. Calcium - Helps maintain healthy blood, bone, teeth and muscle.
2. Chromium - A trace element needed for carbohydrate, fat and nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) metabolism.
3. Colbalt - Has a central action in vitamin B 12 function.
4. Copper - Necessary for actions of enzymes.
5. Iodine - Incorporated into thyroid hormones.
6. Iron - Important in the tranportation of oxygen to the tissues. It is present in red blood cells, muscle myoglobin, and in that part of the cell involved in energy production.
7. Magnesium - Works in conjunction with many enzymes that are involved with energy metabolism, protein synthesis and nucleic acid synthesis.
8. Manganese - Assists in the activity of many enzymes, including some involved in lipid, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
9. Phosphorus - Important for carbohydrate metabolism, cell membrane structure, transport processes, muscle function and energy storage.
10. Potassium - Essential to energy metabolism and glycogen and protein synthesis.
11. Probiotics - are live microorganisms administered in adequate amounts which confer a beneficial health effect on the host.
12. Selenium - A trace mineral important in the manufacturing of an enzyme that protects the red blood cells and cell membranes. Also assists in supporting a healthy immune system function and neutralizes free radicals.
13. Zinc - A trace mineral important in growth, appetite, development of wound healing, mental activity, skin integrity, proper functioning of the immune system and support of enzymes that metabolize proteins, lipids and carbohydrates
1. Acacia Gum - The sap from eucalyptus trees, Sugar gliders eat large amounts of acacia gum in the wild. It supplies carbohydrates as a balanced energy source. Acacia gum & Eucalyptus sap have been fed to Sugar glider colonies in top Australian zoos for over 20 years.
2. Soy Flour - Protein rich, furnishes amino acids and essential in the production of hormones.
3. Rose Hips - Highly recognized as a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B. Chinchillas love them!
4. Pure Bee Pollen - essential amino acids and is a complete protein.
Vitamins A, B Complex series C, D, E, K and Rutin.
28 Minerals, Trace Mineral needed for good health.
Enzymes and Co-Enzymes necessary for good digestion.