Vitamin B Complex for Pets - Dr Mercola - 60g
B vitamins are important for your pet’s brain, nervous system and immune function, energy production, cell metabolism, organ and tissue health, muscle, coat, skin and eye health, and much more.
Low levels of B vitamins can affect your pet’s body in many different ways because of the vitamins’ far-reaching and interrelated effects.
B vitamins are essential for dogs’ and cats’ health.
These water-soluble nutrients are required for your pet’s healthy normal:
- Nervous and immune system function
- Growth and development
- Energy production
- Cell metabolism
- Organ and tissue health
- Muscle, coat, skin and eye health
- Appetite and digestion
B vitamins act as coenzymes and play a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat. When their supply is limited, the central nervous system can be the first to be affected.
Dr Mercola Vitamin B Complex is a bioavailable, complete complex that provides the ideal proportion of the eight major B vitamins:
- Contains the patented PANMOL® vitamin B complex with concentrations of B vitamins a hundred-fold higher than what’s found in whole grains (but without the grain)
- The B vitamins are organically bound to sprouts from organic quinoa seeds for enhanced bioavailability and potential benefits
- Contains more than just the eight familiar B vitamins – It contains a multitude of well-balanced and biologically active B vitamins complete with co-factors and coenzymes
- May be better absorbed in your pet’s body than regular isolated synthetic B vitamins
This is the first time B vitamins have been created through a patented process where they are organically bound to a natural complex.
|B Vitamin||Recommended Adult Daily Intake||Susceptibility to damage during processing and storage||Important Functions|
|Thiamine (Vitamin B1)||.01 mg/lb.||Sensitive to heat, oxygen, humidity, and light, and very sensitive to alkaline pH||Essential for metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, energy metabolism for nervous system and muscles and healthy appetite|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||.05 mg/lb.||Sensitive to humidity and light||Essential for growth and muscle development, eye health and a healthy coat|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||.12 mg/lb.||Stable||Essential for the proper function of enzymes, a healthy appetite, and a healthy nervous system, skin, nails and GI function.|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)||.1 mg/lb.||Sensitive to heat and humidity||A structural element of many coenzymes, plays a central role in energy metabolism and the synthesis of sex hormones|
|Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)||.01 mg/lb.||Very sensitive to heat, and sensitive to humidity, light and acid pH||Essential for the body’s utilisation of protein and the synthesis of neurotransmitters|
|Folate (Vitamin B9)||.002 mg/lb.||Very sensitive to heat, acid pH and light, and sensitive to humidity||Required for the production of red blood cells in bone marrow|
|Biotin||.001 mg/lb.||Sensitive to humidity and light||Supports healthy normal growth, digestion, muscle function, healthy skin and hair and cellular health|
|Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)||.00025 mg/lb.||Sensitive to heat, oxygen, humidity, and contact with iron or copper||Supports protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, GI and nervous system health, immune function and the healthy production of red blood cells|
Because B vitamins are water-soluble and not stored in your pet’s body, he or she must get the entire complex through diet each day. B vitamins can be easily destroyed by high temperatures during processing, light, oxygen, and long storage periods.
The words “complete and balanced” on your pet’s food label doesn’t provide a guarantee that the food actually contains enough of these essential heat- and light-sensitive vitamins to last the lifetime of the product. The nutrient profiles you see on food products are only minimum standards, and they don’t address the quality, the digestibility or the bioavailability of the nutrients, much less the optimal recommendations.
Feed-grade synthetic vitamins are typically used to “enrich” pet food. The majority of these feed-grade premixes come from China and from questionable sources.
Please see product label for tailored instructions based on your pet type and size.
DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.