Does your deer mineral product contain all of these ingredients?
Calcium – Calcium is used in the formation and maintenance of bones, teeth and antlers on deer. It also functions in transmission of nerve impulses and contraction of muscle tissue.
Phosphorus – Phosphorus works in conjunction with calcium in the formation of bones, teeth and antlers. Phosphorus is also involved in the chemical reactions of energy metabolism, reproduction, cell development, and the absorption of vitamin B and strengthens genetic material and DNA.
Magnesium – Magnesium is an activator of many metabolic enzymes. These enzymes control reactions include the breakdown of glucose for energy and the replication of DNA, which is necessary for cell division.
Potassium – Potassium is ubiquitous in the body of mammals because it is required in large amounts by most organ systems for normal functioning. It is necessary for normal cell maintenance, water metabolism, to regulate body temperature and for muscle growth
Sulfur – Sulfur is present in protein, certain vitamins (thiamin and biotin), enzymes and other compounds. Sulfur deficiency symptoms include decreased feed intake, unthrifty appearance, dullness of the
Cobalt – Cobalt is required for synthesis of vitamin B12 by ruminal bacteria.
Copper – Copper is important for fertility and the immune system. Deficiency symptoms include anemia, loss of color in the haircoat, digestive upset and poor animal performance (growth, lactation and/or
Iodine – Iodine is essential for production of thyroxin, a hormone that regulates metabolic rate. A deficiency in iodine causes a condition called goiter, which is characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland. Other deficiency symptoms include weak or hairless animals, reduced reproductive performance and retained
Iron – Iron functions in oxidative enzyme systems involved in energy metabolism. It also enables the hemoglobin in red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues of the body.
Manganese – Manganese functions as a part of numerous enzyme systems and is used in the body for normal reproduction and fetal development.
Chlorine – Chlorine maintains the volume, pH and osmolarity of body fluids. Chlorine is essential for hydrochloric acid production in the abomasum and for carbon dioxide transport.
Selenium – Selenium is required for growth and to aid resistance to diseases, being involved in the production of antibodies and in the killing of micro-organisms engulfed by macrophages.
Zinc – Enzymes for protein and carbohydrate metabolism require zinc. The immune system also requires zinc to function properly. Good for healthy hooves and skin
Riboflavin – Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, helps the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy.
Niacin – Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacin helps the nervous system function properly and is also useful in helping the body utilize fats and proteins.
Niacin also assists in the synthesis of various hormones, primarily in the adrenal glands. It also helps to improve circulation.
Choline – Choline serves various functions and is important in the rapid development in fetuses and
Thiamine – Also known as vitamin B1 is important for energy production, cardiovascular functions, eye health, brain function, and the development of myelin sheaths which are the protective covering of the
Pyridoxine – Is known as vitamin B6 and is required for the utilization of energy in foods, the production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A plays an important role in reproduction and sight.
Vitamin D3 – This is important for the formation of bones and calcium.
Vitamin E – This vitamin helps fight infections both topically and internally
Salt – Salt is needed to provide sodium and chlorine requirements however in most deer mineral products it is used in too high percentage because it is cheap.