Trace Minerals are often called the “spark plugs” of life. Minerals perform many different functions in the body such as the formation of bone and cartilage, maintenance of fluid and acid/base balance, transportation of oxygen in the blood, normal functioning of muscles and nerves, and production of hormones. Minerals work with vitamins, enzymes, and other minerals in the body to produce their effects.
It is important to remember that minerals must work together to â€œself regulateâ€ or balance each other. Single mineral supplementation rarely corrects a deficiency, and likewise, deficiencies rarely involve a single deficient mineral. Research shows that supplementing only â€œisolated mineralsâ€ can lead to an imbalance in other minerals, or worse, block absorption completely. One mineral needs several others to be properly utilized in the body.
AniMinerals is a concentrated solution of naturally occurring trace minerals. Other pet supplements often get minerals from powdered clay, rocks or fossilized materials, which are difficult to digest. The minerals in AniMinerals are in solution and waiting to be rapidly assimilated. Minerals play a vital role in every cellular process. Even vitamins require them to function. Mineral deficiencies have been linked to great number of today’s chronic illnesses.
A very important mineral lacking in our dog’s diet is Magnesium.
Magnesium is second only to potassium as the most abundant substance in the cells. Therefore, a deficiency in magnesium (also known as hypomagnesemia) is a serious health concern. Most magnesium is found in bone (60 percent) and soft tissue (38 percent), and most of the soft tissue magnesium resides in the skeletal muscle and liver. It is required for many metabolic functions, and its role as an activator or catalyst for more than 300 enzyme systems includes formation of the enzymes that involve ATP (adenose triphosphate), which transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.
A 1/2 teaspoon of AniMinerals contains 250 mg of Magnesium along with:
Plus the following in naturally occuring varying trace amounts:
Calcium, Gold, Manganese,Carbon, Chromium, Selenium,Â Bromine, Cerium, Vanadium,Â Fluorine, Barium, Dysprosium,Â Nitrogen ,Rubidium, Titanium,Â Iodine, Iron, Ytterbium,Â Copper, Silicon, Praseodymium,Â Zinc, Yttrium, Beryllium,Â Boron, Molybdenum, Gadolinium,Â Phosphorus, Tin, Germanium,Â Nickel, Gallium, Bismuth,Â Cobalt, Silver and Europium.
Dogs (and cats) that are fed a raw meat and bone diet will have a less likely chance of being mineral deficient; unlike their processed pet food fed counterparts. However, we must take into consideration that even though I believe raw feeding to be the best approach, due to the severe depletion of our soils, the herbivorous animals eaten by our carnivore companions are becoming more mineral deficient, which can then lead to a deficiency in our raw fed dogs and cats.
1 drop – per 1-2 lbs. of body weight up to 1 tsp. (about 80 drops) in pet’s food.
AniMinerals Â may have a slight natural laxative effect, if so, reduce the dose by 1/2 and increase slowly while pet’s system becomes accustomed to the increased mineral nutrition until maximum benefit is obtained. Somewhat higher amounts are safe if needed, but larger amounts may create a laxative effect.
To restore mineral content of distilled or reverse osmosis water, add 1/2 tsp. (40 drops) per gallon.
If pet is not eating, under stress (competition, travel, illness, etc.) or for more rapid effect, you can put 1/4 – 1/2 daily dose into gelatin capsule and administer directly to pet.