Trace minerals work hand in hand with macro-minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. Without the proper balance of trace minerals, these macros can’t do what they need to do. Here are just a few of the vital trace minerals and what they do:
- Iron is vital for bodily function and helps provide oxygen to both organs and muscles
- Selenium is an antioxidant that helps regulate glutathione peroxidase. This function is vital to prevent oxidative damage such as disease, aging, cancer and inflammatory diseases
- Zinc greatly affects the immune system and the quality of your pet’s skin and fur
- Copper serves several functions within a pet’s body. It helps absorb iron, which participates in the synthesis of melanin and helps to stop anemia
- Manganese (not to be confused with magnesium) is needed for bone growth and thyroid hormone production. It ensures the quality of bone and cartilage, while playing a significant role in the mitochondria function.