Vitamins (feed)

Components for the feed industry

Vitamin A 

Is a fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin A in plants occurs in the form of beta-carotene. Vitamin A has a significant impact on the animal’s growth and the proper functioning of mucous membranes. Breeding animals require particularly intense vitamin A supplementation

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Is called vitamin of growth. Deficiency of this vitamin in itself inhibits or slows down growth and reduces the appetite of animals which accumulates the effect of growth retardation.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Is an activator of carbohydrate metabolism in the animal’s body. A significant feature of thiamine is the effect on wound healing, while its deficiency causes disorders of the nervous system.

Vitamin B3 (niacin)

Is involved in the body’s metabolic transformations to release energy. In addition, niacin supports the formation of erythrocytes and regulates blood cholesterol.

Vitamin B4 (choline)

Plays an important role in fat metabolism and the development of the nervous system

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

Is an essential metabolite of fats, proteins and carbohydrates

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Similarly to pantothenic acid, plays an important role in the transformation of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. In addition, it participates in the production of enzymes and hormones.

Vitamin D3

Supports the proper development of the skeletal system. Vitamin D3 supplementation of animals staying mainly in the barn is particularly important due to limited access to sunlight and fresh grasses

Vitamin E (tocopherol)

A fat-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant. The addition of vitamin E to cow feed has direct impact into a higher content of this vitamin in milk. The proper share of tocopherol in pig feed affects the quality of its meat