The importance of nutritional supplements in animals diets

July 31, 2023

Animal nutritional supplements are products designed to supplement the regular diet of animals, either to provide additional nutrients, correct nutritional deficiencies or support specific functions of the organism. Depending on their purpose, they contain everything from vitamins, minerals or amino acids to essential fatty acids or other nutritional compounds.

Their use can be beneficial in phases such as growth and development of young animals, support of health and immune system, maintenance of joint health in older animals, support of reproduction and gestation, or in cases of convalescent animals or animals with specific nutritional needs.

What are animal nutritional supplements composed of?

Animal nutritional supplements may contain a variety of components, depending on the specific purpose of the supplement and the nutritional needs of the animal. In addition, they are often available in different forms, such as tablets, powders, liquids or even incorporated into the main feed.

Some of the most common components found in these supplements include:

  • Vitamins: Vitamins are essential nutrients that play important roles in metabolism and overall health. Supplements may contain vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin C, B complex vitamins, among others. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant favoring the integrity of sperm membranes. Although boars have the capacity to synthesize vitamin C, it acts by increasing testosterone synthesis, vitamin E regeneration, carnitine synthesis and cartilage and bone formation. cartilage and bone formation.
  • Minerals: Minerals are inorganic elements necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Some common minerals include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and selenium.
  • Amino Acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and play a crucial role in growth and tissue repair. Some supplements can provide specific amino acids, such as lysine or methionine.
  • Essential fatty acids: Essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, are important for healthy skin, coat, immune and other body systems.
  • Probiotics and prebiotics: These components help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and promote proper digestion.

In short, nutritional supplements can be used to treat all kinds of pathologies in boars and sows or even prevent them. But there are also other less widespread uses, such as improving the seminal quality and concentration of boars through feeding.

Nutritional supplements to improve semen quality

The combination of certain vitamins, trace elements and amino acids can improve the animal reproduction process. From increasing the volume, concentration and vitality of the boar’s semen to its sexual characteristics, generating an increase in libido and more intense erections.

In ARQUIMEA Agrotech we are specialized in the development of nutritional complements that improve the porcine seminal quality from the origin, through the feeding. SPZ+ and SPZ Algae are two types of nutritional supplements that, through their daily use in the boar’s feed, generate an increase between 25% and 35% in sperm concentration and 15% in ejaculate volume.

In addition, unlike other compounds in the market, our supplements, formulated with microalgae, are characterized by favoring a better absorption and a higher digestibility, which translates into a better welfare for the animal.

We encourage you to know in detail our nutritional supplements.

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