IntelliBond trace minerals have strong covalent bonds and a unique crystalline structure that provides a proven source of copper, zinc, and manganese to beef cattle. Advantages of IntelliBond include low rumen reactivity, high bioavailability, and high mineral content.
IntelliBond hydroxy trace minerals are designed to maximize bioavailability, driving optimised animal health and productivity.
Researchers found that adding hydroxychloride copper (IntelliBond®) to swine diets could help improve growth performance and reduce negative interactions between copper and added vitamins or enzymes. The primary goal of adding trace minerals to swine diets is to fulfil animals’ nutritional requirements.
The most-researched hydroxy trace minerals. Calves prefer supplements with IntelliBond M over supplements containing either manganese sulfate or organic manganeses.
Mineral absorption is dynamic and depends on many factors – both animal-related and dietary-related. Bioavailability is a measure of how efficiently the animal utilizes dietary elements for biochemical or physiological functions. Bioavailability is not an absorption coefficient. IntelliBond does not necessarily increase mineral absorption – IntelliBond remains available to be absorbed if the animal needs the mineral.
IntelliBond has low solubility at a higher pH, which avoids negative interactions in the rumen. IntelliBond is more soluble in a low pH environment (such as the abomasum) and allows for a slower, more stable release throughout the gastrointestinal tract.