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IntelliBond – Smart Minerals. Smart Nutrition.

IntelliBond® trace minerals are an ideal source of trace mineral especially because of the low water and solubility of IntelliBond® crystals. This increases palatability and limits the risk of adverse reactions with antagonists, increases feed stability, improves digestion, and provides a bioavailable, reliable, and predictable supply of trace minerals to your animals.

Importance of Trace Minerals

Trace minerals support an array of biological functions that are required for proper immune function, reproduction, and growth. Trace minerals are present in forages and other feeds used in cattle diets and, with the exception of cobalt, meet the requirements of rumen microbes. However, supplementation is needed to meet the needs of the animal.

  • Copper supports joint health, blood cells, immunity, fertility, and proper iron metabolism.
  • Zinc contributes to making protein, vitamin A utilization, fertility and skin health.
  • Manganese contributes to healthy bone and cartilage, enzymes, immunity and fertility.

Antagonists

Antagonists are minerals or compounds that reduce the bioavailability of another mineral by forming a complex that reduces absorption. This typically occurs in the rumen. Antagonists can come from feedstuffs in the diet, soil contamination (or ingestion), and drinking water. Common antagonists to the trace minerals that are important to cattle are:

  • Sulfur
  • Iron
  • Molybdenum
  • Mineral imbalances

IntelliBond Hydroxy Trace Minerals

Strong covalent bonds and a unique crystalline structure limit the exposure of the IntelliBond trace minerals to antagonists in the feed and in the rumen. Slow dissociation of IntelliBond occurs in the abomasum, making the mineral available to be absorbed by transporters in the small intestine.

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