Eight of the water-soluble vitamins are known as the vitamin B-complex group: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate (folic acid), vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food. They act in a broad range of metabolic pathways. B1 for example is a necessary ingredient for the biosynthesis of the coenzyme needed in carbohydrate metabolism. B12 is required for normal red blood cell formation and the maintenance of nerve tissue. It also involves in amino acid and carbohydrates metabolisms. Niacin on the other hand plays a central role in tissue oxidation and therefore essential for the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Basically B-vitamins are needed for cellular metabolism.
Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride are substances (minerals) that play an important part of the body processes that are essential for living, such as muscle function, heart function, and nerve reaction. Electrolytes also regulate the acidity (pH) in the blood. A depletion of electrolytes in animal body can cause fatigue, cramping, and risk of dehydration. Replacing electrolytes is essential to keep animal body hydrated, to enhance performance, restore balance, and help prevent muscle cramps. It is necessary to make sure electrolytes are in balance to provide restorative health to our bodies and create a sense of balance and wellness.
When animals suffer from extreme temperatures, their feed intake is depressed which leads to poor nutrition and health status. This will then result to nutrient deficiency and lower immune response. Once they pant, ions are also lost in their body, leading to acid-base imbalance and increase in mortality rate. To boost the animal performance even in extreme weather conditions, Zagro designed the product Zagrosol B-lyte which is a unique blend of liquid concentrate B-complex vitamins and electrolytes to be given via the drinking water. With its complet B-complex vitamins, it can aid in conversion of nutrients to energy and improve proper functioning of the nervous system and encourage feed intake.
Furthermore with its additional electrolytes, B-lyte when supplemented to animals, counter-acts the effect of heat stress by restoring water and ions lost in the body of animals preventing dehydration and setback.