Vitamin B complex – vital vitamins
The group of B vitamins takes a very important place among the essential nutrients, because the B vitamins are needed by the dog’s body for obtaining the optimum function and for the regeneration of nerve cells and nerve fibers. All B vitamins need to be taken up by the dog through diet and it should because a shortage of these important vitamins can occur from an unbalanced diet of the dog, which can lead to various nerves suffering therefrom. Especially in older dogs, the animal shows various symptoms of a nervous-related disease, such as visual impairment, abnormal movements or incontinence which are not infrequently observed by their holders. These side effects of the aging process of the dogs can be very often attributed to an insufficient supply of dog body with the important B vitamins.
What vitamins is B-group?
The group of B vitamins includes several nutrients that meet each special task in the body of the dog. Thus, the dog owner can get an overview of the individual functions of these essential nutrients, there now follows a detailed listing of individual vitamins of the B group and their functions and effects.
Vitamin B1 is needed to extract energy from the ingested food from the body of the dog, which is passed using this essential vitamin in the nerve cells. This ensures that the cells of the nervous system are always supplied with a sufficient and constant amount of energy, which is absolutely essential for their proper operation.
The vitamin B2 is also actively involved in energy production in the body of the dog; this nutrient is needed especially for the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In addition, this vitamin is responsible for ensuring the preservation of the optic nerve and thus the vision of the dog. Puppies need the vitamin B2 for optimal and healthy growth.
Vitamin B3 is generally required by the metabolism of dogs and ensures that all metabolic processes in the body of animals are working in an ideal degree. This also ensures that the nerve cells of the dogs are constantly supplied with an optimum amount of energy.
Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid, activates and controls the nerve metabolism of dogs, whereby firstly optimizes the energy supply of nerve cells and nerve fibers and secondly the growth processes of puppies can be regulated. In addition, this vitamin has an extremely positive effect on the maximum load capacity in relation to stress in dogs.
Vitamin B6 is required primarily for protein metabolism of the dog. Without this vitamin the dog’s body cannot gain energy from the proteins present in the food. Furthermore, this nutrient makes for a constant release of this energy in the nerve cells.
The nutrient called vitamin B12 helps the dog’s body to make red blood cells and also new nerve cells regularly. Therefore, this vitamin is a very important nutrient for both the nerve function and for the overall health of dogs.
The last vitamin B group is referred to as folic acid and has the important task to provide for the construction and maintenance of cells. This function refers primarily to both the blood cells, as well as on the nerve cells of the dogs.
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