Biotin is a member of the B vitamins family and, like some other vitamins, is a coenzyme for several metabolic pathways. It is involved in glucose metabolism, growth and utilization of niacin. Biotin helps aid in the growth of strong, healthy hooves due to its role in collagen formation. A number of research studies show that long-term, daily supplementation of 10-30 mg of biotin daily may help improve growth rate and hardness of hooves, especially in horses with less than optimum quality hoof horn (soft, brittle, chipped).
Cobalt (Co) is a micromineral used by intestinal microorganisms to produce vitamin B12, which works with iron and copper to form healthy red blood cells.
Copper (Cu) is a micromineral that aids in the production of normal connective tissues including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. As a component of many enzyme systems, it is also involved in making iron available to the body for blood, in producing skin and coat pigments, in proper nerve signaling and in repairing antioxidants.
Iodine is aids in reproduction and normal physiological function in the horse. This is due to the important role that it plays in natural thyroid metabolism and in the synthesis of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones fulfill multiple functions ranging from healthy cell regulation to tissue differentiation and growth.
Iron (Fe) is a micro-mineral found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells (RBCs), the myoglobin of muscle cells, and various enzyme systems. It makes up the center of hemoglobin, which is the oxygen transport molecule in blood. It is also present in myoglobin, which helps supply oxygen to muscles.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that serve many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission and reproduction.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) plays a role in supporting carbohydrate metabolism and normal muscle and nerve function. Thiamine supplementation has been shown to have a calming effect in horses displaying anxious/nervous behavior as a result thiamine deficiency and/or increased requirements.
The Vitamin B family
B-Tonic™ (Plus Iron) is a rich source of B Vitamins and iron to help support the production of hemoglobin in red blood cells in a palatable oral liquid. Useful to correct stress induced deficiencies, stimulate appetites, and helps nervous horses. Use on both young and old animals.
Compare to Lixotinic – SAVE$$$$
1 Gallon (128 servings)
How does B-Tonic compare to Lixotinic?
MVP: Comparative Analysis:
B-Tonic™ (plus Iron) Lixotinic®
Iron 85 mg 75 mg
Cobalt 11 mg —
Copper 300 mcg 1.2 mg
Niacin (B-3) 175 mg 60 mg
d-Pantothenic Acid (B-5) 175 mg —
Thiamine(B-1) 80 mg 12 mg
Riboflavin (B-2) 80 mg 6 mg
Pyridoxine (B-6) 24 mg 6 mg
Cyanocobalamin (B-12) 110 mcg 12.5 mcg
Folic Acid (B-9) 11 mg 0
Biotin (B-7) 550 mcg 0
Cost per serving: 44¢ 99¢