A 4-year old asks about 400 questions per day. You read that right. 400. questions. We aren’t quite sure how accurate that is, but we are willing to bet our mom/teacher friends will confirm that it is close. More importantly, what questions have you asked today?
Let us guess, “How can Silicon benefit my pet?” … No? You didn’t ask that? Well let us elaborate anyway.
Providing your pet with proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can certainly make an impact on their health.
That brings us to our first mineral in our #MineralMonday series: SILICON.
Silicon is a vital trace-mineral needed by the body for strong and flexible joints, healthy skin, and strengthening of connective tissues and bones. Silicon has been found to play an essential role in assisting calcium for the growth and maintenance of joints and bones at all stages of life. In addition to helping calcium do its job, Silicon also increases flexibility in the bones by increasing the amount of collagen – AKA the protein component of bones. This creates an environment in the body where the bones are less likely to break.
It has been seen that when silicon is present in the body, it can increase the rate of healing of dislocations and bone fractures. WOAH! But, wait, we aren’t done just yet with Silicon.
Another health benefit of Silicon includes the restoration of mucosa- HUH? Mucosa lines many organs throughout the body and is the bodies first defense of the outside world. In particular, silicon can help restore the mucosa of the respiratory tract of the body if suffering from dehydration. This can also serve as a means to preventing dehydration, although you should never leave your pet in a hot environment without cool air and water.
Providing your pet with silicon on a daily basis through OxyNu Minerals can benefit your pet tremendously. Patented OxyNu minerals are naturally bound with Oxygen to provide optimal bioavailability, meaning it is in perfect form for your pet to digest. For our friends who like bullet points, check out some of our Silicon benefits below:
- Bone Health
- Skin & Coat Health
- Tissue Development
- Dental Health
- Reduces risk of Alopecia
For more information about our OxyNu Mineral supplements, visit our Home Page.