26 Jul Keep Hooves Healthy and More with Biotin
Biotin is one of the many vitamins that can be found in Total Supplement products, but what exactly is biotin and how can it be beneficial to your horse?
Found in small amounts in a variety of different foods, biotin is an important component of the enzymes in the body that break down fats, carbohydrates and other substances. Biotin also aids in cell growth, the metabolism of carbohydrates and fatty acid production. As such, it is necessary to promote healthy sweat glands, bone marrow and nerve tissue.
One of the most well-known benefits of biotin is its affect on the hair and skin. In humans, this vitamin is used to help make the hair, skin and nails stronger and healthier. A similar effect can be found with horses, as biotin helps to strengthen hoof structure while also reducing the irregularities in the hoof wall that tend to compromise the general integrity of the hoof.
A number of different factors can contribute to inhibited vitamin absorption. These include the use of antibiotics and sulfa drugs. A deficiency in biotin can lead to several different problems, including skin disorders, hair loss, weak muscles, anemia and heart disease. With the help of Total Supplement, you can rest easy in knowing that your horse is getting the proper amount of biotin in its diet to avoid these problems and to enjoy the benefits that biotin has to offer.