Dogs are a lot like humans in that they require a number of vitamins and minerals to keep them healthy. One of the most important of these vitamins is vitamin C.
This article will look at the benefits of vitamin C for dogs including the benefits of vitamin C for stressed dogs and how we can give our dogs a quality source of vitamin C.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C FOR YOUR DOG
Although dogs can make their own vitamin C, they still can benefit from supplementation. Numerous factors like viruses, bacteria, processed food, and other factors make dogs’ immune systems compromised. So vitamin C is added to the dog diet to get the following benefits:
- Vitamin C helps your dog fight against allergies. It helps fight the inflammation in the
- Vitamin C boosts dog bone and joint health by stimulating collagen formation.
- Vitamin C is also an excellent antioxidant.
- Vitamin C gives a boost to your dog’s immune system.
- It increases the appearance of your dog by boosting its coat.
VITAMIN C BENEFITS FOR SICK AND STRESSED DOGS
Dogs can get stressed, and they often react negatively due to the sources of stress. High levels of stress can cause dogs to have a deficiency in vitamin C. However, when vitamin C is supplemented as part of the diet, your doggie will start living a healthier life. Scientists have found that it reduces their likelihood of getting sick and helps dogs fight against the disease.
WAYS TO USE VITAMIN C ON DOGS
Supplementing your dog’s diet with vitamin C is easy as it can be done alongside his standard food. Most foods that contain this nutrient are in a powdery format, though if you do the research you may find many versions of sodium ascorbate are best for dogs.
WHAT FORM OF VITAMIN C IS THE BEST?
One of the more easily absorbed forms of vitamin C in dogs is sodium ascorbate, which has a slightly saline taste and is pH neutral. Sodium ascorbate is an orally safe, soluble compound that is created by combining salt and vitamin C.
This easy-to-absorb supplement stays in the system for twice as long as simple acid forms of sodium. Dr. Wendell Belfield, a leading advocate of vitamin C supplements, performs tests and states that it is the most effective form of vitamin C.
Sodium Ascorbate Vs Ascorbic Acid
CEN Vitamin C For Dogs uses Sodium Ascorbate, which is a highly effective, more easily absorbed form of Vitamin C. It is pH neutral (pH 7.4) as opposed to acidic Ascorbic Acid (pH 3.0), therefore Sodium Ascorbate does not irritate the intestinal tract or kidneys.
Sodium ascorbate is easily absorbed by the body, and studies have also shown that it stays in the system twice as long as the acid form. Sodium ascorbate is the only form of vitamin C approved by the FDA for intravenous injection in humans.
To maintain the health of your dog’s body and its immune system, it is crucial to have the right amount of nutrients and vitamins. This is where vitamin C comes into play. This vitamin is important to the health of your dog’s skin and bones. Vitamin C is also essential for the immune system to function at its highest capacity.
Bryan Meggitt (BMedSc. PGCrtMedSc.)
Blood Scientist and Co-founder of CEN Nutrition