Salt (NaCl) is a critical ingredient in animal feed as both Sodium (Na) & Chloride (Cl) are essential for life. Most plants provide insufficient sodium for animal feeding and may lack adequate chloride.
Salt supplementation is a critical part of a nutritionally balanced diet for animals and helps to maintain the mineral balance and regulate fluid balance of animals to keep them healthy. Sodium makes up more than 90% of the basic mineral elements in blood serum and is key to regulating blood pH, muscle contractions and nerve impulse transmission. Adequate Sodium is also needed for efficient absorption of amino acids, monosaccharides, and other feed ingredients from the small intestine.
Chloride is the primary anion in blood. The movement of chloride in and out of the red blood cells is essential in maintaining the acid-base balance of the blood. Chloride is also a necessary part of hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach, required to digest most foods.Brochure