Hair and skin health

Hair and skin health

salud pelaje

With salmon oil, a source of omega 3, with poultry fat, a source of Omega 6 (Linoleic acid), and with appropriate Zinc and biotin contents.

For a pet food to successfully care for the skin and fur it requires a nutritional balance to optimally nourish the skin and avoid problems such as dryness, itching and hair without shine.

BIOTIN: Key nutrient for keratin synthesis of. Dogs and cats with a biotin dietary deficiency show signs of alopecia, dried secretions around the nose, eyes, mouth, and limbs, and focal dermatitis in the lip. Although it is rare to observe such dramatic deficiency symptoms today, there are many concerns about inadequate levels of biotin in the diet due to its poor bioavailability and/or insufficiency, often a result of the mistaken belief that their intestinal synthesis will be enough. Supplementing this nutrient makes it possible to prevent these problems and clearly improves the fur with a better shine, softness, and less dandruff.

VITAMIN A: Both deficient as well as excessive levels of this vitamin cause injuries in the skin of dogs and cats such as: Hair loss, hair in poor condition, hyperkeratinization of the epidermis and hair follicles, desquamation, dandruff, and an increased susceptibility to skin infections. This is due to the fact that this vitamin is essential for epithelial cells.

VITAMIN E: This vitamin acts as a free radicals scavenger, protecting the cells from oxidative damage.

NUTRITIONAL LIPIDS: Omega-3 Fatty Acids have major functions when it comes to skin and fur. The acids are incorporated into the cell membrane, giving flexibility and permeability to it. As a result, they contribute to the maintenance of the skin barrier, helping to shape the surface hydrolipidic film. In addition, they are involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins and, therefore, limit the excess of inflammatory reactions in the skin and hair follicles.

ZINC: Is necessary for the maintenance of the epidermis, fatty acids biosynthesis, vitamin A metabolism, and immune function maintenance. Tissues reproduction has a large requirement for this mineral, making signs of deficiency quickly visible in the quality of the skin and hair.

COPPER: Copper is needed by the skin to convert the tyrosine amino acid into melanin, and its deficiency is manifested with depigmentation of the fur.

Nutrient/ Ingredient Main function in the skin and fur care and immunity

Vitamins

Vitamin C Important in the formation of lipids in the keratinous film layer and supports collagen synthesis
Vitamin E Excreted by the sebaceous glands; helps to limit fatty acids oxidation
Vitamin A Essential for keratocytes maturation and the keratinous layer formation
Biotin Essential for lipids metabolism and the keratinisation process
Niacin (Vitamin B3) Increases free fatty acid and ceramide concentrations

Nutritional Lipids

DHA omega-3 Provides flexibility and permeability to cell membranes and helps shape the hydrolipidic film; involved in prostaglandins synthesis and, therefore, limits the excessive inflammatory reactions in the skin and hair follicles

Minerals

 Zinc Helps reduce the loss of water and its deficiency leads to corneogenesis problems
Copper Helps to produce the pigments that give colour the hair