Sodium Selenite manufactured at our facility contains 45% selenium in powder form, suitable for direct mixing with feeds and consumption. As a nutrient, selenium is essential for all animal feeds for consumption by cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, turkey and ducks among many others.
Sodium selenite is a proven and industry wide accepted source of selenium for all types of feed, especially in the area of poultry feed. Selenium is a nutrient that helps maintain a balance in bodily functions for its consumer. It is essential for reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals in case of any infection. Selenium is essentially the cofactor for the enzyme glutathione peroxidase which is responsible for catalysing the removal of peroxides (oxidative reaction of free radicals) thus important in the prevention of oxidative stress.
In case of poultry, Selenium has also been proven to improve gut health and thus helps improve the meat quality as well. Along with Vitamin E, selenium acts as a natural anti-oxidant that helps protect the cell membranes from oxidization by toxins, free radicals among others. A deficiency in selenium visible in the form of muscle cell degradation which directly impacts the animal health and maintain the meat quality.
Selenium and vitamin E deficiency may result in a malfunction of the thyroid metabolism, which can cause a decrease in the growth rate, reduced fertility, altered phagocytic response, and a drop in disease resistance.