Performance Minerals for Lifetime Companions

While required only in small amounts each day, trace minerals provide the essential nutrients animals need for metabolic functions such as growth and development, immunity, and reproduction. At Zinpro, we believe to truly thrive, animals must receive optimum trace mineral nutrition throughout their life stages. It's what we call Lifetime Performance®.

Lifetime Performance is the commitment of over 45 years that Zinpro has devoted to researching and developing world-leading products and solutions to support animals, their health and wellness, from birth through to growth, during performance and reproduction.

When put to the test, Zinpro Performance Minerals® rise above all other trace minerals on the market. Zinpro products are uniquely designed and manufactured to achieve the highest biological efficacy—how well a mineral is absorbed and utilized in an animal—and are therefore performance minerals by nature.

To determine if a trace mineral is a performance mineral, there are five essential criteria, known as the 5-Rs, that must be met: response, return, repeatability, research, and reassurance. Zinpro Performance Minerals meet these criteria, and are manufactured to ensure every product is of the highest and most consistent quality to support a lifetime of health and wellness for your beloved companion animals.

View our performance mineral products for companion animals, including:

Availa-Mins – highly available trace minerals

Original Line – featuring specific amino acids for targeted benefits

Eco Line – certified organic and OMRI-approved

Lifetime Performance

Canine Trace Mineral Recommendations

 Life Stage: Puppy, Starter, Grower, Adult

  Zinpro Rec'd Total TM PPM AAFCO Total TM PPMa3

FEDIAF

PPM

Zinpro Products Expected Benefits
Zn 100 100 100 ZINPRO® 120, ZINPRO®E, or Availa®Zn 120   Skin and coat development, growth and skeletal soundness, immune response, epithelial tissue, development, etc.
Cu  7  7.3 11 CUPLEX®100 or Availa®Cu 100 Immune response, skeletal development, improved enzyme activity, reduced anemia and role in bone, lipid, and glucose metabolism
Mn 25 7.2  5.6 MANPRO®80 or Availa®Mn 80 Aid in skeletal development, wound healing and enzyme activity
Fe 90 88  88 Availa®Fe 100 Avoid anemia, improve immune response, and energy metabolism
I 1.0  1.0  1.5   Improved cellular metabolism, growth, metabolic rate
Se 0.35 0.35  0.4 Availa®Se 1000c Improved immune response and cellular integrity
Cr 600 ppb 600    MICROPLEX®1000c Improved carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism resulting in faster, more efficient growth

a AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles based on dry matter; AAFC0, 2016: pp. 154; presumes an energy density of 4000 kcal ME/kg

b FEDIAF 2016 recommendations

C Products not currently approved for use in the United States of America

Additional companion species info and recommendations available upon request.

Feline Trace Mineral Recommendations

Life Stage: Kittens, Queens

  Zinpro Rec'd Total TM PPM AAFCO Total TM PPM3

FEDIAFb

PPM

Zinpro Product PPM Zinpro Products Expected Benefits
Zn 75 75 100 75 ZINPRO® 120, ZINPRO®E, or Availa®Zn 120   Skin and coat development, growth and skeletal soundness, immune response, epithelial tissue, development, etc.
Cu-Extr  12  15 10 12  CUPLEX®100 or Availa®Cu 100 Immune response, skeletal development, improved enzyme activity, reduced anemia and role in bone, lipid and glucose metabolism
Cu-Can 7 8.4   7   Immune response, skeletal development, improved enzyme activity, reduced anemia and role in bone, lipid and glucose metabolism
Mn 15 7.6 10 15  MANPRO®80 or Availa®Mn 80 Aid in skeletal development, wound healing and enzyme activity
Fe 80 80 80 40 Availa®Fe 100 Avoid anemia, improve immune response, and energy metabolism
I 1.8 1.8 1.8     Improved cellular metabolism, growth, metabolic rate
Se 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 Availa®Se 1000c Improved immune response and cellular integrity
Cr 600 ppb     600  MICROPLEX®1000c Improved carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism resulting in faster, more efficient growth
a AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles based on dry matter; AAFC0, 2016: pp. 164; presumes an energy density of 4000 kcal ME/kg
b FEDIAF 2016 recommendations
C Products not currently approved for use in the United States of America
Additional companion species info and recommendations available upon request.

MEETING STRICT STANDARDS AT EVERY STEP

The unique molecular structure of Zinpro Performance Minerals® provides a distinct advantage in stability, bioavailability, and animal performance over ordinary trace mineral sources. Before being approved for sale, each product is analyzed for:

Mineral Content

All finished products are verified for the correct mineral concentration.

Percent Complexed

Consistency begins at the molecular level, and product variability is not an option. Zinpro guarantees the percentage of product that is complexed, and this is the highest percentage in the industry.

 

STABILITY THROUGH EXTRUSION

Extrusion technologies are commonly used in the manufacture of pet foods to improve ingredient digestibility, enhance palatability, and give products shape, texture, and structure while ensuring biosecurity. To reinforce our product’s quality and efficacy assurance, Zinpro Corporation has conducted an extrusion study to demonstrate product stability.

Study Objective

Evaluate the stability of Zinpro Performance Minerals® when subjected to extrusion conditions in the presence of starch and protein components (antagonists) typically found in companion animal diets.

Study Conclusion

Zinpro Performance Minerals remain highly complexed and stable through the extrusion and drying processes. Zinpro products consistently provide improved animal performance benefits even after the challenging extrusion conditions, including moisture, temperature, pressure, and shear forces.

Quality, Safety and Traceability

In 2016, Zinpro was named a Preferred Supplier by the National Animal Supplement Council. As a NASC Preferred Supplier, we’re trusted to provide raw materials that meet and even exceed the most rigorous quality standards, and we’re looked to as a supplier recognized for responsible and transparent practices across the supply chain. This acceptance by NASC is another in a long line of validations from industry associations, further evidence of our commitment to leading the industry with the highest quality trace minerals for companion animals.

 

In addition, Zinpro proudly participates in other industry programs and certification standards, including:

 

 

ISO 9001: Signifies we have put in place critical process controls for products in three vital areas: identification, traceability, and analysis and approval

 

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point): A food safety management system administered by the FDA

OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute): Ensures the suitability of products for certified organic production, handling, and processing

 

FAMI-QS (Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System): A code of practices covering feed additives and premixtures in Europe

AFIA Safe Feed/Safe Food: American Feed Industry Association program designed to demonstrate and ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of a safe and wholesome feed supply for the growth and care of animals