FAQ

Learn more about trace minerals and TruCare® supplements for animals by clicking on a question below to reveal the answer. If you have a question about our products that is not answered on this page, please get in touch.

A trace mineral is a trace element required—in small amounts—by animals for well-balanced nutrition. Each TruCare supplement is specially formulated to deliver the trace minerals required for animal nutrition. TruCare supplements are made with zinc, and may also include manganese, copper, and cobalt, depending on the needs of the species.

While the amount of trace minerals needed is relatively small, they deliver important benefits, such as skin and coat quality; paw, claw, and hoof health; bone and joint health; reproductive performance; digestive support; and overall health and wellbeing.

When fed as part of a well-balanced nutrition program, the highly bioavailable, organic trace minerals found in TruCare can help improve animal wellbeing and performance.

Backed by more than 45 years of research and built on a unique, patented metal amino acid complex, Zinpro Performance Minerals give TruCare supplements the highest bioavailability—the highest absorption—of any trace minerals on the market.

There are two basic categories of trace minerals: performance minerals and ordinary minerals. To determine if a trace mineral is a performance mineral, there are five essential criteria that must be met: return, response, repeatability, research, and reassurance.

In addition to meeting the five essential criteria—the 5 Rs—Zinpro Performance Minerals are the most highly bioavailable trace minerals on the market.

Bioavailability is a relative value placed on the ability of a mineral to be absorbed and metabolized.

Feeding instructions vary by product and species. For detailed feeding instructions, select your product from the list below:

When fed as part of a well-balanced nutrition program, the zinc in TruCare supplements may support skin health and coat quality; growth and muscle development; skeletal soundness; reproductive performance; paw and hoof health; enhanced immune response; energy metabolism; and overall health and wellbeing.

When fed as part of a well-balanced nutrition program, the manganese in TruCare supplements may support skin health and coat quality; bone development; joint function, maintenance, and repair; improved paw, claw, and hoof health; reproductive performance; immune function; energy metabolism; and overall health and wellbeing.

When fed as part of a well-balanced nutrition program, the copper in TruCare supplements may support lactation, gestation maintenance, and improved hoof and claw integrity. Warning: TruCare products containing copper should never be fed to sheep.

When fed as part of a well-balanced nutrition program, the cobalt in TruCare supplements may support improved fiber digestion and vitamin B12 synthesis.

Our entire line of TruCare animal supplements, including TruCare® 4, TruCare® EQTruCare® Z/M, and TruCare® Essentials will be available in select retailers. You can also purchase our top-dress mineral supplements—TruCare® 4, TruCare® EQ, TruCare® Z/M—online from our Amazon store.

All TruCare animal supplements—including TruCare® 4, TruCare® EQTruCare® Z/M, and TruCare® Essentials—are proudly made in the USA.

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