The various roles of
Antioxidant action and resistance to stress
When exposed to stress, the body produces free radicals which attack cells and alter their functioning. Vitamin C, together with vitamin E, helps neutralise these free radicals and helps maintain cell integrity so that they function properly. Vitamin C helps fight against all types of stress: climatic, allotment, transport, etc.
Vitapeps contains a protected form of vitamin C which enables better product preservation.
Stimulation of the immune system and resistance to infections
Through its role in the synthesis of interferons and its effects on leukocytes, vitamin C improves the body's defence against viral or bacterial infections. A vitamin C supplement may reduce symptoms related to infections and accelerate the animal’s recovery.
It improves the absorption of iron in the intestine; it is essential for the production of red blood cells and the synthesis of certain hormones; it speed up healing as it helps forms collagen.
Ruminants have the capacity to synthesise vitamin C in their liver, which is why they are only given supplements when the body is under strain, e.g. infectious risks or stress.
Vitapeps is used as a 3 to 5 day treatment and is mixed with the ration