Dry NATURAL Vitamin E 50% (Type SD) is a free-flowing powder containing 500 IU
vitamin E (dl-ox-tocopheryl acetate) per gram, finely dispersed in a matrix of hydrolyzed gelatin; the
individual particles are coated with small amount of silicon dioxide.
Natural vs. Synthetic
The use of synthetic Vitamin E in early stages of lactating cows are known to
show signs of weak-born or stillborn calves, retained placenta and mastitis. By switching from
synthetic Vitamin E to Natural Vitamin E, researchers were able to see these issues slowly resolve.
Research has also shown that Natural Vitamin E can provide approximately 5-6 times better effects
compared to using Synthetic Vitamin E in lactating cows.
Natural Vitamin E plays an important role in the functioning of the immune
system. Research with dairy calves at Kansas State University showed that supplementation with
Natural Vitamin E enhanced humoral immune response, thereby giving the calf more resistance to stress-related problems.
Stress factors frequently encountered by calves include changes in routine, weather, dehorning,
vaccinations, flies, and diseases. Supplemental Natural Vitamin E would give the calf more resistance to the
ill effects caused by the above stress factors on the immune system.