Alpha lipoic acid for horses
Alpha Lipoic Acid | ALA
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Alpha Lipoic Acid | ALA

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Alpha-lipoic acid is a useful antioxidant for horses and ponies that are predisposed to weight gain and laminitis.

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What is Alpha Lipoic Acid for Horses?

Alpha lipoic acid for horses is a useful antioxidant for horses and ponies predisposed to weight gain and laminitis.

It can be used to support healthy hoof laminae. Horses in hard work will benefit from alpha-lipoic acid to help maintain and support the bodies defence against free radicals.

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Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for Horses

  • Encouraging healthy metabolism in horses that are good doers or prone to laminitis.
  • Supplementing a hay/haylage diet that is naturally low in lipoic acid.
  • Maintain low blood sugar levels.
  • Support the athletic performance of horses in hard work.

Some horses and ponies are genetically predisposed towards being good-doers.  As insulin levels increase, the equine body is encouraged to store more fat. In addition, as insulin levels rise, maintenance of healthy hoof laminae is crucial.

Fat cells produce molecules called cytokines, which disrupt normal insulin action leading to more fat storage, creating the production of naturally high amounts of free radicals.

Antioxidants are either produced by the body or can be provided in the diet. Common antioxidants include vitamins C, E, and beta carotene, all found in fresh, healthy grasses. In the case where the horse’s body needs support to maintain and support healthy laminae and metabolic processes then increasing anti-oxidant supply through nutrition can be very useful.

One antioxidant of recent interest is lipoic acid. It is naturally produced throughout your horse’s body and serves to support his tissues from the damaging impact of free radicals.

Interesting facts about Alpha Lipoic Acid for Horses

  • Naturally produced lipoic acid has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants and make them active once again.
  • The horse’s diet is generally sufficient in lipoic acid because it is found in green plants. But once fresh grass is cut, dried, and stored as hay, it is lost through oxidation.
  • Lipoic acid is both fat and water-soluble. Therefore, it can work throughout the entire body, to maintain and support tissues.
  • In humans, lipoic acid has been determined to maintain low blood sugar levels. A recent study revealed the same benefit when lipoic acid was given to pony mares.  Researchers fed 10 mg of lipoic acid per kg of body weight, mixed with maple syrup, to ponies receiving a grass hay diet. A control group was given the same maple syrup feeding, without lipoic acid. The ponies receiving the lipoic acid required less insulin to remove glucose from the blood. The researchers concluded that delivery of lipoic acid supports insulin effectiveness, thereby helping the body maintain low blood glucose as well as circulating blood insulin levels.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is commonly used by athletes or individuals that are actively taking part in a high-intensity exercise with few rest periods. It is best taken immediately post work-out so is, therefore, useful to support the athletic performance of horses in hard work.

Ingredients

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) (100%)

Feed Rates

Horse WeightFeed Rate
200 - 300kg2g per day
300 - 400kg3g per day
400 - 500kg4g per day
500 - 600kg5g per day
600 - 700kg6g per day
A 5ml scoop contains approximately 2.5 grams.

 

If feeding for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 20 days.

This is only a guide and if you are unsure about what rate to feed your horse then please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

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5 reviews for Alpha Lipoic Acid | ALA

  1. Kelly Elliott

    A small amount goes a long way for a stubborn little native who won’t budge fat 😂

  2. Becky Jones

    Amazing product worked wonders on my horse who has EMS. He had terrible Laminitis due to undiagnosed EMS and was very overweight with fat pads that wouldn’t budge. What a difference this product made to him. His feet improved massively and the farrier couldn’t believe the difference. Due to him now always having to have soaked hay and poor quality grazing when he goes out he needs this product to make up for what he’s lacking.

  3. Becky Jones (verified owner)

    Amazing product worked wonders on my horse who has EMS. He had terrible Lamonitis and was very overweight with fat pads that wouldn’t budge. What a difference this product made to him. His feet improved massively and the farrier couldn’t believe the difference. Due to him now always having to have soaked hay and poor quality grazing when he goes out he needs this product to make up for what he’s lacking.

  4. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    A small amount goes a long way for a stubborn little native who won’t budge fat 😂

  5. trish (verified owner)

    works great

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