What is Whey Protein Isolate for horses?
Forageplus whey protein isolate for horses is one of the purest whey proteins available on the horse supplement market. This form of whey protein is particularly useful for horses and ponies prone to laminitis due to the low carbohydrate (sugar) levels.
This is a human-grade product that is extremely pure but has no denaturing and maximum protein integrity, each 100 grams contains over 90% of protein. Whey protein isolate boasts a comprehensive amino acid profile that provides all the essential amino acids (EAAs) including 10.6g of Leucine per serving.
The Benefits: isolate whey protein for horses
Some forages are low in available protein due to a complicated interaction between nitrogen and Sulphur levels in the soil. Many horses benefit from an increase in protein. Extra protein can help with lethargy problems and poor hoof and skin quality. Our isolate whey protein enables you to target extra protein supplementation without including extra calories but with very low sugar levels. Your horse can therefore continue to enjoy ad-lib hay without the added calorie concerns that feeding more concentrates would entail.
This Whey Protein isolate for horses provides 90g of protein per 100g (dry basis), is low in fat and lactose (sugars) and is rich in calcium. It is an excellent source of essential amino acids and contains one of the highest proportions of branched-chain amino acids found in natural protein.
Traceability is a key part of our quality monitoring process and to aid this process source only human-grade whey protein isolate.
Which horses will benefit from whey protein isolate?
- Horses that are on a reduced hay ration due to needing to lose weight.
- Horses that need a very low sugar form of whey protein.
- Older horses are struggling to maintain topline.
- Horses that have access to low protein levels in the forage they are eating, can be determined from a nutritional and mineral analysis of grass, hay or haylage.
- Horses with poor hoof wall connection and or cracks.
- Horses in heavy work.
- Young horses on a forage-based diet which needs protein boosting.
- Pregnant or lactating mares on a forage-based diet that needs protein boosting.
Learn more about the different types of protein available for your horse here.