What is Jiaogulan for horses?
Our Jiaogulan for horses is a high-quality herb, grown and packaged on a small family farm in Southern China.
Jiaogulan is useful for supporting excellent circulation within the laminae of the hoof of horses and ponies. It provides a similar action in tendon and ligaments and supports horses prone to a stiff gait. It comes in powdered form for convenience.
What is Jiaogulan used for?
When jiaogulan herb for horses is combined with spirulina it can help the healthy maintenance of lungs in response to environmental influences like dust and mould spores. You can view our spirulina here.
This herb, otherwise known as Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is a vine indigenous to mountainous Southern China.
It is well known in China for its support against fatigue and is renowned for its vitality properties. Jiaogulan for horses maintains healthy cortisol processes by supporting the natural levels of cortisol in the equine body.
It can then be useful in supporting good muscle function and development in all horses.
Jiaogulan works with the bodies natural anti-inflammatory pathways supporting the production of endogenous nitric oxide from vascular endothelium. This means that this herb is useful to support circulation in the hooves of horses, particularly in the sensitive laminae.
It is also useful when combined with AAKG to support healthy hoof circulation and excellent AVA shunt activity in cold temperatures. AVA shunts are found in the sensitive laminae and are essential for hoof laminae health and good circulation.
The Benefits of Jiaogulan for Horses
- The nutritional benefits of horse jiaogulan can contribute to the support of breathing and healthy lungs in horses exposed to environmental challenges such as dust and mould spores.
- When combined with AAKG this product can provide targeted nutrition for the maintenance of tendons and ligaments to help support the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Dr Eleanor Kellon has found this a highly useful supplement.
Please note that Jiaogulan should not be used in horses who have active inflammation.
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