Our Vitamin E for horses supplements are powerful antioxidants that limit the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. Our Vitamin E supplements for horses are vital for maintaining healthy horse muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.
What is natural vitamin E for horses?
Our Natural horse vitamin E is sold as powdered 25% vitamin E acetate adsorbate on silica and provides 250mg of natural RRR-alpha-tocopherol per gram equivalent to 500 IU per gram.
Vitamin E cannot be synthesized by the horse; therefore, it is considered an essential nutrient. Vitamin E is found in abundant amounts in green and growing horse pasture however between 30 – 80% of vitamin E is lost between cutting and baling of horse forage and this loss is continued while the forage is in storage due to the fragile nature of vitamin E. Winter horse pasture contains little to none of this vitamin so supplementation to equines is essential.
Many research studies have shown that vitamin E is likely to be deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass or those grazing on winter pasture.
Researchers are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, but in agriculture, it has long been known that increased supplementation of vitamin E supports immune function in cattle. Research now suggests much higher levels of horse vitamin E supplementation than is commonly contained in many horse feedstuffs will be beneficial to maintaining and supporting equine health.
Performances horses with demanding workloads, growing horses and seniors or horses suffering from problems can be exposed to increased levels of oxidative stress and therefore may require significantly higher vitamin E levels in their diets.
The Benefits: Vitamin E for horses
- Forageplus vitamin E supplies your horse with a highly absorbable and readily available source of natural vitamin E that quickly provides necessary nutrients.
- Forageplus vitamin E for your horse offers you an easy and affordable way to meet your horse’s essential vitamin E needs.
- Forageplus vitamin E for your horse does not contain other vitamins or minerals. Horse owners can safely adjust the amount fed to support horses with high vitamin E requirements without worrying about causing imbalances.
Natural vs Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses
Our natural vitamin E has double the bio-availability of the synthetic form. For more information on the forms of vitamin E please take a look at this interesting article here.
Forageplus Winter Balancer versions all contain optimum levels of vitamin E for your horse.
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