What is Selenium Yeast for Horses?
Our selenium yeast for horses is a highly absorbable organic form of selenium produced from a natural yeast strain. It has been manufactured to mimic mother nature, providing a highly available 2 mg per gram of horse selenium.
One of the best sources of selenium available on the market, our selenium yeast is free from any fillers, additives or bulking agents. Selenium is an essential trace mineral for whole horse body health. Supported by more than 30 years of research.
Our selenium yeast supplement is an extremely potent antioxidant involved in the biosynthesis of selenoproteins, important for protecting cell structures and cell membranes.
The amounts of selenium found within forage can vary, however, selenium levels are often shown as being low in our forage analysis but supplementation should be used with care as only very tiny amounts are needed in the horse’s diet.
The Benefits of Selenium for Horses
- Supports the health of the brain/nervous system, heart skeletal muscles and rapidly growing tissues
- Maintains healthy muscle performance and recovery in hard-working horses
- Vital for healthy immune function
- Colostrum quality and efficient transfer of selenium from mare to foal
- Normal reproductive function
- Exercise tolerance
The Precautions of Selenium Supplementation
CAUTION high levels of selenium for horses can be toxic. Either use forage analysis or check whole blood selenium before supplementation
Forageplus does not advise the feeding of separate minerals unless levels have been checked through carrying out a forage analysis. The ratios of minerals are important and feeding one mineral without supplementing correct levels of another can be detrimental to horse health. If you are uncertain of mineral levels then feeding either a Forageplus Equine Balancer or carrying out analysis of forage is wise.
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