Vitamin E Oil – Synthetic

5.00 out of 5
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High quality synthetic vitamin E for horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant for horses, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. Vitamin E for horses is vital for maintaining healthy horse muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.

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Vitamin E is an essential horse vitamin often short in the diets of horses. This synthetic vitamin E for horses supplement is an oil in a highly absorbable powder form. The use of the word synthetic means purely that this form of vitamin E has been manufactured to a high standard from

Horse vitamin E functions in at least two metabolic roles: as a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that supports the immune system helping to neutralise free radicals and in a more specific role interrelated with the metabolism of selenium.

The increasing use of fats or the utilization of horse feeds with unsaturated fatty acids, which are susceptible to rancidity, warrants the use of higher levels of vitamin E, since rancidity destroys vitamin E. Vitamin E also helps to maintain red blood cell levels and to act with selenium in supporting well functioning muscles.  It also plays an important role in nerve and muscle function and reproduction.

Vitamin E for horses 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 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.

Research has shown that horses on restricted grazing or without access to pasture and those in heavy work, under stress or sick should receive supplemental horse vitamin E.

Observations of race horses fed with levels of 2000 IU of Vitamin E 5 months before, and continued throughout the racing season, showed increased stamina in supplemented horses. These horses also showed a decreased recovery time between races with healthy muscles. Vitamin E supplementation improves the breeding performance in both mares and stallions and has been reported to support healthy sweat response in horses.

Researchers are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, in agriculture it has long been known that increased supplementation of vitamin E supports immune function in cattle.  Researchers now suggest much higher levels of vitamin E supplementation than is commonly contained in many horse feed stuffs.

  • Forageplus vitamin E for horses supplies a highly absorbable and readily available source of vitamin E that quickly provides necessary nutrients.
  • Forageplus vitamin E offers you an easy and affordable way to meet your horse’s essential vitamin E needs.
  • Forageplus vitamin E for horses 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.

Please note that all our Winter Horse Feed Balancer versions all contain optimum levels of vitamin E.

Our synthetic vitamin E has half the bio-availability of the natural form. For more information on the forms of vitamin E please find an article here.

Find out more about vitamin E and why it is vital you supplement at optimum levels at Forageplus Talk.

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A powdered form of vitamin E for horses containing 50% synthetic vitamin E acetate adsorbate oil on silica that provides 500 IU per gram and is a very convenient way to feed this vitamin to your horse.

Feed Rates

For an average 500 kg horse : Maintenance needs 2000iu per day.

For unwell or stressed horses : 5000 – 10000iu per day.

Performance Horses : 3000 – 5000iu per day.

1 x 5 ml scoop = approx 2000 iu = 4 grams.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the lower rate (maintenance – 2000iu) this product should last you 125 days.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the medium rate (performance – 4000iu) this product should last you 62.5 days.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse at the higher rate (stressed or unwell – 7500iu) this product should last you 33 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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4 reviews for Vitamin E Oil – Synthetic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Laluna (verified owner)

    Since feeding the Synthetic Vitamin E I have noticed softer muscles and even more energy when riding. I feed two scoops a day to my 16.2 hh 560 kg horse. She is usually in medium work. Jumped and hunts twice a month. The product comes well packed and wrapped (bubblewrap). I feed high amounts of copper and zinc and other minerals so didn’t notice a difference in her quality of feet at first as hers are good anyway. I would say that her mane and tail are growing faster though. Overall performance is higher.

  2. 5 out of 5

    tillyfilly

    Since being supplemented with this product in with her balanced minerals, my mare has kept condition throughout the winter and her energy has improved considerably compared to previous winters without this product in her daily diet.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ginny Williams

    I purchased the Vitamin E Oil to supplement the Forageplus Summer Balancer as my 27 year old Icelandic gelding is on restricted grazing due to needing a carefully controlled diet suitable for a laminitis prone horse. This product has helped to support his skin health and he can now be turned out 24/7 without a protective rug – he has had a rug on for the last 10 years! Not sure whether this should have gone under the Vit E Oil or Summer Balancer review!

  4. 5 out of 5

    franmcnicol

    We have been on a bespoke mineral mix including Vitamin E for a couple of years. This summer I decided to leave out the Vitamin E to save a little bit of money. However, my young horse isn’t allowed much grass. When eventing he seemed slow and easily puffed. I added the Vitamin E back into the mix and despite reduced work due to other issues, on his subsequent outings, he got fewer time faults XC and finished full of running. I won’t be skipping on the Vitamin E oil next summer!!

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