Forageplus highly bio-available source of natural vitamin E for horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress.
Our Natural 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 is vital for maintaining healthy muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.
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 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 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 vitamin E supplementation than is commonly contained in many horse feed stuffs 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 levels of vitamin E in their diets.
- Forageplus natural vitamin E supplies your horse with a highly absorbable and readily available source of natural vitamin E that quickly provides necessary nutrients.
- Forageplus natural vitamin E offers you an easy and affordable way to meet your horse’s essential vitamin E needs.
- Forageplus natural vitamin E 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.
Our Winter Balancer versions all contain optimum levels of vitamin E.