Antioxidants support optimal health and performance by limiting oxidative stress.

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are your horse’s major defense system against the scourge of free radicals and oxidative stress. There are several types of antioxidants: enzymatic antioxidants that are synthesized in the body and non-enzymatic, or nutritional, antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium that are provided in a horse’s diet. Antioxidants scavenge and convert free radicals to relatively stable compounds, stopping free radical damage and limiting oxidative stress.

Why add antioxidants to my horse’s feeding program?

Increasing athletic efforts, daily stress and aging can cause free radical production to flourish. In these situations, your horse’s normal stores of antioxidants may have difficulty providing protection against the flood of free radicals that are being generated. Supplementation with nutritional antioxidants, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium, is necessary to ward off the ill effects of the mass-produced free radicals.

Antioxidants are beneficial to different horses and ponies in different ways.

Performance horses and racehorses

Breeding stock and foals

Special-needs horses and senior horses

Choose the best supplement to support adequate antioxidant levels in your horse.

Elevate W.S.

Fast-acting, water-soluble, natural vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant when you need to raise blood tocopherol (vitamin E) levels quickly, or when high dose administration is required.

Elevate Maintenance Powder

Affordable, easy way to provide essential natural vitamin E, when longer-term vitamin E supplementation is needed. Also allows for high dose administration (above 2,000 IU/day) of vitamin E.

Elevate Se

All-natural combination of antioxidant support containing natural vitamin E and organic selenium

Myo-Guard

A blend of three powerful antioxidants: natural vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium

 

When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy systems and support recovery and healing. They are not intended to treat or cure illness or injury.

 

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