Natural Vitamin E During the Winter Months

14-201 Natural Vitamin E During the Winter Months

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Green grass is the greatest source of vitamin E.

Supplementation with vitamin E is most crucial during the winter when horses are fed diets almost exclusively composed of preserved forages.

Lack of vitamin E can result in:

  • Sore, stiff muscles
  • Poor immune system
  • Neurological disorders

Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass.

In the winter, horses should be supplemented with a natural vitamin E supplement such as Elevate®.

The vitamin E content of dried forages such as hay is severely diminished.

Vitamin E levels in hay drop 70% within the first week of being cut.

Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. It maintains healthy muscle and nerve functions and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.

Elevate® Natural Vitamin E

Elevate was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses.

Elevate® W.S.

  • Fast-acting when you need to raise levels quickly
  • Is available through licensed veterinarians only

Elevate® Maintenance Powder

  • Easy to use when longer term supplementation is needed
  • Affordable: one 2-lb jar lasts up to 130 days


Article written by KPP staff.

Copyright (C) 2014 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved.

Article sponsored by Elevate Maintenance Powder; an affordable, easy way to provide essential natural vitamin E, when longer-term vitamin E supplementation is needed.

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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