Product Review: Elevate Natural Vitamin E for Horses
Check the recent Elevate® review from Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director The Horse Magazine
Vitamin E is one of the most important and potent antioxidants for horses because it destroys excess free radicals in the body that can damage tissue and compromise immune function. It’s an essential nutrient, meaning horses cannot make it themselves and must get it in their diets—whether that’s in fresh green grass, in feed rations, or as a supplement. We have many stories and even a podcast episode devoted to vitamin E on TheHorse.com; it’s been a very popular topic among our readers the past few years. Little did I know, the subject of vitamin E supplementation would become important to me and my horse, too.
Last fall, my Thoroughbred, Happy, who typically sports a muscled physique even in light to moderate work, lost quite a bit of condition over his hindquarters—appearing a bit angular. Although he’s a dressage, low-level eventing, and all-around horse who usually marches energetically everywhere he goes, he also became a bit sluggish under tack—kind of like his gas tank was empty.