Chasteberry powder supports healthy hormone and mood balance in mares and aggressive horses. It may work by supporting the normal function of the pituitary gland. It shows benefits for equine metabolic health, aging, muscle tone, healthy coats and sex hormone regulation.
Mad Barn’s bulk Chasteberry powder is an herbal remedy used to support hormone balance and normal pituitary gland function.
Chasteberry extract comes from the fruit and seeds of the chaste tree, also known as Vitex Agnus-Castus. This supplement is commonly given to horses to promote mood balance, healthy coats, and to support normal hormone regulation in senior horses.
It is sometimes used to provide nutritional support to horses with Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) and Insulin Resistance. It has been studied as an alternative to pergolide mesylate. It is also used in easy keepers and horses with cresty necks and atypical fat deposits.
In traditional medicine systems, Chasteberry powder has long been used as an adaptogen, believed to support homeostasis and reduce stress in a wide range of physiological systems. Anecdotally, this plant is said to calm moody mares and aggressive males.
Research shows that chasteberry extract influences the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine and the endocrine system. Chasteberry may also support healthy progesterone levels and fertility in mares.
It appears to work by modulating the secretion of sex hormones from the pituitary gland. It is believed to affect production of luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and to decrease levels of prolactin when they are elevated.
Chasteberry is also said to influence glucose metabolism, anti-inflammatory pathways, joint pain, shedding, hydration, kidney function, digestive health, top line, muscle development and overall appearance in horses. More research is needed to evaluate many of the claims made regarding this supplement.
This product should be used under the supervision of a veterinarian or other qualified equine health professional.
You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.
|< 200 kg||1 scoop||5 g|
|200 – 500 kg||3 scoops||15 g|
|> 500 kg||5 scoops||25 g|
|1 scoop = 9 cc = 5 grams|
A scale should be used with all individual ingredients to ensure accurate dosing
|Chasteberry||5 - 20 grams per day|
|Quantity||Days Supplied||Serving Size||Cost Per Day|
|Cost Per Day||1 scoop / day||$0.16|
|2 scoops / day||$0.33|
|3 scoops / day||$0.49|
|4 scoops / day||$0.66|
Customer Questions About This Product
- I have a very sassy mare that likes to bite and kick out sometimes, she’s also very energetic and young. She’s a 4 year old hanoverian warmblood. Would this chasteberry supplement help with her aggressiveness?
- Q I have a very sassy mare that likes to bite and kick out sometimes, she’s also very energetic and...... Read moreA Chasteberry can be used to help with mood and aggressiveness and sounds like it would be a good option for your mare. If I am already feeding my mare raspberry leaves, is it safe to add the chasteberry? Or should it be one or the other, not both?
- Q If I am already feeding my mare raspberry leaves, is it safe to add the chasteberry? Or should it...... Read moreA
There is no known interaction between Chasteberry and Raspberry leaves, so you can feed them together. Would this work on a gelding that acts very studdy. He gets aggressive to some of the mares and gets very anxious when separated from them too.
- Q Would this work on a gelding that acts very studdy. He gets aggressive to some of the mares and g...... Read moreA
It has been shown to benefit geldings. Is there a distributor in Canada being its made in Canada
- Q Is there a distributor in Canada being its made in CanadaA Hi Marie, We sell online in Canada through our Canadian website at https://madbarn.ca and we can also be found in retail locations across the country. Is this safe to use with pregnant mares?
- Q Is this safe to use with pregnant mares?A
The safety of Chastetree has not been confirmed in pregnant mares, so it is not recommended to feed to pregnant or lactating mares. How long does 1 kg of your chasteberry powder last for?
- Q How long does 1 kg of your chasteberry powder last for?A It depends on your feeding rate. If you were feeding 30 grams per day, then the 1 kg size would last approximately one month. What is the concentration of your chasteberry powder?
- Q What is the concentration of your chasteberry powder?A Our Chasteberry is a pure powder, so there are no added fillers. How much Chaste tree berry do I feed to my horse?
- Q How much Chaste tree berry do I feed to my horse?A The feeding rate for Chasteberry powder depends on the condition of your horse, bodyweight and reasons for feeding it. For a 500 kg (1,100 lb) horse, it is fed between 20 - 60 grams per day. Some sources recommend feeding at 45 grams per day to start and then using a maintenance dose of 30 grams per day.
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