Vitamin E is essential for equine immune function, cardiovascular health, muscle function, exercise recovery and neurological health. Vitamin E is best known for its role as an antioxidant in horses, protecting all cells and tissues from oxidative damage. Our Natural Vitamin E supplement provides this nutrient in a form that is most efficiently absorbed and utilized in tissues.
Mad Barn’s Natural Vitamin E is convenient to add to any horse’s feeding program, ensuring they meet their nutritional requirements and benefit from optimal antioxidant protection.
Unlike competitor products, our pure Vitamin E powder contains no fillers and is highly concentrated, providing 600,000 IU/kg of d-alpha-tocopherol. Known as natural Vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol has significantly higher bioavailability than synthetic Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol).
Our bulk natural Vitamin E also offers exceptional value, with an easy-to-feed formulation that can be adjusted to provide your horse with the exact dosage they need. At a typical feeding rate of 1.67 grams (1000 IU) per day, a 500 gram package will last approximately 300 days.
|Dosage Per Scoop|
|1 scoop||1,000 IU|
|2 scoops||2,000 IU|
|5 scoops||5,000 IU|
Benefits of Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that binds free radicals – unstable molecules that can damage DNA, cell membranes and other structures within cells. Vitamin E supports the health and function of cells by neutralizing free radicals before they can cause oxidative damage.
Oxidative damage in horses due to low vitamin E status may present itself as muscle soreness or slow recovery from exercise and illness.
Vitamin E must be included in the horse’s diet, as their bodies cannot synthesize it internally. A mature horse weighing 500 kg / 1,100 lb requires a minimum of 500 IU of vitamin E daily.
However, senior horses and those affected by illnesses or certain neurological conditions may benefit from higher levels. Equine athletes engaging in high-intensity exercise have elevated vitamin E requirements to support their demanding physical activity.
Grazing pasture is generally a good source of Vitamin E for horses because this vitamin is abundant in fresh grasses and legumes. However, once the plant is cut to make hay, the Vitamin E content begins to degrade.
Over time, the vitamin E content in stored hay continues to decline, resulting in nutritional deficiency among most horses on a hay-only diet. If your horse predominantly eats hay, they will need vitamin E supplementation to ensure optimal levels.
Vitamin E works together with the antioxidant mineral selenium to protect horses from free radical damage. For horses that prefer pelleted supplements, consider our all-in-one Natural E/Organic Se pellets.
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 complimentary review.
|> 200 kg||0.5 scoops||0.83 g||500 IU|
|200 – 500 kg||1 scoops||1.67 g||1000 IU|
|> 500 kg||1.5 scoops||2.5 g||1500 IU||1 scoop = 3 cc = 1.67 grams = 1000 IU|
A scale should be used with all individual ingredients to ensure accurate dosing
Per gram serving
|Nutrient||Concentration||Per 1.67 g|
|Natural Vitamin E||600,000 IU/kg||1000||IU|
|Servings||Cost Per Day|
Customer Questions About This Product
- What is your vitamin e derived from? Thank you.
- Q What is your vitamin e derived from? Thank you.A Our vitamin E is a natural vitamin E. Natural vitamin Es are derived from vegetable oils. Vitamin e needs fat to be absorbed, correct? Is there oil in this product?
- Q Vitamin e needs fat to be absorbed, correct? Is there oil in this product?A Hi Hiedi, There is good research data showing that Vitamin E does not require co-administration with a fat source to be absorbed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1883095/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18518659/ However, if you would prefer to supplement with a fat source, our w-3 Oil provides 1,500 IU of Vitamin E per serving in combination with essential fatty acids. Has this product been tested to show if it does in fact raise a horses vitamin E levels?
- Q Has this product been tested to show if it does in fact raise a horses vitamin E levels?A
Yes Is Mad Barn Vitamin E supplement synthetic?
- Q Is Mad Barn Vitamin E supplement synthetic?A
No, our vitamin E is in the natural, d-alpha tocopherol form. It's concentration is 405,000 IUs / kg, so if you were to give 5 grams of it, it would supply ~ 2000 IUs. Read this article to learn more about the different forms of vitamin E. Can your horse have too much Vitamin E?
- Q Can your horse have too much Vitamin E?A
Vitamin E toxicity is possible but rare and unlikely from eating grass. The upper tolerable intake limit is 100,000 IU which is very high considering the typical feeding rate is around 2000-5000 IU per day. What is the concentration of Vitamin E powder? E.g. how many IUs are in 1 kilogram?
- Q What is the concentration of Vitamin E powder? E.g. how many IUs are in 1 kilogram?A The Natural Vitamin E provides 405,000 IU/kg.
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