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.
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Mad Barn’s bulk Natural Vitamin E powder can be added to your horse’s diet to ensure they are meeting the Vitamin E requirement and have optimal antioxidant protection.
Our pure Natural Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol) powder provides 405,000 IU/kg. At a typical serving size of 2.5 grams daily (1000 IU), 1 kg of our Vitamin E would last approximately 400 days.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that binds free radicals which are 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 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 because it can not be made by the horse’s body. A mature, 500kg horse needs about 500 IU of vitamin E per day. This requirement is higher in older horses and horses that are sick to support their increased needs for antioxidant defenses. Vitamin E requirements are also higher for equine athletes engaging in high-intensity exercise.
Pasture grazing is typically a good source of Vitamin E for horses because it is abundant in fresh grasses and legumes. As soon as the plant is cut, vitamin E begins to degrade.
Hay in storage will continue to lose vitamin E, making hay generally deficient in this nutrient. Equine diets that are largely hay-based will likely require supplemental vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that includes eight different compounds. This supplement is composed of pure D-alpha-tocopherol, also known as natural vitamin E, which has much higher bioavailability compared to other sources.
Vitamin E and selenium are both potent antioxidants that work through similar mechanisms to protect horses from free radical damage. Mad Barn’s Omneity and AminoTrace+ are formulated to meet your horse’s vitamin E and selenium requirements to optimize antioxidant protection.
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.
|Per 100 kg||0.2 scoops||1.2 g||486 IU|
|300 kg||0.5 scoops||3 g||1215 IU|
|500 kg||1 scoops||6 g||2430 IU|
|700 kg||1.5 scoops||9 g||3402 IU||1 scoop = 9 cc = 6 grams = 2430 IU|
A scale should be used with all individual ingredients to ensure accurate dosing
|Natural Vitamin E||405,000 IU/kg|
|Quantity||Days Supplied||Serving Size||Cost Per Day|
|Cost Per Day||2.5 grams / day
|6 grams / day
Customer Questions About This Product
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? answer nowAsked by May 13, 2021 7:46 amonAnswered by the admin 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? answer nowAsked by April 23, 2021 9:24 amonAnswered by the admin
Is Mad Barn Vitamin E supplement synthetic?
Q Is Mad Barn Vitamin E supplement synthetic? answer nowAsked by June 11, 2020 9:21 amonA
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? answer nowAsked by June 7, 2020 1:49 pmonA
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? answer nowAsked by May 21, 2020 8:29 amonAnswered by the admin The Natural Vitamin E provides 405,000 IU/kg.
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