Vitamin E is first and foremost an antioxidant, an agent that keeps free radicals from forming and potentially weakening cells and tissues. In addition to its antioxidant responsibilities, vitamin E is vital to immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular, and reproductive functions.
The availability and necessity of vitamin E in equine diets is well established. When healthy horses are given frequent access to fresh green forage such as good-quality pasture, there is little need for supplementation of vitamin E. However, many horses today are managed without fresh forage in their diets. These horses can survive in such management systems, but they will likely not be consuming sufficient vitamin E for optimal health..
Nano-E® uses advanced nanotechnology to create a rapidly available and absorbed source of vitamin E that enables administration to be timed to provide peak antioxidant protection to performance horses.
Be aware that there are many vitamin E supplements on the market, but it is most bioavailable to the horse in liquid form instead of pellet or powder.
"Water-dispersible, natural d-alpha-tocopherol increased serum concentration of vitamin E within one week, compared to a powdered form that took seven weeks to reach a comparable concentration in horses with low vitamin E status"
Nano-E is recommended for:
- Race and performance horses in intense work
- Horses recovering from illness or injury
- Prior to or following stressful events such as weaning or travel
- Horses with neurological or neuromuscular disease
- Horses in confinement or those not receiving fresh green grass
Daily Use: give 4-8 mL (1000-2000 IU) per 1100 lb (500 kg) horse by mouth or top-dress on feed.
Pre-Competition: give 12-20 mL (3000-5000IU) per 1100 lb (500 kg) horse 6-12 hours prior to competition or stressful event.
In racehorses, we recommend stopping this product 24 hours prior to racing. Why?
250 IU d-alpha-tocopherol per mL