A horse with a healthy gut is a happy horse.
Stomach discomfort and pain is one of the leading concerns in the horse community. With highly sensitive digestive systems, it is imperative we assist our horses when it comes to maintaining proper acid levels in their stomach. Horse’s internalize stress just as we do, and more often than not, the result is excess production of stomach acid which will lead to fatigue, irritability, and ultimately painful ulcers. Usually it is the latter that finally leads us to aggressively treat our horses with expensive drugs such as Omeprazole, which are quick and effective ways to alleviate the immediate problem at hand, but do not cure the ongoing problem that got you here, and are quite expensive.
GastroPower™ is a cost effective, proprietary type of mineral rich calcified marine algae, which absorbs the excess acid in your horse’s stomach, and then as it breaks down, releases bio available calcium, magnesium, and other beneficial trace minerals to assist with your horse’s overall health. GastroPower™ is not a drug, nor does it interfere with the brain or acid production in the stomach. It is FEI and USEF safe.
The unique proprietary active ingredients in GastroPower™, coupled with its physical structure and large service area, enables it to break down slowly in the gut – conditioning the stomach and neutralizing the damaging stomach acid significantly over a prolonged period of time. GastroPower™ is also likely to be an effective buffer under in vitro foregut conditions and will affect fermentation in a manner that promotes fiber digestibility in the hind gut.
100% of the calcium from GastroPower™ is solubilized within 8 hours in the stomach.
98.7% of the magnesium from GastroPower™ is solubilized within 8 hours in the stomach.
Magnesium (Mg) plays a number of important roles in your horse's body. In the muscles, it attaches to ATP so that the ATP can be used by the muscle cells. If the Mg is not present, the ATP cannot be used, and the muscle would not be able to generate energy to carry out any functions.
It also plays a role in the horse's blood, as well as acting as an activator for many enzymes throughout the body. It is necessary for many of the enzymes that work with ATP.
Almost 60% of the Mg in the horse's body is in his skeleton, while another 30% is found in the muscles. The other 10% is found in various areas, including the blood and liver.
Magnesium Deficiency in Horses
Horses that are deficient in Mg show a variety of symptoms, including:
Diets low in Mg also cause mineral clots to form in the aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.
Does NOT contain any additives, fillers, or sugars.
1 scoop per day (3.5 ounces). 3.5oz feed scoop included.
Dosages to be fed in accordance with the needs of the horse. GastroPower™ is not a drug and you should contact your veterinarian if in doubt of the health of your horse.
For use with horses only. Store in dry and cool (below 80F) conditions. Shelf life is 24 months from production date. Does not conflict with any FEI or USEF regulations.