Equine GI Support


Equine GI Support

Equine GI Support by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($78.00).

The equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an extensive set of organs that must function as a synergistic team to maintain: healthy intestinal function, a healthy stomach lining, a normal appetite, a c...

30 Ounces (850 Grams)
(Id #E7700)
$78.00   Out of Stock

Equine GI Support by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($78.00).


Equine GI SupportDescription

The equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an extensive set of organs that must function as a synergistic team to maintain: healthy intestinal function, a healthy stomach lining, a normal appetite, a cooperative working attitude, and a pleasant disposition.

Equine GI Support is backed by research-proven ingredients that support:

  • Liver detoxification pathways
  • Lining of the stomach
  • Healthy bacterial populations in the intestine
  • Energy generation
  • Oxidation processes
 

Equine GI Support can be added to a balanced equine diet to ensure smooth operation of the horse's:

  • Upper GI tract
  • Hind gut
  • Liver function
  • Immune responses

Equine GI Support can be used for either short- or long-term support.


Key Ingredients

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Brussels sprout powder and kale powder

Brussels sprouts

Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and kale influence detoxification pathways. These vegetables contain compounds called glucosinolates and an enzyme called myrosinase. When crucifers are cut or chewed, myrosinase enzymes act on the glucosinolates to make them into other compounds that have demonstrated (via cell, animal, and epidemiological studies) an increase in the activation of detoxification enzymes.1, 2

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Kale

Chamomile

This well-known herb has a long history of traditional use as support for the stomach lining, complete digestive system, and immune system balance. Chamomile is also thought to act as a natural calmative that relaxes while still maintaining a positive energy level. Equine GI contains chamomile that is standardized to contain 1.2% apigenin, a key flavonoid linked to a number of health effects in animal studies.3,4

This ingredient could be considered a controlled substance by certain entities that govern equine competitions. We advise those who feed any supplement to competing horses to check with the governing body specific to the even regarding whether the product contains ingredients that could be considered a controlled substance.

Inulin

This nondigestible fiber supports the cecum in horses. Levels of up to 2% in feed improved fermentation in the cecum without any adverse effects. In humans, inulin shows preferential support for Bifidobacteria populations, while promoting healthy bacteria and pH in the gut. Inulin also supports immune-cell function and antibody production in the gut, absorption of calcium and magnesium, and healthy elimination.5,6,7,8

L-glutamine

Glutamine is an amino acid that is used as a building block for other amino acids and compounds like glutathione. Some of our cells that require a lot of energy (like those in the gut) can use glutamine as an energy source. In this way, glutamine supports the integrity of the intestinal lining and the immune cells associated with the intestines. This amino acid can be depleted by stress, which can in turn slow the body's natural regeneration and healing process.9,10

Vitamin E

This fat-soluble vitamin has antioxidant properties that support the body under stress. Stress is often associated with an increase in oxidation products that could damage cells.


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Clinical Perspective

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Richard Tully, DVM

Supervising Veterinarian of Clinical Research at Standard Process,
Partner at Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic LTD

"I have had the privilege of trialing the Equine GI Support supplement on several of my equine patients. In my findings, this product was very beneficial for horses with temperament issues and for general GI support. Horses on the supplement displayed a much calmer demeanor and appeared to be much more comfortable in their environment, whether that was in a stall or out to pasture. Horses challenged by environmental factors before being put on Equine GI Support showed improvement once put on the product.

"I feel very comfortable advising my clients to use Equine GI Support, because of its whole food ingredients and because I know Standard Process does extensive quality-control testing on all of its products."

References

  1. Robbins MG, Andersen G, Somoza V, Eshelman BD, Barnes DM, Hanlon PR. Heat treatment of Brussels sprouts retains their ability to induce detoxification enzyme expression in vitro and in vivo. J Food Sci. 2011 Apr; 76(3):C454-61.
  2. Robbins MG, Hauder J, Somoza V, Eshelman BD, Barnes DM, Hanlon PR. Induction of detoxification enzymes by feeding unblanched Brussels sprouts containing active myrosinase to mice for 2 wk. J Food Sci. 2010 Aug 1;75(6):H190-9.
  3. Gupta SC, Kim JH, Prasad S, Aggarwal BB. Regulation of survival, proliferation, invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis of tumor cells through modulation of inflammatory pathways by nutraceuticals. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2010 Sep; 29(3):405-34.
  4. Amsterdam JD, et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral Matricaria recutita (chamomile) extract therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009; 29(4):378-82.
  5. Van Loo, J. How Chicory Fructans Contribute to Zootechnical Performance and Well-Being in Livestock and Companion Animals. J. Nutr. 2007; 137(11): 2594S-2597.
  6. Kleessen B, Schwarz S, Boehm A, Fuhrmann H, Richter A, Henle T, Krueger M. Jerusalem artichoke and chicory inulin in bakery products affect faecal microbiota of healthy volunteers. Br J Nutr. 2007 Sep; 98(3):540-9. Epub 2007 Apr 20.
  7. Watzl, B., Girrbach S., and Roller M. Inulin, oligofructose and immunomodulation. Br J Nutr. 2005; 93 Suppl 1: p. S49-55.
  8. Scholz-Ahrens, K.E., et al., Prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics affect mineral absorption, bone mineral content, and bone structure. J Nutr, 2007. 137(3 Suppl 2): p. 838S-46S.
  9. Ehrlich, S.D. (2009, June 20) Complementary Medicines. Glutamine. July 29, 2011; http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/glutamine-000307.htm.
  10. Lacey JM and Wilmore DW. Is glutamine a conditionally essential amino acid? Nutrition Reviews. 2009; 48(8): 297-309.