Equine Immune Support

Equine Immune Support

Equine Immune Support by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($95.00).

The equine immune system faces countless stressors year-round. Training, competition, travel, environmental factors, and lack of turnout can all take a toll. Equine Immune Support is a complex su...

30 Ounces (850 Grams)
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$95.00   Out of Stock

Equine Immune Support by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($95.00).

Equine Immune SupportDescription

The equine immune system faces countless stressors year-round. Training, competition, travel, environmental factors, and lack of turnout can all take a toll.


Equine Immune Support is a complex supplement for a complex system, caring for the interlocking cells and organisms that coordinate activity to recognize what belongs in the body and what doesn't. Equine Immune Support encourages an optimal immune response–either defensively or offensively–to safeguard the health, performance, and stamina of the horse by supporting:

  • Immune-cell signaling
  • Antioxidant activities
  • Cell integrity
  • Nutritional status

This supplement is uniquely designed with whole food nutrition to:

  • Support the entire body while targeting vital aspects of immune system response
  • Help the body respond in the most appropriate way in times of need, whether that is by stimulating or calming the normal, healthy immune response

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

Key Ingredients


This amino acid is a universal energy substrate for cells throughout the body, especially those of the immune system. Glutamine's broad role in metabolism supports the body's natural regeneration and healing processes.1,2




Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), and turkey tail (Coriolus versicolor) mushrooms have a long history of use for immune support in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Turkey tail mushroom's support for immune function is mainly attributed to a protein-bound polysaccharide and has been shown to support the antibody-mediated immune response.3
  • Shiitake has a long history of traditional use for immune stimulation, cholesterol processing, and overall support for aging.4,5
  • Reishi is traditionally used to support normal cholesterol already within a normal range, blood flow, stamina, and the antibody-mediated immune response.6,7,8,9



In-vitro and animal studies have shown that curcumin, just one of many phytochemicals in turmeric, supports the downregulation of inflammatory cytokines, displays antioxidant properties, and modulates a wide range of cell-signaling molecules10,11,12

Vitamin A palmitate

This vitamin is critical for maintaining epithelial-cell integrity, eye health, and kidney and immune function. Vitamin A palmitate is included in Equine Immune for support of epithelial tissue–a front-line barrier in immune response.13

Vitamin D

Receptors for vitamin D are in almost all immune cells, and current research suggests that vitamin D helps regulate T cells, leading to moderation of the normal inflammatory process. Horses that are kept indoors or get limited sun exposure might not have the opportunity to make sufficient endogenous vitamin D.14

Yeast culture

Yeast cultures have more than 60 years of use in supporting immune status in animals, including livestock, poultry, dogs, and cats. Research in horses suggests that the addition of yeast cultures supports a healthy gut environment and nutrient availability.15,16,17

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Clinical Perspective


Richard Tully, DVM

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

"I began trialing Equine Immune Support after determining that it was an interesting mix of safe and evidence-based ingredients. We began several horses on the product that showed immune-related seasonal environmental issues. In my observations, the horses on the Equine Immune Support showed less reactivity to environmental challenges and substances in comparison to past springs and summers prior to using the supplement. Once the horses were put on Equine Immune Support, these horses could proceed with few or no challenges. These horses were also subjectively observed to be more comfortable in their environment and seemed more relaxed and less anxious. Changes in habits were evident, especially tail-rubbing habits.

"Through the clinical experience I have had with Equine Immune Support, I feel very comfortable supplementing with this product, because of its whole food ingredients and extensive quality control and safety testing."


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  3. Jeong SC, Yang BK, GN K, et al. Macrophage-stimulating activity of polysaccharides extracted from fruiting bodies of Coriolus versicolor (Turkey Tail Mushroom). J Med Food. 2006;9:175-181.
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