Elevate is a revolutionary liquid supplement that provides unsurpassed vitamin E nutrition to horses of all ages. Vitamin E contributes richly to the well-being of the horse and plays an imperative role in immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, and reproductive functions. In addition, vitamin E is an essential component of body-wide antioxidant defenses.
Natural Vitamin E
Elevate is a source of natural vitamin E. Researchers have established that natural forms of the vitamin are superior to synthetic versions, as they are more digestible and preferentially metabolized by horses.
Water-Soluble Vitamin E Is Most Effective
The vitamin E in elevate is water-soluble, which allows it to be absorbed efficiently from the gastrointestinal tract. Because of this rapid absorption, vitamin E is readily dispersed into the blood and to outlying tissues. When other forms of vitamin E are fed (e.g., oil-based or emulsified forms), the digestive system must break down the vitamin E before it can be used, thus delaying absorption.
Wide Scope of Application
Elevate is appropriate for horses of all ages and breeds. In particular, Elevate is essential for horses that do not have regular access to pasture. The vitamin E content of dried forages such as hay and hay cubes is severely diminished, with such forages losing more than 75% of their vitamin content upon harvesting and storage. Therefore, vitamin E supplementation is most critical for equine athletes that are confined to stalls and fed diets composed largely of preserved forages (such as racehorses and show horses).
Hardworking horses require optimal levels of vitamin E to ensure proper muscle function. Equine athletes that do not possess adequate stores of vitamin E may experience muscle soreness or stiffness during exercise and prolonged recovery following strenuous work.
Broodmares and Foals
Recent research has lauded the use of vitamin E on breeding farms. Mares supplemented with vitamin E have shown increased passive transfer of antibodies to foals, which ensures strength of the neonatal immune system. There is also increasing evidence that vitamin E supplementation may boost fertility in mares.
Located in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky is a company that is unique to the horse industry. Kentucky Equine Research, Inc. (KER) is an equine nutrition, research and consultation company serving both the horse producer and the feed industry. Its goal is to advance the industry's knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology and apply this knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses.
Kentucky Equine Research takes a multifaceted approach towards bridging the gap that often exists between basic research and horse production. By combining scientific research with hands-on experience in horse production and feed manufacturing, KER brings horsemen products and services never before available.
For more information on Elevate and Kentucky Performance Products call 800-772-1988.