5 Reasons to Try Health-E Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) is a vitally important nutrient for all horses. From young foals to pregnant mares, stallions, athletes, and horses suffering from conditions like Insulin Resistance or neurological issues, it is crucial to incorporate Vitamin E into your horse’s diet. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which has an important role in many physiological functions such as reproduction, immune response, and nerve and muscle function. 

As critical as Vitamin E  to your horse’s health, it is not produced by their body so their sole source of Vitamin E comes from their diet. Grass does contain Vitamin E, therefore in order for a horse to receive the required daily amount of Vitamin E,  they would have to graze for more than 12 hours each day. If your horse can only spend a few hours a day in the pasture, is confined to a dirt lot or has other issues with their teeth and can’t chew correctly, they will become Vitamin E deficient and require supplementation. 

Vitamin E deficiency can lead to a poor immune system, muscle damage, recurring colds, and disease so it is crucial to supplement Vitamin E if your horse cannot get the recommended amount from grazing alone. With so many Vitamin E supplements for horses on the market, you want to ensure that you’re choosing the best, most cost-effective product you can find. Here are 4 reasons why we think you should try Health-E Vitamin E supplement

1. Health-E is the Most Potent Vitamin E Supplement in the US
Health-E is the most potent Vitamin E supplement currently available in the US containing over 11,000 IU in just 2 tablespoons. Other brands require 8 – 16 tablespoons to get to that level due to the number of fillers. Just one scoop of Health-E per day is proven to raise your horse’s Vitamin E levels in their blood, guaranteed.

2. Contains 8 forms of Alpha-Tocopherol
Vitamin E is a collective name for a group of eight naturally occurring compounds that all have distinctive antioxidant activity. There are four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Each is designated with an alpha-, beta-, gamma- or delta-. Health-E contains all 8 varieties including dl-alpha tocopherol acetate, a form of Vitamin E proven to help neurological disease in horses. Most other brands only contain only 1 type of alpha-tocopherol.

3. No Selenium
Many Vitamin E brands on the market also contain Selenium and therefore caution administering the supplement in high doses as giving more than 5g a day of Selenium can result in Selenium toxicity in a 1000 pound horse. Horses should not be supplemented more than 3mg of Selenium per day, however, with a Vitamin E/Selenium combination product, it will be difficult to receive the required amount of Vitamin E without overdosing the Selenium. There is no toxicity for high doses of Vitamin E in horses. Horses suffering from EPM, PSSM, EDM, muscle problems, and eye problems need 10,000 IU of Vitamin E per day to effectively treat these issues. They are unable to take any Vitamin E supplement that contains Selenium because it would result in Selenium toxicity.

4. Low Sugar
Many brands on the market contain high amounts of sugar making them unsafe for horses suffering from Insulin Resistance or Cushings. Health E- contains less than 1% Fructans, 1.4% ESC Simple Sugars, and less than 1% starch. The added sugars in other brands may help improve the taste of the supplements but they are not safe for a horse who struggles to maintain healthy insulin levels. Don’t worry if you have a picky eater on your hands, our founder and veterinarian, Dr. Frank Reilly will be happy to consult with you via phone or email to develop a safe and delicious blend to ensure that your horse receives their full dose of Vitamin E.  

5. Free Veterinary Consults
To ensure that all of your horse’s unique needs are met, our founder, product developer, and veterinarian, Dr. Frank Reilly will assess your horse via email or phone call at no cost. Our number one goal is getting your horse back to or keeping them in the best health possible. Dr. Reilly also personally inspects each bottle at our facility in Pennsylvania during the bottling process to ensure quality and potency. We feel that your horse deserves this attention to detail and support because to you they are not just an animal, they are family.

Click here to purchase Health-E Maximum Strength Vitamin E.