With its anti-oxidant effect, Vitamin E is a major factor in many
aspects of health, particularly immunity, fertility and cardiovascular
and membrane integrity. Vitamin E destroys the dangerous free radicals
formed as a by-product of energy metabolism and assists in recovery from
exercise by limiting free-radical damage to cells. Studies have shown
that horses without access to fresh pasture (even if provided with hay)
often have a Vitamin E deficiency.
A handy tip to remember is that if a horse is being fed a Vitamin E
supplement and oil, then these should be given in separate feeds (ie oil
in the morning, Vitamin E at night). This is because Vitamin E is oil,
not water soluble, and therefore the oil can affect the absorption of
the Vitamin E in the gut.
Horsepower now uses NATURAL Vitamin E, which has be shown to be 3.8 times more potent than the synthetic product.