Alpha Gold combines the well known benefits of Aloe Vera, turmeric, coconut oil and Linseed oil to give every horse the very best that nature has to offer. Coconut oil and linseed oil provide the lipid molecules necessary to aid absorption of the turmeric, so that its widely known benefits can take effect.
The turmeric in this liquid blend makes it ideal for horses needing support for their joints or mobility. For others, it can help to maintain the health and strength of the joints as well as maintain suppleness and mobility throughout the entire body.
Aloe Vera has a wide range of health benefits for horses, making Alpha GOLD a great everyday supplement. Aloe Vera has a cleansing effect on the digestive tract, helping to maintain its health and function. It also encourages the growth of strong and healthy hooves, has been shown to aid recovery following exercise, and enhances the condition of the coat. Being rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Aloe Vera is great for maintaining horses in top health.
Coconut oil is a unique fat, in that it contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are quickly metabolized into energy. The MCTs in coconut oil make it more digestible, more easily absorbed and more useful as a source of energy than other oils that contain primarily long chain triglycerides. Coconut oil provides ‘cool’ energy to horses, gives the skin and coat a beautiful shine, supports the metabolic, digestive and immune systems and increases the absorption of nutrients into the body. Most horses love the taste too!
Linseed oil works in harmony with coconut oil in this blend to ensure that the turmeric is readily absorbed. Linseed oil is high in omega 3 fatty acids, including alpha-linoleic acid. This helps to correct the imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, often found in equine diets. The essential fatty acids in linseed oil assist in maintaining optimal cell function, help to reduce a build up of lactic acid in the muscles and support digestion.
The carefully formulated blend of these wonderful ingredients makes Alpha GOLD an ideal supplement to be given to all horses. Alpha GOLD also provides added convenience to horse owners as it combines the necessary oil for absorption of turmeric, negating the need for multiple supplementary products.
*Please Note - We have not added black pepper to this product because pepper is ineffective in aiding absorption unless it has been recently freshly ground. Furthermore, our experience with pepper is that it can irritate the lining of the stomach and small intestine. Research shows that oils facilitate absorption sufficiently without the need for pepper.
**Coconut oil in this product will cause this product to thicken in cooler temperatures. Therefore we recommend that during the winter months, this product is stored indoors or near a heat source. The product can also be thinned easily by placing it in hot water.
Daily Feeding Rates:
- Pony Maintenance: 15mls
- Horse Maintenance: 30mls