Mad Barn’s Natural E/Organic Se is a pelleted source of supplemental Natural Vitamin E and Organic Selenium that ensures optimal antioxidant status in your horse.
Natural E/Organic Se contains potent antioxidants that are locked inside a palatable, mint-flavoured pellet.
Vitamin E and selenium functions are interrelated. Inadequate amounts of either nutrient can result in increased oxidative damage to cells.
Natural E/Organic Se contains optimal levels of both vitamin E and selenium to minimize oxidative tissue damage, provided in a highly bioavailable natural form that your horse’s body can better absorb and utilize.
DOES MY HORSE NEED EXTRA VITAMIN E & SELENIUM?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in protecting cells from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is rapidly degraded when hay is harvested, dried & stored, making supplementation necessary when fresh pasture is not available.
Selenium, a trace mineral that works together with vitamin E to enhance antioxidant defense, is much more than just an antioxidant. Selenocysteine, the 21st essential amino acid, is unique in that it is not directly coded for in the genetic code, but instead uses other mechanisms for assembly.
There are at least 32 unique selenoproteins that we are aware of. The function of a few of these selenoproteins, like glutathione peroxidase, is well understood, however many are not and research is ongoing.
Selenoproteins are more than just antioxidants- they are responsible for many other biological functions, like the conversion of thyroid hormones to their active form.
If selenium is inadequate in the diet, then selenoprotein production must be prioritized to produce the most important selenoproteins and selectively other selenoproteins will not be manufactured, due to lack of selenium. This will ultimately lead to poor health and eventually manifest itself in clinical disease.
The majority of soils in North America are deficient, to completely devoid, of selenium, therefore supplementation is absolutely essential. The resultant hay and feedstuffs from selenium-deficient soils will be low in selenium. See below for a selenium map of North America. If you are feeding feedstuffs from a selenium-rich area, it is important to test feedstuffs to assess total selenium intake.
Natural E / Organic SE Supports:
- antioxidant defenses
- overall well-being
- immune function
- reduced inflammation
- muscle function
- recovery from exercise
- metabolic health
- joint health
- digestive support
Please consult your veterinarian prior to adjusting or supplementing your horse’s feed.