Horses possess the enzyme L-gulonolactone oxidase required to produce Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, however the horse may not always be able to produce enough Vitamin C to meet the demands placed upon the body during intense training and exercise.
The most important function of Vitamin C is its involvement in Collagen formation. The vitamin is essential for the formation and maintenance of Collagen, and it is the main component of connective tissue.
As a water-soluble antioxidant, Vitamin C can help keep the horse healthy in times of stress working to fight against free radicals by neutralising them and therefore rendering them non-harmful. If antioxidants are unavailable free radicals can build up in the body leading to damage of cells and tissues.
VIT-C EQUINE BENEFITS
Plays a role in the immune system of the horse by stimulating the formation of antibodies.
Aids in the absorption of iron and copper and can regulate the metabolism of calcium, some amino acids and certain fats.
Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage,
Offers protection of cells from oxidative stress.
No added fillers or bulkers
NUTRITION & FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS
For Maintenance Use
2.5g per day
For maximum synthesis of collagen or horses in need of antioxidant support