Proper Digestive Health Supplement
- Helps soothe the entire digestive tract
- Encourages absorption of nutrients
- Maintains bacterial balance
Excel helps to soothe the entire digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and the colon), which aides in lessening the discomforts of digestive issues. You can use a quick palpation test to help you determine if your horse has digestive tract sensitivity.
The key ingredients in Excel, Aloe Vera Powder and Marshmallow Root Powder, promote overall digestive health and help to reduce the negative side effects of gastric upset. They work well with the prebiotic, Zorien® MOS, to allow increased absorption of needed nutrients from food.
Ginger has been historically used as a natural preservative and to relieve inflammation. It also assists with nutritional absorption, as well as encouraging the decrease of gas, bloating, and indigestion.
Psyllium Husk Powder has long been recognized as an excellent means of getting more dietary fiber and promoting colon health. Psyllium forms a gelatin-like mass in the colon, which keeps the bowels soft and regular. This mass also helps absorb toxins.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder resists breakdown from stomach acids and enzymes so it maintains a soothing action throughout the digestive system. In addition, it helps regulate bacteria in the intestine and enhances good gut flora. Marshmallow Root is a mucilaginous extract that promotes soothing.
Veterinarians who study ulcers say that nearly 90% of our horses have and suffer from gastrointestinal ulceration. Some symptoms associated with gastrointestinal distress are: ulcers, weight loss, diarrhea, body soreness (especially over the low back/lumbar area), cribbing, sensitivity over the sides (especially over the last rib), and the most common symptom is cinchy or girthy horses. Anxiousness, anger, defensiveness, dead sided, weaving, stall walking, and teeth grinding are also symptoms of ulcers that reoccur.
Excel is an all natural digestive health supplement that is fed daily. Excel may be used long term without the possible build up of aluminum, found in daily antacids, which may create a metal toxicity. It is mixed with brewer’s yeast and fenugreek to make it more palatable to the horse.
Over a hundred horses with digestive issues have been tested with Horse Hair Analysis. They consistently show severe nutritional deficiencies in at least 3 of the 4 electrolyte minerals, iron, selenium and cobalt. A significant percentage also have a toxic metal present in their body, such as aluminum or mercury, that must be chelated from the body in order for it regain health. For more information on Horse Hair Analysis, click here.
The Health Library contains informative articles on a proper feed program in the Nutrition category. This is the biggest culprit in digestive upset. If your horses has been diagnosed or is suspected of having ulcers, you are encouraged to read the articles in the Digestive category.