Kentucky Equine Research Nano-E is a powerful water-soluble liquid vitamin E antioxidant in a unique, rapidly bioavailable form. Vitamin E is an essential component of body-wide antioxidant...
Kentucky Equine Research Nano-E is a powerful water-soluble liquid vitamin E antioxidant in a unique, rapidly bioavailable form. Vitamin E is an essential component of body-wide antioxidant defenses and plays a vital role in immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions. Vitamin E is often recommended for horses without access to fresh green pasture, as well as those with neurological or neuromuscular disease. KER Nano-E uses advanced nanotechnology to create a rapidly available and absorbed source of vitamin E that enables administration to be timed to provide peak antioxidant protection to performance horses. Administer 4-12 ml (1,000 to 3,000 IU) liquid daily or as directed by your veterinarian or equine nutritionist. For additional protection prior to a competition or stressful event, give 12-20 ml (3,000 to 5,000 IU) 6-12 hours prior. Nano-E may be administered orally or top-dressed onto feed at time of feeding. Includes a syringe for ease of measuring. 450 ml. The term vitamin E refers to a family of substances. Among these, only two--alpha-tocophe rol and gamma- tocopherol-- possess the potent antioxidant properties that make the nutrient so important to the equine diet. Alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active, and is the form found most abundantly in the horse's body. As with many other nutrients, the different forms of natural and synthetic vitamin E have quite dissimilar properties that make some more useful than others. Supplementation with synthetic vitamin E (dl- alphatocopherol acetate) is the least effective in elevating plasma tocopherol levels in horses. However, primarily because of its lower cost, synthetic vitamin E is frequently added to equine feeds, even though it offers quite limited bioavailability to the horse. In a recent study conducted at Kentucky Equine Research, vitamin E plasma levels were measured in eight Thoroughbreds. All horses received the same diet and either 1,000 mg/day of synthetic vitamin (four horses) or 1,000 mg/day of Nano-E. The results revealed that an equivalent amount of the natural-source vitamin E in Nano-E increased plasma vitamin E levels 56% above baseline compared to the synthetic product.