Gastric health is all the rage in the world of equine nutrition today. Why is everyone so obsessed with this niche segment? Because nearly 90% of all performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers. When good management practices just don’t work, you need a gastric health supplement to keep your horse’s stomach healthy and protected.
Most gastric health products on the market today attempt to alter the pH levels in the stomach. While this is beneficial in the short term to reduce lesions, in the long run the lesions will return, and the vicious cycle continues. That’s where Vitalize® Alimend® is different.
Vitalize Alimend is different.
One key, distinct feature about Vitalize Alimend is that it will not alter the horse’s stomach pH, allowing digestion to remain unchanged. This is beneficial for two reasons: 1) there is less chance of colic when you do not disrupt the body’s natural state, and 2) your horse will not suffer from an “acid rebound” after treatment is completed. An “acid rebound” frequently occurs following a change in acidity and often leads to even more ulcers and digestive upset. This is why so many people complain about the recurrence of ulcers even after spending thousands of dollars to get rid of them.
How does Alimend work?
Vitalize Alimend works to repair and maintain the lining of the stomach by using its unique, mucoadhesive formula to coat the stomach and shield the gastrointestinal tissue from harm. If there are already ulcers present, it will soothe the stomach while the body naturally repairs the sores. Its ingredients all have been research-proven in clinical trials, which plays a major role in its ability to be successful in benefitting your horse’s health. So, what’s in the jug? Keep reading to find out.
The Triple Threat
Vitalize Alimend contains three main ingredients, all which have gastroprotective and healing attributes. They are:
- MHB3® Hyaluronan
MHB3 Hyaluronan is patented and proven through pre-clinical and clinical research to support gastric health & GI tissue in horses.
- H. erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) extract
An extract rich in beta glucan content that supports enhanced gastroprotection.
BioZyme®’s research-proven, natural prebiotic designed to boost animal resilience to challenges.
Do you have an ulcer-prone horse that you are tired of worrying about the recurrence of gastric flare-ups? Consider adding Vitalize Alimend to his or her diet for consistent comfort, health and performance. Find your local dealer here or buy online today at select online retailers.
Interested in learning more about the research behind Vitalize Alimend? Click here to download our research guide.