Cellular Stress

MinerEQ™ - Complete Vitamin & Mineral Formula
Vantiox™ - Antioxidant - Muscle + Cell Protector

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WHY DO HORSES NEED AN ANTIOXIDANT?
Oxygen is 100% essential for almost all living things. Inhaled oxygen drives metabolic processes and helps cells produce energy. During exercise, horses inhale more oxygen than usual to meet the oxygen demand of their muscles. Along with supporting the muscles, oxygen produces free radicals and horses suffer Cellular Stress (aka “oxidative stress”). This comes from an imbalance between free radical production and antioxidant defenses. Supplementing horses with antioxidants helps alleviate oxidative stress by bringing these metabolic processes back into balance.

Certain vitamins act as antioxidants (beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E) as well as the trace elements zinc and selenium; to protect against cellular damages. Free radical damage is a result of oxidative stress (molecular imbalance) to cells. This is connected to: central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders (arthritis); as well as endocrine disorders (diabetes) and genetic degenerative diseases (Parkinson's) in humans.

MinerEQ is the ultimate source of essential minerals, trace elements, vitamins, and antioxidants; all in one convenient and highly bioavailable form. A quality source of B Vitamins (helps cell metabolism) and a higher level of Vitamin D3; it is often used for horses who are healing from an injury (increased stall time) or are in high performance work (excellent for healthy bones, ligaments, and hooves. Did you know MinerEQ also promotes hoof growth? It is beneficial and highly recommended for horses during winter months or those who are constantly stabled (lack of turnout) and cannot get adequate Vitamin D from a natural source (plants and sunlight). See related issues here: Hoof Growth  CHRONIC LAMENESS

Vantiox provides the body with 5 essential antioxidants - vitamins and minerals (beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, and Selenium) for optimum cellular protection. 

According to research, Oxidative Stress and free radical damage is associated with aging and various diseases, including cancer.

SYMPTOMS: poor performance, sub-optimal health, and many inflammatory conditions that accompany arthritis, respiratory conditions, FATIGUE, exercise intolerance (SHORTNESS OF BREATH, ELEVATED HEART RATE, etc.)
CAUSES: free radicals are produced as a by-product of respiration, and the influences of diet, environment, medications, stress, and exercise 
REMEDIES: HEALTHY DIET, SUPPLEMENTS TO CORRECT antioxidant DEFICIENCIES, supplements to address the associated conditions 
- ACUPRESSURE POINTS Ting Points (found at the coronary band) support all body functions