How will Omega 3, 6, and 9 help with my horses’ allergies?
There are two major effects that a product balanced with omega three, six and nine fatty acids will help in regard to a horse with allergies: decreasing inflammation and building a strong immune system.
Over the second half of the 20th century diets became richer in omega 6 fatty acids and lower in omega 3 fatty acids. Also, during this time an increase in prevalence of allergic disease was noted; a causal link has been suggested that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may protect against allergic sensitization.
Severe allergies trigger an uncontrolled cascade of inflammation in the horse’s body. If it is an acute allergic response you worry about major structures in the horse’s body shutting down, a process widely known as anaphylactic shock. While Excel is a great preventative measure it is not a cure or substitute for conventional medicine during these instances. Excel will help with supplementation during the healing process, allowing the horses body to respond well to an antigen.
The omega nine fatty acid is associated with health benefits, most notably for strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation. If your horse is showing a weak or damaged immune system this may be directly related to their hind gut. The largest disturbance in the gut is inflammation, leaving the gut wall not able to absorb the nutrients, allowing them to leak out, in turn causing the body to react and create more inflammation.
Current veterinary science shows that we still don’t have a complete understanding of where this inflammation is coming from. With this lack of knowledge, it is suggested that the strongest preventative measure is to feed a balanced diet to keep and nourish good gut bacteria, while eliminating the bad bacteria.
The bioavailability components in Excel’s product will aid in both decreasing inflammation in structures of the horse, building a stronger immune system and allowing the body to absorb nutrients and medicines at max capacity.
What makes Excel different from other omega supplements?
The most important concept to understand when comparing omegas is that they are not all created equal. Having quality sourcing of ingredients and precise processing techniques will provide an excellent omega product with the correspondingly important bioavailability your animal needs to see results.
For the last 20 years, Excel has worked to develop proprietary camelina varieties which are optimized to yield the highest level of omegas, sterols and polyphenols. Our control of the entire process, from the planted seed to your animal’s feed enables you to be certain your animal is getting the highest quality supplement available. Our camelina is grown in our controlled fields and is carefully processed to maximize the effects of this plant’s oil for animal health. Excel’s supplements provide an optimal ratio between omega three, six and nine fatty acids; added to this are the tailored polyphenols and antioxidants in Excel’s varietals which have been developed to allow for maximum bioavailability within the animal. Superior anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and gastrointestinal support experienced by our patients is what truly sets ExcelEQ™ apart as the gold standard of the animal supplement industry.
Excel ProElite™ provides the addition of CamOlive™ (a proprietary extract of natural olive antioxidants) which benefits the performance of the animal by adding increased mobility and superior muscle development along with enhanced anti-inflammatory protection for quicker recovery post workout. ProElite™ also provides elevated anti-oxidant activity (neutralizes free radicals and protects intestinal epithelium), increased bioavailability (increases the nutrient bioavailability) and intestinal protection (reinforced the immune system and improve hind-gut health).
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I currently give my 29 year old a joint supplement , a digestive aid, and a Weight Accelerator. If I purchased your product would I need to stop all of the other supplements?
With our ExcelEQ ProElite, customers have found that they no longer needed to feed any other joint, gut, muscle, weight, skin/coat or hoof supplement. The omega 3 and vitamin E tocopherols in our ProElite gives great support for their joints, aids in digestion and bio-availability (allowing them to absorb the proper nutrients and minerals from their feed, hay and grass) which makes maintaining a proper weight and muscling a breeze!
Does feeding my horse Excel help his hind gut?
My horse has a vitamin E deficiency, will your product help?
The Vitamin E in Excel largely consists of Gamma-tocopherol and serves two important functions: – as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and secondly, and equally important to the overall product, as a very potent natural antioxidant which acts as a preservative and improves the oil’s stability. Your horse’s diagnosed vitamin E deficiency is actually a diagnosis calling for supplementation with Alpha-tocopherol. As Excel is largely a gamma-tocopherol product, your horse will not receive a large dose of Alpha-tocopherol by adding Excel to its diet…HOWEVER… in many cases, the root-cause of the Alpha-tocopherol deficiency is often tied to poor intestinal absorption of this important vitamin. ExcelEQ™ and especially ExcelProElite™ have been shown to improve the bioavailability of other nutrients in the animal’s diet by decreasing ‘leaky gut’ and improving overall intestinal health- allowing the naturally consumed vitamins to do what they were intended to do- and reducing or eliminating the need for artificial supplementation of these vitamins. We often find horse owners who have been using heavy supplementation with vitamins being able to completely eliminate this extra supplementation following a switch to using ExcelEQ™ ProElite™. As always, check with a veterinarian before eliminating any proscribed medicines or supplements from an animals’ diet, but we feel that the best form of protection is prevention and if you are able to improve your animal’s gut health, and eliminate artificial forms of supplementation and medication, you are improving your animal’s overall health and wellbeing, naturally.
More about Excel’s natural tocopherols: Typically, the more unsaturated the oil, the more prone it is to oxidation, hence a shorter shelf life. However, the high concentration of the Gamma-tocopherol in Excel improves the oil’s stability- dramatically improving its shelf life when compared to other oils with similar levels of unsaturated fatty acids (flax, fish oil).
What we think of as Vitamin E is really a mix of different tocopherols (of which there are many). The following is the breakdown of Excel into its different tocopherol components:
Total tocopherols- 700PPM or 760-800 mg/kg
- Alpha-tocopherol: 30 – 40 mg/kg
- Gamma –tocopherol: 720 – 740 mg/kg
- Delta-tocopherol: 10 – 20 mg/kg
- Alpha-Tocopherol IU’s: 20- 27 IUs per Kg or .6-.8 IU’s per ounce*
When looking at this on a daily serving basis- you can calculate this into per ounce measurements. 1 kg equates to 35.27 oz so total Tocopherol content per ounce of Excel is equal to between 21.55 to 22.68 mg/ounce. Alpha tocopherol supplementation is often listed in I.U.s (International Units). Customers being told to supplement their animals with Vitamin E (again really Alpha-Tocopherols) are looking for these measurements, and we are frequently asked to identify this IU measurement for our oil.
What is the difference between feeding powdered vitamin E and liquid vitamin E? How does your product help with this process?
In a recent study, plasma levels of horses consuming three types of vitamin E were compared: synthetic vitamin E powder (dL-alpha-tocopherol), natural vitamin E powder (d-alpha-tocopherol), and natural vitamin E liquid (also d-alpha-docopherol). Dramatic increases were noted in horses fed natural vitamin E. The water-soluble liquid vitamin E demonstrated the quickest effect. Blood levels of natural vitamin E powder also increased, but at a slower pace. As for the synthetic vitamin E powder, this study showed that plasma levels fell slightly. So most important is to check that your product has a natural source of vitamin E.
In people there was an interesting study looking into variability of vitamin e digestibility according to how vitamin e was consumed. They found that taking the vitamin with a fat source increased absorption notably. You can read a synopisis of the human study here:
Excel ProElite™ is an excellent vitamin e maintenance provider as it contains natural Vitamin E offered in a healthy fat medium.
Will the Excel oil help my horse who has Equine Metabolic Syndrome?
Will Excel make a horse hot or hyper?
No, none of our ingredients will make a horse hot or hyper. However we have seen horses who had previous joint issues that limited their movement benefit so much from our ExcelEQ ProElite that their movement is not as restricted making them more active! We have also seen that horses with prior gut issues or ulcers who are on the ExcelEQ or ExcelEQ ProElite have freer movement because they are no longer in stomach pain! Other than the relief of pain, our ingredients have no direct effect on making a horse hot.
What is Excel's shelf life?
All of our products are a 2 year shelf life!
My dog has a bad yeast skin condition, will these omegas help? Does it provide what she needs for her raw diet?
The K9 is great for helping with skin conditions in dogs. Our only ingredient is our proprietary blend of Camelina oil which is packed full of all natural vitamin e and a 4:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. The all natural vitamin e serves as a powerful antioxidant, the omega 3 is a powerful anti-inflammatory and the omega 6 is a great way to fight out infection. The omegas and vitamin e in our Camelina oil’s purpose is to allow your dogs digestive tract to absorb the right amount of vitamins and minerals from their already existing diet. Think of it more as repairing and armoring their digestive tract to make it as powerful as possible!
I have a horse with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) condition, and who has ulcers. I am looking for a supplement he could take to help keep ulcers away while not being a threat to his condition. Could you kindly give me the list of ingredients so I know whether I can feed him your products or not.
The only ingredient in our products is Camelina Sativa. This makes it completely safe for EMS conditions while also being a huge help to horses with ulcers. I would suggest looking at our ExcelEQ ProElite for your guy as it is the best product to really help with ulceration and digestive issues. Attached I have the label for our ExcelEQ and our ExcelEQ ProElite.