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At Excel we believe that all horse owners have the right to fully understand their horses diet; what are they are eating and WHY are they eating it. Don't see your question? Shoot us an email info@excelsupplement.com !

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Angie
Angie
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I have stated using Excel pro elite on my mare on have in training for reining and it’s fabulous! Started to see results within the first 2 weeks!! Also, I use the regular Excel on my older mare with arthritis and she is acting like her old self and has not been lame or lethargic on it either!! I am super happy with the results of this product and want to continue with the use of it from now on!!!! Thank you all for your product!!
Kyle
Kyle
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Best supplement ever! Tried all kinds of other supplements for one with allergies and one that would limp after a lot of exercise. Now these three 7 and 8 year old big boys are itch and limp free. Shiny soft coats with minimal shedding and full of energy, plus they love the taste of it!! My son also uses it for his 8 year old K9 to keep him in top performance and my daughter-in-law gives it to her barrel horse. Cannot recommend this product enough!!!
Kimberly
Kimberly
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My gelding came to me under weight amongst other things health wise. Excel was introduced to his new healthy natural diet right away after doing some homework on this oil. After 6 months steady with a lot of support from my supplier my guys joints are snapping less, has a beautiful full coat, bright eyes and coughing is rarely happening. Thank you Heather Lippert, Excel Distributor, Andrea Stewart, Manager of Ritchie Feed and Seed and Kelly Marryatt, Owner of Horse Power Ranch
Angela
Angela
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My 10 year old Gelding was diagnosed with allergies (on set heaves) when he was 3. It wasn’t until about 3-4 years ago it really started affecting him where I had him on a puffer, and tried diet change, etc. I put him on Ventipulmin about 2 years ago and he improved but still had days where we couldn’t do more than a walk he was so bad. Took us out of the show ring. I started him on Excel Eq about a year ago and he’s off all medication and doing better than ever!!!! Not only that he’s more limber, his coat is amazing and his overall health is amazing!! I love this product!!
Jonathan
Jonathan
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This supplement has been a huge contributor to our success. I give credit to ExcelEQ for all the WoWs, the “What do you feed your horses?”, the “That’s a two year old??” and above all, the “Jonathan, your horse flexes very good, has no fluid or inflammation, so no need to inject it at this time” my vet said every single visit since we started feeding Excel. The natural anti-inflammatory and oxygenating power of this supplement will transform a horse like magic.There is nothing like watching a vet perform a pre-purchase exam with a confident grin on your face instead of a concerned frown. Thank you Excel EQ!
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We started using Excel EQ over the winter when our 4 yo OTTB started getting fussy about his belly - they are prone to ulcers. He did his course of meds, but our vet also suggested this supplement as an ongoing way to keep his gut healthy. After just a couple months, his coat is AMAZING!! If it’s doing that to what we can see from the outside, I can only imagine the good things going on in the inside. And, it smells so good, sometimes I consider trying some myself!! Glad to be supporting a local company in the process too!
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ExcelEQ is one of the best product I ever done to my horses. They look healty and shinny. ExcelEQ helped them to fast recovery after exercices and when they are showing. I am very proud to be an ExcelEQ dealer in Quebec, Canada!
Becca
Becca
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I have my dogs and horse on this product. I have noticed a difference in my older dog’s coat/skin and overall behavior. AND they have only been on this a month! I’m looking forward to more positive changes this supplement will bring!
Anna
Anna
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This is most amazing supplement that I have ever used! It got my 3 year old mare eating within 2 days of squirting it in her mouth! She had ulcers & had completely stopped eating. She has now gained around 100 lbs! I’ve become a rep because I believe in it so much!
Lynn
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Just wanted to drop you a line or 2 to update you on my mares and dog! All 3 are on Excel! Becki Skulan told me about it and wow what a difference! My jack russell Eily has had allergies that always start around July and last through September. She gets really dry itchy pink skin. After being on Excel K9 for almost 2 weeks she is no longer itchy! She doesn't even have her usual itchy spot on her back anymore! My mares are looking good to, Cinnabun has an old shoulder injury that she was on previcox for and ouchy feet on gravel. Usually I shoe her fronts in the summer. Well she has no shoes and is now loping more on rides this summer! Glad to have all my babies feeling good! Thanks Again! I will definitely be ordering more!
Lori
Lori
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I started using Excel EQ when I won a years supply, I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is in just a few months. I have a black mare who typically fades as soon as summer hits and she looks as if she is stalled 24/7. I have 2 rescue donkey's that have had severe skin issues and I'm happy to report hair is growing back and they are finally starting to look healthy. I have 2 other horses that are benefitting as well, their coats are like velvet. I'm a believer and will never be with out this wonderful supplement. As a side note, I don't feed any grain only hay, vitamin and minerals, and Excel EQ.
Tami
Tami
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I picked up my equine Excel EQ last week and my distributor introduced me to the canine product so I picked up a bottle of that as well. I have a 6 year old Boxer and a one year old Bloodhound. They both scratch constantly regardless of food, prescriptions, etc.. Within 4 days of them being on this product both have had a noticeable reduction in scratching. Additionally, my Bloodhound has suffered from constant ear infections for 9 months. She digs at her ear until raw and bleeding. No product has helped. In the past few days she hasn't touched her ear nor does she mind me touching it. To top it off, they both love the taste and lick food bowls past clean! Thank you for such a great line of products!!
Dee
Dee
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Best supplement EVER!!!! HUGE difference in my mare. Now she looks great and more important, she feels great 🙂 For sure all my horses will be on Excel Pro Elite from now on!!
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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 15+ 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).

1 Gallon used at the recommended dosage of 2oz (2 pumps) per day will last one horse two months.

Each product has a shelf life of 2 years from the packaging date. 

All Excel Supplements have a pump included in the price of the product!

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.

When looking at hind gut issues in horses it all points to inflammation in the gut wall. If your horse does not have an intact gut wall, instead of absorbing the nutrients needed they will leak out of the gut, causing inflammation. When the horse’s body reacts to this, more inflammation will occur, leading down a road of more serious problems.


Excel can help with the hind gut through wall repair and prevention. In order to have a healthy hind gut you need to make sure that you are feeding the good bacteria while eliminating the bad. Because Excel is a prebiotic it helps with all of these areas. Probiotics simply remove all bugs in the gut leaving a small population of bugs behind, good and bad. Because all horses are different, the best thing to do is make sure that the gut is working how it should be to that specific horse.


Trials have been performed with ProElite™’s ingredients to see how its properties improve the hind gut. The findings indicate the key components in CamOlive™ actually promote growth of the intestinal villi, improving the hind gut significantly and increasing intestinal absorption.

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.

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:
Science Daily 

Excel ProElite™  is an excellent vitamin e maintenance provider as it contains natural Vitamin E offered in a healthy fat medium.

As cushings is a disorder of the horse’s hormone secreting organ, our product can not treat directly the disease. However affected horses are often insulin resistant, sweet feed and other feedstuffs high in soluble carbohydrates should be avoided in favor of diets emphasizing fiber and fat.  That is where an oil or fat based supplement is a great addition to these horses’ diets.  Our supplement can substitute calories otherwise consumed in sugars or carbohydrates as well is provide anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids essential to overall well being.

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