Carb-X (Meal)

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Carb-X™ contains an innovative formula which starts with magnesium, chromium and taurine- ingredients demonstrated by research to support healthy blood sugar. Carb-X also includes Siberian Ginseng and grape seed extracts for antioxidant support, along with biotin to promote healthy hooves.   Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels!   ** Due to state regulations, this product is no… Read More

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Carb-X™ contains an innovative formula which starts with magnesium, chromium and taurine- ingredients demonstrated by research to support healthy blood sugar. Carb-X also includes Siberian Ginseng and grape seed extracts for antioxidant support, along with biotin to promote healthy hooves.


Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels!


** Due to state regulations, this product is not for sale in the states of California and Vermont. Orders placed containing this item will not ship and will be automatically refunded.





Siberian Ginseng is an herb that has been used in China for thousands of years to help support energy/stamina and support a healthy immune system. Siberian ginseng is believed to act as an "adaptogen," a substance that helps normalizes body functions, supports systems compromised by stress, and helps protect against a wide variety of stressful influences.

Magnesium (Mg) is a macro mineral that is frequently recommended for a wide range of equine health conditions. Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, a healthy heart, healthy immune system and strong bones. Magnesium aids to regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Since a symptom of magnesium deficiency is agitation or anxiety, it is included in many calming supplements.

Ginger is a plant that has been used for thousands of years in Asia and hundreds of years in other parts of the world primarily as a digestive aid. It also supports healthy circulatory and cardiovascular systems.

Taurine is an amino acid found in high concentrations in electrically active tissues such as the brain, heart, retina and muscle. It stabilizes membranes and assists in the movement of electrolytes in and out of cells, which is critical for proper nervous system and muscle health. Taurine is necessary for the absorption of fats and vitamins and helps support normal insulin and glucose levels. It can be found in supplements for growing horses, nervous horses and horses with metabolic issues.

Grape Seed Extract (GSE) is rich in antioxidants to help support a healthy inflammatory response and cardiovascular health. It appears that the antioxidants in grape seed extract work cooperatively with Vitamin E to help neutralize free radicals.

Biotin is a member of the B vitamins family and, like some other vitamins, is a coenzyme for several metabolic pathways. It is involved in glucose metabolism, growth and utilization of niacin. Biotin helps aid in the growth of strong, healthy hooves due to its role in collagen formation. A number of research studies show that long-term, daily supplementation of 10-30 mg of biotin daily may help improve growth rate and hardness of hooves, especially in horses with less than optimum quality hoof horn (soft, brittle, chipped).

Chromium is a trace mineral which works with insulin to regulate blood sugar.

The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that support many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission, reproduction, and division (especially rapidly dividing ones such as red blood cells). B vitamins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), choline, biotin, inositol and others are sometimes referred to as B-vitamins. For most of the B-vitamins, microorganisms in the large intestine make all the horse needs. Only thiamine and riboflavin have NRC dietary requirements. However, research suggests B-vitamin supplementation may be beneficial to horses with little access to fresh pasture and/or during any periods of stress (training, injury, travel, etc.)

Do you have any tips on how to get a picky low sugar diet horse to eat supplements?

MVP:  Find a low sugar “carrier” that your horse will eat and gradually mix in the supplement.  Some low sugar options are; commercial feed formulated for sugar-sensitive horses (NSC level of 10% or less), shredded beet pulp (no molasses), hay cubes broken into pieces (choose a hay cube that is 10% NSC or less) or alfalfa pellets. Only use a small amount of carrier ingredient (1 cup per feeding or less if a mini). Once your horse readily eats the carrier ingredient, add a small amount of supplement and mix well.  Over the next few days gradually increase the amount of supplement until you reach the full serving size.  Soaking the carrier with a small amount of water may make the supplement mix in better and harder to leave behind. Add the supplement right at feeding time, do not soak.


I would like to start my mare on a metabolic supplement, there are so many to pick from. What sets them apart, they seem similar?

MVP: In review – The most essential ingredient to feed an IR horse is a minimum of 5,000mg/5gm of Magnesium. Chromium and iodine are also very beneficial when the diet is lacking these nutrients.

Anti-Carb – Formulated for a horse that is already on a balanced vitamin/mineral supplement.

Carb-X – An herbal approach, contains good levels of magnesium and chromium along with herbals that may be beneficial.

D-Carb Balance – Provides the Vitamins/Minerals that are lacking for horses receiving a low starch diet.

Magnesium 5,000 – Should be given when an all-around vitamin/mineral supplement is lacking in high levels. This is the minimum someone should do with an a horse  on a low starch diet and is great for those on a budget!

  • 5

    Posted by Cheryl Arbonies on 7th Jun 2021

    My mini wasn’t terribly fat, but she had all kinds of undesirable and unattractive adipose fat deposits and no amount of dieting was taking it off. I tried Quiessence, but that didn’t work. I tried carb-x, and the fat deposits just melted away! I tried going off the carb-x, and the lumps started to come back really quickly, but so long as I keep her on the carb-x, she’s runway model! Healthy and happy!!!

  • 4

    Posted by Diana on 11th May 2020

    I bought this for my overweight horse to help support a healthy weight. I mix it with her lite grain and she has no problem eating it. So far she is still too fat. I have only had it for less than a month so hopefully I will see results as time progresses.

  • 5
    Actually begs for it

    Posted by Laura on 29th Nov 2015

    My 28 yr old Mustang is probably the pickiest horse in the world. I’ve tried every trick in the book to disguise his supplements. I decided to try CarbX but couldn’t tell from the website if it was flavored, which makes a big difference to a horse with a picky palate! Cust. Service didn’t know said they’d find out and contact me. I figured I’d never hear back but the NEXT day someone replied w/ the info I needed. I was very, very impressed and now very, very happy. My horse LOVES Carb X & actually ’’begs’’ for it! He’s doing even better now as I can mix in his CarbX in his food and he licks his feeder clean! Highly recommend it and recommend using MVP -nice people!

  • 5
    It works!

    Posted by Nancy on 20th Jun 2012

    Carb-X is the ONLY product that keeps my Spanish Mustang horse at a healthy weight. It is supplement for super-easy keepers. Carb-X levels my horse’s energy without making him dull. If you’ve tried everything for your horse, I recommend Carb-X. It works!