GASTRO-PLEX™ is recommended to help support healthy gut function. Often used prior to and during event competition. Excellent for use during periods of stress - Horse shows, hauling, competition.
Barrel Racers/Competitors: Provide 1 - 2 hrs prior to run/event!!
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adult Horses (900-1,100 lbs):
Provide 40 ml 1-2 times daily or as needed. 1-1 1/2 hrs pre-event.
Gelatin is the name for cooked collagen which is the most abundant protein found in our body. It is primarily made up of the amino acids glycine and proline. Supports a healthy stomach lining/gut mucosa by providing a natural protective barrier against the abrasiveness of gastric juices.
Glycine is one of the simplest amino acids and is classified as nonessential because it does not need to be supplied in the diet. However, this compact substance plays many essential roles in the body. Glycine makes up 35% of the protein collagen, is a key component in many metabolic reactions, and has a modulating effect on the immune system. It has also been shown to help promote a balanced digestive system.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, especially in muscle tissue. Glutamine is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid. It helps support a natural inflammatory response within the GI Tract as well as a healthy immune system.
Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) are prebiotics composed of complex carbohydrate molecules, derived from the outer cell wall of S. cerevisiae, whose main components, β-glucans (mannoproteins) are known to support immune function. Prebiotics are sources of non-digestible, soluble fiber that serve as food for the probiotics or "good" bugs in the large intestine.
Licorice is one of the most widely used herbs for people and animals in both Western and Chinese medicine. Sweet and soothing, it supports a natural inflammatory response in the gastric system. The deglycyrrhized form is preferred as it eliminates the risk of adverse side effects when plant is used whole.
Prebiotics act as food for the probiotics or "good" bugs in the large intestine. Prebiotics help promote gastrointestinal health in turn supporting a natural immune response.
Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria 'good bugs' and/or yeasts that naturally live in the body. Probiotics help to combat bad bacteria and help promote a healthy digestive system and support a natural immune response.
If my horse gets Gastro-Plex pellets daily, does he still need the Gastro-Plex paste?
MVP: Gastro-Plex pellets provide a complete formula for daily gastric support, however Gastro-Plex paste is recommended as an added boost for gastric support 1-2 hours prior to competition. The active ingredients in Gastro-Plex (Paste) provides a more immediate, yet temporary, soothing affect to the stomach during periods of stress as it provides a protective coating which helps to suppress the abrasiveness of the gastric juices.
If I am showing for a full day, can or should I give a second dose at some point?
MVP: The Gastro-Plex paste typically lasts up to 6 hours, though this may vary between horses. You are completely safe and able to administer a second dose after approximately 6 hours.
Is the Gastro-Plex paste safe to use with Calmex-V paste?
MVP: Yes! The Gastro-Plex paste is usually enough to do the trick alone, but in those cases where you horse needs a little extra support you may also use the Calmex-V paste. We recommend giving the Calmex-V paste approx. 30 minutes prior to the Gastro-Plex paste to allow time for absorption. Another option would be to use the Edge 180 paste, it contains many of the same active ingredients as the Gastro-Plex and Calmex-V pastes with added CBD!