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. It also happens to be a gut-healing superfood! When you consume gelatin, it basically acts like spackle to fill any holes you have in your gut - protecting the stomach lining/gut mucosa which in turn helps to suppress the abrasiveness of gastric juices.
Licorice is one of the most widely used herbs for people and animals in both Western and Chinese
medicine. Sweet and soothing, supports a normal inflammatory response, healing and gastric
health. The deglycyrrhized form is preferred because it does not have the side effects of the plant as a whole.
Glycine helps promote a balanced digestive system and provides antioxidant protection to your body from free radicals.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, especially in muscle tissue. Although it
is not an essential amino acid, there is such great demand for its use in the body that production
may not be able to keep up with consumption, so supplementing may be necessary. Glutamine is
involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid, helps support a normal inflammatory response within the GI Tract.
Probiotics are live microorganisms fed to promote healthy digestive and immune function. When these "good" bugs break down food ingredients that the body normally can't, they produce energy and vitamins for the body, food for cells in the cecum and colon, and byproducts that keep the "bad" bugs from growing. Research suggests probiotics are useful in repopulating the intestine with "good" bugs after antibiotic use and may benefit certain horses with diarrhea. A common term used for probiotics is direct-fed microbials (DFM).
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!