I definitely felt a difference in my horses overall performance and behavior
GASTRO-PLEX™ Paste is an excellent choice for use during periods of stress - Horse shows, hauling, competition. Before you try yet another calming paste, try Gastro-Plex paste! Nerves and anxious behavior can stem from gastric upset or the increased gastric acid produced during periods of stress. A calming supplement will not take care of the problem if the underlying is… Read More
GASTRO-PLEX™ Paste is an excellent choice for use during periods of stress - Horse shows, hauling, competition. Before you try yet another calming paste, try Gastro-Plex paste! Nerves and anxious behavior can stem from gastric upset or the increased gastric acid produced during periods of stress. A calming supplement will not take care of the problem if the underlying issue is gastric upset. There are many similar factors that can impact your horse’s gut health including stress, diet, and some medications. The key ingredients in this comprehensive formula include gelatin and amino acids to help soothe and support the stomach lining against the abrasiveness of gastric acid. Provide 1 hr prior to run/event!!
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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 live microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) that help promote healthy digestive function and support a healthy immune system. Often referred to as ‘good bugs’ they help break down ingredients/contents that the body normally can't, and help inhibit ‘bad bugs’ from growing.
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!
I started using this on my gelding when going on long hauls and I can already see a difference in his attitude when he gets off of the trailer. I will keep this on hand at all times and continue to use other MVP products for him!
I have an anxious mare. I noticed a huge difference in her when she has this paste vs not. She’s happier, more focused before a run. I’ll never go without it
Love this product
i’ve used gastroplex on both of my barrel horses due to them both having ulcers and one has more digestive issues than the other but once i used the product i noticed a instant relief in both of them. no more pulling back, and no more kicking out when i’d touch their belly.
I had a new horse that was not eating on the road and decided to pick up and tube of gastro-plex paste and while I was skeptical at first, I gave him a dose and within just a few hours he was eager to eat all of his hay and feed! I will not even load him onto the trailer to go somewhere overnight without giving him a dose.
I was gifted 2 tubes of this and was skeptical at first. Decided to give it to my firecracker mare on a day that I was running sponsor flags. Shes always been hard to give paste to, after 1 dose she was taking the tube out of my hand!! I saw a difference in her performance and her attitude! She had more drive and was feeling her best!
I used this paste for my horse who used to get nervous when we would go to barrel races. He is usually very hard to give oral medication to but after just a few doses of Gastro-plex he started trying to take the tube out of my hand! We love our Gastro-plex!!