Sand-Free™ is an all-natural source of Psyllium combined with Direct Fed Microbials (probiotics), often used in areas where sand is present. Absorbs water in the intestines to form a gel-like substance to aid in removal of sand and may help reduce the possibility of digestive colic. Sand-Free™ is in pellet form to enhance consumption and ease of feeding.
- 99% Psyllium Seed/Husks
- Direct Fed Microbials
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
(Enclosed measure approximates 4 oz based on density of product.)
Adult Horses (900-1,100 lbs): Provide 4-8 oz daily for 7 days, discontinue and repeat every 3 weeks and/or once monthly on a continuous basis.
Psyllium is made from the husk of seeds of the shrub-like herb called plantago ovata. Psyllium is a high-fiber dietary additive commonly fed to horses to help expel sand from the digestive system which may aid in the prevention of colic, impaction, diarrhea and other problems associated with a build-up of sand in the colon. Second, it falls in the category of "prebiotic," meaning it serves as a source of food for the beneficial bacteria that live in the colon.
Probiotics are live microorganisms fed to promote healthy digestive and immune function. When these "good" bugs break down food ingredients that the body normally cannot, 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).
How does Sand Free compare to other Psyllium supplements in the market?
MVP: Sand Free has 99% Psyllium seed/husk, but also adds 1 billion CFU's of Probiotics to help maintain a healthy gut flora which in turn supports digestion, utilization of nutrients and feed stuffs.