Vitamin E 5000™ provides a highly concentrated source of Vitamin E combined with alfalfa meal (highly palatable carrier) to be used as a daily support when higher levels of Vitamin E are indicated. Vitamin E is powerful antioxidant and works closely with selenium to protect the body from the oxidative stress. Horses are not very efficient in storing vitamin E and deficiency may be accelerated if the diet is deficient in selenium.
*Please note: Vitamin E 5,000 has changed from a 1oz serving to a 1.5oz serving. Due to the change in the serving size, there was an increase in the bag sizes offered. The servings per bag & pricing has not been affected by this change have remained the same as the previous sizes (2lb, 5lb & 10lb).
Vitamin E is considered the most important antioxidant and works closely with selenium to protect the body from the oxidative stress of exercise and illness. Found in high amounts in fresh pasture, levels begin to decay the moment pasture is cut for hay. That is why any horse that does not have access to grass, regardless of its activity level or health, would be a candidate for vitamin E supplementation. Horses are not very efficient in storing vitamin E and deficiency may be accelerated if the diet is deficient in selenium.
Does this product contain selenium?
MVP: Vitamin E 5,000 is not a significant source of selenium.
Is this product a natural or chemical source of vitamin e?
MVP: Vitamin E 5,000 contains the synthetic form of vitamin E, which means that it is supplied in two forms, d and l. For a natural E product see: Natural E 5,000