Spectrum Gold combines all the benefits of natural oils with a proprietary blend of liquid seaweed, vitamins and minerals, in an alkaline product.
The benefits of oils:
What makes Spectrum Gold a Unique Product? - The use of omega oils without anti-oxidant supplementation can unbalance the antioxidant:pro-oxidant ratio. In addition, absorption of oils and fat-soluble vitamins is variable if they are not pre-emulsified before feeding. SPECTRUM GOLD is formulated and emulsified to provide the optimum combination and absorption of nutrients to support the anti-oxidant defence system. Emulsification also ensures a consistent quality and shelf life stability.
The power of seaweed - Seaweed has one of the highest mineral contents of any plant containing over 79 minerals and trace elements including Manganese, potassium iron and zinc, which can significantly improve growth and development, immune function, reproduction, as well as general health. The main role of trace elements is formation of enzymes, which act as catalysts for biochemical reactions. Seaweed also contains a range of phytochemicals and osmoregulatory compounds to help enhance and stimulate gut bacteria which aid digestion and nutrient absorption.
Omega 3 Oils - Horses without consistent access to fresh grass can be low in omega 3. Spectrum Gold provides omega 3 in the correct ratio to omega 6 and 9. Omega 3 is a broadly functioning essential lipid, it plays a role in:
Delay of exercise-induced stiffness, improves oxygen exchange
Promotes red blood cell health and insulin sensitivity
Improves heart rate during competition
Improves maintenance of fluid and electrolyte levels
Reduced cardiovascular, dehydration and thermoregulation problems
Delays lactic acid build up
Helps to reduce joint inflammation
Increases IgG levels in colostrum of foaling mares
Vitamin E - Tocopherols and tocotrienols aid in metabolising fats. For the performance horse, they reduce muscle damage by interrupting the production of free radicals which cause tissue damage.
Vitamin A - Vitamin A has been found to enhance the immune system through its role in maintaining the innate and adaptive immune response to infection. Vitamin A also regulates gene expression during cell differentiation. Due to this regulation, it is very important inreproduction and the creation of the embryo. Along with Vitamin A’s role in fertility and horse immunity, it is also a strong antioxidant which also assists in reducing free radical cell damage.
Feed rate - Adult 50-100ml per day: juveniles 20-40ml per day