Proper Detox is the Key to a Healthy Horse

Healthy detoxification is largely dependent on a healthy, balanced relationship between the exposure to external toxins, the production of internal toxins from normal metabolism and the ability of the body, in particular the liver and the kidneys, to process and remove them.

Healthy toxic processing is apparent in the shine of the horse’s coat, clear, bright eyes and alert, energetic behavior.  Proper detox can also improve overall performance.

Healthy Detoxification makes for Healthy Horses

Major contributing factors to toxicity are preservatives, pesticide and herbicide residues, insecticides, toxic metals, cleaning solutions and fertilizer run-off from farm fields. Many toxic metals are commonly present in air and water. Multiple stresses, along with high-sugar, high-starch, highly processed feeds can also contribute to sluggish elimination and detoxification processes.

Specific, key ingredients can support healthy toxic processing and elimination to provide support for the detoxification systems.

DL-Methionine, the sulphur containing amino acid, is an effective detoxifier of arsenic.

MSM supports healthy detoxification processes, kidney and liver function and oxidative reactions.  It is also effective at improving arsenic elimination.

Beta Alanine supports healthy muscular function, detoxification and metabolism.

Magnesium supports cellular energy production, healthy glucose metabolism and acts as a buffer for the acids from toxic exposure and elimination.

Trimethylglycine (TMG) and Dimethylglycine (DMG) work synergistically to support the basic detoxification mechanisms by contributing the amino acid glycine, as well as supplying valuable methyl groups, which are essential for the inactivation and elimination of toxic substances.

Acetyl L-Carnitine is essential in the healthy processing of fatty acids as a source of energy, contributes to healthy endocrine balance and aids in the detoxification of the most common environmental pollutants.

Niacin (B3), Calcium Pantothenate (B5), Thiamine (B1), Pyridoxine (B6), Riboflavin (B2) and Vitamin B12 support healthy liver function, energy production, metabolic balance, stress recovery and detoxification.

Mixed Tocopherols including Vitamin E support healthy cellular function, help reduce excessive oxidative stress and protect against free radical damage.

Zinc and Copper have synergistic roles in helping combat environmental toxic effects, reducing excessive oxidation and supporting tissue integrity.

Chromium supports normal, healthy glucose metabolism and energy production.

Selenium directly supports healthy detoxification mechanisms, supports liver function, helps fight the effect of environmental toxins and exhibits a cellular protective benefit.

About Dr. Kellon

Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. Owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions,, industry and private nutritional consultations, online nutritional courses. Staff Veterinary Expert at Uckele Health and Nutrition.
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