Metabolic Health

Supporting Healthy Metabolic Function

Metabolic conditions are on the rise, and obese horses are at the center of many of these health concerns. Overfeeding and feeding a diet heavy in carbohydrates and sugars as well as a sedentary lifestyle can set horses on a path for unchecked weight gain and the often-resulting metabolic concerns that accompany excess fat. Fortunately, in most cases, obesity can be addressed through diet and exercise. Nutrition is a significant factor in supporting a healthy weight and metabolic state and can be a powerful tool to support metabolic horses.

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Platinum Supplements for Metabolic Health

Platinum Performance® Equine Canada
Supplement for All Classes of Horses

Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula is a comprehensive nutritional foundation formula for all horses.
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Price US $ 161.00
Helps Support Healthy Equine Metabolic Function

Some horses require supplemental support to maintain healthy metabolic function. Platinum Metabolic Support, our most powerful metabolic support formula, contains a combination of chromium to support healthy glucose tolerance and normal blood sugar levels, and magnesium which is critical for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
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Price starting at US $ 64.00

Platinum Performance® Equine

For Overall Wellness & Metabolic Health

Platinum Performance® Equine supports a balanced diet that is important for horses with metabolic health concerns. This comprehensive wellness formula provides nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and more to support normal, healthy metabolism.

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Healthy Insulin Response

Study: Following 6-8 months of supplementation with Platinum Performance® Equine and Platinum Metabolic Support formulas, horses had a 19-20 percent decrease in fasting cortisol (p < 0.05) and insulin (p = 0.052), as reported from a study conducted at Colorado State University.

Outcome: Supplementation helped maintain blood glucose levels within normal ranges in horses in this study.*

Advanced Metabolic Support

Platinum Metabolic Support contains a combination of chromium and magnesium to support:

  • Healthy glucose tolerance
  • Normal blood sugar levels
  • Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
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Nutrients That May Help

A balanced diet is important for horses with metabolic health concerns. Supplementation can help.

Omega-3 fatty acids may help support healthy glucose metabolism by optimizing cell membranes and can support healthy levels of inflammation.

Antioxidant supplementation is also key since oxidative stress is a unifying factor in the occurrence of obesity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

The minerals chromium and magnesium influence facilitation of insulin signaling, which makes them critical nutrients in glucose metabolism.

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Literature Cited

Changes in Glucose and Insulin Following Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation in Horses with Poor Glucose Control: A pilot study Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Ali Daniel, DVM, Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine, 2008

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Blood Glucose and Insulin Sina Wallace, PhD, Tara Hembrooke, PhD, University of California, Davis, 2006