SHAPE-UP™ contains Acid Buf, a marine-derived buffering agent, which helps to support optimal acidity levels in the stomach and hindgut for horses on a restricted diet. In the hindgut, it helps to maintain a normal pH to ensure the health of the bacterial population in the large intestine. A study that was carried out by the Royal Agricultural University found that Acid Buf increased VFA (volatile fatty acid) production in the hindgut as well as improving fermentation and maintaining a stable pH for 18 hours after consumption, meaning that this product will also support hindgut health.
Mycotoxins can be produced by moulds in cereals, forage, and pasture. To help manage the body condition of "good-doers" we as owners normally feed a lower nutrient value forage source and perhaps provide access to poor grazing. This can increase the risk of the possible presence of Mycotoxins within the diet. SHAPE-UP™ contains a yeast cell wall that has been identified for its ability to absorb Mycotoxins and take them out of the body, ensuring they are not absorbed by the horse, thus helping to protect horses against their possible effects.
SHAPE-UP™ contains high levels of essential antioxidants, including cinnamon and vitamin E, which are known for their benefits in helping to maintain optimal cellular defences, health, and wellbeing.
Optimum levels of magnesium are included in SHAPE-UP™. Magnesium helps to maintain normal cell and platelet function, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction. Research suggests that magnesium is also important for maintaining normal cell sensitivity to support a healthy metabolism.
HEALTHY HOOF PACKAGE
SHAPE-UP™ includes a hoof package to provide key nutrients required to maintain optimum hoof quality. A range of micronutrients are essential to support optimum hoof growth and quality. SHAPE-UP™ Balancer contains calcium, chelated zinc and copper, essential amino acids lysine and methionine, and the recommended amount of biotin.