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GUT HEALTH

Gut Health

Gut Health


'All dis-ease begins in the gut.'
Hippocrates






The Gut is the Mother of all the Organs.  A healthy gut is the ultimate gatekeeper of good health - when the gut environment is out of balance, a malfunctioning system is the result.  It's as simple as that.

Feed the Flora!

It's all about the flora.  Cultivating beneficial gut bacteria is the first line of defense against many serious diseases. To sustain a healthy digestive system, a healthy environment for the growth, and balance, of beneficial microbiota (gut flora) is absolutely essential, so incorporating a probiotic into your horse's daily feed will mean your horse will be able to utilise the full benefit of the nutrients you're feeding.

The gut microbiome is an incredible network of mega-trillions of organisms that live in and on the body. They’re made up of beneficial bacteria as well as fungi, viruses, plus bacteria that aren't so beneficial. The gut needs this microcosm to survive. The relationship between them and the gut system which carries them is symbiotic in nature.

Unfortunately, there are many bad guys out there which can really mess with the gut ecology, disrupting this relationship in a similar way that chemotherapy affects the human body.  Chemotherapy wipes out perfectly healthy non-cancerous cells inside us humans along with the cancerous cells, annihilating our immune system. Similarly, antibiotics wipe out all the gut bacteria, the bad kind as well as the good kind you can’t live without.

Around 60-80% of the whole body’s immunity is created in the intestinal tract by the beneficial bacteria. With this microbiota being the major regulator of the immune system, a horse’s overall health relies completely upon optimal performance of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

~ Gut Health Cont'd

 


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GutTonic ~ Soothing and cleansing, GutTonic helps support the equine digestion process for a healthy functioning gut, cleansing the colon and the GI-tract. Ideal for horses with loose stools, also useful when travelling/competition excitement, changes in diet or routine, or any additional stresses they’re likely to go through. Recommended as a 4-week course.

 

From £32.00 / kg


AcidSoothe ~ Beneficial herbal support for the equine gut. Soothing and cleansing, AcidSoothe is recommended as a 4-week course.

From £32.00 / kg


EquiOptima ~ A superior 3-part, full-body cleanse and detox programme, working in sequence from the gut upwards, fed over 30 days to support the compromised equine body from toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, moulds etc.

 

From £39.00 / kg


Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

~ Dried Berries, Origin Germany

* Not Certified Organic

 

From £9.00 / 250 g


Gemmotherapy - Fig Tree (Ficus carica)
~ Support for the stomach and improving digestion
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£16.00 / 100 ml


Mycosorb A+ 

Mycosorb is the brand name for Alltech's mycotoxin binder.

 

From £14.00 / kg


Yea-Sacc

Manufactured by Alltech, Yea-Sacc is a live, dried yeast culture based on a proprietary strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (1026).

 

From £14.00 / kg