When to use RED: Red is the perfect complementary feed for all horses needing to supplement their diets with important trace elements, such as iron, copper, cobalt, zinc and manganese. Moreover, Red is also useful to enrich daily rations with important vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and folic acid. Red may help balance physiological levels of trace elements, which are fundamental for the body overall well-being, in the body. If horses have low levels of red blood cells, supplementation with sources of iron, folic acid, copper and zinc is recommended. Red can also be useful in case horses are listless during training and competitions.
Properties of its constituents: Folic acid is a very important B-group vitamin, also known as folate or vitamin B9. It is contained in plants (spinaches, in particular, contain a great amount of it) but its natural chemical form is not much available for the body (50% of bioavailability) (70). Therefore, food composing horses’ rations cannot properly satisfy their needs of folic acid. Folic acid plays a fundamental role in red blood cells protection: that is why, nowadays, it is preferred to supplement sport horses’ diets with it. Together with folic acid, Vitamin B12 is involved in DNA and RNA synthesis and plays an important role in maintaining proper nervous system and metabolism function and proper energy production (60).
Instructions for use: Use 30-50 ml of RED per day, for at least 25-30 days. Properly mix the product with the daily ration.
Since each horse’s body has its own peculiarities, introducing feeds and complementary feeds in horses’ diets gradually is recommended.