(Vita Flex Nutrition) A concentrated supply of vitamin C, an important anti-stress nutrient and crucial co-factor in connective tissue maintenance and repair, immune function, and hundreds of other physiological processes. Vitamin C has rightly been called "the workhorse of the vitamins". Pure C is 98% ascorbic acid - it's the most economical way to give your horse this vital nutrient.|
Directions for Use:
Enclosed scoop holds 1/4 ounce.
Give 1 scoop daily for maintenance. During periods of stress, give up to 2 scoops daily.
Increase supplementation of large breeds proportionately according to body weight in excess of 1,000 pounds, or as directed by veterinarian. Severely stressed horses may benefit from additional amounts.
Keep cool and dry. Reseal after each use.
Vitamin C in its purest form
- Pure vitamin C: Enhanced antioxidant and connective tissue nutrition, in an affordable, easy-to-feed supplement
- Contains pure ascorbic acid - yet is very palatable
- Essential in the production of collagen, GAGs and other critical connective tissue elements
- Eliminates free radicals produced by oxidation and inflammation
- Available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 4 lb and 10 lb sizes
Vitamin C in its purest form
• Pure vitamin C: Enhanced antioxidant and connective tissue nutrition, in an affordable, easy-to-feed
• Contains pure ascorbic acid – yet is very palatable
• Essential in the production of collagen, GAGs and other critical connective tissue elements
• Eliminates free radicals produced by oxidation and inflammation
Concentrated Value Although in horses vitamin C is produced in the liver, optimum health during periods of
stress, intensive exercise, illness or injury may require more vitamin C than the body can produce. Vitamin C,
sometimes called the “workhorse of the vitamins”, is required in hundreds of metabolic processes. Vita Flex Pure
C™ contains only premium grade, very palatable pure ascorbic acid, for maximum flexibility and value. Pure C is
the most economical, most effective way to enhance horses' diets with the benefits of vitamin C.
The Structural Vitamin The horse's body needs vitamin C to grow, maintain, and repair structural tissues. The
first vitamin to be chemically isolated, vitamin C was originally noted for its ability to prevent scurvy, a disease
marked by the breakdown of circulatory and connective tissue. More recent research has shown the need for
vitamin C in producing specific proteins, such as collagen, and other structural elements of connective tissue.
Because of this connection, many studies have focused on the impact of vitamin C on healing rates, bone
modeling, blood vessel integrity, and tooth formation.
The Helper Vitamin Vitamin C is also an important “helper” nutrient, assisting in the absorption of iron and
calcium, the formation of folic acid, and the metabolism of the amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan. Vitamin C
also enhances the activity of bioflavonoids (hesperidin, quercetin, rutin, etc.), plant products that have been
studied for their role in maintaining capillary integrity and scavenging free radicals.
The Defense Vitamin The optimum long-term health of the horse rests upon a strong defense, against both
external and internal threats. Vitamin C has long been noted for its support of the immune system. Current
research is looking at the impact of vitamin C on the incidence and progress of viral infections. Also a potent
antioxidant nutrient, vitamin C eliminates damaging free radicals produced within the body during oxidation and
inflammation. Even the basis of the “macro defense system”, the adrenal gland, depends on vitamin C to maintain
reserve capacity and healthy balance in stressful situations.
Feeding Instructions: Enclosed scoop holds ¼ ounce. Feed once scoop daily for maintenance. During periods
of stress, feed up to two scoops daily. Increase feeding of large breeds proportionately according to body weight
in excess of 1,000 pounds. Severely stressed horses may benefit from additional amounts. Keep cool and dry.
Reseal after each use.
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