Vitamin C Powder 5lb
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Concentrated antioxidant Vitamin C for horses not on fresh pasture.
Vitamin C can also return other antioxidants, like Vitamin E, to their active form. 97% pure Ascorbic Acid powder.
Available in additional sizes:
2 lb. jar = 181 day supply
5lb. jar = 453 day supply
Use 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. daily. 2 lb. jar (45-362 day supply). 5lb. jar (113-907 day supply)
Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin found throughout the tissues of the horse's body. Vitamin C can also return other antioxidants, like Vitamin E, to their active form.
Unlike humans, horses can synthesize their own Vitamin C in amounts sufficient to avoid classical deficiency. However, there can be times when high demand and short supply make a supplement desirable.
Horses on fresh green pasture get generous amounts of Vitamin C from their diet, but not those on hay.
Vitamin C supplementation has been suggested for horses on alfalfa diets at high risk of developing mineral concentrations that can form anywhere in the gastrointestinal system.
The usual rate of supplementation is 2,000 to 7,000 mg per day, although higher doses may be used when addressing an enterolith formation. Doses as high as 15,000 to 20,000 mg per day may bring about GI upset and diarrhea.