EquiPower Maintenance Oil by Equitec
Starting at $59.95 $70.00
Equitec EquiPower Maintenance (formerly Known as Equi-Torque) Oil is a high energy blend of essential fatty acids containing Omega 3,6 & 9 in the correct balance plus medium chain Trigylcerides
- Provides non glucose energy
- Provides Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids
- May assist post event recovery
- Helps support stamina and endurance
- For horses
EquiPower Maintenance Oil for Horses
Manufactured by Equitec Performance Products
Essential Fatty Acid Bloom and Performance Blend
Equi-Power is a blend of cold pressed linseed, rice bran and coconut oils with the correct balance of Omega 3, 6 & 9.
The Role of Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids have a vital role in the functioning of several functions in the body including:
- Improvement in the health of red blood cells
- Immune system stimulation
- Increased Vitamin D Levels
- Increased retention of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorous
In research by Drs Budwig and Kousmine, essential fatty acids have been show to be essential in:
- normal growth
- hormone production and regulation
- recovery from exercise
- cell oxygenation
- healthy immune system
- proper nerve function
EquiPower Maintenance is a unique combination of coconut oil, cold-pressed rice bran oil and cold-pressed flaxseed oil. The blend of coconut oil and essential fatty acids may enhance energy availability and may assist post-event recovery for performance horses. This oil blend may also assist in increasing cellular alkalinity.
What are NSCs?
NSCs are Non-Structural-Carbohydrates, which include sugar and starch. NSCs are mainly found in grains, as well as in sweet foods (i.e. molasses). NSCs provide energy to horses, but in high levels, they may cause metabolic chaos, namely colic, laminitis, poor temperament and ulcers. The accepted NSC level in feeds for most horses is 12-15%.
What is the alternative?
Research shows that oil is a suitable non-grain source of cool energy. One cup of oil is equivalent to about two and a half cups of grains in digestible energy. Not all oils are the same. There are saturated oils e.g. coconut oil - which uniquely contains high levels of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) for performance. There are also polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) which contain Omega 3, 6 and 9.
Oils must be balanced
Over consumption of hydrogenated and PUFA vegetable oils (eg. Soybean oil, maize oil etc.), in combination with grain can cause imbalanced Omega 3 and 6 levels. This may contribute to inflammation and increased circulating free radicals. These oils may also cause cellular acidity. Together this may impact on the efficiency of energy utilisation for performance, and also compromise the overall health of the animal long-term.
A propriatry blend of Organic virgin coconut oil, Cold-pressed ricebran oil, Cold-pressed flaxseed oil
EquiPower Maintenance should be introduced gradually into diet over a two week period to optimise absorption.
Add to feed, split into two feeds (morning and night) where possible.
Always provide access to clean water.
Horses in light work:
Morning feed: 1 x 60ml
Night feed: 1 x 60ml
Performance and competition horses: increase slowly
Morning feed: 1 x 100ml
Night feed: 1 x 100ml
Recommended rate based on a 500kg horse.