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Enhanced Quality of Life for Horses with Cushing‘s
A few years ago, a lively, powerful, happy horse – and today lethargic and a shadow of itself? Scientific research has gradually become more concerned with the fate of horses suffering from the Equine Cushing’s Syndrome. Apart from the medicinal options, today we now know more about nutrient deficiencies that may contribute to the Equine Cushing’s Syndrome. Glandogard® has been designed to effectively balance deficiencies with natural nutrients.
Glandogard compensates for essential mineral deficiencies that occur with the Equine Cushing’ Syndrome. It has been designed to support the body’s natural free radical defenses with highly efficient natural antioxidants – thus protecting the endangered glandular tissue of the diencephalon.
• efficiently balances nutrients in the Equine Cushing’s Syndrome
• for horses susceptible to laminitis due to ECS
• recommended in combination with Equigard
Equine Cushing’s Syndrome – a nutrition problem?
About 15% of older horses develop Equine Cushing’s Syndrome (ECS ), and about half of all horses suffering from ECS are insulin- resistant and have developed laminitis. Therefore, an important nutritional goal is to counter insulin resistance as a risk factor for laminitis. The successful nutritional formula of Glucogard (page 50) was adopted for Glandogard for this purpose.
Vital nutrients against tissue destruction
A major reason for age-related problems is now seen in cell damage caused by free oxygen radicals. In the Equine Cushing’s Syndrome, these substance attacks take place particularly in the hormone regulating glandular tissue of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Due to tissues damage to these glands, among other things, the hormonal balance between dopamine, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol and insulin are out of control. This leads to the development of Cushing symptoms. The heart of this problem lies at the body’s own free radical defense system, consisting of enzymes and antioxidants. Also a lack of antioxidant nutrients may play a role. Here Glandogard jumps into the breach with typical food antioxidant. The aim is to contribute to stopping the progressive degeneration of glandular tissue and to encourage tissue regeneration.
Why use complex protective substances?
Destructive radical substances and affected tissue are completely different. For that reason, a reliable protection is only possible with diverse and efficient antioxidants. Not only antioxidant nutrients like natural vitamin E, vitamin C and highly bio-available, organically bound selenium are used for Glandogard. In the main the focus is a complex mix of mineral sources such as monk’s pepper, holy thistle, buckwheat, gooseberry, ginger and yeast extract. The cell protective substances of these plants are of a particular and special diversity.
Considering accompanying problems
The typical accompanying disorders of ECS include immunodeficiency, chronic fatigue, shedding, hoof and reproductive problems. Glandogard therefore provides a variety of natural ingredients that target problem specific nutrient defciencies. These include an extensive complex of vitamins and organically bound trace elements, natural compounds such as brewer’s yeast, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, linseed, seaweed and red clover. Marjoram, anise and fennel are added for appetite stimulation.
The overall benefits of Glandogard
Glandogard offers a nature- oriented concentrate of nutrients, particularly addressing the additional nutritional requirements of horses suffering from the Equine Cushing’s Syndrome. Thus Glandogard can contribute to an improved quality of life of affected horses.
Brewer’s yeast, herbs (coriander, blueberry leaves, red clover, milk thistle, monk’s pepper, buckwheat herb, mallow, peppermint, anise, fennel), malt-yeast-mixture, oil mixture (linseed, sunflower, black cumin), protein hydrolyzate, ginger, carnitine, salt, garlic, magnesium acetate, gooseberry, seaweed meal, v 3.75 kg bucket inegar, coenzyme Q10
ca. 40 g
ca. 65 g
ca. 85 g
ca. 105 g
ca. 125 g
ca. 145 g
1 measuring cup = 110 g