Winner of the International Innovation Award 2017 GastroKind is a natural, nutritional formula developed in
collaboration with leading experts in equine gastric ulcer syndrome. The unique formula promotes a healthy
gastric environment, soothes the stomach walls, helps control acidity and supports the natural anti-inflammatory
processes in the gut.
Gastrokind can be fed to all horses as a natural alternative to prescription drugs and during or following
veterinary treatment for gastric ulcers to help encourage a healthy stomach environment.
Ficus glomerata extract - Ficus glomerata or Cluster Fig is an evergreen
or deciduous tree and found all over India and Southeast Asia.
Traditionally in Asian countries compounds in the fruit are extremely
high in natural phenolics, flavonoids, phytosterols and terpenoids and
have high antioxidant capacity (Eshwarappa et al. 2015). Studies using
an extract of Ficus glomerata have been shown to support the stomach
lining, promote a healthy gastric environment and help control acidity.
Apple Pectin & Lecithin - Pectin-lecithin complexes have been
studied in horses and support the total mucus concentration in gastric
juice (Koller et al. 2010). Mucus helps protect the stomach lining
from acid. A study in horses demonstrated that the combination of
magnesium hydroxide, a pectin-lecithin complex and Saccharomyces
cerevisiae can support a healthy stomach.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Yeast cells are high in a small protein
called thioredoxin. Thioredoxin is found in all mammal cells and is a
powerful antioxidant. Recent studies have shown that oral administration
of thioredoxin support the gastric lining (mucosa)
MgOH – Magnesium hydroxide when used in combination with a
pectin-lecithin formulation and Saccharomyces cerevisiae can support a
Alfalfa – Alfalfa has buffering capacity which means it can help
maintain the stomach walls. Studies have shown that alfalfa when used
for this purpose has a greater effect compared with horses fed Bermuda
grass hay. Alfalfa also has an important role in ensuring palatability, keep
the active ingredients evenly distributed throughout the supplement so
that settling does not occur and keeping the moisture content of the
supplement as low as possible which ensures the active ingredients are
persevered in shipping and storage
Vitamin C – Alongside Vitamin E, Vitamin C is the other major antioxidant. Vitamin C capacity also declines with age. Vitamin C has been
shown to have a major role in supporting a healthy gastric environment.
The antioxidant Vitamin C has also been shown to support the gastric
lining whilst not interfering with the positive effects of omeprazole
(Kohler et al. 2010) therefore ideal for use alongside veterinary
Vitamin E – Vitamin E has been shown to aid the natural process of
reduction of stomach acidity, acid production and gastric acid volume
(Cuevas et al, 2011; Huilgol et al. 2014). Vitamin E in high feeding rates
has significant anti-oxidative action.
Selenium – Selenium is an important co-factor the effective function
of antioxidant enzymes and Vitamins such as Vitamin E.
Active ingredients (per 300ml/188g – horse
maintenance feeding rate): Fruit extracts 37.5g; Yeast 13.5g;
Magnesium hydroxide 6.8g; Lecithin 6.8g; Apple pectin 3.4g; Vitamin
C 3.4g; Vitamin E2000 IU; Selenium 0.7mg.
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