A blend of fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, and herbs to support digestive, immune and joint health.
Equina Flourish is an advanced blend of fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, and herbs that support the horse’s digestive system, immune system, and joint health.
Benefits of Equina Flourish
Each serving contains a proprietary blend of six strains of friendly bacteria and additional special ingredients. Equina Flourish:
- Improves and supports functioning of the entire gastrointestinal tract.
- Maintains the mucous membranes of the intestines.
- Supports regularity in bowel movements.
- Detoxifies the body.
- Chelates heavy metals so they can be eliminated.
- Supports the immune system by helping to maintain mucosal immunity, cell-mediated immunity, and optimal white blood cell functioning.
- Inhibits pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria and other undesirable organisms from gaining a foothold and causing disease.
- Increases production of short-chain fatty acids (butyrate, lactic acid, acetate and propionate acids), which, in turn, support a healthy gut bacterial population.
- Moderates the inflammatory response.
- Scavenges and destroys damaging free radicals.
- Improves overall metabolism.
- Helps normalize insulin, blood sugar, and fat metabolism.
- Supports blood vessel health.
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure.
- Protects red blood cell integrity.
- Provides the Omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is needed for optimal joint, immune, skin and coat health.
Hypoallergenic – no dairy, gluten, maltodextrin or psyllium powder added.
Completely free of any ingredients prohibited by any equine authority, such as the Jockey Club and U.S. Equine Federation.
Each serving contains 8 billion probiotic organisms (L. acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. salivarius and L. plantarum).
Ingredients: Ground Organic Flaxseeds, Chicory Root (inulin), Probiotic Blend (L. acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. salivarius and L. plantarum), Blueberry Fiber, Apple Pectin, Glucomannan, Beet Root, Rose Hips, Noni Fruit, Chlorella, and Collagen.
Suggested use: 1 to 2 scoops (1 tablespoon each, approx. 8 gm) by mouth one or two times daily, per 1000 pound horse.
*Don’t be fooled by competitors! Other companies only offer a few ingredients in their probiotic formulas. Equina Flourish is a superior blend of six probiotics plus ten additional beneficial ingredients, each chosen for its special properties as proven by scientific research. Equina Flourish contains no fillers or synthetic ingredients!
Equina Flourish contains:
Beet Root (Beta vulgaris)
Beets are a good source of soluble fiber, as well as a unique combination of powerful antioxidants called betacyanins and betaxanthins. These antioxidants are especially good for eye and nervous system health. Along with betaine, a form of choline, they have strong anti-inflammatory benefits. They also increase production of the body’s own master antioxidant, glutathione peroxidase. Beets are a good source of glutamine (an amino acid important for intestinal health), phytosterols, iron and Vitamin K. Beet root is also extremely beneficial in helping detoxify the body, and it supports the immune system by increasing white blood cells numbers.
Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) fiber
Blueberries are loaded with soluble fiber, which supports heart health and moderates glucose metabolism. Fiber is amazing in its ability to normalize bowel function; if food is passing through too quickly, fiber slows it down; or if intestinal transit is too sluggish, fiber helps speed it up. Soluble fiber, such as that found in blueberries, supports friendly gut bacteria and helps nourish colon cells. Blueberry fiber also contains potent antioxidants, including resveratrol, that help moderate inflammation in the body.
This blue-green algae is a powerful detoxifier that can bind and eliminate heavy metals, pesticides, metabolic waste products, and other toxic compounds. It also provides abundant trace nutrients as well as amino acids, B-vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It has specific benefits for the gastrointestinal tract, where it nourishes the intestinal lining cells and supports a healthy bacterial population. It moderates blood pressure by keeping blood vessels supple; it also improves insulin sensitivity, supports the immune system, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Collagen is a fibrous structural protein found everywhere in the body. It is particularly important in skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Its triple-helix arrangement provides the scaffolding upon which cells of all types grow. Collagen gives tissues their shape, and most importantly, gives them the ability to stretch. Collagen production decreases with age.
Because of its importance in bone, muscle, and joint structures, collagen should be supplemented in order to maintain itself as a defense against many of the ravages of aging. Such supplementation is also helpful in younger animals, especially when they are very active, to keep them healthy. Oral supplementation with collagen has been shown to increase skin elasticity, help maintain bone strength, enhance athletic performance, accelerate wound and bone healing, and repair joint damage.
Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)
Flaxseed is an excellent source the essential anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid. Omega-3s have been shown to particularly benefit joint health. Flaxseed is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, including lignans, mucilage and beta-glucans. The lignans in flaxseeds have shown promise in preventing chronic diseases associated with abnormal hormones; they also help maintain cardiovascular health and improve glucose metabolism. Beta glucans boost the immune system and help the body fight off pathogenic organisms such as viruses and bacteria as well as more serious chronic diseases. Flaxseed must be milled or ground in order to access the nutrients; only freshly ground flaxseed is used in Equina Flourish.
Derived from the Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) root, glucomannan is a type of polysaccharide known as hemicellulose. It is considered an insoluble fiber. It moderates intestinal transit time, and improves insulin sensitivity, slows sugar absorption from the gut, and enhances lipid (fat) metabolism.
Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Noni is a highly nutritious fruit that has been used for healing in Ayurvedic medicine as well as Polynesian culture for many centuries. It is good for the skin and coat, boosts the immune system, supports the gastrointestinal system, and helps improve joint comfort. Noni stimulates the body’s nitric oxide production mechanism, giving it anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It helps to regulate several neurotransmitters, and thus may stabilize mood and improve sleep.
One of the most effective soluble fibers, apple pectin helps moderate blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid (fat) metabolism. It also improves the intestinal environment so that food can be digested more efficiently, and a balanced bacterial population can be maintained.
The immune system also depends on a healthy balance of gut bacteria, and probiotics are a great way to keep the immune system functioning at its best. Research has shown that even the way the immune system responds to vaccines is highly influenced by the diversity and health of gut bacteria.
Prebiotics (Chicory Root, source of inulin)
Prebiotics like inulin are special types of soluble/fermentable fiber. They are indigestible, and therefore maintain their healthful properties all the way to the colon, which is where they do their work. Prebiotics promote proper functioning of the intestines, help maintain a healthy gut environment, and nourish intestinal lining cells. Research also suggests that prebiotics can enhance the immune system, and exert a calming influence on inflammation throughout the body.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that normally inhabit in the horse’s intestines They help keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy, assist in the breakdown and digestion of food, and produce important nutrients such as B vitamins and vitamin K. Probiotics protect the horse from pathogenic bacteria. These beneficial bacteria are especially important during times of stress, or whenever the horse is given antibiotics. Probiotics help maintain intestinal integrity and balance the gut’s bacterial population, while maintaining or restoring normal stools. (Species include: L. acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. salivarius and L. plantarum).
Rose Hips (Source of Vitamin C)
Rose hips are one of the best sources of natural vitamin C found in nature. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. While most animals can produce vitamin C on their own, the amounts are low and probably insufficient to combat the many inflammation-causing stresses of modern life, such as air, water, light, and noise pollution, electromagnetic fields, vaccination and other medications, home and yard toxins, and food additives. Rose hips are especially beneficial for the gastrointestinal and immune systems. Additionally, vitamin C is a co-factor in the production of collagen, which is vital for joint and connective tissue structure, flexibility, and health. Heat and processing destroy much of the benefit of rose hips, but only unprocessed, air-dried rose hips are used in Equina Flourish.