Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The cost of providing vitamin E for our horses...
There is a lot of interest in natural (d-alpha tocopherol) "water soluble" or micellized water
dispersible vitamin E and how they compare to vitamin E powder and vitamin E soft-gel capsules for providing vitamin E to our horses.
The micellized water dispersible products, which include Nano-E, Elevate W.S and Emcelle Tocopherol do not require added fat in the form of oil to be absorbed from the digestive tract. Powdered forms of vitamin E do require the addition of oil for absorption, while soft-gels containing oil do not need any additional oil added.
As cost is often a consideration, products were compared according to the cost of providing 2,000 IU of vitamin E. The clear winners - Swanson and Puritan's Pride natural vitamin E soft-gels containing soy oil, with Stuart Products Emcelle Tocopherol, at $ 0.36 for 2,000 IU of natural micellized vitamin E close behind them as a good value.
For the complete list of vitamin E products, go to http://www.desertequinebalance.com/supplements/vitamin-e
Patti in Vail AZ
where winter has finally arrived