Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The cost of providing vitamin E for our horses...

Comparing 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

Best regards,

Patti in Vail AZ
where winter has finally arrived


  1. Pipestone Veterinary Clinic (pipestonevet.com)
    has Emcelle and although it costs $92.89, the shipping is only $5.95-less than Stuart. They have wonderful customer service- nice nice people.

    Amy in VA

  2. Thanks so much for this information Amy!

  3. The link to order from Pipestone Veterinary is