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Equine Mega Gain®

Horses can experience difficulty gaining or maintaining weight for several reasons. Health conditions, age-related issues, or inadequate calories are all contributing factors.

Taking the step to thoroughly investigate why the weight gain is not happening is important, as are the steps we take afterward to support a horse’s ability to gain and maintain a healthy weight.

When a horse does not have enough calories or protein in its diet, its body will begin to break down its own muscle tissue to burn as fuel, depleting much of the adipose tissue or fat.

Research has shown that establishing a strong feed program that contains fats and higher-calorie feed is a positive way to promote healthy weight gain support for your horse. 

Equine Mega Gain®

Equine Mega Gain® provides a dense source of cool calories from fat for horses needing to gain weight. An excellent replacement of calories from carbohydrates to help keep horses calm, Mega Gain® also supports other areas of your horse’s well being including skin, coat, and basic health.

A great choice for hard keepers, the soybean oil in Mega Gain® contains naturally occurring compounds such as lecithin, polyphenols, and antioxidants known to fight against cellular damage. This combination of essential omega fats and natural micronutrients promotes weight maintenance and well-being.

Fats are categorized based on their chemical makeup and are saturated or unsaturated, and then split again into the subcategories of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.

Fatty acids, the components of the fat macronutrient, fall into one of three categories: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated.

Monounsaturated fats belong to the omega-9 family, which is based on the chemical structure of the molecule. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) exist in many forms, including two that horses cannot produce internally and must consume through diet. These are omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acids, or ALA) and omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid, or LA). These fatty acids are crucial to the horse and provide several roles together in the horse’s body that provide a positive impact on their weight as well as joints, skin and coat, reproduction, and gut. 

Selecting a supplement that provides additional good fats usually involves a search for a product that

  1. your horse will actually eat, and
  2. consists of “calm calories”; ingredients that do not make the horse overly energetic (also known as “hot).

Mega Gain® provides calories from fat; research has shown that calories from fat generally cause less excitability than calories from carbohydrate sources. Therefore, Mega Gain® should not make your horse hot. The soybean oil that our products include makes them highly palatable as well.

Importantly, Mega Gain® provides more than just the positive weight gain and maintenance you want your horse to achieve. Other aspects such as athletic performance, reduction in the inflammatory response, improved skin and coat condition, and reproductive health, including moody heat cycles and milk supply can all benefit from this product.

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