(Blissfield, MI) Uckele Health & Nutrition has reformulated their popular Glycocemic EQ Powder and Pellet formulas. Dr. Eleanor Kellon, Uckele Staff Veterinary Specialist, says the new formula addresses the common nutritional needs that play a significant role in maintaining healthy insulin levels. “The formula was improved to provide even more targeted support for normal insulin levels to help horse owners struggling to manage the health of their overweight, cresty-necked horses.”
Horses with insulin imbalances cannot efficiently process the glucose in their bloodstream after eating. In an effort to remove this glucose and use it for energy, the horse secretes more and more insulin, resulting in elevated, unhealthy levels.
The improved Glycocemic EQ Powder and Pellet contain increased mineral levels to be more compatible with an even wider range of hays. These higher mineral levels help maintain normal insulin levels and support healthy thyroid function, which can be impacted by insulin imbalance. In addition, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, an antioxidant that supports healthy insulin levels and sensory nerve function, was significantly increased to be compatible with the most current research on L-Carnitine use. Jiaogulan, an herb that supports normal insulin levels and optimal blood flow to the hooves, was added to the formula based on findings Dr. Kellon researched for a presentation on Jiaogulan at the Equine Congress in Ghent, Belgium.
The pellet form of Glycocemic EQ is particularly beneficial for horses prone to elevated insulin levels because owners are advised to feed primarily hay. These horses are unlikely to be fed bucket feeds, leaving few options for getting powder supplements into the diet. The pellet is made with a highly palatable base of Beet Pulp (no molasses added) and Grape Seed Meal, both known to support healthy insulin balance, and heat stabilized Rice Bran.
Glycocemic EQ Powder and Pellets are available for dealer distribution, or can be ordered directly at http://equine.uckele.com/metabolic.
About Uckele Health & Nutrition
Uckele Health & Nutrition, maker of CocoSoya®, is an innovation-driven health company committed to being on the leading edge of nutritional science and technology for over 50 years. Uckele takes pride in formulating and manufacturing a full spectrum of quality nutritional supplements incorporating the latest nutritional advances for equine athletes and companion animals to help achieve optimal health. www.uckele.com
Dr. Eleanor Kellon is an established authority in the field of equine nutrition for over 30 years, and a founding member and leader of the Equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance (ECIR) group, whose mission is to improve the welfare of horses with metabolic disorders via integration of research and real-life clinical experience. Prevention of laminitis is the ultimate goal.