Selenium & Vitamin E Horse Supplement Muscle Repair. Research shows that Vitamin E and Selenium (Se) are most often supplemented in combination because of a strong synergistic effect between these two nutritional ingredients.
Supplementing Vitamin E and Selenium is easy with Equine Challenge Selenium & Vitamin E. Each one 1/2 ounce serving will provide 1.0 mg of selenium from selenium yeast along with 1,250 IU of Premium Natural Vitamin E.
Both selenium and vitamin E can be found in varying levels in the forages, pastures, grains and supplements that our horses eat. Some regions such as Western Pennsylvania, have selenium deficient soil which means that the hays and grains grown in that area can vary widely in selenium but are generally on the low side. Most commercial grains do contain a level of selenium but this varies widely and is dependent on the amount being fed to the horse daily.
For a complete Vitamin/Mineral/Probiotic supplement, visit the Vitamins & Minerals section on our website.
So if we are in a deficient area should we just supplement?
Unlike some minerals and vitamin E, which are safe even in excess, selenium has a very narrow safety range in the horse. Either a deficiency or an excess of selenium can cause problems. Be careful about supplementation as there is a risk of selenium toxicity if too much is added to the horse’s diet.
Product Note: Selenium yeast has been approved for use in Equine Supplements.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Keep tightly sealed.