Every Cell, Every Horse, Everyday
Approximately 60% of a mammal’s daily energy intake is for basal metabolism — or the basic process needed for life, such as digestion and respiration. Any additional energy can be stored or used for needs higher up in the hierarchy such as immune function, physical activity or growth. By mobilizing more blood glucose into tissue, feeding supplemental chromium can result in improved health, performance and energy based on the animal’s hierarchy of needs.
Insulin plays a key role in optimal cell function, “unlocking the door” to the cell so that blood glucose can enter and be used for energy. Chromium improves insulin function by increasing insulin receptor activation eight-fold, leading to efficient clearance and use of glucose from the bloodstream. By increasing the availability of glucose, the horse can more efficiently use energy for body upkeep, health, growth, performance and even immunity.
Reduced Stress and Improve Performance
Stress has a tremendous impact on the health and performance of the horse. Stressors include extreme weather, diet changes, travel, exercise, disease exposure and more. When under stress, horses release cortisol — a stress hormone — which may result in aggressive behavior, suppression of the immune system and increased risk of gastric ulcers, colic or diarrhea. Chromium has been shown to reduce the levels of cortisol, thereby reducing the negative impacts of stress.
Glucose is stored in the form of glycogen in skeletal and liver cells. Low muscle glycogen levels in horses (less that 50% of normal) can impair physical performance. Multiple events during the day or consecutive days of competition or training could quickly deplete glycogen levels to the point at which performance is impacted or horses become easily fatigued. Increasing the rate of glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells to replenish their glycogen stores may improve performance and chromium can help.
KemTRACE® Chromium: Ask for It By Name
KemTRACE Chromium — the first product of its kind on the market — is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium that helps improve glucose utilization and reduce the negative impacts of stress leading to increased cellular energy and function. This results in improved upkeep, health, immunity, growth and performance of your horse.
Fed to millions of animals around the globe since its introduction in 2000, KemTRACE Chromium is the only FDA-reviewed source of chromium propionate on the market today. Kemin has invested over 20 years and millions of dollars towards research, including more than 50 peer reviewed trials, that validate KemTRACE Chromium as a safe bioavailable and efficacious source of this essential nutrient.
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