Amylase – The power of nature!
Amylase is a natural protein enzyme that is responsible for the break down of complex starches in the small intestine to simple sugars that are then absorbed to provide energy. Horses do not produce enough Amylase for effective digestion of large amounts of starch, this is why they have more problems digesting high starch diets compared to some other grain eating animals. Starch digestion in the small intestine can be improved naturally and safely, without over processing or excessive heat treatment, by supplementing the diet with Amylase.
Improve Your Own Grain
Apart from being a very nutritious diet in its own right, Cool+ has the ability to enhance the nutritional digestibility of other grains that you may wish to feed.
If Cool+ is fed at a rate of 3kg per day along with your own grain, enough Amylase will be consumed to have a beneficial effect on the digestion of starch in the extra grain.
Organic Chromium – Enhanced performance!
Research has shown beneficial responses to supplementing diets with organic chromium where high stress, strenuous activity is performed.
Organic chromium has been added to Cool+ to help maintain chromium levels during strenuous activity, this improves the bodies sensitivity to insulin, which in turn improves glucose utilisation and therefore the horses performance.
Unique Formulation – Naturally the best!
Cool+ has been scientifically formulated to ensure safe and highly efficient starch digestion in the small intestine. Starch digestibility in the small intestine is very important to prevent digestive problems such as caecal acidosis which can lead to poor fibre digestion, diarrhoea, colic and laminitis. We have attained high starch digestibility in Cool+ by the addition of the digestive enzyme Amylase, by specially selecting ingredients that have a natural high starch digestibility and by heat treatment.
Rich in Omega 3 & 9 Oils – Premium quality vegetable oil
Cool+ contains premium quality vegetable oil which is an excellent source of readily available energy. Oil provides cool, safe and manageable energy and is a more efficient source of energy than carbohydrates. Oil has the advantage of sparing glycogen in the muscle and liver of horses thus increasing the time taken for the muscle to become fatigued. Oil contains approximately two and a quarter times more energy than carbohydrates and has an excellent balance of essential omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids impart an attractive sheen to a horses coat, are important for maintaining healthy skin and are necessary for many biological functions.They also aid in the absorption and storage of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Hi-Lysine – For strong muscle growth and recovery!
Protein is made up of components called amino acids, of which some must be provided via the diet and others are synthesised by the animal. Amino acids needed to be supplied via the diet are called essential amino acids, of these lysine is normally the one most likely to be in short supply.
Cool+ is balanced for essential amino acids, particularly lysine, and as can be seen in the "Lysine" chart (below) contains a substantially higher level of lysine than typical horse feeds. The high lysine and balanced protein of Cool+ ensures efficient protein utilisation, improved growth in young horses, increased milk production, enhanced muscle tone and aids in muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.
Aged Horses – Caring for old friends!
Cool+ is the ideal food for aged horses and those horses that have difficulty in adequately chewing their feed. All of the ingredients in Cool+ have been specially processed to ensure that they do not require mastication for the horse to receive its full nutritional benefit. To further enhance nutrition intake particular attention has been made to ensure that Cool+ is very palatable. The high nutritional level of Cool+ is beneficial for older horses that struggle to maintain a healthy body weight.