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Benefits of Chromium in Horses

 

KemTRACE® Chromium is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium propionate that helps stabilize insulin receptors in animals, improving glucose use and reducing the negative impacts of stress. Every cell in the horse relies on glucose to fuel its function and growth. Maximizing each cell's utilization of glucose results in improved overall health and performance.

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5 Ways Kemin Ensures Quality and Safety

 

KemTRACE® Chromium – the first product of its kind on the market – is a safe, proven trace mineral for use in swine, dairy, beef, broiler and horse diets. This highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium helps improve glucose utilization for increased cellular energy and function. This results in better animal maintenance, reproduction, growth and immunity. KemTRACE Chromium has been fed to millions of animals around the world since its introduction in 2000. It is registered in more than 30 countries and is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-reviewed form of chromium propionate.

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KemTRACE® Chromium for Horses FAQ

 

Chromium is a trace mineral that helps improve glucose utilization for increased cellular energy and function. This results in better animal maintenance, growth, health and performance. Chromium accomplishes this by optimizing insulin receptors on the cell allowing for increased glucose uptake. KemTRACE Chromium supplies chromium to the diet in the form of chromium propionate.

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Glycogen and the Athletic Horse

 

Carbohydrates and fats supply the bulk of the energy to horses during exercise and use of each depends on the intensity of the exercise. During lower intensity exercise, approximately 42 percent of energy is supplied through the oxidation of fat, versus 58 percent from carbohydrates. During high intensity exercise, the ration can shift to 30 percent fat and 60 percent from carbohydrates. Regardless of intensity, top performance requires both an adequate supply of and efficient use of carbohydrates.

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Chromium, Heat Stress and Your Horse

 

Summer temperatures, increased activity and reduced air flow in trailers or stalls are some of the conditions that can lead to heat stress in horses.

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