Known as the vibrant golden ingredient used liberally in Indian curries, turmeric has a long history of use in both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. The inherent therapeutic properties are attributed to the vivid yellow-orange pigments (curcuminoids) that are present in turmeric. They are believed to have powerful antioxidant properties (significantly more than Vitamin E or C) and may increase the body's ability to neutralise free radicals before they damage healthy cells and cell membranes. In combination with its perceived anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric has also been associated with the prevention and alleviation of an impressive array of conditions which may include many cancers, arthritis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, liver aliments and Alzheimer's. Turmeric may also be useful in reducing inflammation particularly for animals with arthritis and itchy skin. Turmericle contains a mixture of Curcumoids.
POWERSTANCE (Coconut Oil)
Stance Equine's unique powdered coconut oil supplement for companion animals delivers the benefits of this wonderful tropical oil and may also help to increase the absorption of turmeric powder by the digestive system. The benefits of Coconut oil include its high levels of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which provide the body with readily available non glucose energy source and Lauric Acid, which converts to monolaurin and may provide anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. The benefits of supplementing animals with coconut oil may include improved digestive health, enhanced coat and skin condition.
GROUND BLACK PEPPER
The inclusion of ground black pepper (GBP) to the mix increases the bio-availability and absorption rate of Turmeric and Resveratrol.
Resveratrol is the star element of Equitec's Turmericle powder. This polyphenolic stilbenoid is a natural product found in peanuts, cocoa powder and red grape skins and is better known as the health promoting component of red wine. The inclusion of Resveratrol may help boost the antioxidant properties and therefore amplify the benefits of turmeric, coconut oil and GBP.