Unlike many horse supplements, Nutrient Buffer® has demonstrated and documented its efficacy to earn a U.S. Patent. For over 40 years, we have been committed to using USP Grade minerals - ensuring maximum pharmaceutical purity. Equine health problems can be related to the toxic effects of heavy metals and varying mineral impurities - commonly found in cheaper feed grade products and poorer quality water supplies. Since some chemical forms of inorganic minerals are better or worse for consumption than others, you want to be able to choose your horse's intake of minerals. If it doesn't say 'USP Grade' on the label, then you should consider the longer-term risks of giving it to your horse.
This image shows two samples of Magnesium Oxide at 4x magnification. USP Grade (pharmaceutical grade) vs. Feed Grade (the stuff you get at the feed store). The reason for the brown coloration is impurities like toxic heavy metals and mineral contaminants - the pure stuff is white.
Nutrient Buffer® is designed to protect the stomach from excess acid and safely move through the digestive tract along with food. Drugs enter the blood stream to influence deeper biochemical functions. Nutrient Buffer® will not test positive for any drug, and does not direct, control or obstruct natural biochemistry like H₂ blocker and proton pump inhibitor drugs. It is perfectly safe to use any time, even on race day.
Recommendations: Keep cool, away from sunlight, and shake well before use. 6 month expiration in warm sunny storage locations - 8 months to 1 year in cool dark storage conditions.
Consistency may vary depending on storage temperature, but it will not affect the performance of the active ingredients. Separation may occur near expiration, shake well to re-emulsify. May be dosed or used as a top dressing.
¼ cup (60㏄) = 1 Dose - (when dosing)
⅓ cup = 1 Dose - (when top dressing on feed)
Distilled water, canola oil, calcium carbonate USP, magnesium oxide USP, zinc oxide USP, lecithin, vegetable gum, and preservative.
Nutrient Buffer® H/G is a companion supplement designed to target hind gut ulcers and reduce intestinal permeability in horses with certain diagnosed neurological syndromes related to hind end weakness.
Together they make a safe, effective and optimal vitamin, mineral and probiotic buffering system for the entire equine digestive tract. Both supplements have been awarded U.S. Patents for their independent, reliable and natural functions in the body - so you can be confident that they have been thoroughly researched and evaluated. It also means that Nutrient Buffer® supplements cannot be copied in the market place.
Nutrient Buffer® is versatile enough to be used daily for horses in every walk of life. With drugs like H₂ Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), the body can build a tolerance and require higher dosages over time, while Nutrient Buffer® works the same all the time, every time - with the added benefit of helping resolve colic situations when you need it the most.
Since Marion Dupont-Scott did their classic ulcer study decades ago, showing that race horses tend to dump a lot of stomach acid at the break from the gate, Nutrient Buffer® has been one of the most widely used digestive aid buffering supplements for horses prior to stressful conditions. According to many prominent race track veterinarians, it helps horses race better.
Whether your horse is injured or ill and in recovery, ulcers are known to become a problem in stalled and confined horses. Horses are grazers and designed for continuous movement to aid their digestion and well being.
Nutrient Buffer® has been demonstrated to aid horses with anemia by reducing the binding of iron to lactoferrin and releasing it into the blood and tissues.
A gastric ulcer is essentially a sore on the wall of the stomach, duodenum or even hind gut/large intestine. It is caused by excessive acid secretion by the stomach when there is either no food in the stomach to absorb the acid, or a stimulated excess secretion of acid due to stressful conditions that the horse is under.
Excess acidity and diet problems can provoke a colic attack. Race track veterinarians both use and recommend Nutrient Buffer® as a first approach in colic cases, often eliminating the need for costly surgery. It is the "original" natural digestive aid buffering supplement that helps soothe the gut, and aid in relaxation so the impaction can pass.
The original U.S. patented liquid digestive supplement. 100% USP grade ingredients, drug-free, with over 20 years of success and reliability.
Equine Ulcers & Colic in Horses