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TAKE THE TEST: You can easily determine whether your horse needs a natural vitamin E supplement by answering the questions in the table below.

AND PLEASE NOTE: Determination of the Vitamin E content in blood does not provide accurate information about the amount of active Vitamin E. Since the sum of both natural (active) and synthetic (very little active) content is determined. That is why veterinarians often notice problems and clinical Vitamin E deficiencies in a horse, but do not find a blood value that is too low!!

Vitamin E is actually a collective name for a group of naturally occurring isomers, 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols; each with their specific related properties. The most famous is RRR alpha tocopherol (D alpha tocopherol). It is important, however, to consider that the other isomers also have useful biological effects (particularly gamma-tocopherol in horses) and that it is an advantage to supplement the entire group since overdosing of just one form can reduce the absorption of the other forms. More info here

Vitamin E’s most well-known function is as an anti-oxidant, neutralizing the excess of harmful free radicals, which damage cell walls, DNA and other vital structures. An excess of free radicals arise for example spontaneously in the muscles of the horse simply during movement, and increasingly during intensive training.

Nerve and immune cells – in other words cells that use a lot of energy – are also protected by Vitamin E.

In the event of vitamin E deficiency in horses in training, there is a very good chance that muscle pain and a slower recovery will occur.

Neuromuscular problems, which are linked to vitamin E deficiencies, can lead to muscle loss, muscle cramping during or after exercise and nerve problems. For more useful information about this, click here.

Vitamin E is also necessary for correct muscle building.

Vitamin E ensures that muscles, nerves and many internal processes in the horse can work optimally.

In most supplements, for reasons of cost, only the synthetic racemic mixture all-rac-tocopherol (labelled as DL alpha tocopherol; 3a700 without further explanation) is used, of which only a limited part is biologically active (in horse plasma one finds 60% to 70% less than with natural vitamin E; one may assume that as far as activity in the cells themselves is concerned, one is rather at minus 70 to 85% .

Vitamin E is fat soluble and is stored in liver and body adipose tissue. So the amount not used immediately can be stored for later use when the amount of Vitamin E in the food becomes insufficient.

The bioavailability of Vitamin E also depends on the physical form in which it is absorbed. Liquid forms, such as in oil, and the use of coated forms increase availability. The picture shows the differences in physical form between powdered Vitamin E in oil or water kept in the left and right of the picture at the horse’s body temperature for 20 hours compared to VITA E GOLD in the middle. The powder form does not dissolve, which complicates their absorption into the body.

The Vitamin E group is abundant in fresh, green grass, but the amount diminishes as the grass matures and dies. Point of attention: Even in hot and very dry summers, the Vitamin E content in grass drops considerably!

In the production and storage of roughage (hay,…) a further 30 to 80 % is lost. With alfalfa, for example, in one study, 73% of the Vitamin E was lost after only 3 months of storage.

Vitamin E in concentrates is usually synthetic for cost reasons, so it has a low bioavailability. Moreover, it is largely consumed in the concentrate itself to prevent the oxidation of the fats present.

The basic requirement of Vitamin E for horses in light work is at least 500 IU (International Units)/day. Horses in intensive training have a higher requirement of 1,000 to 4,000 IU per day.

In case of health problems (allergy, tying up, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, laminitis,…) amounts of 5000 IU and more are recommended. In rehabilitation after surgery, illness or stress 1500 to 5000 IU. Excessively high amounts (> 10,000 IU) can lead to interference with the absorption of Vitamin A in stabled horses.

Fresh green grass contains 5 to 15 IU of Vitamin E per kg; if a 500 kg horse were to eat only grass in the most productive grass-growth months, we would get a Vitamin E intake of 225 to 1000 IU/day (this does mean that every horse has 0.3 Ha available during that period and that the grass grows sufficiently). However, if, for example, one third of the roughage consists of hay, the daily intake can quickly drop to 150 to 850 IU or lower. When only hay or haylage is fed in the winter months and the Vitamin E stored in the horse has been used up, we quickly come to Vitamin E deficiencies, even if we only take into account the basic needs, and supplementation is necessary.

Supplementation is also clearly indicated at all times in case of increased needs (see above).

For regular needs VITA E GOLD is the product of choice; 3 g natural Vitamin E alpha tocopherols (4750 IE) are dosed per 20 ml and 8 g natural Vitamin E alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols.

For acute needs, VITA E PLATINUM  (1 liter package) is indicated.

VITA E PLATINUM  contains all the ingredients of VITA E GOLD but also Vitamin E boosters and synergistic ingredients.

The following are present as boosters: An extract enriched in Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C ester and water and fat-soluble grape polyphenols, which boosts the natural Vitamin E content to an equivalent of 9,500 IU per 25 ml.

The effect of these boosters has been extensively scientifically described. When the Vitamin E has fulfilled its role and converted to an inactive form, they succeed in converting the molecule back into the active form.

And a side note: some manufacturers also add boosters to cheap and purely synthetic Vitamin E in order to claim higher levels, but that is like putting new tires on an East German Trabant and then hoping that it will drive like a F1 car.

Furthermore, VITA E PLATINUM  also contains rice phytosteryl ferulates, which have been shown to have a synergistic activity with Vitamin E. And finally, the tocotrienol content (one of the other active forms of natural Vitamin E) is ten times higher than in VITA E GOLD.


  • Liquid forms of natural Vitamin E that are easy to administer and particularly absorbable: RRR-alpha tocopherol (D alpha tocopherol); also contains all other tocopherols of the Vitamin E group.
  • Contains by far the highest concentration of natural vitamin E tocopherols   (400 grams per liter = 40%!!) on the market.
  • The first choice of specialist horse veterinarians; probably the most efficient Vitamin E supplement on the market.
  • Only available through your vet or at this shop.
  • GoldMedics is a team of 4 Veterinarians and 2 PhD in Science that designs, develops, tests, produces and markets its products itself.
  • "There is always a better way" Thomas Edison (1880; 1,400 patents). The GoldMedics Team agrees and therefore acts according to the latest scientific knowledge.
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