The red algae – the natural basis of Equine 74 Gastric – contain 74 different minerals, including large amounts of calcium and magnesium, which have high bioavailability. Equine 74 Gastric’s high calcium and magnesium content and its unique sponge properties provide up to 2.5 times more acid buffer capacity than equine gastric acid supplements obtained from limestone.
This means that Equine 74 Gastric can buffer more gastric acid than conventional products containing calcium. Equine 74 Gastric absorbs excess gastric acid like a sponge to ensure a more balanced pH level in the horse's stomach. The excess acid can no longer attack the stomach lining, thus preventing the development of gastric ulcers.
The feed then passes into the intestine with no hyperacidity. This creates more equilibrium amongst intestinal flora, allowing the intestinal microbes to work better, usually leading to an improved absorption of feed.