SmartPak Announces Two New SmartSupplements™
SmartMetabo-Lean™ and SmartPituitary Senior™ Offer Metabolic and Endocrine Support
PLYMOUTH, MA – May 28, 2014 – SmartPak is excited to announce the addition of two new products, SmartMetabo-Lean and SmartPituitary Senior, to its line of SmartSupplements. SmartMetabo-Lean provides comprehensive support for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome, while SmartPituitary Senior supports horses with endocrine challenges.
Horses that score 7, 8, or 9 on the 9-point Henneke Body Condition Scoring Scale are considered overweight, and a recent study found over 50% of horses and ponies to be overweight. Carrying too much weight may increase a horse’s risk for numerous health issues, including Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). This health condition most commonly occurs in middle-aged horses (approximately 8 – 18 years) and is characterized by obesity, laminitis and insulin resistance, which is a failure of the body to properly respond to insulin, a vital hormone that transfers glucose from the bloodstream into tissues.
SmartMetabo-Lean is designed to aid in the management of insulin resistance and help horses achieve healthy weight, as part of a thoughtful diet and exercise program. The comprehensive formula supports normal metabolic function with ingredients such as:
- Chromium and magnesium to support proper insulin function;
- Vitamin E and other antioxidants to combat oxidative stress; and
- Cinnamon and bitter melon to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
“Owners of easy keepers face numerous challenges in keeping unhealthy weight off their horses. While the priority is working with their veterinarian to design a comprehensive diet and exercise program for their horse, SmartMetabo-Lean may be an invaluable new tool in their management program,” says Jessica Normand, SmartPak’s Senior Director of SmartSupplements. “We carefully designed this formula to support a healthy metabolism. And to ensure the product is easy to feed to horses being given little to no grain, it comes as tasty pellets with no added sugar.”
Studies suggest that 20% of horses over the age of 15 are affected by an endocrine disorder. SmartPak’s other breakthrough supplement, SmartPituitary Senior, provides unparalleled support for aged horses with pituitary challenges. This unique formula contains ingredients to support normal immune function, maintain healthy muscle mass, and may help support normal shedding.
The comprehensive lineup of ingredients in SmartPituitary Senior include:
- Adaptogenic herbs and powerful antioxidants to support normal immune function;
- Essential amino acids to help maintain lean muscle;
- Omega 3 fatty acids for a healthy hair coat.
SmartPituitary Senior contains no added sugar and also comes in tasty pellet form.
“Older horses are particularly prone to endocrine problems,” says Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian. “This may lead to issues such as delayed shedding, muscle wasting, excessive drinking and urinating, abnormal sweating, recurrent infections, and a decline in overall appearance. Along with prescription medication and proper management, SmartPituitary Senior may provide complementary support to help keep your older horse healthy.”
To learn more about SmartMetabo-Lean, SmartPituitary Senior, or any of SmartPak’s exclusive line of SmartSupplements, please visit www.SmartPak.com/SmartSupplements
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum award as well as an “Elite” rating from STELLAService. A nine -time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.