ASCORBATE -MASTER C is the formulation that is indicated as a valid support for horses in case of problems caused by the presence of oxidizing agents. When the organism is exposed to the action of oxidizing agents, from outside or inside the organism, oxidative stress may be caused, with a consequent alteration in the balance between oxidant and antioxidant substances. Vitamin C, which carries out a natural antioxidant action, is important to avoid damages provoked by an excessive production of free radicals in the lungs (Deaton CM et al., Equine Vet J.Suppl. 2002). Besides having its own antioxidant function, vitamin C is able to regenerate or recycle other components of the antioxidant
system, specially vitamin E. Administration of vitamin C to horses is influenced by the quantity and the available form.
Characteristics of calcium ascorbate
- It contains ascorbate in a non-acidIc form
- pH neutral
- Buffered effect
- Greater bioavailability
- Joint problems