Nupafeed® unique magnesium (MAH®) in a concentrate oral paste is a great option for extra stressful situations. These easy to administer oral pastes can be used for horses that just need to take the edge off for a certain event or can be used at an event in combination with Nupafeed® Daily Magnesium Supplement.
Controlling Erratic Behavior
Relieving Tense Muscles
If your horse is not on Nupafeed® Daily Magnesium Supplement it is recommended to use (2) oral pastes.
Are Nupafeed® Supplements legal to use in competition?
Yes. Nupafeed® Supplements do not contain any banned substances in accordance to FEI Rules. See FEI Clean Sport, USEF-Drugs & Medications or AQHA Guidelines.
Who makes the Nupafeed® range of supplements?
All Nupafeed® Supplements are made by the German pharmaceutical company, Verla-Pharm under strict laboratory conditions. Verla-Pharm is primarily concerned with producing pharmaceuticals for human medicine, their equine products benefit from their superior knowledge, research and quality of ingredients.
- Magnesium-aspartate-hydrochloride (MAH®)
- Potassium Sorbate as a perservative
I have given my horse other supplements containing magnesium but did not seen any improvement. How is Nupafeed MAH® different?
Nupafeed MAH has been especially developed to maximize the absorption of magnesium into body tissue and delivers significantly more magnesium into the tissue than other forms of magnesium. The MAH magnesium used is of a pharmaceutical grade, which is far superior to the grade of magnesium used in most other magnesium based supplements. Nupafeed MAH is also a liquid which helps to improve absorption.
This chart shows different magnesiums being absorbed over a 1.5 hour period.
What is MAH®?
MAH® is a uniquely developed form of magnesium. This compound has been shown to provide extremely higher levels of absorption than any other magnesium compound which is the key to its effectiveness.
Why would my horse be magnesium DEFICIENT?
Magnesium is a difficult mineral for horses to absorb. The ground is depleted of magnesium and their grain contains a low form of magnesium that they are unable to absorb and utilize. Horses burn magnesium when they are stressed. It becomes a vicious cycle of horses burning magnesium to help manage adrenaline and then not being able to replenish the magnesium their body needs.
How do I know if my horse is magnesium DEFICIENT?
The easiest way is from their behavior. If they are muscle sore, spooky, have erratic behavior, or “stressy" typically those are signs of magnesium deficiency. A muscle biopsy can be done to determine if they are magnesium deficient but it is quite invasive procedure.
Can my horse get DIARRHEA from too much magnesium?
Low grades of magnesium can act as a laxative and cause diarrhea, because they are poorly absorbed it leaves a lot of magnesium making it into the hind gut. The magnesium will then attract water into the hind gut. Since Nupafeed Magnesium has a higher absorption the risk of creating Diarrhea is extremely low.
Is the MAH safe to give alongside other supplements or medications?
Yes. Nupafeed MAH is entirely safe and will not interact with any other medication your horse is receiving.
I’ve heard magnesium is ILLEGAL.
Injectable Magnesium is illegal because of the risk factors involved. If injectable magnesium is injected too quickly it can stop the heart.
Are the results of ORAL magnesium different than INJECTABLE magnesium?
It is all about absorbtion. People inject magnesium because there is a lack of magnesium supplements on the market that horses can absorb and utilize. Since Nupafeed Magnesium has such a high absorption you are able to get a more relaxed horse without the dangerous risk factor of injecting magnesium direcly into the horses vein.
Is there a test for magnesium?
No, right now there is not a test for magesium. Each horses levels of magnesium are different and they change through out the day. From a blood sample there isn't a consistent level that would be considered "to much" magnesium.
I need my horse responsive and alert; will the Nupafeed MAH compromise performance?
No. Nupafeed MAH works purely by providing your horse with the magnesium that he needs in
order to maintain the correct magnesium/calcium within his body. Having the correct balance helps prevent adrenalin rushes, muscle tension and spooky behavior. It contains no other compounds such as herbs or L-Tryptophan, which act as mild sedatives. Performance should improve as reduced tension allows the horse to listen to what is being asked of him.
How do I feed the MAH?
Nupafeed MAH daily liquid easily top dresses on the daily grain; it has no odor so most fussy feeders are happy to eat it. It must be put on the food just before feeding so that it does not have chance to soak into the feed. (If AM feed is set up the night before, simply add the Nupafeed Liquid just before feeding).
Nupafeed MAH Concentrate Oral Paste are administered orally in the same way you would a wormer paste. For best results give 1 paste 3 hours before needed (1) 1.5 hours before needed. Earlier is better than later with these paste tubes. Horses require approx 1.5 hours to full absorb each paste tube.
How is the MAH Paste different from MAH Liquid?
These are a concentrated form of the liquid which makes them more effective and faster to absorb. Ideal for use in competition or for times of extra stress. They can be used independently or in conjunction with the Nupafeed Daily MAH liquid.
How long does the Nupafeed MAH take to work?
Nupafeed MAH Daily Liquid requires a 3-5 day loading dose. Results should be seen within this time frame. If no significant change in behavior has been seen your horse may be suffering from ulcers in the stomach or hind gut. Nupafeed MAH will adhere to the ulcers and not be fully absorbed. It is suggested to treat the stomach for ulcers then start your Nupafeed program again.
Nupafeed MAH Paste gives a result that day. Administer (1) Oral Paste 3 hours before and (1) 1.5 hours before competition. Earlier is better than later with the Nupafeed MAH Paste. Keep in mind that it takes approx. 1.5 hours to absorb each paste tube. The Nupafeed MAH will not begin to burn off until the horse is under stress, so giving well ahead of time is better than too late.
What is the shelf life for Nupafeed® Supplements?
Nupafeed® Supplements have a 2.5 year shelf life.