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CoolStance copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content.
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PowerStance is a unique powdered coconut oil supplement. PowerStance delivers the secret ingredient from CoolStance as a powder.
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PowerStance - Powdered coconut oil to make your horse glow from the inside out

22-Jun-2012

The benefits of feeding oils to horses are well known.  Most oils are from plants such as canola, soybean, rice bran and maize, and are unsaturated.  Saturated fats and oils have greater health benefits than unsaturated oils, however until now, saturated oils have only been available in unpalatable, impractical forms of animal fat.  Coconut oil is a source of saturated oil, but it readily solidifies and is often difficult to feed.

Stance Equine now offers you the solution ……. PowerStance, a natural, powdered coconut oil. Easy to use with no mess

 The Benefits of PowerStance

  1. PowerStance is unique because it is saturated (it does not go rancid) and it contains the most concentrated natural source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) available.  MCT’s are easier to digest, absorb and utilize in comparison to the long-chain fatty acids found in unsaturated oils.  MCTs behave more like glucose and are immediately converted to readily available cool energy. 
  2. PowerStance is absorbed quickly and assists the delay in muscle fatigue as well as assisting with muscle repair
  3. Some of the MCTs ( lauric acid and capric acid) in coconut oil possess antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties. They help the immune system in fighting off viruses by forming an ‘envelope’ around them, so rendering them harmless.   MCT’s provide health benefits through their protective effects on skin, hooves and coat and by removing harmful bacterial organisms from the gut. 
  4. Feeding coconut oil in the form of PowerStance can help offset  the harmful effects caused by feeds which are high in starch and sugar (NSC- Non structural carbohydrates).  It is widely known that feeds high in NSC (>12%) have damaging effects on a horse’s digestive, immune and metabolic function.  High levels of NSC  can lead to ulcers in the stomach, leaky gut syndrome (dysbiosis) in the intestines and acidosis in the hind gut. This in turn can lead to increased circulating levels of glucose, and cause insulin resistance. High NSC feeds are associated with obesity, colic, lameness, laminitis, tying up and Cushing’s disease. The MCTs in PowerStance may have a protective effect on these systems, helping avoid obesity and insulin resistance.
  5. Powerstance has a protective effect on the skin, often resolving skin infections and allergies
  6. Promotes hoof growth
  7. Gives great shine and conditions to coat, mane and tail.

Many skin allergies such as dermatitis and hives are diet related.  Conditions such as mud fever (greasy heal) are also diet related.  Many of these conditions can been prevented by feeding PowerStance at levels of 50-100 g/day.

Powdered coconut oil (PowerStance) combines the palatable and easy to feed solution to feeding saturated oils with the all health benefits of MCTs.



Products

CoolStance

CoolStance copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content.
Learn More

 

PowerStance

PowerStance is a unique powdered coconut oil supplement.  PowerStance delivers the secret ingredient from CoolStance as a powder.
Learn More