How much to feed to my horse?
For most horses you’ll be sprinkling the content of 1 sachet on its feed once a day. It doesn’t matter whether that is its morning or evening feed. When you need an awful lot more support, then you can give 1 sachet twice a day (on feed or syringed into its mouth if your horse is turned out). Frankly for most situations 1 sachet a day is totally adequate. For significantly smaller horses you can give ½ a sachet a day but please DO make sure you properly seal the sachet as aloe vera powder is extremely hydrophillic and caking occurs before you can say ‘Jack Robinson’. Use the other ½ of the sachet the following day.
Can I give my horse too much Aloeride?
The world’s greatest expert on aloe vera Dr. Ivan E. Danhof PhD MD wrote to us that, once all polysaccharide receptor sites in the digestive tract have been saturated by aloe vera beta-linked polysaccharides, any remaining dosage simply passes through the alimentary canal and does no harm. In very layman terms this means that, if Sainsbury’s car park is full, you’ll drive on, leave the car park and shop another day. If Aloeride runs out of binding sites in a small horse then… the polysaccharides will be pooped out. So it is more a matter of being wasteful than risking to give too much.
How do you help with cost?
Actually we help you with cost straight out the gate, but it may not feel like that to you, because you may not know how much aloe vera raw material costs.
Is Aloeride competition legal?
For all professional riders we endeavour to obtain pro-active measurements on NOPS and doping. To see the latest NOPS Certificate of Analysis please click here. In respect of doping, you should understand that Aloeride® does not contain synthetic molecules, it is 100% pure organic aloe vera. We have asked permission from Dr. Lynn Hillyer (BHA’s Veterinary Adviser Medication Control) if HFL can check for urine metabolites in Aloeride nutrient loaded horses, if so, we’ll be in touch as soon as we have those results in. Pro-active doping blood tests cannot be done as this falls under Animal Experimentation Act.
Is the Aloeride quality really better?
In a word, yes it is.
The aloe vera barbadensis miller plant we use is the most nutrient dense of all the species of aloe vera. Growing crop organically ensures that it contains comparatively more nutrients than non-organic produce, a well known fact. Processing whole leaf and processing in multiple phases ensures that the absolute maximum of nutrients is prized out of the optimally grown, optimal plant species. Then cherry picking the best crops means that we use the ultimate within the natural ups and downs that are seasonal fluctuations (will climate change make life more difficult… yes it will for everything and everybody). This cherry picking happens through multiple international, independent laboratory tests prior to us committing to production. And yes we do reject crop that falls below our benchmark. The Soil Association oversees the whole organic aspect, ISO9001:2000 was another threshold for quality. Ultimately production happens within a British pharmaceutical clinical trial company simply because their Quality Control is second to none. HFL in Newmarket tests for NOPS and Doping metabolites. The quality of information that we offer to browsers and customers is excellent. The quality of financial help we offer customers also is excellent. All the above efforts together make Aloeride into the far superior aloe vera horse feed supplement, if you -like we do- want unbiased information then take a few minutes to read what independent laboratory tests found, and find out about our consumer-friendly pricing.
Is it true that aloe vera powder lacks the original medium and therefore doesn’t work?
This question came up at a British Dressage National Convention. An aloe vera gel distributor had told one of our customers that “aloe vera powder lacks the original medium and therefore doesn’t work”. So what medium shall that be then? Water by any chance?.. The word medium may sound technical -and by inference knowledgable- but of course it is utter bunkum. The magic of aloe vera is not in its water and this is explained beautifully in https://www.aloeride.com/the-magic-of-aloe-vera-is-not-in-its-water/
That unique, broad spectrum of nutrients
Aloe vera is a remarkable desert plant and has been recognised as such throughout the ages by people from all continents. It is the type of nutrients that aloe vera barbadensis miller contains and the quantity ingested of them that drives what your horse’s body can do. So here’s a list of what fuels the magic that is aloe vera:
|Plant Substance||Physiological Effect|
|Gibberellin||plant hormones for growth including stimulation of enzyme production (α amylases) it also delays plant senescence (anti-ageing)|
|Amino Acids 20 of the 22 necessary and 7 of the 8 essential||vital building blocks for the building of cells DNA enzymes muscles hormones… anything|
|Inorganic Ions: Calcium Magnesium Sodium Potassium Zinc Copper Iron Manganese Molybdenum Chromium||absolutely vital for too many physiological functions to list here – Magnesium for instance is a necessary part to make 200 different enzymes work whilst Chromium for instance is vital for building glucose tolerance factor|
|Vitamins: B1 B2 B3 (Niacin) B5 B6 Choline B12 Folic Acid vitC vitA||absolutely vital for too many physiological functions to list here|
|β [1-4] linked glucomannan polysaccharides||different lengths of these polysaccharide have different functions and they direct other nutrients to assist in their task – their functions: immunomodulatory intracellular antioxidant anti-inflammatory and blood sugar support|
|Enzymes such as peroxidase catalase alliase lipase cellulase carboxypeptidase(Zn) amylase alkaline phosphatase||absolutely vital for the transformation of one substance into another|
|Steroids||plant steroids help aloe vera quench inflammation within its tissue|
|Sterols||plant sterols are a subgroup of the steroids and do the same|
|Unsaponifiable phytosterols: cholesterol lupeol β-sitosterol campesterol||help aloe vera quench inflammation within its tissue|
|Lignins||help transdermal penetration|
|Lectin like substances||role in plant germination and in mammals regulation of cell adhesion to glycoprotein synthesis and control of protein levels in the blood|
|Salicylic acid -active chemical component of aspirin||pain relief and temperature control|
|Saponins glycosides||cleansing and antiseptic properties|
|Triglycerides||fatty acid building blocks|
|Uric Acid||increases short term plasma antioxidant activity|
What do we know about aloe vera?
Aloe vera has been valued throughout the ages and this documented empiricism dates back to well before Christ. Science saved us from subjective enthusiasm so aloe vera became probably one of the most researched herbs on the planet. The plethora of good quality research on generic aloe vera has showed it offers physiological support in the following areas:
Can my horse develop a tolerance to Aloeride?
The ‘tolerance’ referred to in this question happens in homeopathic remedies whereby your horse’ body gets accustomed to the homeopathic signal. It gets ‘bored’ with that same signal so reduces it’s response to that signal, thus the remedy becomes less effective. In electro-stimulation of neurons such fading is called Wedenski inhibition and this can be overcome by changing to 2 frequencies; keeping to 1 stimulatory frequency causes the neurological response to fade. This is the sort of ‘tolerance’ referred to in this question and it doesn’t apply.
I’m on Forever Living but am interested in Aloeride
Why doesn’t Aloeride have this Seal Of Approval?
How about chondroitin?
Chondroitin supplements consist of ground up shark or cow cartilage. The thinking behind this is that, if you provide a body with the raw material that is cartilage, a mammalian body will use that material to regenerate its own cartilage. Two common sensical things need to be considered here: 1) a foal growing up seems to develop cartilage just fine without the need for shark or cow cartilage, it builds it own cartilage from various amino acids in the mare’s milk, grass and herbs of choice in natural habitat. 2) if chondroitin had been hugely successful, the very first thing its marketing department would have shown us is cartilage changes in MRI scans… oddly enough, there is no such study, anywhere. The British Medical Journal published: compared with placebo, glucosamine, chondroitin, and their combination do not reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space (BMJ 2010;341:c4675).
Postage for subscription orders
Customers interested in an Aloeride Subscription asked us for an easier way to gauge postage cost i.e. without them having to go through the shopping cart to compare for instance our 6 pack freepost to our 12 months subscription. The below should help out. Kindly note that the sole purpose for us to create a subscription option was to help you by spreading out payment, the 25% loyalty discount on subscriptions is the icing on the healthy cake.