Elitox by Impextraco works by not just binding and deactivating a wide range of mycotoxins but also contains detoxifying enzymes that are naturally found in some plants and bacteria. Elitox will support the immune system by removing toxins that are immunosuppressive. A key ingredient chitosan is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
There are two types of toxins depending on their chemical structure. One group is called polar toxins, they have a positive or negative charge. Common polar toxins include Aflatoxins and Fumonisins. The second group don’t have a positive or negative charge and are non polar toxins. Examples include T-2, Trichothecenes and Zearalenone. Non polar toxins are best managed through deactivation.
If you are concerned about your hay being mouldy or are experiencing a fungus outbreak in your pasture consider a toxin binder. Paspalum ergot fungus or certain strains of endophyte perennial Ryegrass are examples. These plants and others are renowned for causing photosynthesisation, signs are sunburn and blistering on pink skin on faces and pasterns (generic term, greasy heel or mud fever). When an animal consumes a plant or chemical containing these pigments (e.g., polyphenolic), the pigments circulate to the skin where they are exposed to UV light, fluoresce and cause oxidative injury to the cells of the skin. Liver damage in a horse might not be noticed until the animal develops photosensitisation.
Note: Elitox is the toxin binder in Digestive EQ. If you need a toxin binder, rather than a broad spectrum, extremely expensive (tries to do lots of things) product, consider buying the toxin binder on it’s own. Then you can control the amount fed.
Elitox has these advantages, including:
There are no fillers or artificial ingredients.
Safe for laminitic prone or insulin resistant (IR) horses.
Elitox can be fed with any of the mineral mixes, Equine Amino, Hydrate Support and Postbiotic Gut Support (Diamond V XPC).
First Aid: If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
Elitox is a nutritional supplement product for inclusion in horse’s feed. Product has no therapeutic effect and is designed to be administered in a feed for voluntary ingestion for horses.
Animal consumption only.
Elitox is not a Saccharomyces product like Mycosorb A+, the other fungal toxin binder. If you would like to learn more about the different Saccharomyces products like Mycosorb A+, Postbiotic Gut Support (Diamond V XPC) and brewers yeast, this article will help:
Saccharomyces products – which one do I feed?
According to the manufacturer, Impextraco:
For affected horses, 10 – 20 g per day (2 – 4 g per 100 kg) based on 500 kg horse.
For prevention, 5 – 10 g per day (1 – 2 g per 100 kg) based on 500 kg horse.
Mix with feed. Ideally divide amount between meals if feeding more than once per day.