Smart Grain Technology™
Smart Grain Technology™ Raises the Standard in Grain-based Nutrition
Grains are a vital source of calories in the performance horse’s diet—and an essential ingredient in Vitality® textured horse feeds. We’ve taken that critical performance factor to new heights with a powerful new capability called Smart Grain Technology™.
With Smart Grain Technology™, we’re able to formulate the optimum blend of select cereal grains to accommodate your horse’s unique digestive system and specific energy requirements more effectively than ever before. This revolutionary new technology uses the special nutrient characteristics of different cereal grains to your horse’s greatest advantage, optimizing the utilization of starches and sugars while managing the risks of nutritionally related problems.
Now You Can Have Your Starch and Eat it, Too
Knowledge is the key. And when it comes to superior performance and welcome margin of safety, Smart Grain Technology™ makes the difference. Here’s how:
- By managing multiple sources of starches and sugars from cereal grains for:
- Optimum digestion in the stomach and small intestine
- Optimum glucose and insulin levels in the blood
- Optimum glycogen synthesis and storage in the muscles
- By managing the types and degree of grain processing in each formula to achieve specific performance goals and objectives.
- By balancing calories from starches, sugars, fats and digestible fiber for a superior calorie (energy) profile.
- By managing specific sources and levels of starch to help minimize the risk of starch reaching the hindgut, which can lead to gas colic and other nutritionally related problems.
- By managing glucose & insulin levels in the blood after each meal to help minimize the risk of problems associated with a high glycemic response, including Developmental Orthopedic Disease, insulin resistance, Cushing’s Disease and more.