Mycosorb A+ contains two main ingredients; a specific strain of yeast and algae meal. Mycotoxins are thought to bind to this strain of yeast, thus removing them from the horse’s digestive tract. The algae are also thought to target and absorb different types of toxins, removing a wider range of toxins when combined.
What is Mycotoxin?
Mycotoxins can be found in the fungi that grow on some grasses -mainly paspalum, rye, couch and some weeds and clover. More than 500 mycotoxins have been identified to date. They are more prevalent in hot and humid conditions (spring and summer) and can also be found in some commercial feeds and hays.
Signs of Mycotoxin poisoning
Symptoms can vary widely but may include:
Itchy skin and/or hair loss
Coarse, dull coat
Persistent greasy heel/rain scald
Unexplained spookiness and dangerous behaviour
Mycotoxin poisoning may also cause the following without any obvious signs:
Depleted minerals in the body
Decreased immune function
Negative impact on the kidneys, liver and reproductive system
Severe cases can lead to death
What is a Toxin Binder?
Stance Equitec's Toxin Binder has many ingredients, including a full dose of Alltech's Mycosorb A+. Toxin Binder is also formulated with Actigen - a yeast prebiotic for gut health, which is proven to bind to other bacteria in the digestive tract (like E Coli and Salmonella), PowerStance - powdered coconut oil for skin, coat and gut health and antimicrobial benefits.
Simply: Mycosorb A+ is a single ingredient designed to bind to mycotoxins.
Toxin Binder includes Mycosorb A+ as well as other ingredients for a broader range of toxin binding with the added digestive health benefits.