10 Antioxidant Resources on TheHorse.com

Oxidation is a normal process a horse’s body uses to transform nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy, but it also results in oxidative damage. Fortunately, antioxidants can help. Here’s what you need to know about the important damage fighters.

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Antioxidants are an important part of your horse's diet. | Photo: The Horse Staff

Oxidation is a process a horse’s body uses to transform nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. But during this process, a few unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals develop. These molecules have an unpaired electron that makes them quick to react with other molecules, stealing electrons from their outer orbits. This damages the other molecules and can irreparably damage cell walls.

Fortunately, antioxidants can help stabilize free radicals and halt oxidative damage, making them an important part of the horse’s nutritional needs. How much do you know about antioxidants and how they impact your horse? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

Here are 10 resources on antioxidants available free on TheHorse.com. Find more information by searching “antioxidants” on TheHorse.com

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