What is Power Stance?
Power Stance is a high energy supplement containing 70% natural coconut oil and is a rich source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). It may be used for rapid release energy, supporting gut health, may assist skin health.
Do I have to reduce the quantity of Cool Stance I feed if I add in Power Stance?
No not at all! Because Power Stance is simply coconut oil, its use will compound the affects of natural coconut meal. The addition of Power Stance may allow you to see visible results quicker and support your horses natural gut health.
Why Feed Oil?
Oils may be added to the diet as a source of ‘non-glucose” energy. When starch (typically in the form of grain), is given to horses in large quantities, there is a risk of starch overload into the hindgut. This may culminate in “fizzy” behavior, which may result in stressful and dangerous situations for both horse and rider. The risk of starch overload may be minimized by replacing some grain with oil, to provide energy. Oil provides a source of ‘cool’ energy, which is usually not associated with ‘fizzy’ behavior.
Soy Vs Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil and Soy Oil are both used as ‘cool & safe’ sources of concentrated energy and are given for conditioning, coat shine and weight gain, or to supply extra energy in the diets of hard-working horses. Their similarities and differences are described as follows: Coconut Oil is a highly stable tropical oil, meaning that Coconut Oil is not prone to rancidity and maintains its nutrient status over long periods. This contains mainly saturated fatty acids of short and medium chain length. Short and medium chain fatty acids are quickly metabolized and available for use as ready energy for high intensity work. Produced from soybeans, commercially available soy oils are often highly refined and have usually been chemically extracted. Soy Oil is rich in long chain fatty acids and contains predominantly polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it prone to rancidity.
Can Power Stance be administered to Competition/Race horses?
Power Stance is 100% natural, and much easier to handle and store than liquid oils. Power Stance will not return a positive swab.
What are MCT (medium chain triglycerides)?
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that are easier to digest, absorb and utilize in comparison to the long-chain fatty acids found in other oils such as maize, soy, canola and rice-bran oil. Medium chain fatty acids appear to behave more like glucose than fat in the body and are preferentially oxidized to generate energy over long-chain fatty acids, meaning coconut oil provides a ready source of energy for use during exercise.
|grams/day||oz / day|
|Coat conditioner||50||1 – 2|
|Gut health and appetite stimulant||50||1 – 2|
|‘Cool energy’ source||100* / 200**||3.5* / 7**|
|Weight gain||200 – 300||10 – 12|
Power Stance should be introduced gradually into the diet, building up to the required dose rate slowly over a 2 week period. The daily dose should be divided and fed in 2 meals per day. Power Stance should be given as part of a balanced diet.
(Note: 305 g Power Stance is equivalent in energy to 1 cup vegetable oil).
|Digestible Energy||29.4 MJ/kg (3.18MCal/lb)|
|Oil||70% (as coconut oil)|
|Max. Crude Fibre||<0.5%|
|Medium Chain Triglycerides||50% of coconut oil|
|Fatty Acids||Lauric Acid (C:12): 44.5% (as %oil)|
|Myristic Acid (C:14): 17.5% (as % oil)|
|Palmitic (C:16): 8% (as % oil)|
|Oleic (C:18.1): 6% (as % oil)|