Health and well-being are dependent on a healthy metabolism and that includes a stable and intact functioning liver. The horse liver is simultaneously a metabolic organ, a storage organ, a detoxification organ and the production site of essential structural components, such as muscle protein. The diagnosis: “increased liver parameters in the blood” is often only discovered in advanced stages of liver disease.
Hepax forte is made of a combination of ingredients proven to maintain a healthy liver, and is recommended by leading veterinary clinics in Germany.
Reishi extract (Ganoderma lucidum)
The "mushroom of immortality" has been used for over 4000 years in traditional chinese phytoscience and has gained worldwide renown as one of the most important medicinal mushrooms. It supports the liver by inhibiting the lipid accumulation and collagen storage. Additionally the tripertene of the reishi has been proven to inhibit the angiotensin-conversions-enzyme (ACE) in humans, which is responsible in producing the blood pressure increasing angiotensin. The oxygenation of blood is facilitated and the organs are provided with more oxygen.
Milk thistle extract (Silybum marianum fructus)
The fruit of the milk thistle has positive, supporting properties for the function of the liver. Free radicals in the liver can be intercepted by feeding milk thistle. Silymarin, derived from the fruits of milk thistle, is said to positively influence the biosynthetic capacity of hepatocytes. In people with alcohol cirrhosis, mortality was significantly reduced in a double-blind study with silymarin.
Artichoke extract (Cynara scolymus folium)
Artichoke leaves are said to have choleretic, cholicinetic, cholesterol- and lipid-reducing, as well as hepato-stimulating properties. Therefore, artichoke leaves can be utilized to support a dysfunctioning liver and gallbladder.
S-Adenosyl-Methionine (SAME) (SAM)
In a healthy liver s-adenosyl-methionine is metabolized from the amino acid methionine. The production is limited when pets have liver problems. The body needs s-adenosyl-methionine to produce glutathione, the most important detoxifier and antioxidant in the liver. Glutathione-conjugated substances are more soluble in water and can be eliminated via the kidney. This protects the liver cells from damage and decay.
Nucleotides are building blocks of the nucleic acids, the carriers of the genetic hereditary information and the key substances of protein synthesis. Every biological process in a cell, including cell division, is directly or indirectly dependent on the nucleic acids. There would be no life without nucleotides. Under natural circumstances, horses are either capable of synthesizing enough nucleotides from there own cells, recycling them from deceased cells, and ingesting them from a wide variety of plant material in their feed. However, under certain circumstances horses may have a higher turnover rate or increased usage of Nucleotides, compounded by lower cell activity. This is especially noticeable during stressful circumstances and high performance situations. Certain types of cells have only limited capability of synthesizing nucleotides. For that reason it would be a wise choice to supplement the Nucleotide availability. The addition of nucleotide to the daily feed reinforces the optimal cell division and an intact cell metabolism.