GastroMax 3 can be beneficial during the stressful activities that cause gastric ulcers. It has been proven to prevent ulcers and their reoccurrence, even during training. GastroMax3 contains omeprazole, sodium acid carbonate and l-glutamine to reduce and neutralize stomach acid and prevent gastric ulcers.
Omeprazole is from the family of proton pump inhibitors that blocks secretion of acid at the pariental cell membrane by irreversibly binding to the proton pump of the cell. Numerous studies show its efficacy for healing of squamous mucosal ulceration in horses in active training. This is the mucosa where most gastric ulcers occur. Due to its prolonged anti-secretory effect, omeprazole allows for once-daily dosing.
Sodium acid carbonate acts as a gastric antacid with a rapid onset of action. Sodium acid carbonate combines with the acid in the stomach and creates a more favorable environment for omeprazole to be absorbed and can give better healing results.
L-glutamine stimulates the synthesis of certain mucoproteins, which increase mucin and can benefit healing of gastric ulceration. Studies also show a significant improvement in decreasing gastric inflammation and increasing early immune response, which helps to minimize further inflammation and damage.
Directions: Give 1/4 tube daily to horses weighing 600-1200 lbs. For horses over 1200 lbs, give 1/2 tube daily. Each tube contains 4.25 grams total proprietary formula. Independent analysis has measured 2.28 grams omeprazole per tube.