APF PLUS - ADAPTOGEN:
Adaptogens are substances that are safe for long term use with few side effects, do not create physiological changes in physical parameters and increase the animal’s ability to adapt to a variety of stresses.
Herbal Supplement - a combination of 5 adaptogens
1. Eleutherococcus senticosus
(Siberian ginseng)- helps cells absorb glucose, acts as an immunomodulator;
immunomodulatory effects include the increase of T-lymphocytes such as CD4+ or
T helper cells, and T suppressor/cytotoxic cells
chinensis (Chinese magnolia vine)- aid in the utilization of Oxygen within the
cell, suppresses excessive stomach acid, reduces the occurrence of ulcers,
protective effects on liver against broad range of toxins and other stressors
rosea (Golden root or artic root)- increases blood supply to muscles and the
brain, increases protein synthesis, improves heart rate recovery, increases
body's ability to utilize lipids as an energy source
elatus (Asian devil's club)- regulates blood sugar, protects cardiac function
mandschuricia (Manchurian thorn tree)- enhances immune function, acts as an
antioxidant, increases mental alertness, helps regulate blood sugar, and has
Adaptogens have the ability to stimulate non-specific
responses against certain forms of stress; could be due to a non-specific
stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system with activation of neurologenic
and mucosal defense mechanisms
for long term use with few side effects
not create physiological shifts/physical parameters
animals ability to adapt to a variety of stresses including temperature change,
small places, movement between facilities
Plus was produced through cold alcohol and water extraction process
- It was
originally used as a nutritional supplement for elite athletes with
increased cortisol levels due to chronic stress and hard exercise.
- It has
an anticatabolic effect - it conserves skeletal muscle even when subject is
on a weight loss nutrition regime. There is no loss of muscle mass, and there is a utilization of
has an antagonistic effect on insulin making insulin's uptake into the
tissues less effective. Insulin
resistance occurs with Cushing's Disease. APF Plus has a dampening effect on
Cortisol. It also provides more
energy to the lymph cells. Both of
these effects are good for immunity.
longer the subject is on the APF Plus, the more cumulative effects it has.
- Laminitic horses need twice the dose of a regular
horse. Regular horses with insulin
resistance need 4-6 ml SID and laminitic horses need 8 ml SID. Humans need 2 ml SID. This can be doses orally or top-dressed
on feed. It absorbs rapidly.
APF Plus is intended for use as a dietary supplement in
horses of all ages and levels of athletic training. For best results, the desired amount of APF
Plus should be administered daily, either directly into the horse's
mouth or top-dressed onto a small amount of feed.
APF Plus is available in 120 ml (4 oz) & 354 ml (12 oz) sizes.