Renew Gold info
I can shed a little light on Renew Gold for you. This is not specifically designed as a ration balancer. Renew Gold works from the mouth down in the digestive system to normalize a number of things in that system. First, it is a very soft pellet designed to go to a meal form before it reaches the horses stomach. There, the medium chain fatty acids in the coconut meal have an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammitory effect designed to ease digestive stress and normalize nutrient uptake of the entire feeding program in the stomach and small intestine. At that point you want the coconut meal to be largely digested and out of the way. The total NSC of this product is 17%. Since feed rates are low (averaging 1 pound per day) that means that total starch and sugar from Renew Gold is only 77 grams per day. Typically one pound of Renew Gold replaces about 4 pounds of conventional feed. Even if the conventional feed is very very low NSC, say 10%, replacing 4 pounds of it lowers the starch/sugar load from feed by over 110 grams per day. This allows a total NSC from the feed part of the diet to easily fit in the portion of the digestive system where it is supposed to be digested and to be used to the horses benefit rather than as a road block to digestive efficiency if it goes undigested to the hind gut. The result of this, along with the energy density of Renew Gold allows for a more normal function in the hind gut, and more complete digestion of the real energy source that the horse is designed to use, it roughage. Calories that are in the hay or pasture are safe calories that are now captured and not left on the ground behind the horse, easily replacing calories removed from the diet by lowering total feed concentrate used. This program costs about $1 per day per head, is guaranteed or your money back. Of 100,000 bags sold, 7 have been refunded on the money back guarantee. Renew Gold has worked on every horse from Steffen Peters horse at the London Olympics last summer to Sherry Cervi's horse Stingray that is now leading the World Championship standing in Barrel Racing. Renew Gold is Certified GMO free, has no preservatives, fillers or solvent extracted oils. Always read the ingredient list when you buy feed. This is different from what we have fed in the past, and requires a little education as to how it works and how to incorporate it into your horses diet, but it is worth taking the time to understand.