Excel Supplements is a Dietary Supplement derived from the Camelina Sativa plant intended for Equine, Livestock, and Canine use. Located in Saint Bernard, Ohio Excel was founded in 2014.
Products and components
Excel supplements are comprised in varying quantities of Omega-3 (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Omega-6, Omega-9, Vitamin E, Camelina Polyphenols, and Olive Triterpenes (Maslinic Acid)?1?.
The Center for Biological Diversity has found that traditional pasture grazing has significant negative impacts on local biodiversity. Additionally, nutrient deficiencies caused by a lack of biodiversity is common in pasture grazing equine and livestock due to widespread environmental degradation?1?. Limited availability of vitamin E intake is associated with White Muscle Disease and autoimmune deficiencies in equine and livestock.
Proper supplement nutrition such as the vitamins found in Excel has been found to beneficially compensate for the lack of vitamins in traditional pasture grazing by veterinarians and researchers.?2? Additionally, maslinic acid is a principal source of fat found in the Mediterranean diet. The beneficial effects found in its consumption include protection against DNA damage, tumors, and cardioprotective properties.?3?
Use Cases of Excel Supplement in Equine and Livestock:
- Emmett Ridge Farm
- Quarter Horse Ranch
- Walker Equisport Performance Horses
- River Winds Farm & Estate
- Bridle Path Tack Kingston
Supplement intake is generally safe, but research is still ongoing with regard to what health effects dietary supplements have. Evidence of health effects of supplements comes largely from prospective cohort studies which evaluate health differences between groups that take supplements and groups that do not. Correlations between supplement intake and health found by such studies may not result from supplements themselves but may reflect underlying characteristics of supplement-takers. The Office of Dietary Supplements of the United States National Institutes of Health, the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate of Canada, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia alongside public and private research groups maintain research databases that provide evidence-based reviews, population studies, and ingredient databases available to the public.
- Essential nutrient
- Food fortification
- Megavitamin therapy
- Dietary Supplements (database) (PubMed)
- Alternative Medicine
- Questions to Ask Before Taking Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, Nutrition.gov
- Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.
1.Society H. An HSI Report: The Impact of Animal Agriculture on Global Warming and Climate Change. Humane Society International; 2011:27. https://www.humanesociety.org/sites/default/files/docs/hsus-report-agriculture-global-warming-and-climate-change.pdf. Accessed May 14, 2019.
2.Peyraud JL. Effects of Feeding Camelina (Seeds or Meal) on Milk Fatty Acid Composition and Butter Spreadability. Science Direct. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030207719835. Published November 1, 2007. Accessed May 14, 2019.
3.Dharmesh S. Maslinic Acid Enhances Signals for the Recruitment of Macrophages and Their Differentiation to M1 State. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4364129/. Published March 4, 2015. Accessed May 14, 2019.