Q: How is Aleira® different from other Omega-3 supplements?
A: Aleira is unique in its research, effectiveness and exclusivity. Aleira is the very product used in the research cited by so many other companies with “similar” products. The truth is that there are no similar products. Aleira is the only equine Omega-3 product existing that contains the purest form of algae-derived DHA available making it the most effective on the market. Additionally, Aleira is patent-pending meaning its formula is unique and it has been proven to deliver results as intended.
Q: Will my horse find Aleira® palatable?
A: Yes. Generally, if your horse routinely eats other supplements without issue, working Aleira into their regimen will not be a problem. However, if you experience issues, simple things like starting with a smaller dose or adding mint extract or vegetable oil has proven successful.
Q: What are the artificial flavors in Aleira®?
A: The artificial flavors in Aleira come from a combination of peppermint extract and ground peppermint.
Q: How is Aleira® different from Flaxseed?
A: There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are referenced in studies – DHA, EPA and ALA. DHA and EPA are primarily responsible for the improvement in ailments and dysfunctions of the immune, respiratory and reproductive systems. Flaxseed contains only ALA which the body must then convert to DHA and EPA to enjoy the beneficial effects associated with Omega-3s. The body, no matter the species, does not convert ALA effectively enough to provide DHA or EPA in enough quantity to benefit these conditions. To effectively supplement DHA and EPA, the source must be oceanic. Fish oil is the common form available for supplementation and is very effective for carnivores. Aleira, however, utilizes an oceanic, algae-derived source of DHA making it the only vegetarian supplement on the market to effectively supply horses with additional DHA needed to improve respiratory and immune deficiencies.
Q: How long does it take to see results in my horse’s symptoms on Aleira®?
A: This varies a bit depending on the type of symptoms your horse is experiencing and the duration. Most chronic, respiratory cases report significant improvement in symptoms within 60-90 days while acute symptom improvement can occur in as little as 14 days. Most dermal allergies, dermatitis and other similar cases report significant improvement in as little as 10-14 days. The Mushroom Matrix and MSM included Aleira’s formulation work quickly to address inflammation and to get symptoms under control allowing the DHA time to fully incorporate into the cellular membrane and promote continued healing and symptom control at the base level (usually about 90 days).
Q: How long does my horse need to stay on Aleira®?
A: Most of our clients are so pleased with the results they see in their horse, they opt to make Aleira part of their daily supplement regimen. For horses with seasonal challenges, some clients opt to start their horse 60-90 days prior to the “season” and only keep them on Aleira through their area’s high allergy season.
Q: Once on Aleira®, can I discontinue use of the other medications I was using for my horse?
A: You should always discuss your horse’s medication and supplementation plan with your veterinarian prior to making any changes. While not true of every case, there have been a number of horses that have been benefited greatly from the use of Aleira and were able to reduce or even discontinue use of traditional medications and maintain their condition with Aleira.
Q: Can I use Aleira in place of medication?
A: Aleira is not a medication and is not a treatment for any condition. You should always consult your veterinarian when deciding on a medication or supplement plan for your horse. Many horse owners and veterinarians have turned to Aleira as an alternative to traditional medications when those medications are not indicated or well tolerated in the specific case. In these cases, Aleira has worked well to control symptoms and maintain quality of life.