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FAQs: The Assure System

ASSURE

Q:  How is Assure® different from other digestive supplements?

A: Assure was developed by a practicing veterinarian to solve the common digestive problems he faced in daily practice. This formulation was so successful in addressing GI challenges like colic, diarrhea, chronic loose stool and poor body condition that it became the foundation of our Assure System products. Assure contains a unique, patented delivery system not available from any other digestive aid on the market. When you use Assure, you can feel confident that you’re using the best digestive supplement on the market that will actually work.

Q:  Some supplements have more probiotics than Assure. Does that mean they’re better?

A:  More is not always better. The patented Assure formula has been extensively researched to find the most effective balance of pre and probiotics, yeast, psyllium and digestive enzymes. The microbes in other supplements are often broken down in the stomach’s acidic environment before reaching the hindgut. This results in a smaller quantity of active microbes available to address digestive concerns. Assure contains Arenus’ exclusive Gastrointestinal Stabilizing Technology (GST) which protects the microbes while travelling through the stomach and allows them to arrive safely in the hindgut to deliver maximum benefits to your horse.

Q:  Do horses like the taste of Assure?

A:  Yes, Assure is palatable. Generally, if your horse eats other supplements without issue, working Assure into their regimen won’t be a problem. If you have a picky eater then try starting with a smaller dose or adding water, vegetable oil or molasses to encourage your horse to eat their supplement.

Q:  Will my horse need to be on Assure forever?

A:  Assure is designed as a daily, maintenance program. While it can be used to address acute issues, most horse owners opt to incorporate Assure into their horse’s daily supplement regimen.

Q:  Why is it recommended to use both Assure and Assure Plus?

A:   Each of the products in the Assure System are unique and designed to work together to address digestive challenges and maintain optimal gut health. We typically recommend using both products daily for 3 - 6 weeks. This resets your horse’s digestive tract and ensures it’s functioning as efficiently as possible. After this initial period, most horse owners are able to transition to a maintenance dose of giving Assure everyday and Assure Plus for 7 consecutive days each month or 7 days every 8 - 12 weeks. The Assure System products are designed to be flexible for each horse’s lifestyle and requirements. This means that you can feed only the amount that your horse needs for a flexible, affordable digestive health solution. You may find that your horse does well with only Assure or you may want to try another Assure System program to suit your horse’s needs.

Q:  What is the shelf life of Assure and how should I store it?

A:  Even though Assure contains high volumes of live microbes, its exclusive formulation ensures stability for at least 2 years from the manufacture date if stored properly. The Assure products are meant to be stored in a cool, dry place with the bag tightly sealed and the bucket lid closed.

Q:  When feeding both Assure and Assure Plus, why is it suggested to feed them at different times?

A:  We recommend feeding the products at different times to help with the breakdown of feedstuffs and ensure that your horse receives regular doses of live microbes throughout the day. Probiotics do not reside in the hindgut for long and a reinforcement after 12 hours instead of 24 hours works best to repopulate them.

ASSURE GUARD

Q:  How is Assure® Guard different from other digestive supplements?

A:  Assure Guard combines our patented digestive supplement formula with calcium carbonate to soothe ulcers that are present and combat the occurrence of gastric and hindgut ulceration. This formulation was utilized with Assure Plus in a large research study evaluating a variety of digestive challenges like colic, loose stool, poor body condition and ulcers. The findings were so impressive that the study was published and presented at both the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) yearly conference and the 10th International Colic Symposium.

Q: What is the difference between Assure Guard and Assure Guard Gold?

A: Assure Guard is a powerful digestive aid designed to combat tough digestive health challenges such as gastric and colonic ulcers. It’s meant to be paired with Assure Plus for maximum benefits. Assure Guard Gold is a combination of Assure Guard and Assure Guard Gold in an easy to use pelleted formula.

Q: Other supplements, when compared to Assure Guard, contain more probiotics. Does that mean they’re better?

A: More is not always better when it comes to probiotics. The patented Assure Guard formula has been extensively researched to find the most effective balance of prebiotics, probiotics, yeast, gastric buffer , psyllium and digestive enzymes. Microbes in other supplements are often broken down in the stomach’s acidic environment before reaching the hindgut. Arenus digestive aids are the only products with Gastrointestinal Stabilizing Technology (GST). GST in Assure Guard ensures the microbes arrive safely in the hindgut to provide the maximum benefit to your horse.

Q: Will horses easily eat Assure Guard?

A: Yes, Assure Guard is highly palatable. Many horses eat Assure Guard supplements without an issue. If you have a picky eater then there are a few simple things you can try like starting with a small amount of Assure Guard or adding water, vegetable oil, diluted corn syrup (50 - 75% water) or molasses.

Q: Will my horse need to be on Assure Guard forever?

A: Assure Guard is designed as a daily, maintenance program. It can be used to address acute problems, most horse owners opt to incorporate Assure Guard into their horse’s daily supplement regimen to prevent recurring issues.

Q: Why is it recommended to use both Assure Guard and Assure Plus?

A: Each of the products in the Assure System are unique and designed to work together to address digestive challenges in your horse and maintain optimal gut health.  Typically, we recommend using both products daily for 4-6 weeks in the beginning to reset your horse’s digestive tract and ensure it’s functioning as efficiently as possible. After this initial period, most horse owners are able to transition to a maintenance dose of giving Assure Guard everyday and Assure Plus for 7 consecutive days each month or 7 days every 12 weeks. The Assure System products are designed to be flexible for each horse’s lifestyle and requirements. You may find that your horse does well with only Assure Guard or you may want to try another Assure System program to suit your horse’s needs. This allows you to only feed the amount your horse needs for a flexible, affordable digestive health solution.

Q: What is the shelf life of Assure Guard and how should I store it?

A: Even though Assure Guard contains high volumes of live microbes, its exclusive formulation ensures stability for at least 2 years from the manufacture date if stored properly. The Assure products are meant to be stored in a cool, dry place with the bag tightly sealed and the bucket lid closed.

Q: When feeding both Assure Guard and Assure Plus, why is it suggested to feed them at different times?

A: We recommend feeding the products at different times to help with the breakdown of feedstuffs and ensure that your horse receives regular doses of live microbes throughout the day. Probiotics do not reside in the hindgut for long and a reinforcement after 12 hours instead of 24 hours works best to repopulate them.

ASSURE PLUS

Q:  How is Assure Plus® different from other digestive supplements?

A:  Assure Plus is made of Top Grade 100% Natural Psyllium combined with a potent dose of prebiotics, probiotics, yeast and digestive enzymes in a convenient, easy to feed pellet. Our unique pelleting process ensures our psyllium retains the benefits of a flake in its final form. When combined with Assure or Assure Guard, Assure Plus works quickly to promote healthy digestive function within the hindgut while removing debris and initiating tissue healing.

Q:  Other supplements compared to Assure Plus contain more probiotics. Does that mean they’re better?

A:  More is not always better. The patented Assure Plus formula is designed to be combined with one of our daily formulas to achieve the most effective balance of pre and probiotics, yeast, psyllium and digestive enzymes. Microbes in other supplements are often broken down in the stomach’s acidic environment before reaching the hindgut. Arenus digestive aids are the only products with Gastrointestinal Stabilizing Technology (GST). GST in Assure Plus ensures the microbes arrive safely in the hindgut to provide the benefits they were intended for.

Q:  Is Assure Plus palatable?

A:  Yes. We created Assure Plus as a pellet to address this issue. Many horses that won’t eat granular or powder supplements are easily transitioned onto Assure Plus. If you experience issues, try starting with a smaller dose or adding water, vegetable oil, diluted corn syrup (50 - 75% water) or molasses to Assure Plus.

Q:  Will my horse need to be on Assure Plus forever?

A:  Assure Plus is designed to be combined with one of our daily supplements (Assure or Assure Guard). When on a maintenance program, Assure Plus is typically used for 7 days out of each month or 7 days every 8 - 12 weeks. Your horse will let you know how often it's needed. We recommend that Assure Plus be used along with the daily supplement when starting your horse on an Assure System program. The typical loading period is 3 - 6 weeks and horses are then transitioned to the maintenance dose of Assure Plus while continuing the use of the daily Assure product. While the Assure System can be used to address acute issues, most horse owners opt to incorporate the Assure System into their horse’s daily supplement regimen.

Q:  Why is it recommended to use Assure Plus with one of the other Assure System products?

A:  Each of the products in the Assure System are unique and designed to work together to address digestive challenges in your horse and maintain optimal gut health. We typically recommend using both Assure Plus and one of our granular products (Assure or Assure Guard) daily for 3 - 6 weeks initially to reset your horse’s digestive tract and ensure it’s functioning efficiently. After this initial period, most horse owners are able to transition to a maintenance dose which entails giving Assure or Assure Guard daily and Assure Plus on an interval basis for 7 consecutive days each month or 7 days every 8 - 12 weeks.

Q:  When feeding both Assure Plus and one of the daily Assure products, why is it suggested to feed them at different times?

A:  We recommend feeding the products at different times to help with the breakdown of feedstuffs and ensure that your horse receives regular doses of live microbes throughout the day. Probiotics do not reside in the hindgut for long and a reinforcement after 12 hours instead of 24 hours works best to repopulate them.

Q:  What is the shelf life of Assure Plus and how should I store it?

A:  Even though Assure Plus contains high volumes of live microbes, its exclusive formulation ensures stability for at least 2 years from the manufacture date if stored properly. The Assure products are meant to be stored in a cool, dry place with the bag tightly sealed and the bucket lid closed.

ASSURE GUARD GOLD

Q:  How is Assure® Guard Gold different from other digestive supplements?

A:  Assure Guard Gold combines Assure Guard and Assure Plus, our best-selling Assure System products, into a convenient and powerful daily supplement. The pelleted formula provides all the benefits of the two-product approach and can be used to address specific issues while maintaining the digestive health of your horse. Assure Guard Gold uses a unique, patented delivery system to ensure your horse gets the full benefits of the pre and probiotics, psyllium, gastric buffer, digestive enzymes, yeast and calcium carbonate. Properly processed psyllium with no added sugars make it the perfect choice for horses with metabolic concerns.

Q: Other supplements, when compared to Assure Guard Gold, contain more probiotics. Does that mean they are better?

A: When it comes to probiotics, more is not always better. The patented Assure Guard Gold formula has been extensively researched to find the most effective balance of pre and probiotics, yeast, gastric buffer, psyllium and digestive enzymes. Microbes in other supplements are often broken down in the stomach’s acidic environment before reaching the hindgut. Arenus digestive aids are the only products with Gastrointestinal Stabilizing Technology (GST) to combat this problem. GST in Assure Guard Gold ensures the microbes arrive safely in the hindgut to provide the benefits they were intended for.

Q: Will my picky eater like Assure Guard Gold?

A: Most horses readily eat Assure Guard Gold pellets and working it into their regimen is no problem. Horses that are picky eaters usually don’t like granular or powder supplements. Because this supplement is pelleted, many horses are easily transitioned onto Assure Guard Gold. However, if your horse turns his nose up at his new supplement there are a few tricks you can try. Simple things like starting with a smaller dose or adding water, vegetable oil or molasses have proven helpful with picky eaters.

Q: Will my horse need to be on Assure Guard Gold forever?

A: Assure Guard Gold is designed as a daily, maintenance program. While it can be used to address acute issues, most horse owners opt to incorporate Assure Guard Gold into their horse’s daily supplement regimen. Simply adjust the loading dose for acute situations to the lower maintenance dose as needed.

Q: What is the shelf life of Assure Guard Gold and how should I store it?

A: Even though Assure Guard Gold contains high volumes of live microbes, its exclusive formulation ensures stability for at least 2 years from the manufacture date if stored properly. The Assure products are meant to be stored in a cool, dry place with the bag tightly sealed and the bucket lid closed.

Q:  Why would I choose Assure® Guard Gold over one of the two-product Assure System approaches?

A: Assure Guard Gold was created for a variety of reasons but the largest was the convenience factor. Veterinarians and clients that loved and trusted the Assure System products asked us for a simpler alternative and Assure Guard Gold was our answer. This is a single, pelleted product that provides the same benefits as our Assure Guard/Assure Plus combination. Competitors, multi-horse owners, racehorse stables and veterinary hospitals alike have embraced this product as their answer to convenient, effective digestive support. Additionally, Assure Guard Gold has become the product of choice for horses struggling with metabolic concerns like Cushings, insulin resistance, laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome due to the lack of additional sugars present in its formula. Assure Guard Gold is designed to be a complete, Ultimate Digestive Aid. The two-product approach is an option for owners that want to customize their horse’s digestive health program.