Equine Insulin Resistance FAQ

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Heiro is the low iron choice to help your horse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heiro is not a costly diluted tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heiro is certified melamine free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A study showed 100% of ponies got Laminitis when given high Insulin. All four feet were involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horses with both Cushing’s & Insulin Resistance need help fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heiro™ program is unique: shows you how to test Insulin.

 

 

 

Heiro in combination with the best hay, grain and snacks is nutritional therapy.

 

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Healthy Equine Insulin Rescue Organical™

Insulin Resistance is the #1 Fastest Growing

Cause of Laminitis in the World.

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USDA Certified Organic Herbs

University Lab Tested For Content

Commercial Lab Tested For Content

Tested Safe for Sugar & Starch

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Before & After Lab Tests Showing Heiro Works.

Super-concentrated Vitamin E, at over 8,000 IU/oz.

Goal: Pasture Turnout
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**All in only one tablespoon – Once a day**

What are some sample results from usage of HEIRO™?

Horse

Breed

Date Tested

Insulin Results prior to HEIRO™

Dated Tested

Insulin Results while on HEIRO

Status

“A”

Morgan

5/22/07

334.8 uIU

7/14/07

33.8 – Normal

On pasture/ Moves well

“B”

Connamara

2/6/07

173.9 uIU

3/7/07

47.1 – Normal

On pasture/ Moves well

“C”

 

Welsh Pony

9/08

162

12/08

20.54

On pasture/ Moves well

“D”

 

Quarter Horse

10/31/07

171.7 uIU

2/17/08

11.4 – Normal

On pasture/ Moves well

“E”

Tennessee Walking Horse

8/24/06

126.9 uIU

10/26/06

28.5 – Normal

On pasture/ Moves well

*Note the Dramatic Drops* *IR horses have normal Glucose/high Insulin

*Normal post feeding levels are under 60 u/U/ml for Insulin

If over 60 uIU/ml or 430pmol/L for Insulin, your horse is Insulin Resistant.

Testing Labs used in Study:

Antech Diagnostic Lab – largest commercial veterinary testing lab in the USA

Cornell University Veterinary School Diagnostic Testing Lab

Michigan State University Veterinary School Diagnostic Lab

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I. Important Facts You Should Know:

1. We use top rated/highest quality/ purity USDA Certified Organic Herbs. There is no higher standard. Your horse deserves the best of the best.

2. We inform you of the labs used and freely show you the results. Other products give you no results or say its tested but don’t show you the lab or any test results.

3. Highest concentration of Vitamin E of any supplement used in horses to help Insulin – All in only one tablespoon a day.

4. The only site in the world with step-by-step instructions on how to test Insulin to avoid false results. Consulted The Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical, and John Hopkins Medical – These hospitals were just ranked #1, #2, and #3 in US News and World Report (July, 2008) as America’s best hospitals for Endocrinology. Insulin is an Endocrine hormone.

5. The only supplement to help Insulin that shows you sugar and starch at safe levels. Other products don’t or can’t show you this information or are actually high in sugar which makes no sense.

6. Economics- Only $47.00 dollars a month for Heiro™ and the web site shows you how to save over $500 dollars a year using proper feeds. The 90-Day Heiro™ saves $22.00 every three (3) months, has free shipping, and makes it about a dollar a day to treat.

7. A site that will work with you, your Veterinarian, and your Farrier as a team to chart progress and answer questions. Call us – we will speak directly to you, get history, and talk with your doctor and Farrier if you want. These consults are free! Speak to doctors that have a large practice and see these horses often. Talk about nutrition, shoeing, and the status of your horse.

8. Your Farrier is often the first line of defense – they see changes and have a baseline. Their input is crucial.

What Heiro™ Does That Other Products Do Not

26 Ways!

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Others

Winner

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Only product designed to get horses back on Pasture

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Heiro

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Only product designed to help with winter foot pain

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Heiro

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Free consults for owners with an Equine Veterinarian

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Heiro

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Free consults with the owner’s Farrier and doctor with an Equine Veterinarian

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Heiro

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Free web site on best diet/snacks and test protocols

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Heiro

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Economical price, money-back guarantee

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Heiro

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Helps Cushing horses with Insulin problems

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Heiro

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Before and after tests showing it works

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Heiro

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Natural – No fillers, No artificial color/preservatives

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Heiro

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Feed program to maximize Magnesium

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Heiro

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Only product using pharmaceutical-grade Magnesium

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Heiro

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NRC top-rated form of Magnesium

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Heiro

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Freshness dated for top performance

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Heiro

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Smells Great

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Heiro

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Tastes Great

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Heiro

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Only One Tablespoon Daily

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Heiro

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Safe: USDA Certified Organic Herbs

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Heiro

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Safe: Certified Melamine Free

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Heiro

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Safe: Certified Lead Free

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Heiro

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Safe: Certified Drug Free

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Heiro

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Safe: Certified Pesticide Free

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Safe: Certified Low Sugar

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Safe: Certified Low Starch

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Safe: Certified Low Fructan

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Heiro

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Safe: Certified Low Iron

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No

Heiro

26. 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
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Striker, of Pierson, Florida, licks his lips for Heiro™.

#1 Common Problem of Owners with Insulin Resistant Horses:

“It breaks my heart to pen my horse in a small dirt lot and watch him look over the fence at his buddies grazing and playing in the field next door.”

II. What Is In Heiro™?

• The only one that tested to ensure safe sugar and starch content. You have no idea of the levels of these important ingredients in other products.

• The only supplement double-lab tested for mineral amounts. These tests show how safe Heiro™ is on levels of over ten (10) important minerals.

• The only one that provides documented information regarding the Vitamin E level per cup showing we are the highest level in the world. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and vascular supporter of the hoof.

• We use USDA Certified Organic Herbs to control Insulin. Dr. Leifert, at New Castle University, in the UK, in a 2007 journal article reported results that over a four-year period in a study of organic foods, they contained “up to 40% more antioxidants than non-organic”. Chester County Daily Local News, January 2008.

Ingredients: 1) USDA Certified Organic Herbs:
Proprietary herbal blend exclusive to Heiro containing USDA certified 100% organic herbs: Fenugreek, ocean kelp, blue-green spirulina algae, cinnamon, ginger, willow, peppermint, milk thistle, alfalfa. No fillers, no artificial colors or preservatives. All natural, great tasting blend.
2) Vitamin E Concentrate 128,190 IU/Ib
3) Magnesium Oxide Mineral 6,360ppm

 

You list the products, so what makes Heiro a proprietary blend?
The amount of each herb, the part of the plant used to make the herb and the unique blending process to bring the Herbs into a combination with vitamin E and magnesium. Hundreds of Insulin tests were run on horses using different types and amounts until we got real results that showed in how the horse moved, their ability to get back on grass and lab test improvements.

A. Results on HEIRO™ documented at the State of Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) on December 12, 2008. All electrolyte/mineral levels reported as SAFE. Actual levels of these important elements in HEIRO™ as follows:

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Report Date: 12/12/2008

HEIRO™
Laboratory Maximum Tolerance Level Index of Animal Health
ppm Calcium
4,930 – Safe
20,000
ppm Colbalt
<0.2 – Safe
25
ppm Copper
3.23- Safe
250
ppm Iron
144 – Safe
500
ppm Magnesium
6,360 – Safe
8,000
ppm Phosphorus
935- Safe
10,000
ppm Potassium
3,800 – Safe
10,000
ppm Selenium
<1.0- Safe
5
ppm Sodium
2,790 – Safe
N/A
ppm Zinc
51.9 – Safe
500
Tested Melamine Free- state lab certified.Tested Pesticide Free- state lab certified.

Tested Lead Free- state lab certified.

Tested Drug Free- state lab certified.

Heiro shows you actual lab tests for safety and purity – more than any other supplement.
Heiro has the advantage of having a low iron level similar to grass hay. Some doctors are studying high iron possibly causing insulin problems, so Heiro is the choice for a tested safe low iron insulin supplement.
Heiro is using organics to provide natural, powerful, and safe minerals.

B. Equi-Analytical Laboratories – the top commercial feed testing lab in the country. Results show low sugar (ESC) and low starch so it is SAFE. Results show a protein level of grass hay and a non-fiber carbohydrate (NFC) in the normal range of beet pulp. Results show a HUGE Vitamin E amount that comes to over 8,000 IU/oz. That is, by far, the best level of any supplement. The test results confirm the significant levels of ten (10) electrolytes and minerals.

HEIRO™ has been tested extensively for safety and content.

 

We Deliver World Wide

 

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Date Reported: 12/08/08

% Moisture
12.6
% Dry Matter
87.4
Dry Matter
Digestible Energy (DE), Mcal/lb
2.33
%
g/lb.
Crude Protein
7.9
35.6
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)
19.2
87.3
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)
18.7
85.0
ESC (Simple Sugars)
3.8
17.1
Starch
0.5
2.2
Non Fiber Carb. (NFC)
30.7
0.0
Water Soluble Carb. (WSC)
4.7
21.3
%
g/lb.
Calcium
0.47
2.14
Phosphorus
0.17
0.78
Magnesium
0.69
3.13
Potassium
0.47
2.13
Sodium
0.309
1.401
ppm
mg/lb.
Iron
118
54
Zinc
32
15
Copper
4
2
Manganese
23
10
Molybdenum
2.1
0.95
100% Dry
Vitamin E, IU/Lb.
128,190

 

High Insulin is like a small hammer banging on your horse’s foot.
No shoe, no amount of Bute will help unless you first stop the hammer.

 

III. What Is Not In HEIRO™?

    1. 1. HEIRO™ is not cooked or processed – at times you will actually see the entire seed of the herb in HEIRO™. Cooking takes vitamins/minerals out.

 

    1. 2. Unsafe amounts of unknown items – HEIRO’s™ herbs are USDA Certified Organic and double-lab tested for content and safety. In 2000, the State of California Department of Health Services put out a warning that five (5) Chinese herbal mixtures for Diabetes contained two (2) pharmaceutical drugs. Vet. Practice News, May 2006.

 

    1. 3. No fillers – this is why you only give one (1) tablespoon a day.

 

    1. 4. Not a diluted tea – again, vitamins and minerals are lost.

 

    1. 5. No sugar additives – HEIRO™ is the only supplement tested to be low in sugar and starch. Our starch is only 0.5% and our simple sugar is only 3.8%.

 

    1. 6. No artificial flavors or preservatives. No artificial colors. All natural.

 

    1. 7. No untested, unknown sources of herbs. Heiro™ contains only the best, top rated, 100% USDA Certified Organic Herbs. There is no finer source of herbs for people or horses. USDA Certified Organic means no ionizing radiation, no genetically-engineered product, grown without pesticides or petroleum-based/sewage sludge fertilizers. Radiated or sludge-borne herbs are allowed with other herbals.

 

    1. 8. No lead- state lab certified.

 

    1. 9. No pesticides- state lab certified.

 

    1. 10. No melamine- state lab certified

 

    1. 11. No drugs- state lab certified.

In today’s world of tainted dog and cat foods and baby formula, you need to know Heiro™ is safe.

 

The main purpose of Heiro™:
Improve Insulin control to get your horse out of “jail” (small dirt lot), and back on pasture where they are meant to be and are the happiest.

 

Be proactive and not reactive for horses that have a predisposition to elevated insulin which is a proven cause of laminitis.

IV. What are the signs of Insulin Resistance?

    1. 1. Laminitis – acute or chronic. Repeat episodes over the years, pasture turnout stopped but still happens, secondary to Cushings disease, more often in ponies, occurs in the middle of the winter when there is no grass around. The horse only gets hay and no grain and still happens.

    2. 2. Overweight – either by diet, lack of exercise, or genetics. 25% of people with Insulin Resistance due to genetics. On no grain or little grain and stays big, exercise and still big. Cresty neck often seen.
    3. 3. Cushings – 2 ways Insulin Resistance is linked with Cushings.

a. Many with diagnosed Cushings also have Insulin Resistance but this second condition is not diagnosed, so on Pergolide but still does not do well.

b. Recent study shows Cushings in horses is massively under diagnosed, so if these are missed, then more are missed with both Cushings and Insulin Resistance.

  1. 4. Age – as horses get older, they lose muscle and gain fat. Fat production goes way up in Insulin Resistance because Insulin makes fat and fat produces toxins leading to an increase in Insulin. Also as horses age, Cushings incidence goes up.
  2. 5. Fatigue – can not exercise as well as in the past. They become dull and resist riders.
  3. 6. Certain Breeds-Breeds that were designed for a rugged existence seem to be more susceptible due to today’s easier surroundings. These breeds include Quarter Horses, Morgans, Paso Finos, Mustangs, Pony breeds, Tennessee Walkers, and Rocky Mountain Horses.
  4. 7. Genetics- The National Institute of Health (NIH) has shown a genetic trait in Insulin Resistance. Often the mare or stallion had Insulin Resistance and now the offspring start to show signs.
  5. 8. History behind the horse- The previous owner warns the new owner that the animal must live on a dirt lot and never be turned out. They are the horses who are fed very little food and stay “fat on air”. Some times Pergolide helped in the past but is no longer effective.
  6. 9. Winter Foot Pain- Even with no grass in sight, the feet get sore. Less exercise, loss of fresh grass, vitamins/magnesium, cold stress, cortisol increase, seasonal ACTH increase, longer fasting periods between food intake all contribute.
  7. 10. Abnormally foot sore after routine trimmings by Farrier. Takes several days after scheduled trimmings to recover soundness. This is an Insulin problem not a bad trim job. The Farrier is the key to a successful program.

Insulin Resistance Chart

Genetic lock- diet/exercise is not controlling insulin. Owners have tried multiple management techniques but the horse is still foot sore, has repeat laminitis, can’t be turned out on grass, and stays big on little food. Also the horse is a candidate for future problems and the owner would like to avoid a problem instead of waiting for the problem to occur. These are the horses the Heiro program can help.

V. What Is Insulin Resistance?

1. Abnormally high Insulin levels cause metabolic changes leading to increased fat, overweight, fatigue, and eventually Laminitis.
2. Why high Insulin? Inability to respond and use Insulin the body produces because the Insulin is not functioning properly; higher and higher Insulin levels are needed to achieve the same effect. These high levels of Insulin damage the body.

The Heiro™ Program is like no other — correct way to test, best diet and snacks, a testable supplement, and free veterinary consults. Other products are “here’s a powder, good luck to you“.

VI. Why Laminitis in Insulin Resistance?

Several ways:

1. Insulin itself – at high levels can damage vessels. A recent Australian study showed that giving a horse a shot of Insulin causes profound Laminitis clinically and microscopically. K. Asplin, Australian Government Rural Industries Research, November 2007.2. A University of Kentucky study shows that inflammatory proteins elevate when the horse has Insulin

Laminitis Horse

LAMINITIS

Resistance and this irritates blood vessels leading to blood flow disruption to feet. A. Adams, J. An. Sci., 2007, Vol. 85.

3. Insulin Resistance results in both reduced capillary recruitment and reduced vasodilation in animal models and in humans. Diabetes Vascular Disease Research 2007, Microcirculation Journal 2007.

4. “Although pro-inflammatory effects and vascular effects of Insulin Resistance may be difficult to separate, it is clear that either or both occurring in horses with Insulin Resistance could precipitate Laminitis by affecting blood flow or by induction of pro-inflammatory state.” Dr. McGowan, Journal of Equine Science 2008.

5. Extreme cases – if hyperglycemic, this promotes inflammatory medicators leading to irritated blood vessels.

6. First time considered as a possible cause of Laminitis by Dr. Reilly – Foot Neuropathy. In diabetic people, nerves to feet become desensitized – if in a horse, could have Laminitis but not know of damage as readily. If the horse shows no pain, Laminitis spreads until critical. We do not get a warning. Why a possible? 70,000 foot amputations a year in the USA of Insulin Resistance/Diabetic people.

7. Overweight – all these problems compounded by the stress of high weight.

VII. How to Test? Testing procedures are discussed in depth in our Insulin Resistance Article.

Therapeutic Diagnosis - For a variety of reasons, some owners can not get the Insulin blood level of their horse. In these cases, cleints will try Heiro™ for sixty (60) days to seehow it helps their horse. The owner diagnoses the problem of Insulin Resistance by gauging how the horse responds to Heiro™.

For further information, on Insulin Resistance go to Article section for the following in depth discussion:

1. What is Insulin and Insulin Resistance?

2. Exerciselinks to Article Sections

3. Chromium, Magnesium, Pergolide, Thyroid powder and Metformin

4. Diet: Best Hay, Grain, and Amounts

5. Pasture Turnout and the Best Muzzle

6. Good and bad snacks, Horse Treats

7. Avoiding Glucosamine

8. Feeding Flax Seed

9. Lyme Disease

10. How to correctly test for Insulin Resistance

11. Glucose-Insulin Ratio (why not the best test)

12. Diagnostic Results for Insulin Resistance

13. Farrier Schedule/Foot Trimming/Best Glue On Shoe

14. Vaccines

15. Pasture Management for Insulin Resistant Horses

16. Winter Foot Pain

17. Results

 

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Proper diet and exercise is essential for horse health. HEIRO™ is a supplement to help maintain horse health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.