What is Epic G1?
Epic G1 is all-natural food for horses. It’s made of specially-treated oats that ferment and activate a curated blend of beneficial bacterial. This is then fed directly to your horse to support its natural gut health and microbiota.
What are the ingredients in Epic G1?
Epic G1 is a wholesome and natural food made of specially-treated oats, a curated blend of cultures, beneficial bacterial, malt, and water.
How does Epic G1 work?
The ingredients are natural and simple, but our fermentation process is complex. For efficacy, it’s important that the good bacteria remain alive and active so they immediately get to work in your horse’s GI tract.
With our G1 pre-fermentation process, the beneficial bacteria already contain active, anti-
inflammatory molecules when ingested. Compared to, say, a probiotic powder which doesn’t get activated until it reaches the small intestine – likely missing important opportunities in the esophagus and stomach.
What is the difference between probiotics, prebiotics, and Epic G1?
In Latin, probiotic means ‘pro-life’ – they are living bacteria with proven clinical health benefits. Prebiotics are non-digestible food (fibers) that feed the beneficial bacteria, helping them grow and produce healthy molecules for the GI tract and its immune system.
G1 uses these beneficial bacteria in its fermentation process, producing a live and active medium with extremely high bacterial quantity and other byproducts. This kick-starts a process the bacteria would normally start once it passed the sour passage of the stomach. So, this pre-fermentation allows G1 to take action the minute it makes contact with the horse’s your cell walls and does not need to wait for the bacteria to ‘wake up’ after passage of the stomach.
What does G1 stand for?
G1 is the curated blend of lactic acid bacterial + metabolites produced through fermentation.
G1 creates the perfect blend of microbiome support for your horse's gut.
How do I feed Epic G1 to my horses?
Epic G1 is a fermented liquid that can easily be added as a top-dress to any feed program.
There is no need to change your current feed program. However, you may notice your horse better utilizes and absorbs the nutrients in the feed you currently provide and may reduce the amount of additional supplements needed to maintain health.
How much do I feed?
Feed 1-2 doses daily depending on your horse's condition and exposure to environmental toxins. One dose is equal to ⅔ cups (6 oz).
What are the storage requirements for Epic G1?
To maintain freshness and optimal bacterial activity, we recommend Epic G1 be stored in a cool place, preferably refrigerated. If the product freezes, the bacterial will not survive. Although it won’t harm your horse if you feed it after it’s frozen, the product will not be effective in providing beneficial bacterial.
What stress factors might influence the health of my horse?
Just like humans, horses encounter environments and situations that create susceptibility to picking up viruses or bad bacteria that promote illness. This can be everything from stress of travel and competition, the uncertainty of new environments, weather changes, feed changes, encounters with other ill horses, or bacteria left behind from sick horses (stalling at public facilities), etc.
Is it ever recommended to increase dosage of G1?
Horses will benefit from 2 doses per day (preferably 1 dose morning and night) when traveling, competing, combating gut dysbiosis (ulcers, leaky gut, etc.), recent or ongoing
antibiotic usage, recent or ongoing NSAID usage (Butte, Banamine, Previcox, etc.), loose stool, cough or respiratory condition, skin irritations, or any other condition where immunity boost is needed.
Can I feed Epic G1 to my horse while it’s on antibiotics?
YES! We know it’s sometimes necessary to administer antibiotics for various infection concerns. Unfortunately, antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria, but also the beneficial bacteria.
During an antibiotic regimen, as it’s already recommended for humans, it’s important to supplement your horse’s gastrointestinal system. G1’s beneficial bacterial can help balance the microbiome while the horse fights off bad bacteria through the use of antibiotics.
Can I feed Epic G1 while my horse is on Omeprazole?
YES! Omepezol (or a proton pump inhibitor) is used when your horse’s upper GI tract starts to get inflamed due to external stress factors (pathogens, medication, pesticides, traveling, performance stress, etc.). Inflammation happens when the GI mucus is weak or non-existent. This gives food toxins and pathogens free access to the epithelia cells which cause the inflammatory immune response.
Additionally, the natural acidity of the stomach can further irritate the inflammation. Omeprazole is not reducing the amount of natural acidity which is needed for digestion and protection against pathogens, it is reducing the intensity of the acid. Unfortunately, it’s scientifically proven that proton pumps negatively alter the gut flora, producing less butyrate. Butyrate is essential for the adaptive immune system to keep and repair epithelia
(gut) cell walls.
Recent scientific studies show fermented food, like G1, work differently. The anti-inflammatory ingredients produced during the fermentation process are helping to reduce the inflammation
and rebuild the mucus. Additionally, the high number of beneficial bacteria in G1 reduces bad bacteria growth, which is often part of the inflammation.
Can I feed Epic G1 with my current feed program?
You bet! Epic G1 strengthens your current feed program by creating a natural healthy gut environment that allows your horse to properly absorb all the administered nutrients.
Is Epic G1 safe for all ages of horses?
As an all-natural product with a curated blend of natural bacteria, Epic G1 is safe to feed to all ages and types of horses; from newborns to broodmares to performance and/or aging
horses. The G1 blend of beneficial bacteria are all Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
G1 bacteria do not stay in the gut forever. As they pass through the gastrointestinal tract over 3-7 days, they help eliminate bad bacteria, increase and support the growth of good, existing bacteria, and leave behind a better balanced microbiota.