What is rice bran embryo extract and how can it help your horse?

What Is Rice Bran?

Rice bran is the outer brown layer of the rice kernel that is removed during the milling process, which yields white rice. Rice bran has become increasingly popular as a feed ingredient in the equine industry due to its fat content (around 18-20%). However, rice bran is also very unstable and will go rancid quite quickly if not refined/stabilised almost immediately after separation from the rice kernel. Without stabilisation, much of the valuable fat content will have been lost after 24 hours (especially in hot, humid conditions).

Rice Bran Hull

What Is ZanoBOLIC Concentrate?

ZanoBOLIC Concentrate is a lysine and refined rice bran embryo extract (gamma oryzanol) supplement that supports the development of lean muscle, topline and improves coat condition.

Gamma oryzanol is a crystalline powder separated and extracted from rice bran oil and rice embryo oil. The gamma oryzanol molecule has a similar molecular structure to a testosterone molecule, thus giving it anabolic properties. Gamma oryzanol contains two molecules – sterol and ferulic acid. Ferulic acid is a compound that possesses very strong antioxidant properties, while sterols have many biological functions – throughout nature they are the starting point for the creation and synthesis of hormones, which are pivotal to cell, muscle and body function.

Gamma oryzanol has a two-fold effect on high performance athletes:

  • Anabolism – Gamma oryzanol has a stimulant effect on growth, lean muscle mass and strength. It has an effect on the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system resulting in increased metabolism of fat and increased synthesis of protein. In horses, the effects of gamma oryzanol supplementation can be seen as an improved muscle to fat ratio (greater muscle definition over the withers, shoulders and hind quarters).
  • Antioxidant – During high intensity exercise, free radicals are released into the muscles and damage cell membranes. Antioxidants, such as the ferulic acid in gamma oryzanol, help to protect the membranes from the deleterious effects of free radicals.

Features & Benefits

    • Concentrated – only have to feed 10 – 30g per day! (No wastage)
    • Builds topline.
    • Improves muscle mass and definition.
    • Increases muscle strength and endurance.
    • Improves performance.
    • Highly palatable apple flavour / easy to feed.
    • Stimulates and maintains the appetite.
    • Coat enhancer / produces a winning appearance.

Why Should I Feed ZanoBOLIC?

Yearlings: Increase muscle mass and definition + topline + improved and darkened coat = Top dollar in sale ring

Performance horses: Well developed muscle + topline + increased appetite = Stamina, strength and winning edge

Show Horses: Topline + well defined muscles + coat condition = Showstopper appearance

Racehorses in training: Increase appetite + increase muscle mass and strength = Speed, stamina and race wins

Want to find out more? Head to the ZanoBOLIC Concentrate page, get in touch on 1800 Kelato or email technical@kelato.com.au.