MMP Stop Solution™
Indicative Signs and Symptoms:
- For an acute laminitic episode
- High intake of fructans (sweet grass or grain overload] for IR horses)
The actual laminae separation/stretching occurs shortly after a trigger “event” and comes about through a floodgate release of the enzyme known as MMP [matrix metalloproteinase] leading to coffin bone rotation. In a healthy system, this enzyme is well regulated and its release provides the “flexibility” in connective structures the hoof needs for healthy hoof wall growth. But when there is an overload of toxicity in the blood, this enzyme’s inhibitory function fails and the floodgate opens.
Grass Founder is one example of how the release of MMPs becomes uncontrolled. The fructans (sugar and carbohydrate aspect) in grass are quickly fermented by the bacteria in the hind gut (colon) of the horse. A high intake of fructans dramatically changes the bacterial population in the hind gut causing a massive overgrowth of the bacteria known as Streptococcus bovi. This damages the lining of the colon releasing toxins into the bloodstream. When these toxins reach the hoof they cause an unrestricted release of MMPs and initiate laminae separation.
MMP Stop Solution quickly blocks the toxic overload at the hoof. The prevention of further contamination of the hoof with toxic blood restores the MMP regulation to a state where laminae separation is stopped. When the regulation of the MMPs is reestablished, the hoof can begin to heal.
We advise keeping this product on hand if your horse has a predisposition or a history of laminitis.
Read Dr. Thomas' article "The Relationship Between Natural Hoof Wall Growth and Laminitis" to gain a greater understanding of MMPs in Hoof Wall Growth and their contribution to a laminitic episode.
||If you have a founder, MMP Stop Solution is the best to have on hand for "first responder/first aid"...
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- Quickly blocks toxic overload at the hoof
- Stops laminae separation of acute episode
- “Shuts off” MMP enzyme’s floodgate release
Dosage: 4 scoops 3X per day for 3-5 days
Ingredients: wu wei zi, huang lian within a proprietary blend.