Q: How soon before the breeding season do I need to start using Releira®?
A: We recommend that you begin feeding Releira at least 60 days prior to breeding for mares and stallions. This gives the DHA time to incorporate into the cellular membrane and prepare the reproductive system for a successful season.
Q: Will Releira® still work if I don’t have 60 days before breeding?
A: Yes. The benefits begin within 2 weeks of starting on Releira. Beginning Releira 60 days before breeding improves the amount of reduced inflammation. For mares, the full benefits to oocyte membrane health will not be experienced until 45 - 60 days. For stallions, motility improvement in the sperm begins to be recognized in 2 - 4 weeks, yet optimum morphology and motility is achieved at around 60 days.
Q: How can Releira® help my mare?
A: Research studies have shown Releira has been effective for broodmares by reducing inflammation post-breeding, increasing conception rates and reducing the number of cycles it takes to get a confirmed pregnancy.
Q: How can Releira® help my stallion?
A: DHA has been shown to help stallions in many ways. By feeding a quality, bioavailable source of DHA like Releira, you can expect to see improvement in semen quality, sperm count, motility and conception rates.
Q: How can Releira® help my foal?
A: Releira has been proven to improve DHA transfer to the foal during gestation and through maternal transfer post foaling when mares were supplemented throughout pregnancy and nursing. Foals from supplemented mares had improved cognition, development and even trainability later in life!
Q: What are the artificial flavors in Releira®?
A: The artificial flavors in Releira come from a combination of peppermint extract and ground peppermint for a tasty supplement.
Q: Will my horse eat Releira®?
A: Generally, if your horse eats other supplements without an issue, working Releira into their regimen won’t be a problem. Our DHA is sourced from algae instead of fish oil, so it doesn’t have a strong fishy taste. If your horse doesn’t want to eat Releira, then try some simple tricks like starting with a small amount of Releira or adding water, vegetable oil, diluted corn syrup (50 - 75% water) or molasses.
Q: How is Releira® different from other Omega-3 supplements?
A: Releira is unique in its research, effectiveness and exclusivity. Releira is the very product used in the research cited by so many other companies with “similar” products. The truth is, there are no similar products. Releira is the only equine Omega-3 product existing that contains the purest form of algae-derived DHA available making it the most effective on the market. Additionally, Releira is patent-pending meaning its formula is unique and it has been proven to deliver results as intended.
Q: How is Releira® different from flaxseed?
A: There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are referenced in studies – DHA, EPA and ALA. DHA and EPA are primarily responsible for the improvement in ailments and dysfunctions of the immune, respiratory and reproductive systems. Flaxseed contains only ALA which the body must then convert to DHA and EPA to enjoy the beneficial effects associated with Omega-3s. The body, no matter the species, does not convert ALA effectively enough to provide DHA or EPA in enough quantity to benefit these conditions. To effectively supplement DHA and EPA, the source must be oceanic. Fish oil is the common form available for supplementation and is very effective for carnivores. Releira, however, utilizes an oceanic, algae-derived source of DHA making it the only vegetarian supplement on the market to effectively supply horses with additional DHA needed to improve reproductive deficiencies.
Q: How long does my broodmare need to stay on Releira®?
A: We recommend that you start your broodmare on Releira at least 60 days prior to breeding and continue supplementing her throughout gestation and nursing to ensure the foal receives the full benefit of DHA supplementation as well.
Q: How long does my stallion need to stay on Releira®?
A: We recommend that you start your stallion on Releira at least 60 days prior to breeding and continue supplementing throughout the breeding season. If you collect your stallion year-round, you may consider adding Releira to his continuous supplementation regimen.