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Athletic Formula (Performance Probiotics & Enzymes)

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Hi I'm Dr. Rob Franklin Co-Founder of FullBucket. After years of scrutinizing high-end, performance horse diets in search for a magical elixir of vitamins, minerals or missing ingredients - we found something quite amazing... Nothing was missing!

BUT, what we did find is a lack of DIGESTIVE EFFICIENCY in the horses. Because of stress, they simply aren't able to get ALL the nutrients out of the feed you're ALREADY giving them. This is keeping horses from reaching and maintaining peak performance. [watch video below]

FullBucket Athletic Formula is a one-of-a-kind product. A result of two-years of collaboration between FullBucket and the top nutritionist at Texas A&M. Athletic Formula is like a fuel additive for your race car. It delivers MAXIMUM efficiency to your horse’s ENGINE and allows them to get ALL the nutrients out of the feed.


• Imroves Feed Digestion & Assimilation
• Supports Natural Energy & Stamina
• Nourishes the Body for Bone & Joints
• Kick Start the Natural Immune Functions
• All-Natural and is RACE APPROVED!

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After looking for missing ingredients for top athletes for several years, we found that there was nothing missing in top athlete diets. A 'multi' product with 60+ ingredients does NOT provide your performance horse with something it is missing - it provides missing $ money from your bank account and overly supplemented fecal balls.

What?  This doesn’t sound like messaging coming from a supplement company.

But here at FullBucket, we are dedicated to the truth. And the truth is your horse is more than likely getting all of the necessary nutrients in their feed - they just cannot extract those nutrients.

Nutrients found in their feed is naturally easier for your horse to get into their body. If their engine (hindgut) is NOT running at peak efficiency, they are unable to extract the nutrients that are in the feed.

Let's admit it, there are a LOT of horse supplements out there. So why would FullBucket make a product that wasn't targeted for veterinarians to fight GI Disease, diarrhea and colitis like their others?

Our Tribe Members could tell you we do not design a product if we feel there is a good one available. However, they looked around at the mis-information, false label claims and poor research methods that saturate the performance horse product market and they began to ask for a solution from us.

The reason the top veterinarians and racehorse trainers in the country use FullBucket is because we keep our promise to:

  • Only make products that are needed,
  • Use the highest quality ingredients that have been peer reviewed, clinically proven and field tested,
  • Provide the most optimal concentrations of each of those ingredients (no label dressing & we disclose ALL information for each),
  • To give back to those in need.

Athletic Formula ingredients are more concentrated than any other and was developed for the serious competitor who wants to vastly increase the performance of their horse.

This daily supplement optimizes total health by providing trace minerals, supplying key metabolic vitamins, supporting digestion, metabolism and immune health.

Package Details:

SIZE – 3.6 kg Bucket
SERVING SIZE - 59.6 gm

Suggested Use:

Enhance Feed Digestion & Assimilation
Maintain Energy & Stamina
Nourish Bone & Joints
Kick Start the Immune Functions
All-Natural & 100% Organic

What Makes Athletic Formula Different:

HIGHEST CONCENTRATION – Sometimes 20x to 30x concentration levels
FORMULATED FOR THE EQUINE ATHLETE – Helps improve the engine  performance of your horse
PERFECT INGREDIENT MIX - We've added nothing but the essential ingredients that have been proven to improve the performance of your horse

Performance Benefits:

• Improves Feed Digestion - which means more nutrients extracted from feed, which means more energy from feed
• Essential vitamin mix designed for energy & stamina
• 8 of the most scientifically tested probiotics to help fight pathogens and improve fermentation in the gut
• Prebiotics to feed good microbes which improves the digestive process
• Yeast beta glucan to help fight fungi & mold that gets into your horse
• Biotin for hoof support
• Enzymes to improve gut digestion

Additional Benefits:

•    Joint Support
•    Bone Density Support
•    Hoof Support
•    Skin Health
•    Allergy Support
•    Digestive Support
•    Senior Horse Health
•    Immune System Support
•    Reproductive and Fertility Support

The FullBucket Difference:

• Strongest Concentrations Available
• Peer-Reviewed, Clinically Studied Ingredients
• Owned & Managed by Veterinarians
• "For Every FullBucket You Buy, We Give One To Animals In Need."

Additional Information

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Category Equine
Our Research Review Our Full Research WhitePaper
Features and Benefits Designed to help the equine athlete maximize feed and strengthen body mechanics. Our formulation decisions came from intense research into both human and animal studies. These studies had to be clinically proven and peer-reviewed for authenticity. Any effective horse feeding program must meet the animal’s nutrient needs and maintain overall digestive health. This means that the feed and supplements offered should be of the highest quality. The specific amounts of each nutrient your horse needs will depend on its weight and level of activity, and of course whether it is lactating or growing. With a mix of quality forage, hay and grains, many horses can live healthy and perform well without needing supplements. Horses that do not have access to quality pasture, horses that are fed only commercially mixed feed, and definitely horses that are under intense conditioning, can benefit from FullBucket Athletic Formula.
The Perfect Ingredients The following nutrients support optimal health for your performance horse.

The first twelve specifically target the immune and digestive system. The remaining twelve are necessary for overall health and certain specific body functions.


Saccharomyces Boulardii (Probiotic)
Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast strain of probiotic – a living organism that promotes the growth of helpful bacteria, particularly intestinal tract flora. It can be used in conjunction with antibiotics.

The benefits of saccharomyces boulardii have been studied extensively, and it has been shown to offer significant improvement in horses that are suffering from chronic or acute diarrhea. Diarrhea in horses can have a variety of causes, including long-term use of antibiotics or a Clostridium difficile infection, and of course horse breeders everywhere know the heartbreak that can result when young foals develop scours.

Saccharomyces boulardii is not self-reproducing, and it will not live within the intestinal tract for more than five days. This is a very good trait as our overall intention is to stimulate & support your horse’s natural microbiome – which is unique.

Recent research suggests that saccharomyces boulardii actually helps to repair damaged epithelial cells in the gut. This means that horses who have gastric or colonic ulcers may recover more quickly when given saccharomyces boulardii.

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Probiotic)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is another yeast culture that is used to stabilize bacterial populations in the hindgut, and to enhance the digestibility of nutrients. It works by synthesizing proteins and secreting essential amino acids.

Studies indicate that adding saccharomyces cerevisiae to the diet increases fiber-digesting bacteria activity in the hind gut, meaning that your horse can digest fiber more easily and derive greater benefit from the vitamins and minerals in forage. This helps with bone development because the bond between fibrous forage and the phosphorous it contains is broken down and more readily absorbable.

In older horses, the large intestine usually loses some of its ability to absorb phosphorous, so they benefit from adding saccharomyces cerevisiae to the diet. In foals, saccharomyces cerevisiae is shown to deliver higher average daily weight gain when delivered through the milk of the lactating mare.

Research also suggests that horses benefit from saccharomyces cerevisiae when in training or performance by lowering blood lactate levels before exercise and faster clearance of lactate following exercise.

Bifidobacterium Longum (Probiotic)
Bifidobacteria longum are highly beneficial to your horse’s immune system and overall gastrointestinal health. This type of yeast culture can help restore the intestinal tract to optimum health following a course of antibiotics, and play a role in the production of B vitamins.

If your horse has been on antibiotics, there is always a danger of a secondary infection developing, since antibiotics often kill good bacteria along with the bad.

Bifidobacterium longum delivered as a supplement can inhibit the development of harmful enzymes, restore the normal flora within the intestinal tract, and help to insure that your horse’s immune system is operating effectively.

Bifidobacterium Thermophilum (Probiotic)
Bifidobacterium thermophilum is another powerful probiotic that can help to restore the normal flora in your horse’s gut, and prevent an increase in BAD flora due to dietary change, antibiotic treatment or stress.

It can also be used to help restore the flora following a parasitic or bacterial infection of the gut. Bifidobacterium thermophilum is also useful in treating idiopathic diarrhea (diarrhea of unknown origin).

Lactobacillus Plantarum (Probiotic)
Lactobacillus plantarum is a probiotic that works to stop translocation (spread) of harmful bacteria from the gut to other areas of your horse’s body. This is an important function because if there is an imbalance in the gut’s microflora, and if it is allowed to spread, it can cause infections.

Lactobacillus plantarum also facilitates the production of hydrogen peroxide in the gut, working to destroy harmful bacteria.

Lactobacillus plantarum is able to safely navigate the gastrointestinal tract, colonize, and offer a supportive growth environment for other helpful bacteria. Additionally, it is antibiotic-resistant, making it a valuable supplement both during and after antibiotic therapy.

Lactobacillus casei (Probiotic)
Lactobacillus casei is a probiotic that can offer gastrointestinal benefits. It is found in fermented dairy products, and in fact you may even have heard from horse owners who swear by giving their horse a tub of yogurt once a week.

Lactobacillus casei is actually better delivered to horses by means of a quality supplement, and it is useful in the treatment of horses that are displaying digestive upset (often indicated by loose manure). It can also restore the intestinal flora following deworming or antibiotic treatment, or at any other time when they may have been compromised.

Lactobacillus casei works by minimizing the growth of bacteria that can cause disease, and which so often take hold following stress or sudden dietary changes.

Additionally, it helps with the breaking down and fermenting of hay and grass that your horse ingests, producing fatty acids that deliver an energy boost.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (Probiotic)
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic that is effective in the management of diarrhea and other gastric conditions that can be caused by the administration of antibiotics, stress, and sudden dietary changes.

It is also used as a preventative measure against the consequences of the aforementioned situations, in order to forestall the development of salmonella or Clostridium difficile infections that can upset the normal microbial population in the horse’s hind gut.

Lactobacillus Buchneri
Lactobacillus buchneri is a silage inoculant, developed to help regulate the way that feed ferments. Before harvest, plants naturally have a lot of molds, bacteria and yeast on them. The nature and amount of these organisms will largely depend on the type of plant. When making silage, the idea is to preserve it quickly by lowering its pH level and eliminating oxygen, thereby retarding the growth of harmful microorganisms.

A good inoculant like lactobacillus buchneri facilitates the production of lactic acid, dropping the pH level, and even providing some protection against defects in harvesting, chopping, and packing. With L. buchneri added, you’ll feed less and have a healthier horse.


Fructooligosaccharides (Prebiotic)
Equine athletes are often transported, and frequently require changes in diet. Unfortunately, both these occurrences can cause digestive trouble, usually because of the attending imbalance in the digestive tract’s microorganisms.

Recent research suggests that the use of fructooligosaccharides as a dietary supplement can work to correct such imbalances, and ease the effects of digestive stress.

Fructooligosaccharides are pre-biotics, which work to encourage the growth of non-pathogenic (beneficial) organisms. They occur naturally in plants like Jerusalem artichokes and onions, and are also processed from sucrose.

They are known as “short chain” fructans, which means that they ferment quickly in the horse’s digestive tract.

Fructooligosaccharides stimulate beneficial bacterial and discourage the growth of harmful bacteria like salmonella and clostridia.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall extract (Prebiotic)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall extract is a yeast beta glucan that absorbs and decontaminates various fungi and molds that can enter your horse’s body through forage, grain and other feeds that may have become contaminated. Using it as a supplement can help you to feed for success, reducing the potential for digestive issues that can go hand-in-hand with modern types of feed.

Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract (Probiotic Fungus)
Aspergillus niger is a fungus that is found virtually everywhere. Usually we don’t think of fungi as being overly helpful when it comes to horse health, but some species of aspergillus are actually probiotic and can offer benefits.

Aspergillus niger can help to maintain gastrointestinal balance, and when used in conjunction with other probiotics, it can create a symbiotic effect that delivers optimal results. It is best used in small quantities.

Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract (Probiotic Fungus)
Aspergillus oryzae is another probiotic fungus that can deliver digestive benefits. It supports the proper rate of fiber digestion, maintaining the balance needed to improve feed efficiency, prevent digestive upsets, and maintain the optimum level of helpful flora in the digestive tract.

Thiamin – B1
Thiamin, or vitamin B1, helps your horse to digest carbohydrates effectively. It can be delivered in a supplement, but it is one of the few B Vitamins that occurs naturally in cereal grains and by-products.

Deficiency of B1 is a concern for competitive horse owners and can cause a number of problems, the worst of which is beriberi – a disease of the nervous system that can affect your horse’s heart, muscles and digestive system.

Other symptoms of thiamin deficiency can include edema, painful limbs, severe lethargy, bradycardia (slow heartbeat), loss of appetite, ataxia (pronounced lack of coordination) and muscle spasms.

Riboflavin – B2
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is another B vitamin that is vital to your horse’s health. It is essential to the digestive process, and also facilitates the ability to metabolize drugs and essential fats.

Cereal grains are not a good source of this particular B vitamin. Your horse also naturally produces some riboflavin in its digestive tract, and this process can be enhanced by using probiotics as a dietary supplement.

Niacin – B3
Niacin is vitamin B3, and it is essential to virtually everything that your horse does. It reduces oxidation throughout the horse’s body, and creates co-enzymes that are vital to cell differentiation, DNA processing, and the mobilization of calcium.

Niacin is widely available in the diet of the average horse, but some of it is in “bound” form, meaning that the nutrients aren’t able to be delivered to your horse. Cereal grains, for instance, contain a high level of niacin, but approximately 90% of it is in bound form. Therefore, in terms of niacin, cereal grains are irrelevant, although they are essential sources of other nutrients.

Your horse can also produce niacin through the natural fermentation in the gut which is enhanced by the probiotics provided in FullBucket Athletic Formula.

Pantothenic Acid
Pantothenic acid is located in numerous areas of your horse’s body. It is a component of co-enzyme A, which regulates the metabolic pathways involving fats and lipids, carbohydrates, steroid hormones, porphyrins, neurotransmitters and hemoglobin. It also creates new blood cells and helps with digestion.

Essentially, anything that goes on in your horse’s body is going, to some degree, to use pantothenic acid. Given its importance, it’s good to know that pantothenic acid is available to your horse as part of the Athletic Formula of its diet, in significant quantities.

Pyridoxene – B6
Pyridoxene is also known as Vitamin B6. It is needed for the production of energy, protein metabolism, and the overall health of the nervous system. It occurs naturally in green hay, and most horses will get all the pyridoxine they need in their ordinary diet.

Pyridoxene has also been identified as one of the vitamins that is essential to hoof health. Often, the hoof is one of the first places for nutritional deficiencies to manifest. This is because hoof tissue is always growing, constantly being worn away and replaced.

If the nutrients that are needed for good hoof health are not present, and not properly balanced, then hoof health will inevitably suffer. This is where feral horses have the advantage over their domesticated cousins – virtually everything in their forage is conducive to good hoof health.

Biotin is a highly popular horse feed supplement, often credited by farriers, trainers and other horse professionals as being an effective treatment for cracked hooves. It is essentially a sulfur containing B vitamins, which are linked to healthy hoof growth. When delivered in the feed, a biotin supplement may, over a period of months, offer relief from the problem of brittle, dry, cracked, or otherwise problematic feet. If the problems are chronic, a supplement may help.

That said, biotin also occurs naturally in good, quality pasture, but most performance horses are not grazed to the amount required.

Your horse will also make various B vitamins in the large intestine during the process of breaking down dietary fiber. The horse then absorbs those B vitamins, along with those from the rest of its well-balanced diet, and usually obtains a satisfactory level of B vitamins.

Folacin, or folic acid, is the synthetic equivalent of folate, which is a B vitamin. The term “folate” is sometimes used to describe a compound containing both the natural and synthetic forms combined together.

The functions it performs are important. Folate is necessary for the creation of methionine (a vital amino acid), and is also essential in the reactions that create DNA. Both methionine and DNA are needed in significant amounts when cell growth is taking place, or when new cells are being created to replace old cells. For this reason, folate is essential for repairing tissue following injuries, for healthy growth and development of the foal in utero, and for the constant regeneration that the lining of the digestive tract undergoes.

Horses that are pastured tend to have a generally higher concentration of folate in the serum than those that are fed hay, which would seem to indicate that fresh forage is better overall for folate levels than preserved feed.

Folate can also be created in the horse’s gut by helpful microorganisms such as a probiotic.

Cyanacobalamin – B12
Cyanacobalamin, or vitamin B12, is a vital co-enzyme that is needed for cell turnover and metabolizing folate. It is also instrumental in stimulating your horse’s appetite and forming amino acids and blood cells. Measuring the cyanacobalamin status of your horse is difficult.

If you have a performance horse, or if your horse is otherwise usually very active, an increased level of B12, as well as other B vitamins, may be needed.

Again, your horse will naturally manufacture some vitamin B12 in the hindgut so optimizing that gut with probiotics and prebiotics is important. Your horse should also obtain B12 through its ordinary diet. Keep in mind that Vitamin B12 is not always absorbed efficiently, so your horse depends on getting this vitamin regularly and our Athletic Formula is packed with B12.

Vitamin B12 is water-soluble, so you don’t have to worry about your horse’s body storing it up to the point of toxicity. Any excess cyanacobalamin will be passed in your horse’s urine within 48 hours, and there are no known reports of B12 toxicity in horses.

The water-solubility of vitamin B12 is a double-edged sword, though. Because it isn’t fat soluble, daily intake is needed in order to maintain your horse’s health.

Manganese Methionine
Manganese is a component of chondroitin sulfate, and is a vital mineral for the proper development of your horse’s bones. It also activates various vital enzymes, and aids in the digestion of lipids and carbohydrates.

Methionine, an amino acid, is also essential to your horse’s diet, as it is one of the protein building blocks. It is important in producing horn for the horse’s hoof, and works in conjunction with manganese and other elements to improve hoof and bone health. In essence, you can think of manganese as an essential nutrient, and methionine as its essential helper.

Manganese deficiencies will manifest as abnormalities in the bones, since without manganese, chondroitin sulfate cannot be effectively created, and bones will not form properly.

It is difficult to determine the concentration of manganese in various commercial horse feeds. As an example, forage may contain between 45 and 140 mg of manganese per kg of feed, and most grains can contain between 15 and 45 mg per kg. Corn is the exception when it comes to grain – it’s not the best source of manganese, containing a mere 10 mg per kg of dry matter.

If you live in Oklahoma, there is a deficiency known as “smelter smoke syndrome.” The amount of liming that is needed to offset the smelter’s acidic effects is believed to somewhat decrease the levels of manganese in horses.

Zinc Methionene
Zinc is an essential element for the health of your horse’s skin, hair and hooves. Hooves and skin need zinc in order to prevent defects in the keratin, which is the tough substance in the outer layers. If keratin is improperly formed, skin will be vulnerable to injuries, and hooves will be brittle and soft.

Methionine is an amino acid, a building block for protein. It performs an important function in building horn, and works in conjunction with zinc and other minerals to ensure good hoof health.

Early research has shown that horses that lack strength in the hoof horn typically have less zinc in the horn than those horses that have no horn damage.

Zinc is a trace mineral, and that means that it does not operate well in the digestive system when it isn’t in its organic form. Inorganic zinc can’t attach to amino acids like methionine, and that makes it difficult for it to be absorbed. Organic zinc is more absorbable, and therefore better for the overall condition of hooves and other tissues.

Copper Lysine
Coppery lysine is a feed supplement for horses that contains organic copper. This trace mineral is required by horses for a number of functions, including reproduction, immunity, hoof and skin integrity, bone development and iron metabolism. Additionally, copper is one of the trace elements that helps protect your horse against the effects of stress.

Cobalt Glucoheptonate
Cobalt is a micromineral that is important for the proper formation of your horse’s blood cells, working in conjunction with copper and iron. In your horse’s gut, cobalt is taken and converted to vitamin B12 by means of helpful microbes that reside in the digestive tract.

This has been a basic overview of the nutrients that your horse needs to maintain good health and the ones found in the unique FullBucket Athletic Formula.

The first twelve nutrients we’ve discussed are probiotics, which can improve your horse’s digestive health and immune system by facilitating the healthy development of beneficial flora in the gut. We recommend probiotics for every horse. The benefits are well known, and they’re safe to use.

The remaining twelve nutrients are other essential vitamins and minerals, all of which are delivered through FullBucket Athletic Formula.

The best advice we give is to “Know your horse”. Observe the symptoms that may indicate a certain supplement is needed, and use supplements as directed for maximum efficacy.
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