Carb-X (Meal)

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Carb-X™ contains an innovative formula which starts with magnesium, chromium and taurine- ingredients demonstrated by research to support healthy blood sugar. Carb-X also includes Siberian Ginseng and grape seed extracts for antioxidant support, along with biotin to promote healthy hooves.   Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels!   ** Due to state regulations, this product is no… Read More

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Carb-X™ contains an innovative formula which starts with magnesium, chromium and taurine- ingredients demonstrated by research to support healthy blood sugar. Carb-X also includes Siberian Ginseng and grape seed extracts for antioxidant support, along with biotin to promote healthy hooves.


Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels!


** Due to state regulations, this product is not for sale in the states of California and Vermont. Orders placed containing this item will not ship and will be automatically refunded.





Siberian Ginseng is an herb that has been used in China for thousands of years to help support energy/stamina and support a healthy immune system. Siberian ginseng is believed to act as an "adaptogen," a substance that helps normalizes body functions, supports systems compromised by stress, and helps protect against a wide variety of stressful influences.

Magnesium (Mg) is a macro mineral that is frequently recommended for a wide range of equine health conditions. Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, a healthy heart, healthy immune system and strong bones. Magnesium aids to regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Since a symptom of magnesium deficiency is agitation or anxiety, it is included in many calming supplements.

Ginger is a plant that has been used for thousands of years in Asia and hundreds of years in other parts of the world primarily as a digestive aid. It also supports healthy circulatory and cardiovascular systems.

Taurine is an amino acid found in high concentrations in electrically active tissues such as the brain, heart, retina and muscle. It stabilizes membranes and assists in the movement of electrolytes in and out of cells, which is critical for proper nervous system and muscle health. Taurine is necessary for the absorption of fats and vitamins and helps support normal insulin and glucose levels. It can be found in supplements for growing horses, nervous horses and horses with metabolic issues.

Grape Seed Extract (GSE) is rich in antioxidants to help support a healthy inflammatory response and cardiovascular health. It appears that the antioxidants in grape seed extract work cooperatively with Vitamin E to help neutralize free radicals.

Biotin is a member of the B vitamins family and, like some other vitamins, is a coenzyme for several metabolic pathways. It is involved in glucose metabolism, growth and utilization of niacin. Biotin helps aid in the growth of strong, healthy hooves due to its role in collagen formation. A number of research studies show that long-term, daily supplementation of 10-30 mg of biotin daily may help improve growth rate and hardness of hooves, especially in horses with less than optimum quality hoof horn (soft, brittle, chipped).

Chromium is a trace mineral which works with insulin to regulate blood sugar.

The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that support many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission, reproduction, and division (especially rapidly dividing ones such as red blood cells). B vitamins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), choline, biotin, inositol and others are sometimes referred to as B-vitamins. For most of the B-vitamins, microorganisms in the large intestine make all the horse needs. Only thiamine and riboflavin have NRC dietary requirements. However, research suggests B-vitamin supplementation may be beneficial to horses with little access to fresh pasture and/or during any periods of stress (training, injury, travel, etc.)

Do you have any tips on how to get a picky low sugar diet horse to eat supplements?

MVP:  Find a low sugar “carrier” that your horse will eat and gradually mix in the supplement.  Some low sugar options are; commercial feed formulated for sugar-sensitive horses (NSC level of 10% or less), shredded beet pulp (no molasses), hay cubes broken into pieces (choose a hay cube that is 10% NSC or less) or alfalfa pellets. Only use a small amount of carrier ingredient (1 cup per feeding or less if a mini). Once your horse readily eats the carrier ingredient, add a small amount of supplement and mix well.  Over the next few days gradually increase the amount of supplement until you reach the full serving size.  Soaking the carrier with a small amount of water may make the supplement mix in better and harder to leave behind. Add the supplement right at feeding time, do not soak.


I would like to start my mare on a metabolic supplement, there are so many to pick from. What sets them apart, they seem similar?

MVP: In review – The most essential ingredient to feed an IR horse is a minimum of 5,000mg/5gm of Magnesium. Chromium and iodine are also very beneficial when the diet is lacking these nutrients.

Anti-Carb – Formulated for a horse that is already on a balanced vitamin/mineral supplement.

Carb-X – An herbal approach, contains good levels of magnesium and chromium along with herbals that may be beneficial.

D-Carb Balance – Provides the Vitamins/Minerals that are lacking for horses receiving a low starch diet.

Magnesium 5,000 – Should be given when an all-around vitamin/mineral supplement is lacking in high levels. This is the minimum someone should do with an a horse  on a low starch diet and is great for those on a budget!

  • 2
    Not sure if it...

    Posted by Courtney King on 16th Apr 2024

    My usually not very picky horse would not eat this after the first meal. Realized he does not like powders so I am going back to the pelleted anti-card from MVP, which has worked well. Can't assess the effectiveness of Carb-X but I have found other MVP products worked well for my horse.

  • 5
    Literally saved my metabolic 17 year old...

    Posted by Lynnette Eberhardt on 28th Sep 2023

    He has been on this for about 4.5 months - within the first 60 days he lost tons of unwanted weight (nothing else changed in his regimen, just by adding this) - and he is now moving very well (not lame as before). Lost tons of weight, dapples everywhere, and mane and tail growing like crazy (after a bout of not ever growing) - overall a picture of great health. I highly recommend this product for sure!

  • 5
    Saved my haflinger gelding

    Posted by 10 Stars on 28th Sep 2023

    This literally saved my 17 year old lame, haflinger gelding. Tried many other supplements from other companies - tried boots - within the first month he lost tons of weight and was moving without any trouble. he's been on this for 4.5 months now and looks (and moves) better then ever. I did start, and keep him on 2 oz - it seems to be a good amt for him. I will continue to see if he tolerates reducing down to 1 oz - otherwise I am perfectly happy to keep him on 2 oz. I did give this to another horse who was just tubby (no lame/metabolic issues) - and he did lose weight, slower than the haflinger lost weight though. - but great results for both. I do believe this saved our horse for sure! LOVE MVP products for sure - all the ones I tried DO actually deliver as promised (which can be a rarity in the horse world). :-)

  • 5

    Posted by Lynn E on 19th May 2023

    OMG - our once all healthy 17 year old haflinger gelding started packing on unhealthy lbs like never before - fat pockets, cresty neck, and then of course before you know it - outchy feet. For the last year we have struggled to find something that would really work. We started noticing small changes - in his fatty appearance and his discomfort to move... after about 6 weeks of being on 2 oz per day (with MVP Nat Vitamin E) he, almost overnight, transformed in to this lean machine, and is now moving wonderfully - and not allowing himself to be on the bottom of the pecking order (which was really driving him crazy). PLUS (something I had not expected) was his mane and forelock suddenly started growing like a weed - overall he is becoming more of a picture of health every day. Everyone who sees him (without us saying anything) says WOW - he is looking really good - what's changed? He is dappling and looking leaner by the day. MVP's customer service is simply the best - these 2 items were suggested to me from MVP and I could not be more satisfied. Thank you MVP - LOVE your selection, quality of products, and fabulous customer service! P.S. I plan to keep him on CarbX - we may try to see if 1 oz daily is enough - but whatever it takes - this REALLY works wonders!

  • 5

    Posted by Cheryl Arbonies on 7th Jun 2021

    My mini wasn’t terribly fat, but she had all kinds of undesirable and unattractive adipose fat deposits and no amount of dieting was taking it off. I tried Quiessence, but that didn’t work. I tried carb-x, and the fat deposits just melted away! I tried going off the carb-x, and the lumps started to come back really quickly, but so long as I keep her on the carb-x, she’s runway model! Healthy and happy!!!

  • 4

    Posted by Diana on 11th May 2020

    I bought this for my overweight horse to help support a healthy weight. I mix it with her lite grain and she has no problem eating it. So far she is still too fat. I have only had it for less than a month so hopefully I will see results as time progresses.

  • 5
    Actually begs for it

    Posted by Laura on 29th Nov 2015

    My 28 yr old Mustang is probably the pickiest horse in the world. I’ve tried every trick in the book to disguise his supplements. I decided to try CarbX but couldn’t tell from the website if it was flavored, which makes a big difference to a horse with a picky palate! Cust. Service didn’t know said they’d find out and contact me. I figured I’d never hear back but the NEXT day someone replied w/ the info I needed. I was very, very impressed and now very, very happy. My horse LOVES Carb X & actually ’’begs’’ for it! He’s doing even better now as I can mix in his CarbX in his food and he licks his feeder clean! Highly recommend it and recommend using MVP -nice people!

  • 5
    It works!

    Posted by Nancy on 20th Jun 2012

    Carb-X is the ONLY product that keeps my Spanish Mustang horse at a healthy weight. It is supplement for super-easy keepers. Carb-X levels my horse’s energy without making him dull. If you’ve tried everything for your horse, I recommend Carb-X. It works!