D-Carb™ (Balance) supports glucose metabolism in order to help maintain proper blood sugar levels within a normal range. Since high carbohydrate levels (found in grain and rich alfalfa hay) are often restricted in IR diets, it is important to provide essentialmineral nutrients, necessary for nutritional support. D-Carb™ (Balance) is designed for diets consisting of approximately 15-20 lbs of Timothy or Bermuda grass type hay, no grain, or small amounts and/or similar low carb feedstuffs (beet pulp) to provide calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, and trace minerals that would be lacking, given the restriction of grain and alfalfa-type hay (both high in carbohydrates). Hay is normally fed at a rate of 1.5% of ideal body weight, Example: 1,000lb horse x 1.5%= 15lb hay (Hay should not contain more than 10% starch/sugar). Given many variables and conditions, consult your veterinarian for specific ration and feeding levels. D-Carb™ (Balance) is pelletized and flavored to enhance palatability. Provides (Per 2 oz serving): 2,665 mg magnesium; 1,250 mg phosphorus; 2mg chromium; 12,500 IU vitamin A; 1,250 IU vitamin D3; plus amino acids, trace minerals and direct fed microbials.