Amino Acids are the foundation from which protein is made. There are two groups of amino acids, essential, (the body can not produce) and non-essential, (the body can produce under normal circumstance.)
Antioxidants are any substances that delay or inhibit oxidative damage. Potential targets of oxidative damage are connective tissue, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Following are some of the substances that possess antioxidant properties: bioflavonoids, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese and Vitamins A, C and E.
Chelate means to combine a mineral molecule and another easily able molecule, such as an amino acid. Proteinating improves the bioavailability of the mineral to target cells and organs. Field reports from farms using chelated zinc and copper found that young horses experienced fewer developmental orthopedic problems than in previous years when organic mineral sources were used. Zinc has been reported to dramatically improve hair and coat condition in horses as well.
L-Proline 2,700 mg
Proline is an amino acid that gives the structural bend in the peptide chains for collagen’s characteristic triple helix structure. In layman’s terms it is a major building block for connective tissue.
Vitamin is a general term to describe micronutrients essential for normal metabolic function. Vitamins are not synthesized in sufficient amounts by the animal or human body but are derived from feed, supplements and the environment.
Competitor’s Edge Plus
Hyaluronic Acid (Edge Plus) 250 mg
Hyaluronic Acid is found both in joint fluid and the cartilage itself. It is a major factor contributing to the slippery feel of joint fluid. In inflamed joints, breakdown of HA makes the joint fluid more watery and less able to keep the joint “greased”. Inside the cartilage itself, hyaluronic acid combines with another glycosaminoglycan called aggrecan to form a complex that helps trap fluid in the cartilage and keeps it flexible and resistant to being overly compressed.
Omega-3 fatty acid short-term benefits are improved skin & hair coat, fewer skin allergies and anti-inflammation characteristics. Long-term benefits are improved hoof quality, increased bone density, improved joint health, reduced muscle soreness and increased tissue elasticity reducing the incidence of EIPH (bleeders) in performance horses.
Omega-6 35 mg
Selenium is part of an antioxidant enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of peroxides into alcohol in tissues. Selenium is not added, but traces are naturally occurring in alfalfa raised in Nebraska. These trace amounts are seen as a benefit. Tolerable levels of Selenium are 2 mg / kg of diet. Iodine, Cobalt and Selenium should be fed in equal amounts and adequate amounts are generally found in feed and supplements and should not be added separately unless otherwise instructed by a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine.
Vitamin E 500 IU
Vitamin E The role of vitamin E as an antioxidant is vitally important to every cell within the horse’s body. Vitamin E is essential for growth, proper muscle development & function, oxygen transport and red blood cell stability.
Boswellia Serrata 1,000 mg
Boswellia Serrata comes from a moderate to large tree that is generally found in dry hilly areas of India. Boswellia shrinks inflamed tissue, the underlying cause of pain, by improving the blood supply to the affected area and enhancing the repair of local blood vessels damaged by proliferating inflammation. Experimental and clinical usage of boswellia indicates it has none of the side effects on blood pressure, heart rate of the gastric irritation and ulcers associated with many anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic drugs.
Chondroitin Sulfate HCL 1,500 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate HCL is one of the structural components of cartilage. Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate both attract water into the cartilage matrix and stimulate the synthesis of cartilage. It also has the ability to prevent enzymes from dissolving cartilage. Chondroitin helps prevent deterioration and also supplies the body’s needs for the primary materials needed to repair and rebuild damaged joints. Our chondroitin is derived from non-bovine sources.
Glucosamine 5,000 mg
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that has been shown in clinical studies to inhibit symptoms of advance joint problems in horses, people and canine alike. It is believed to reduce the degradation of cartilage. Glucosamine plays a key role in reducing inflammation and the enzymes that lead to inflammation that ultimately destroy cartilage. Glucosamine is something that the body naturally produces, yet when the body is subjected to stress, (nearly every equine sport qualifies) or trauma the naturally produced Glucosamine is inadequate to protect the joints from undue wear and tear. Glucosamine is found in soft tissue such as, blood vessels, heart valves, mucus membranes, ligaments and tendons.
MSM 2,000 mg
Niacinamide 150 mg
Vitamin B6 150 mg
Vitamin B6 is necessary for the absorption and metabolism of amino acids and is essential for muscle building and in making red blood cells. It is also an essential component of the enzyme, which breaks down glycogen for fuel.
Yucca Shidigera 1,000 mg
Yucca is a feed supplement that has properties that combats the symptom of arthritis. It comes from a desert plant that resembles a cactus.
Ascorbic Acid 5,000 mg
Ascorbic Acid, also known as vitamin C, is known to be involved in at least 300 biochemical pathways within the mammalian system. It is a powerful antioxidant, (see also antioxidant) and provides resistance to infection of the host.
Bioflavonoids 250 mg
Bioflavonoids are essential for the proper absorption and use of vitamin C. They appear to be involved in modifying the body’s reaction to compounds such as allergens, viruses and carcinogens as evidenced by their anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antiviral and anticancer properties. They have the ability to actually cross-link collagen fibers, which reinforce the natural cross-linking tissue that forms the collagen matrix of connective tissue, such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Among their effects is an ability to increase vitamin C levels within the cells, decrease the leakages and breakage of small blood vessels, protect against free radical damage and support joint structures.
Biotin (99% pure) 15 mg
Choline 500 mg
Choline functions in the maintenance and integrity of the liver, kidney and blood vascular system. Choline is also important for the transmission of nerve impulses. Deficiency can result in cirrhosis and fatty liver.
Cobalt 1.25 mg/
DL-Methionine 6,400 mg
Glycine 1,700 mg
Inositol 250 mg
Iodine .8 mg
L-Lysine 1,200 mg
Lysine plays an important role in efficient protein synthesis. Lysine is an amino acid that is crucial in the growth and development of young horses. It is this amino that is found to be deficient in the equine diet more than any other.
L-Tyrosine 1,300 mg
L-Tyrosine is an important amino acid that is a precursor to a number of neurotransmitters related to our feeling of well-being. Studies have shown that tyrosine supplementation results in increased performance while under stressful conditions.
Magnesium 500 mg
Magnesium is an important element in the activation of over 300 enzymes. The influence of magnesium on the metabolism of the musculature and nervous system is considerable. Magnesium is considered to be an “anti-stress” mineral, since sufficient supplies reduce the release of stress hormones. Horses that are deficient in magnesium have a loss of appetite, exhaustion, poor condition, excessive excitability, nervousness, sweating, muscular tremor, cillosis, muscle strains, cramps, tetanies, cardiovascular disturbances.
Zinc is found in virtually every metabolic pathway. Not only does it reinforce the immune system but, it is involved in formation of bone tissue, healthy skin, healing wounds, Vitamin A metabolism, production of proteins and carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is involved in bone formation, hair, hoof and skin growth and wound healing.