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Are your Horse Joint Supplements providing value for money?


Equine Joint Care Supplements and Horse Joint Supplements can range from £20 to £140 for a kg, so making sure the product you buy is value for money, and appropriate for the purpose, is paramount in making sure you are not just putting an expensive product in one end, to come out as expensive manure at the other!

Lesley Bott from Holistic Horse Health has spent years explaining to horse owners what to look for when choosing an Equine Joint Care mobility supplement. But don’t just take her word for it. Dr Jason Theodosakis a world renowned nutritionist states that when reviewing all of the research on both Chrondroitin and Glucosamine, it is clear that Chrondroitin is more effective than Glucosamine but a combination of the two is best for effective Horse Joint Supplements.

Many of the telephone calls Lesley receives are from confused consumers trying to compare products and pricing in order to make a rational decision on which equine care joint supplement is best for their horse.

Lesley has 5 simple rules to help people choose:

  1. Does the product have clear and concise information about the ingredients on the tub label?
  2. How pure is the product? Are the ingredients over 90% pure and are they of pharmaceutical grade and fit for human consumption?
  3. Concentrate & Potency of the product. Does the supplement contain fillers to bulk out the weight i.e. do the active ingredients, Glucosamine, Chrondroitin or MSM add up to 90% of the weight. If not, they should do so. There is no need to add bulking fillers to any of the above ingredients because they need to be fed to horses in relatively large amounts (around 10g [10,000mg] per day to an average 15.2hh horse) in order to be effective.
  4. Are the serving instructions clear or are they confusing, mixing grams and milligrams or ounces and pounds. If so ask yourself why!
  5. Some products state the serving rate as so many scoops per day and suggest that this will give a massive amount of active ingredients. But very often you are giving your horse a even bigger amount of bulk fillers such as limestone flour, alfalfa and dextrose (to name but a few popularly used cheap fillers) than active ingredients. None of which will have any benefits for your horse’s mobility and all of which you have paid a premium price for! 

Chrondroitin is a very expensive ingredient and can range from 5 to 95% purity. Any product that does not give around 200 - 250mg of more than 90% purity, in a daily serving will not give your horse the full benefit required for effective Equine Joint Care, to support and optimise joint mobility.

Holistic Horse Health Cartilage Care formulated to provide superior Equine Joint Care, is of pharmaceutical grade, ie fit for human consumption with over 95% active ingredients.  It does not contain any bulk fillers and will not test as a prohibited substance under BSJA, FEI or Jockey Club rules.  Pure and simple – it does not produce any unwanted side effects.  Holistic Horse Health equine joint care and horse joint supplements, are of a strength, which are usually only available from vets, but you can now buy them on-line or over the phone.

Call Lesley Bott today on 01335 390605 for a leaflet or log onto www.holistichorsehealth.com



Your Horse's Frosty joints may moan!

Lesley Bott of Holistic Horse Health advises that with the onset of cold and damp weather now is the time to give your horse a quality equine joint care mobility supplement to provide the best chance of maintaining mobility throughout the winter months.

Research has shown, whilst it is impossible to prevent joint stress in the horse that by feeding an equine joint care mobility supplement, you can help maintain the cartilage which protects the joint. The first part of the joint to suffer wear and tear is the cartilage, which acts as a protective layer, cushioning the bones that make up the joint and allowing freedom of movement. The horse’s body produces chondroprotective nutrients that both regenerate healthy cartilage tissue and, protect the synovial fluid, which acts as a lubricant for ease of movement.

For a number of reasons some horses suffer extreme wear and tear on their joints and the body requires further support to help maintain the levels of nutrients that feed the joint. The conclusion of many veterinary trials is that by feeding Horse Joint Supplements combining high strength Chondroitin and Glucosamine you will achieve the best results.

Holistic Horse Health has a product designed specifically for supporting joint mobility and equine joint care. Cartilage Care Super Strength contains both Chondroitin and Glucosamine and is of pharmaceutical grade ie fit for human consumption with over 95% active ingredients.  It does not contain any bulk fillers and will not test as a prohibited substance under BSJA, FEI or Jockey Club rules.  Pure and simple – it does not produce any unwanted side effects.  Holistic Horse Health equine joint care supplements are high strength and you can now buy them on-line or over the phone.

Call Lesley Bott today on 01335 390605 for a leaflet or log onto www.holistichorsehealth.com



Your Flexible Friend

Cartilage Care from Holistic Horse Health provides superior equine joint care, by combining a potent combination of the most effective nutrients to nourish and support connective tissue and joints.

As the horse ages reduced mobility can become an issue. This carefully selective combination of nutrients provides full-spectrum equine joint care, with good cartilage support, to maintain the horse’s ability to build and maintain healthy connective tissue.

  • Glucosamine, which provides the basic building blocks of connective tissue. These highly concentrated amino sugars are incorporated into synovial fluid, which lubricates and cushions joints, serving as a 'shock absorber' for the normal activities of a horse’s life. Preliminary research also indicates that Glucosamine Sulphate helps promote the body's own cartilage rebuilding process.
  • Chondroitin Sulphate, another constituent of Cartilage Care, can help maintain healthy synovial fluid levels.  Working cooperatively with Vitamin C, Chondroitin Sulphate also supports the production and stabilization of collagen, the chief fibrous protein component of connective tissue. Adequate amounts of Chondroitin Sulphate are essential for maintaining healthy joints, muscles, and connective tissue.
  • A co-factor in the formation and maintenance of connective tissue and bone, Manganese can also support collagen health.

Holistic Horse Health Cartilage Care is of pharmaceutical grade, ie fit for human consumption with over 95% active ingredients.  It does not contain any bulk fillers and is guaranteed free from prohibited substances under BSJA, FEI or Jockey Club rules.  Pure and simple – it does not produce any side effects.  Holistic Horse Health joint care supplements are of a strength, which are usually only available from vets, but you can now buy them on-line or over the phone.

Call Lesley Bott today on 01335 390605 for a leaflet or log onto www.holistichorsehealth.com



Working Joints

It’s not really surprising that working horses and ponies are prone to develop joint problems, as just trotting up the road will send shockwaves up the legs. Imagine the pressure overload on cantering when a concussion weight of some 3 tonnes comes down on the tendons and bones of the leg and hoof and when a horse jumps, his front legs are subject to a landing force of around 9 tonnes Healthy cartilage is critical as it provides a smooth low friction surface between the joint bones and helps cushion the load effect on the bones. Holistic Horse Health has designed a range of pure mobility horse health supplements to promote healthy cartilage.

Good nutrition and physical conditioning can strengthen muscles, bones and tendons. The enormous forces exerted on the skeletal joints (fetlock, knee, stifle and hock) during work cause wear and tear on the joint cartilage and impair mobility. Latest research shows that by increased feeding of the substances naturally produced by the body to help support the cartilage can have amazing results.

The Holistic Horse Health range of value for money supplements in 1kg tubs are very effective in maintaining your horse’s mobility when working at all levels, and contributing to equine health include:

Cartilage Care Super Strength - a combination of very high levels of Glucosamine HCL and Chondroitin Sulphate, which are the two main nutrients vital for cartilage metabolism, maintenance and support.

Glucosamine HCL Super Strength - for those horse owners who prefer to use pure Glucosamine: the natural substance used by the body as a building block for strong healthy joint tissue, including cartilage.

MSM Super Strength - is a natural source of bio-available sulphur.  It helps maintain healthy connective and muscle tissues, and soothes swelling.

All these supplements are of pharmaceutical grade, ie fit for human consumption with over 95% active ingredients. They do not contain any bulk fillers and are guaranteed free from prohibited substances under BSJA, FEI or Jockey Club rules.  Pure and simple – they do not produce any side effects. Holistic Horse Health equine joint care supplements and horse joint supplements, are of a strength, which are usually only available from vets, but you can now buy them on-line or over the phone.

Call Lesley Bott today on 01335 390605 for a leaflet or log onto www.holistichorsehealth.com



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