EQUINE LEG ARMOR helps to support
the collagen health of all major joint components;
Bone, Cartilage, Tendons & Ligaments
When horses are growing & developing, an element called silicon is highly abundant in the body and aids in collagen production for the initial formation of bones and connective tissues. But as the animal matures and ages, silicon becomes less prominent. As time goes on, this may compromise the flexibility and elasticity of the bones and also contribute to inadequate tissue production in and around the joints. The subchondral bone, which is the soft portion of the bone that forms where the cartilage begins, may be affected when it becomes overly dense. That is, without silicon to produce the elastic effect that portion of the bone needs, the more susceptible it is to damage as it isn’t able to effectively “absorb the shock" when the hoof lands on the ground. Connective tissues like tendons, ligaments & cartilage may also be negatively affected as their ability to heal and repair is diminished in the absence of silicon. While most supplements focus strictly on joint tissues, EQUINE LEG ARMOR helps to support the collagen synthesis in all major joint components; the bone, cartilage, tendon & ligament tissues, which produces a more comprehensive approach to protecting joint health.
Silicon (Sodium Zeolite A) has many benefits in the role of bone formation and collagen production. Studies have shown that the Sodium Zeolite A stimulates DNA synthesis in osteoblasts (bone building cells) and inhibited osteoclast (cells which breakdown bone)-mediated bone resorption in vitro. This is possibly attributable to the ortho-silicic acid-releasing property of Sodium Zeolite A. Studies in young thoroughbred race horses show that horses supplemented with silicon (as Sodium Zeolite A) can train and race almost twice the total distance as horses not supplemented with silicon before suffering injuries, which led to them being able to run faster times due to less time spent in rehabilitation. This is a very impressive statistic, in a sport where leg injuries are inevitable.
Each and every nutrient in this product has a very specific and vital role in supporting the development of collagen and bone formation to support your horse in a variety of difficult situations.
For horses in rehabilitation in need of additional nutrient support, feed 2 scoops, twice daily, for 1,000 to 1,200 lbs. of body weight.
For more moderate situations, feed 1 scoop, twice daily.
For proactive or maintenance, feed 1/2 scoop, twice daily.
For younger animals, feed 1/2 scoop daily per 300 lbs. of body weight.
*We recommend feeding 2 scoops twice daily to any horse rehabilitating from an injury for about 4-5 months before reducing the feed rate by half.
|1-Gallon Jar||2 oz per Serving||Approx ~ 60 Single Scoop Servings|
|3.5-Gallon Bucket||2 oz per Serving||Approx ~ 244 Single Scoop Servings|
|5-Gallon Bucket||2 oz per Serving||Approx ~350 Single Scoop Servings|
Note: Initial improvements are often seen in just 3-6 weeks. Horses in rehabilitation may want to feed the supplement at a higher rate for several months before cutting back to a general maintenance level.
Guaranteed Analysis: Per 2 scoops
Sodium Zeolite A 8,000mg
Calcium (min) 4.3%|
Calcium (max) .5.0%
Phosphorous (min) 2.2%
Phosphorous (max) 2.6%
Manganese .500 ppm
Copper 1,100 ppm
Zinc 2,200 ppm
Vitamin E 2,500 IU/lb
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 500mg/100 g
Niacin 1,250mg/100 g
Biotin 2.0mg/100 g
Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Sodium Zeolite A, Glucosamine HCl, Methylsulfonylmethane, Dry Molasses, Niacinamide, l-Lysine, Chondroitin Sulfate, dl-Methionine, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, l-Threonine, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin C, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Orange Flavoring