Bone Care is a supplement designed to support the development and repair of healthy
strong bones in growing horses, horses in intense training, competition, racing and those
recovering from injury. As well as providing bioavailable calcium and magnesium, Bone
Care contains a unique ingredient called Resveratrol, an antioxidant compound found in
fermented grapes. Resveratrol has been shown to influence bone metabolism and can
reduce the occurrence of osteoporosis. Bone Care also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin D3,
Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Manganese for optimal maintenance and development
of bone density and structure.
Young, growing horses are at risk of a range of bone disorders such as osteochondrosis
dessicans (OCD) and developmental orthopaedic disease (DOD), whilst young
racehorses in training are at a high risk of “sore shins” (dorsal metacarpal disease).
Bone chips and bone fractures are a risk for all horses in training, especially those in
intense work and those that have a high bone turnover and high sweat losses such
as racehorses, endurance horses and eventers.
Calcium and magnesium are critical structural components of bone and around 90%
of the body calcium and 60% of the body magnesium are stored in bones. Bone Care
provides three different sources of calcium, including natural bioavailable calcium from
alfalfa and highly bioavailable calcium in the form of calcium gluconate. Bone Care also
contains magnesium; calcium and magnesium uptake are related and magnesium uptake
is enhanced by calcium and vice versa. Chelated, bioavailable copper, zinc and manganese
are included in Bone Care as these are all required for optimal bone maintenance,
growth and repair.
Vitamin D stimulates uptake of calcium from the gut and controls the laying down of the
bone matrix as well as the deposition of calcium to increase bone strength. Horses are
able to synthesise Vitamin D if exposed to sunlight of sufficient intensity for long enough
on a regular basis.
Vitamin K also plays a central role in increasing bone strength by increasing bone
formation and suppressing bone resorption (breakdown). Vitamin K does occur in plants
but has low bioavailability. Vitamin K is also low in preserved forages.
Active Ingredients: Resveratrol 500mg, Zinc 400mg, Manganese 400mg,
Copper 100mg, Vitamin K 15mg, Vitamin D3 10,000IU, Calcium 15g, Magnesium 3g.
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