As equestrians, we spend a lot of time preparing our horses to meet the demands that we will place upon them. We integrate a good conditioning regimen, properly fitting gear, and quality veterinary and farrier care into our programs. Many of us also keep our equine partners on a regular schedule with the chiropractor and massage therapist, and we eagerly invest in the latest products to enhance our horses’ comfort and well-being. But sometimes we overlook one of the most important pieces of their health – nutrition! Do we really know what we’re feeding our horses, and why? Are we doing everything that we can do to give them that extra edge, both in their daily lives and in the performance arena?
We get it – choosing the right supplements can be overwhelming, and a five-minute Google search will yield so many results that it can be hard to know where to start. At Equinety, we believe that the best approach is a simple one – one that empowers horses to repair themselves from the inside out, with a little support from us.
Amazing Amino Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They are one of the most important – and often overlooked – components of an optimally balanced diet. Amino acids can be strung together in unique combinations, much like links on a chain, to form different proteins that serve distinct needs within the horse’s body. Each amino acid chain relies on the bioavailability of specific amino acids, and if even one of those key ingredients is not available, that protein chain cannot be manufactured. Amino acids are responsible for many vital roles in the body. Among other important functions, they bolster exercise performance, reduce recovery time, aid in wound healing, assist in muscle development and stamina, and improve mood.
There are two basic categories of amino acids: nonessential and essential. Nonessential amino acids are the amino acids that a horse can synthesize on his own within his digestive tract; therefore, no supplementation is required. Contrarily, essential amino acids can only be received through diet. That’s where we can help.
Equinety Horse XL supplement provides a unique combination of the following eight essential amino acids: L-lysine, Arginine, Ornithine, Glycine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, and Glutamine. Alone, each of these amino acids plays a unique role in repairing, restoring, and optimizing the body’s health and performance but together, this powerful combination stimulates the pituitary gland to unlock unparalleled health and repair.
The Power of the Pituitary Gland
Located at the base of the horse’s brain is a pea-sized organ called the pituitary gland. Specialized cells in this organ produce proteins and peptides, which the pituitary gland then sends throughout the body to perform a variety of specialized functions. One of the proteins secreted by the pituitary gland is called growth hormone.
While it was once believed that growth hormone was only necessary during growth and developmental stages, research has shown that it plays a vital role throughout the horse’s lifespan. Without optimal growth hormone levels, horses experience a reduced ability to repair and regenerate cells. They may perform below their peak capabilities, be predisposed to injury, age prematurely, or even die at a younger age.
When released into the circulation, growth hormone acts directly on cells to stimulate regeneration and repair, and in liver cells specifically, it triggers the release of Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Whereas growth hormone only has a half-life of 20 minutes, IGF-1 has a half-life of 22 hours! Together, growth hormone and IGF-1 work as a signaling protein to prompt around-the-clock growth in young cells, and regeneration and repair in stressed or damaged cells. A deficiency in growth hormone leads to a deficiency in IGF-1, which in turn creates a reduced ability to repair and regenerate cells.
So, What Does Equinety Have to do With All of This?
Equinety’s patented blend of eight amino acids is proven to stimulate the pituitary gland. And, as we just learned, the pituitary gland is responsible for releasing growth hormone into the circulation. When the pituitary gland is stimulated, it releases more growth hormone, which in turn collaborates with IGF-1 to produce more cellular protection, repair and regeneration.
Equinety delivers this blend of free form crystalline amino acids in a way that is easily digestible and rapidly available to the horse. Our product is all-natural and is comprised entirely of amino acids, making it legal for use in all competition arenas with no negative side effects. Because Equinety works within the body’s natural feedback loop mechanism, there is no concern that a horse may receive too much growth hormone. His body will produce only enough to optimize cell repair and regeneration, and will always stay within normal physiological boundaries. Equinety is free from fillers, sugars, starches and soy, making it a safe option for all classes of horses in all life stages.
The Equinety Edge
Because Equinety focuses on equipping the body with the nutrients that it needs to heal and repair at the cellular level, the opportunities for positive change are boundless. Equinety supplies amino acids so that your horse’s own body can release the right hormones, in the right quantities, to address its own individual needs.
Unlike many other products on the market today, Equinety doesn’t target a single issue. Our focus isn’t on the hoof, coat, gut, attitude, mood, recovery, or any other singular part of the horse. Instead, we see the horse as a whole being and strive to deliver a product that will empower horses to repair themselves from the inside out. We provide the raw goods and then let the horse determine where and how they will best be utilized.
We maintain that every horse will benefit from using Equinety. It aids in hoof growth, coat condition and gut health, improves topline development and focus, enhances muscle development and soft tissue repair, and reduces healing time for injuries.
In the performance horse, Equinety offers a strong advantage. Horses in competition endure long-distance travel and increased stress, and the physical demands of competition often result in micro-traumas in the horse’s body. Because Equinety keeps growth hormone and IGF-1 circulating at all times, it is constantly at work repairing areas of damage and stress. Recovery time is reduced, areas of damage are repaired, and any adverse physical or mental effects are minimized.
At Equinety, we believe that cost should never be a limiting factor when it comes to offering your horse the best in health and nutrition. It doesn’t matter whether your horse is a trusted trail partner, a retired pasture companion or an elite performance athlete – every horse deserves to thrive. That’s why a 100-day supply of Equinety is only $99.99. What could you do for your horse for one dollar per day?