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EQUI-BONE - Support Bone Related Health Issues

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Support Healthy Bone Development                                                                                                                                                                                .  

 The elements behind healthy bone remodeling are  more complex than simply ingesting calcium. There is a particular series of actions that needs to be performed between the nutrients that are essential for bone health. In other words, the activation process for bone restoration requires the proper balance of nutrients to be effective. TLC's Equi-Bone follows 3 principles to help establish the most effective use of these elements.

1) Ideal Mineral Ratio for Calcium Solubility - Proper mineral balance will aid to improve the rate at which calcium is converted to liquid, meaning that the calcium is in its proper liquid state to be absorbed by the bone cells.

2) Alkaline pH to Improve Calcium Retention - Providing a positive balance of bone building effects because diets consisting of acid forming foods lower pH values and lead to bone loss. Diets consisting of alkaline forming foods raise pH values and show bone preservation.

3) Circulation - Now that we have established the optimum nutrient levels, supported calcium availability and balanced the pH levels, we provide nutrients that support healthy circulation to be sure that these nutrients reach their targeted area effectively.

For more information on The Science Behind The Program, read on...


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The Science Behind The Program -  Bone deterioration is a result of bone resorption, a process in which bone cells, called osteoblasts, break down bone and release the minerals resulting in a transfer of nutrients from the bone matrix to the blood. Another type of cell, called osteoclasts, remove bone tissue by removing its mineralized matrix and breaking down the organic and inorganic portions of bone (i.e. they remove the minerals which make up bone density), transporting the degradation products away from the area. Bone resorption is stimulated or inhibited by signals from other parts of the body, depending on the demand for specific nutrients. An acidic diet will induce such effects. For example, in humans, the western diet consists mostly of acidic foods such as meat, dairy, soda and alcohol and we have the highest incidence of osteoporosis of any other country or individual nationality. It is inherently important to provide a proper dietary delivery of bone building minerals in specific proportions to minimize or even eliminate degeneration effects. 

Calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, copper, magnesium and potassium are used to support calcium solubility and to raise the cation-anion balance. By focusing on a high cation-anion balance, the body will experience an alkaline pH level, aiding in retaining more calcium in the bone. Over time, the end result is that more minerals are stored in the bone, leading to a greater bone integrity.              



Commercial "flex" products may provide joint support but the elements included in those products focus only on supporting the joint.  We focus on providing the nutrients required to support healthy bone development in one easy to feed formula.



Our EQUI-BONE pellet will last one horse for 2 months at the loading rate. The powder will last one horse for 2 1/2 months at the loading rate.

For feeding instructions, click the tab above labeled Feeding Instructions.




Feeding Instructions

During the first 5 Months:
1,000-1,200lb Horse: Give 2 scoops, 2 times daily.
600-999lb Horse: Give 1.5 scoops 2 times daily
Under 600lbs: Give 1 scoop 2 times daily

Note: one bag of Equi-Bone pellet will last one horse for two months at the loading rate.

**Note: You may stay on the loading phase longer if necessary, but should not go shorter than 5 months.

For a proactive approach to supporting bone health:
1,000-1,200lb Horse: Give 1 scoop, 2 times daily
600-699lb Horse: Give 3/4 scoop, 2 times daily
Under 600lbs: Give 1/2 scoop, 2 times daily

Equi-Bone Pellet Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Amino Acid Complex, Yeast Culture, Glucosamine Hcl, MSM, Salt, Dehydrated Forage Products, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin B-12, Copper Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Sulphate, Calcium Pantothenate, Cane Molasses, Inositol, Linseed Meal, l-Lysine, dl-Methionine, l-Aspartic Acid, l-Arginine, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Wheat Bran, Wheat Middlings, Tocopherol (Source of Vitamin E), Biotin, Sodium Selenite, p-Aminobenzoic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin K, Cobalt Proteinate, Flavoring, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridixoine HCl, Folic Acid, Thiamin, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Soybean Oil
*Equi-Bone Powder does not have Glucosamine or MSM added

For horses with calcium deposits/bone spurs (including ringbone and side bone) it is important to eliminate synthetic Vitamin D3 and outside sources of calcium from the diet. To do this TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc. suggests replacing commercial grains and any supplements containing significant amounts of these ingredients with our own feed ration found at the bottom of the page under "Feeding Suggestions".

For horses with other injuries like navicular or fractures there is more versatility to give other supplements along with Equi-Bone, however switching over to the suggested feeding program would be ideal, but not typically 100% necessary.

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  1. AMAZING !!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Feb 2017

    This product is truly a product that can't be put into words. I have never felt such emotion over a product in my life, and I guess that's the difference it's not a product at all it's a life saver a miracle in a bag !!! My mare has had lameness for some time now and it's been a recycling nightmare of different types of shoes along with pain meds on and off, the list goes on. She got to the point where she could barely walk almost like a shuffle a toe heel kind of motion instead of heel toe, she just looked miserable which broke my heart into a million pieces that feeling a complete helplessness consumed me. Some days the rest of the herd would get to feeling their oats and start flying around the pasture but not Dakota she was in to much pain, it was truly heartbreaking to see. I asked the Lord to help me because I was out of options and didn't know what else to do. I was flipping through BHN one day like I have a million times before and came across the EQUI-BONE add it jumped out at me as if God was saying "here ya go" so I did some research read some reviews and said it's worth a shot. Well four months later my mare Dakota is happier than EVER!!! It started at week three I noticed some improvement she was walking with more fluidity starting to get back too a heel toe motion, she would have a few stumbles here and there but for me it was HUGE !!! It was the first glimpse in a long while that I saw some sort of normal motion from her. It just gradually got better from there. Then came the day that she trotted out with the rest of the herd I actually cried I was so elated !!! Now she is back to normal as if nothing was ever wrong . When everybody gets to feeling their oats well so does she probably more so than everybody else she gets to bucking and carrying on, it's a beautiful sight too see !!! I actually forgot how fast she is lol. Like I said EQUI-BONE is a miracle in a bag !!! Words cannot begin to describe how thankful I am EQUI-BONE gave my mare her life back...

  2. actually watching bone density improvement on monthly x-rays 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Feb 2017

    My horse is recovering from founder with rotation. Following deep flexor tendon surgery, she has been confined to a stall and has suffered serious bone density issues from lack of weight bearing exercise. These were very evident when her monthly x-rays began to show grainy, hazy bone. She still has months of confinement to go as she heals. two months after starting equi-bone, we are seeing the beginnings of improvement. The grainy appearance of the cannons is beginning to fill in. Trusting she will see more improvement in the next two months.

  3. I'm a Believer.... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2017

    My 8-YO gelding was diagnosed with navicular in both front feet. I had him shod in break-over aluminum shoes and started Equi-Bone a year ago. His left foot became normal within a couple of months, his right foot took 7 months but he is now almost totally sound. He walks sound, trots sound, and only limps slightly at a gallop. I was skeptical, but now I truly believe in this product.

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