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MINERAL SOLUTIONS

MINERAL SOLUTIONS

MINERAL SOLUTIONS

Here's a mind-boggling statistic - 50 years ago, carrots had 75% more magnesium than today.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15637215





This is just one example of how our soil nutrient levels have changed over the years, and why we need a solution to help provide our horses with an effective nutritional foundation.

Now here's a thought - imagine if you randomly removed 50% of the nuts and bolts from your car, then tried to drive to the pub, how do you think you’d go?  With my aging old jeep, it's highly unlikely I’d go anywhere! Some might just about make it though, but imagine the stress on your car to do it.  Chances are, you wouldn’t risk turning on the engine and try to drive anywhere.  

In the human world, if we’re eating the standard (rubbish) diet and we’re not getting our nutrients from anywhere else, health nuts report that our own machinery is missing a staggering 80% of our nuts and bolts.  Just as our car won’t function properly, neither does our body, which is why the western human race is so sick. Put simply, we need all of the components for everything to work properly.


It's the same for our horses:


FACT  Our UK grasslands are deficient in most of the essential minerals.

FACT  Changes in the chemistry of grass cause changes in the chemistry of the horse, with many chronic health conditions being due to unbalanced micronutrients.

FACT  Most alleged behavioural issues will resolve by feeding minerals balanced to our known UK deficiencies.

It's easy to take our soil for granted, that is, until we lose it. The soil beneath our feet is arguably one of the most under-appreciated assets on the planet - without it, life would largely cease to exist while, when at its prime, this ‘black gold’ gives life in so many ways. 

However, our UK grasslands are commonly deficient in many essential minerals, with changes in the grass chemistry causing significantly changes in the chemistry of the horse.  This directly - and adversely - affects the horse's system, all the more so when over-grazed on restricted paddock space.

The NRC Guidelines are there for a reason, yet most commercial 'one-size-fits-all' balancers rarely get the mineral ratios balanced to the defined guidelines.  This can mean that your commercial balancer may make your horse's dietary mineral levels even more unbalanced.  For example, most add iron and manganese which are already too high in our UK grasslands, acting as antagonists and blocking the uptake of nutrients.

Many also add calcium, again at high levels in many areas, which without the correct ratio of magnesium to balance it for healthy cellular energy exchange can cause our horses to seem spooky/explosive, and raring to go - what we typically see when the spring grass comes through. Those grass sugars get the blame, yet it's more likely to be too much calcium and not enough magnesium.


If we don't get the balance right, we get it wrong at our peril - and our horse's.  Nutrients play a vital role in a wide range of biochemical systems which affect virtually every metabolic function in the horse, and I speak from personal experience.  Getting my connemara, Murphy, minerally-balanced, literally saved his life, and my sanity.  See * About Us & Our Horses for the full story.

EquiVita is different

  • A carefully balanced multi-mineral nutritional solution specific to our UK grasslands.
  • Balanced to the NRC guidelines based on known UK forage deficiencies, which means it provides the correct ratios of the minerals and micronutrients to balance the equine dietary requirements for optimal health.
  • It contains NO fillers whatsoever, just the composition your horse needs to nutritionally balance the diet.
  • Includes * Bioplex Copper & Zinc * Biotin * Organic Selenium * 3g Methionine * as standard.

First, choose your EquiVita

  • Our EquiVita formula is ideal for all-round maintenance.
  • EquiVitaA range includes Spirulina Algae for added potent nutrients.
  • EquiVitaT range includes Turmeric for joint and inflammatory support.  

Now for the extras to tailor your EquiVita to suit your horse's needs, i.e. winter support, probiotic or detoxing

  • EquiVitaPlus / EquiVitaAPlus / EquiVitaTPlus For winter support, or if there's significiant hay in the diet.  Blended with added Vit.C (5g Rosehips) & Vit. E (2000iu) for winter deficiencies, .
  • EquiVita ProB      etc. ProB means Probiotic. If you'd like to include a probiotic, you'll get a daily 5g measure of Alltech's Yea-Sacc 1026 strain in the ProB range. Also available as ProBPlus for inter.
  • EquiVitaDTox etc. With a daily 5g of Alltech's MycosorbA+ mycotoxin binder to mop up gut toxins. Also available as DToxPlus for winter/hay diet, and DToxProB if you'd like full gut support with both Yea-Sacc and MycosorbA+.
  • EquiVitaUltra etc. Want the lot? Choose our Ultra for the full compliment of Plus, ProB and DTox options.
  • EquiVitaMAX Top of our EquiVita range. Our EquiVitaUltra with both Spirulina and Turmeric included.

Plus ... Great Savings

  • 5% discount on 10kg, 10% discount on 20kg.
  • Free UK Delivery on orders 10kg or £80.00 and over.

Looking for a Custom-Made Mineral Solution?

  • If you have your own Diet Plan from an accredited analysis, we may be able to blend it for you. Contact us for details.
  • If you'd like individual items from our EquiVita range, or maybe wanting to do your own blending, see Minerals etc in our * INDIVIDUAL ITEMS page.


PS. The Importance of Salt It's absolutely 100% essential to feed salt in the diet for so many important reasons, but not least being to minerally balance the potassium in our UK grasslands, which when too high can cause devastating consequences in our horses.  It's so important that I've got a whole separate chapter on the importance of feeding salt - Salt.

However, the problem with mixing it into a mineral/vitamin blend is that sodium denatures much of the composition, so a mineral mix with salt included loses its essential structure, which is why we don't do it. 

So, add a tablespoon of salt into the feedbowl, double if in hard work or sweating.  We do a range of certified unrefined sea and rock salts, available in bulk at great rates, in both our
Salt and * INDIVIDUAL ITEMS pages.

 


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EquiVita
A multi-mineral, cost-effective and efficient nutritional solution that provides the commonly deficient levels of essential minerals lacking in our UK grazing, as required by the equine body for normal function.  Ideal for summer maintenance.
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For added Spirulina nutrients, see our EquiVitaA
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaT

 

From £12.00 / kg


EquiVitaA
- with added Spirulina
Our standard EquiVita with added Spirulina (blue green algae) for a potent nutrient source. 

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaT
- with added Turmeric
Our standard EquiVita with added Turmeric for joint/inflammatory assistance. 

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaPlus
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C) & Vitamin E

Ideal for Winter, compensating for nutrient depletion in winter grazing. Also ideal for horses on restricted grazing, or with hay in the diet.
* For added Spirulina, see our
EquiVitaAPlus
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTPlus

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaAPlus
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Spirulina

Our EquiVitaPlus, with added Spirulina.

 

From £15.00 / kg


EquiVitaTPlus
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Turmeric

Our EquiVitaPlus, with added Turmeric.

 

From £15.00 / kg


EquiVitaProB
- with added Yea-Sacc probiotic, 1026 Strain (Alltech)
To support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health. 
* For added Spirulina, see our
EquiVitaAProB
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTProB

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaAProB
- with added Yea-Sacc 1026 Strain & Spirulina
Our EquiVitaProB with added Spirulina.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaTProB
- with added Yea-Sacc 1026 Strain & Turmeric
Our EquiVitaProB with added Turmeric.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaProBPlus
- with added Yea-Sacc 1026 Strain, Rosehips (Vitamin C) & Vitamin E
To support beneficial levels of intestinal microflora for gut health. Ideal for winter seasonal use, and/or predominantly hay diets.  
* For added Spirulina, see our
EquiVitaAProBPlus
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTProBPlus

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaAProBPlus
- with added Yea-Sacc 1026 Strain, Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Spirulina

Our EquiVitaProB with added Spirulina.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaTProBPlus
- with added Yea-Sacc 1026 Strain, Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Turmeric

Our EquiVitaProBPlus with added Turmeric.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaDTox
- with added MycosorbA+ (Alltech)

If you wish to add a mycotoxin binder to the feedbowl, our DTox range includes a daily 5g maintenance measure of Alltech's MycosorbA+ to help combat harmful forage moulds and toxins.
* For added Spirulina, see our
EquiVitaADTox
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTDTox

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaADTox
- with added MycosorbA+ & Spirulina
Our EquiVitaDTox with added Spirulina.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaTDTox
- with added MycosorbA+ & Turmeric
Our EquiVitaDTox with added Turmeric.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaDToxPlus
- with added MycosorbA+, Rosehips (Vitamin C) & Vitamin E

Ideal for winter seasonal use, or predominantly hay diets; helps combat harmful forage moulds and toxins.
* For added Spirulina, see our EquiVitaADToxPlus
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTDToxPlus

 

From £14.00 / kg


EquiVitaADToxPlus
- with added MycosorbA+, Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Spirulina
Our EquiVitaDToxPlus with added Spirulina.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaTDToxPlus
- with added MycosorbA+, Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E & Turmeric
Our EquiVitaDToxPlus with added Turmeric.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaDToxProB
- with added MycosorbA+ & Yea-Sacc 1026
For full gut support with both Yea-Sacc and MycosorbA+.

* For added Spirulina, see our EquiVitaADToxProB
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTDToxProB

 

From £15.00 / kg


EquiVitaADToxProB
- with added MycosorbA+, Yea-Sacc & Spirulina
Our EquiVitaDToxProB with added Spirulina.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaTDToxProB
- with added MycosorbA+, Yea-Sacc & Turmeric
Our EquiVitaDToxProB with added Turmeric.

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaUltra
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc & MycosorbA+

The one-stop-solution in our EquiVita range. Our Ultra includes the Plus, ProB & DTox options in one blend. Specifically beneficial during winter, of if your horse is stabled at any time, and/or with predominantly hay diets.
* For added Spirulina, see our EquiVitaAUltra
* For added Turmeric, see our EquiVitaTUltra
* For both Spirulina and Turmeric included, see our EquiVitaMAX

 

From £16.00 / kg


EquiVitaAUltra
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc, MycosorbA+ & Spirulina
Our EquiVitaUltra, with added Spirulina.

 

From £17.00 / kg


EquiVitaTUltra
- with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc, MycosorbA+ & Turmeric
Our EquiVitaUltra, with added Turmeric.

 

From £17.00 / kg


EquiVitaMAX
- the Full Monty. with added Rosehips (Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Yea-Sacc, MycosorbA+, Spirulina & Turmeric
 

 

From £24.00 / kg