Here's a mind-boggling statistic - 50 years ago, carrots had 75% more magnesium than today.
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 far do you think you’d get? Some might just about make it, but imagine the stress on your car to do it. Chances are, you wouldn’t risk even turning on the engine.
In the human world, if we’re eating the standard western (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 will our body, which is why the western human race is so sick. Put simply, we need all of the essential components for the body to work properly.
Not unsurprisingly, it's the same for our horses.
FACT Our UK grasslands are deficient in many of the essential minerals, and way too high in others.
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 forage deficiencies.
Introducing our EquiVita
Each range tailored to include winter/hay support, probiotics and/or detoxing
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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.
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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, as the biochemist team at Alltech told us, the problem with mixing salt into minerals/vitamins is that sodium denatures much of the composition, so a mineral mix with salt included loses its essential structure. Which means ... we don't include salt in our EquiVita range.
So, you need to add your own. 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 our Online Shop.