4-In-1 (Meal)

$54.50


"I have had my mare on this supplement for about a year now and highly recommend it. She has some arthritis in her hock and was popping her leg around barrels. My vet looked at her and recommended a joint supplement and this seems to help her (no more popping her leg around the barrels). Also before this supplement she would be very tender on stones. Now she doesn't seem to mind stones at all!"

- Amanda
5/5

4-in-1 combines glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate (to support healthy joint function), biotin (to support healthy hoof growth), omega 3 & 6 (to support healthy hair coat), and probiotics (to support a healthy digestive system).  Apple flavored!


Provides (Per 2 oz serving):  3,500 mg glucosamine; 1,000 mg chondroitin sulfate; 1,200 mg MSM; 500 mg Ester-C®; 1,500 mg Yucca; 16mg biotin; 4,080 mg Omega 3; 1,360 mg Omega 6 plus probiotics and amino acids.

                                                                                                           
 
 #BELOW RATING
  • Joints
  • Hooves
  • Coat
  • Digestion
 

#LABEL/DIRECTIONS 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

(Enclosed measure approximates 1 oz based on density of product.)

Adult Horses (900-1,100 lbs): Provide 3 scoops (3 oz) daily for the first 21-28 days, then reduce to 2 scoops (2 oz) daily for maintenance.

 

LABEL INFORMATION

 

#INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

Glucosamine is the building block of chondroitin sulfate, a specific type of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG). Current research suggests glucosamine has two beneficial actions in joints. Not only does it increase the production of new GAGs and therefore new cartilage, glucosamine has also been shown to inhibit the free radicals and enzymes that break down cartilage. This small but complex molecule has an important role in both the production and protection of joints.

Chondroitin Sulfate inhibits the effects of various enzymes that breakdown cartilage.  Building block of Hyaluronic acid (HA). Research has shown that chondroitin sulfate is bioavailable in the horse and that it appears to work synergistically with glucosamine to stimulate new cartilage production.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) Assists body to produce its own internal antioxidants which helps support normal inflammatory response by providing protection against oxidative stress. It is a great source of dietary sulfur, which plays an important role in maintaining the health of collagen, cartilage, hooves, hair and joint fluid.

Yucca is an herb native to North and Central America used by ancient and modern civilizations to address musculoskeletal discomfort. Active ingredients have been isolated from Yucca that have shown to have antioxidant properties and promote a normal inflammatory response.

Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family and, like some other vitamins, is a coenzyme for several metabolic pathways. It is involved in glucose metabolism, growth and utilization of niacin. Biotin is essential to the growth of strong, healthy hooves due to its role in collagen formation. A number of research studies show that longterm, daily supplementation of 10-30 mg of biotin daily improves the growth rate and hardness of hooves, especially in horses with less than optimum quality hoof horn (soft, brittle, chipped).

Ester-C® (calcium ascorbate) is a unique patented ascorbate complex bound with calcium carbonate. Ester- C® is naturally processed in purified water without the use of alcohol or acetone solvents. This makes Ester-C® a more readily available, readily absorbed form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect the tissues of the body and also important in the production of connective tissues like tendons and ligaments.   Ester-C® has up to 4X more metabolic activity than standard vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) are essential fatty acids and must be obtained from the diet in order for 
the body to function well. Omega-3s help support a normal inflammatory response throughout the body. 

There must be a balance between the omega-3s and omega-6s for a proper but not excessive 
inflammatory response.

Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) There must be a 
balance between omega-3s and omega-6s for a proper but not excessive inflammatory response.

Methionine is an essential amino acid, meaning it must be provided in the diet since the body cannot create enough of its own. This means if it is not present in adequate amounts it limits the body's ability to make protein.Methionine can be converted by the body into another sulfur-containing amino acid, cysteine. Because the concentration of both these amino acids is highest in hoof and hair, methionine especially is often included in hoof supplements.  

Lysine is an amino acid and the only one for which a requirement in the horse has been established by the NRC. It is an essential amino acid, meaning it must be provided in the diet since the body cannot create enough of its own. Lysine is also a limiting amino acid. This means if it is not present in adequate amounts it limits the body's ability to make protein. Lysine is important in the formation of collagen (the protein that forms the matrix of bone, cartilage and connective tissue). Lysine supplements enhance the intestinal absorption of calcium and reduce the excretion of calcium in the urine. Lysine deficiency may result in immunodeficiency. Lysine can help inhibit the multiplication of virus and may prevent or decrease the severity of any viral flare-up.

Zinc (Zn) is a micromineral involved in over 100 enzyme systems ranging from support of connective tissue formation and antioxidants
to carbohydrate metabolism and immune system function. It is most recognized for its role in healthy skin
and hooves. Supplementation should be considered because amounts in normal feedstuffs may not meet requirements.

Manganese (Mn) is a micromineral essential for bone formation, growth and reproduction. It is also essential in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Supplementation should be considered because not all diets provide the same levels of manganese. It is among the least toxic of the trace minerals, and it plays an important role in young, growing horses as well as active performance horses.

The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that serve many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission; and cell reproduction and division (especially rapidly dividing ones such as red blood cells). B vitamins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), and cyanocobalamin (B12). For most of the B vitamins, microorganisms in the large intestine make all the horse needs. Only thiamine and riboflavin have NRC dietary requirements. However, research suggests B vitamin supplementation may be beneficial to stabled horses with little access to fresh pasture, heavily exercising horses, pregnant and lactating mares, horses with GI conditions that may interfere with normal gut flora, and any periods of stress (injury, illness, shipping, old age, etc.).

Probiotics are live microorganisms fed to promote healthy digestive and immune function. When these "good" bugs break down food ingredients that the body normally can't. They produce energy and vitamins for the body, food for cells in the cecum and colon, and byproducts that keep the "bad" bugs from growing. Research suggests probiotics are useful in repopulating the intestine with "good" bugs after antibiotic use and may benefit certain horses with diarrhea. A common term used for probiotics is direct-fed microbials (DFM).

#FAQS

Reviews

5 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
5/5
Amanda May 1st 2018

Highly recommend it

I have had my mare on this supplement for about a year now and highly recommend it. She has some arthritis in her hock and was popping her leg around barrels. My vet looked at her and recommended a joint supplement and this seems to help her (no more popping her leg around the barrels). Also before this supplement she would be very tender on stones. Now she doesn't seem to mind stones at all!

4/5
Louise Jul 4th 2014

Supplement has been terrific for him

My 30 year old senior thoroughbred has been using MVP 4-in 1 supplement for over a year. This supplement has been terrific for him. He moves out better than he has in a long while, his coat shines, I've been able to stop his "additional" hoof supplement. Great product

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