Formally known as ‘Equi Elements’
NEW improved with added MSM and Calcium
Joint Elements naturally helps regenerate cells in the body.
Key advantages are:
- Reduces risk of joint related injuries
- Replenishes levels of silicon needed
- Aids in formation of collagen
- Fully Bio-available
‘Joint Elements’ Joint and Bone Supplement .
Supplementation of silicon naturally helps regenerate cells in the body.
Supplementation of silicon can reduce the risk of joint related injuries occurring when used continuously.
Supplementing with ‘Joint Elements’ replenishes the levels of silicon in the body that are lost with age, wear and tear.
Silicon works on all bones, ligaments, tendons and soft tissue structures.
It has been clinically proven that silicon aids in the formation of collagen in the body.
The converted form of silicon found in ‘Joint Elements’ is fully bio-available.
Silicon acts as a regulator in the body for the absorption of minerals.
Horse owners and trainers are constantly searching for ways to keep their horses fit and free from injuries.
Of course effective training of young horses is key to their development and growth, but silicon also plays a role in the development of new bone and connective tissue and is involved in the calcification process.
Absorbable forms of silicon given to mares who are feeding foals increases silicon levels in the milk.
Humans also need silicon in their diets for strong bones as levels reduce with age and intense exercise.
‘Joint Elements’ is a mineral food supplement for optimal equine bone and joint health and strength.
It restores a mineral deficiency caused by the mineral depletion in our environment and in horse feeds like grains and forage.
By restoring the mineral balance your horse will be healthier and will suffer less bone and joint related injuries.
‘Joint Elements’ contains Silicon, Selenium and Zinc in a superior bio available liquid formulation developed for equine bone and joint health.
How it works
The faster racehorses go, or the higher sports horses jump, or the more complex paces dressage horses do, the more strain is put on their bodies and legs and the greater the likelihood of injury.
Strong bones and joints are essential to keep horses in training and to increase their average speed or height.
Supplementing the diet with ‘Joint Elements’ reduces the frequency of bone and joint injuries and extends the duration of training before injuries occur.
‘Joint Elements ‘thus helps extend horses’ careers.
Silicon is necessary for healthy bones, joints, cartilage, connective tissue and arteries.
Studies have shown that horses receiving medium and high doses of silicon can cover twice as many miles in training and racing before incurring injury.
The development of silicon that can be directly absorbed by the body and strengthen the skeleton creates a stronger bone structure and a stronger foundation for improved ligaments, tendons and joints.
Administering silicon to your horse means putting back what nature takes out rather than simply calming the inflammation created from strain training, competing or age.
The beneficial effects of silicon for equine bone and joint health are widely acknowledged.
Studies found that horses in training do not receive adequate amounts of silicon in their diet to support healthy bone growth and strength, as very little silicon can be absorbed by a horses body.
‘Joint Elements’ is unique in that it contains silicon as stabilized silicic acid, the bio available form of silicon that can be directly absorbed by the horses body.
‘Joint Elements’ is clearly the winners choice for equine bone and joint strength.
New research has been carried out into the effects of different silicon supplements on mineral metabolism.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of two different silicon supplements on mineral absorption and retention in horses.
Eight horses were randomly placed in one of two groups:
Control or Supplemental silicon, provided by one of two supplements.
The first, Sodium Aluminium Silicate (SA), contains a bio available form of silicon and is high in aluminium.
The second supplement, Joint Elements; contains bio available silicic acid.
Both supplements were able to alter calcium retention and boron metabolism.
However, only ‘Joint Elements’ was able to alter silicon retention, digestability and plasma concentration.
‘Joint Elements’, a silicon supplement without substantial aluminium, is a better option for silicon supplementation as it increased silicon retention and digestibility.
Also the ease of feeding makes ‘Joint Elements’ the most appealing source of silicon.
The importance of silicon for bone health.
A horse travelling at race speed is subjected to forces equivalent to three times its bodyweight.
Under these circumstances, strong bones and a healthy bone matrix are essential to perform successfully and avoid injury.
Most serious bone injuries are caused by abnormal bone reactions to the forces bones are subjected to when racing.
Horses that seem sound often have areas of weakened bone and small stress fractures predisposing them to more serious injuries.
Ways of improving equine bone health are continually being investigated.
Researchers have found that nutrition is important in maximising bone health.
Bio available silicon, in particular, has proved to be essential for the development of a healthy bone structure.
Silicon has a crucial role in bone physiology and metabolism – it increases osteoblastic bone building activity, and decreases osteoclastic bone demineralization activity.
The forage and grains that horses consume in their diets contain very small amounts of bio available silicon, due to intensive methods of agriculture.
Therefore, horses do not receive an optimum amount of bio available silicon through their normal diet.
Supplementation with ‘Joint Elements’, the most concentrated form of bio available silicon available, will restore the optimal silicon balance for equine bone health.
Silicon food supplements –
There is a growing interest in silicon as an essential life supporting element for all living organisms.
For equine bone health this interest has resulted in the launch of several silicon food supplements.
These contain silicon as silicon dioxide (SiO2) compounds.
Silicon in this form cannot be absorbed directly.
These silicon compounds have to be attacked in the horses stomach by gastric acids and digestive enzymes to be transformed into silicic acid, the bio available form of silicon.
This bio available form of silicon is inherently unstable and will quickly form higher molecular weight polymers that are not bio-available.
Therefore silicic acid could not be stabilized in a food supplement.
Scientists have recently found a way to create and stabilize colloidal micro particles of silicic acid that dissolute into highly bio available silicic acid upon dilution.
They even found a way to cluster it with minerals like selenium and zinc that increase its effectiveness.
Such developments, over the last eight years, have resulted in ‘Joint Elements’, the best source of bio available silicon in a low-dose synergetic formulation with selenium, zinc, Calcuim, Magnesium, MSM and Boron.
Size 225ml is a 3 Month Supply.
Silicon is a natural essential element that is naturally found in your horses body.
Silicon has a beneficial effect on bone quality and improves the mineralization process in the bones.
It acts as a regulator for calcium and phosphorous uptake and directly contributes to a healthy bone cortex and a well calcified bone matrix.
Silicon also plays an essential role in the formation of collagen which is found in most organs and tissues in a horses body, mainly in the connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, bones and cartilage, the skin hair and hooves.
The mineral Selenium is a dietary essential critical to the horses defence against illness.
It has strong antioxidant characteristics and protects cells from the damaging influences of free radicals.
Zinc is also a vital mineral for horses.
It is present in almost every cell and is a component of approximately two hundred enzymes.
Zinc plays a vital role in the enzymatic activity of the metabolism.
Boron is needed for healthy bones because it helps boost the production of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is needed for the absorption of Calcium and Magnesium in the intestines, which are both essential for strong bone formation.
MSM is essential to health.
It helps with all the above but is also vital for healthy connective tissues that contain collagen.
Calcium is absorbed in the small intestine.
Most of the Calcium absorbed here goes straight into bones and teeth to keep them healthy and strong.
The rest has a crucial role in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, the smooth functioning of the immune system and the production of energy.
Magnesium regulates Calcium transport in the body and is important to prevent brittle bones.
Magnesium also helps to maintain healthy tissues, especially those in muscles, blood vessels and nerves.