MAGNITUDE HELPS REDUCE NERVOUS TENSION
Magnesium is an essential mineral, playing important roles in many areas of metabolism. One of its major roles is as a co-factor in the enzymes involved in nerve and neuromuscular transmission – helping to regulate nerve to nerve and nerve to muscle transmission and communication.
A lack of magnesium can result in nerve and neuromuscular excitability, resulting in a tense, nervous horse.
Stressful situations such as strenuous activity and competition, travelling, prolonged stabling and lack of grazing, or new environments may further increase magnesium requirements as stress levels rise.
Magnitude provides supplemental magnesium, together with controlled amounts of calcium (another key mineral in nerve and muscle metabolism), to help promote healthy nerve function and reduce tension, enabling the horse to focus and concentrate.
What are the benefits of Magnitude?
Magnitude provides magnesium from Magnesium Oxide, which is produced from calcined magnesite, extracted from natural deposits in the earth. The Magnesium Oxide used in Magnitude typically contains 52.7% elemental magnesium.
- Natural source of magnesium to supplement low or marginal levels in forage.
- A very small daily serving of 5g provides 2.6g elemental magnesium, easily mixed in feed for fussy feeders
- Safe use with most typical fortified performance and leisure feeds and forage.
Magnitude is a highly absorbable form of Magnesium that should be fed daily to horses or ponies to promote healthy nerve tissue and reduce nervous tension.
Magnesium has many roles within the body including the health of nerve endings and fibres, and a lack of magnesium may show in a horse as tension or nervousness.
For very young, excitable or overzealous horses, requiring focus, increased concentration and calming, a product from the So-Kalm® Plus range will be more suitable.
So-Kalm® Plus Paste may also be used as a pre-competition addition alongside Magnitude.
Available in 1kg (a six month supply)
Magnitude Powder 1kg
A complimentary mineral feed for horses, designed to support and maintain healthy magnesium levels, as part of a balanced diet.
Directions for feeding: For 500 kg horse; 5g per day. Maximum 5g per day (unless under specialist advice from a vet or nutritionist). 5g (approx.) measure enclosed
Key Ingredients per 5g Serving: Magnesium Oxide 4.88g, Calcium Carbonate 130mg, Magnesium 2.6g, Calcium 50mg
Composition: Magnesium Oxide (97.5%), Calcium Carbonate (2.5%)
Analytical Constituents:Crude Ash 100%, Acid Insoluble Ash 2.1%, Magnesium (from magnesium oxide 97.5%) 52.7%, Calcium 1.0%, Sodium 0.05%
Magnitude Update February 2019
Magnitude – slight colour change – but the same great product, now with even more quality assurance!
We are pleased to confirm that that there is no difference in the magnesium levels, or the chemical source of the magnesium used (magnesium oxide – MgO), only in the physical form of MgO we are now using.
This change in physical form (to the slightly more granular form, with a pale beige colour) has arisen because we are delighted to report that we are now manufacturing the Equine America (UK) products in the UK, using certified facilities with the highest standards of safety and production.
Although Equine America (UK) products have always been free from prohibited substances, our new UFAS and BETA NOPS certifications will provide further reassurance in the light of the recent high profile prohibited substances cases, giving our customers peace of mind regarding FEI, BEF and BHA prohibited substances, enabling full traceability.
In order to comply with the rules and regulations regarding these certifications, we are only able to use certain suppliers, who are also certified, and have had to make a change to our supply of magnesium oxide, so we are now using the lower dust, slightly granular form, which is pale beige.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Office.