Calm Support: Active Ingredients
MAGNESIUM is a major mineral critical to the normal functioning of skeletal and heart muscle and the nervous system. It is a component of over 300 enzymes in the body. Hypersensitivity and irritability can be indicators of dietary magnesium deficiency. Diets high in calcium can result in a magnesium deficiency, as calcium can compete for absorption in the body.
B Vitamins are important to every cell and organ in the horse's body. B vitamins also work together, so supplementing with a combination of B vitamins is beneficial. A horse exhibiting nervousness, excitability, irritability, or jumpiness may be exhibiting symptoms of Vitamin B deficiency. B vitamin supplementation is recommended for horses being heavily exercised and for those under stress.
Thiamine (Vit B1) - Thiamine is required for the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, for DNA and cell replication and for the transmission of nerve impulses. Thiamine can have a calming effect on horses, and symptoms of a thiamine deficiency include nervousness, irritability and excitability.
Folic acid (Vit B9) - Adequate levels are vital to the production of normal levels of serotonin in the brain. Folic acid is also required for the normal production of red blood cells, protein metabolism and cell duplication. Heavy exercise causes folic acid levels to drop.
Pyridoxine (Vit B6) - Pyridoxine assists in the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and has a critical function in the use of glycogen in muscle cells. Nervousness or irritability may be a sign of dietary deficiency because of pyridoxine's function in the production of brain chemicals.
Niacin (Vit B3) - Niacin is needed for proper energy production, cholesterol, fatty acid and protein metabolism, DNA replication, cell reproduction and the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Pantothenic acid (Vit B5) - Pantothenic Acid is needed for energy metabolism, the manufacture of steroid hormones and for the chemicals needed in the transmission of nerve impulses.
Riboflavin (Vit B2) - Riboflavin plays a critical role in the generation of energy aerobically, the normal functioning of other B vitamins and is essential to the conversion of tryptophan into niacin.