Calm and Collected
A rapid metabolized calming supplement for competition horses. The Calm and Collected formulation is based on the well researched properties of Magnesium, Thiamine and anxiolytic herbs.
Available as a 80 ml paste tube administered 30-60 minutes prior to stressful situations (shipping, gate training, etc.) or as an in-feed liquid or powder supplement for use as a daily training aid.
As effective as ACE and LEGAL for competition!
Click here to see research paper on Calm and Collected in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (April 2017 Edition) titled:
"Acute Effects of a Single-Dose Nutritional Product on Stress Response and Task Completion in Horses"
- FEI test safe. Legal for competition
- Rapid acting
- Lowers stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- No Fillers
Paste Format: Magnesium sulfate, Thiamine B1, Licorice, Gum base, preservative
Liquid Format: Water, Magnesium citrate, Lysine, Thiamine B1, Citric acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Vanilla
Powder Format: Magnesium citrate, Lysine, Thiamine B1, Licorice, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower
DAILY FEED RATE (per 500 kg / 1100 lbs of body weight):
Paste Format: Feed 1/4 - 1/2 of tube one to two hours before competition or event.
Liquid and Powder Format: Feed 25 ml or 30 g one hour prior to competition or event, depending upon genetics, feeding practices and immediate environment.
FORMAT & COST PER DAY:
80 ml paste – n/a
1 L liquid - $1.00 (lasting ~40 days)
1.5 kg powder - $1.33 (lasting ~50 days)
Chill out! - Does your horse need an attitude adjustment?
In a recent survey published in the Veterinary Record (Click Here to Read) owners and riders of dressage and eventing horses shared their experiences with equine nutritional supplements.
The dressage riders reported that the most frequent issue they encountered with their competition horses was behaviour management - i.e. their horses were stressed out! Yet, surprisingly, the most common type of equine supplement they were inclined to buy was not for stress management. This was due, at least in part, to the lack of research available on calming products.
In response to this disconnect, Selected BioProducts (Herbs for Horses) has created ‘Calm and Collected’, a calming supplement in paste form (and now liquid and powder) that can be administered prior to stressful events. The product contains magnesium and B-vitamins in the correct balance to restore emotional perspective (now, which of us couldn’t use a little more emotional perspective in our life?!).
Magnesium plays a critical role in managing depression in humans 1, and supplementation with magnesium reduces undesirable behaviors and lowers the chronic stress hormone ‘cortisol’ in intensively managed animals.2 Magnesium is also associated with reduced production of acute stress hormones (catecholamines) and lowers blood pressure 3. And when magnesium is combined with B-vitamins, there results an improvement in stress management and anxiety-related physiology in chronically stressed people. 4
Consistent with their mandate of research behind their products, Selected BioProducts has published a new research study 5 which demonstrates the effectiveness of this product in horses with anxiety issues.
1 J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Jul;47(7):955-65.
2 Animal. 2013 Jun;7(6):1017-27.
3 Br J Anaesth. 2009 Oct;103(4):484-9.
4 Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2016 Mar;67(2):195-202.
5 J Equine Vet Sci. 2017 (in press)