BoneWise positively affects the maintenance of optimal bone remodeling and healthy bone density. The unique calcium and trace mineral source found in BoneWise is derived from a calcareous marine alga known as Lithothamnion. The natural minerals in this exceptional ingredient are easily digested and absorbed by your horse.
Bone remodeling occurs continuously throughout your horse's lifetime and is essential to the maintenance of soundness and longevity. Remodeling is the process by which old or damaged bone is removed and new, strong bone is formed to replace it. Remodeling ensures the existence of a strong skeletal system.
In order for bone remodeling to take place, your horse needs an adequate supply of readily available calcium and a host of other trace minerals, including boron and silicon. Vitamin D also plays an integral role in bone metabolism. All these nutrients are provided in BoneWise.
Research has revealed that one of the keys to healthy bone formation is exercise. Exercise stresses the bone and stimulates bone remodeling. When horses are kept in stalls due to injury, relocation or a demanding training and competition schedule, stress on the bones is insufficient to maintain optimal bone turnover and bone density is quickly lost. Confined horses are put at increased risk for lameness and injury. The unique calcium source in BoneWise has been proven to support optimal bone mineral content and bone turnover, reducing the incidence of bone loss and the resulting lameness and injuries.
Remodeling is most active in young, growing horses, but horses of all ages experience it to some degree. There are two reasons for remodeling: firstly, it allows bones to adjust to the physical stress new activities put on the skeleton. Secondly, it replaces bone that has been damaged in injuries like fractures and it repairs microscopic bone damage caused by recurring microtraumas. The repair of microtraumas is particularly important to the equine athlete. Microdamage that is repaired too slowly or left unrepaired is a precursor to more severe injuries.
- Delivers the readily absorbable, natural calcium required for bone remodeling
- Maintains optimal levels of bone density when horses are most at risk for bone loss
- Provides additional trace minerals used to build strong bones
- Supports enhanced bone mineral content and bone turnover that encourages the swift repair of microdamage
- Supplies yeasts that support improved mineral and vitamin digestibility
- Sustains vitamin D at levels necessary for healthy bone development
When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy systems and support recovery and healing. They are not intended to treat or cure illness or injury.