Sedipro magnesium supplement for horses – Ingredients
Sedipro is based on natural, organic ingredients, free from sugar, chemicals, perfumes and artificial colorants. We care for the environment and produce at a licensed factory. All ingredients used has high traceability which means that we know that they are not grown on contaminated soil.
Sedipro contains magnesium with high bioavailability in an unique combination of magnesium oxide and chelated magnesium. Chelated is the term when the electrolyte is protein bound which is crucial for an efficient biological absorption.
The daily feed is not enough to meet the requirements and balance the reactions in stressful situation for all horses. Tryptophan or L-Tryptophan contributes to a more efficient absorption through stimulating intestinal movement (or bowel movement). Tryptophan is also crucial for some hormones. Serotonin and Melatonin, being two of the most obvious ones, which are important for balancing mood, sleep and appetite.
The colourful Passion Flower, or Passiflora, originates from North and Central America, Australia, Asia and Madagascar. It is commonly used for the treatment of tension, restlessness and to improve sleep.
The calming effect of the passion flower is due to that it increases the amount of GABA, one of the brain’s most important calming substances. In addition to this it make the receptors of GABA more available. The Passion Flower have the ability reduce anxiety and stress without compromising focus and concentration
Griffonia is a bush from the center of West Africa and its seeds aid in producing 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). In the brain, 5-HTP is converted to serotonin which is important for regulation of mood, sleep and appetite, rucial for general well being and good energy levels. The leafs from Griffonia are traditionally used to heal wounds and the bark has healing and antiseptic qualities.
Magnesium deficiency in horses
Magnesium interacts with calcium and phosphorus and is thus a very important mineral for the function of many enzymes and for maintaining good muscular and nerve functions. Magnesium is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.
The daily loss of magnesium in horses is around 6 mg per kilo body weight through urine and faeces. The daily loss increase further during periods of hard training as horses also lose magnesium through sweating.
Magnesium deficiency is common in horses, partly because of degraded soils but also because of an imbalance between calcium and magnesium in the feeding. The most prominent signs of magnesium deficiency are normally nervousness, muscle tensions and spookiness. With a deficiency in magnesium the body lose the ability to handle substances released during stress which shows through an increased reactivity to things in the surrounding environment, this is also why magnesium supplements may have a calming effect on the horse. To ensure that magnesium deficiency does not occur, magnesium need to be provided in the daily feed.