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WHAT IS ELITE EQUINE?

Elite Equine is an organic, BETA-NOPS/FEMAS approved, pure rosehip supplement. Sourced from wild-harvested rosehips grown in Lesotho, South Africa, Elite Equine offers powerful anti-inflammatory and immune system support for equine joint, hoof, and coat health.

While most use Elite Equine as a joint supplement and therapy, it offers more than just amazing joint and cartilage support. The anti-inflammatory boost associated with the high Vitamin C content of rosehips helps relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain that comes from a wide variety of circumstances such as illness, workload increase, or arthritis from old age or injury.

Many other supplements on the market contain added ingredients. Elite Equine is free from animal products (including shellfish), gluten, fillers, or genetically modified components. Only pure, dried, ground rosehip is used, nothing else. Studies have shown rosehip is free from the side effects witnessed when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and is safe to use when there is an elevated possibility of gastrointestinal or cardiovascular side effects from supplementing with NSAIDs.

Not only high in vitamin C, but Elite Equine’s dried rosehip powder also contains thiamine, vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin K. These essential nutrients can help horses fight off infections and boost their immune health. By feeding your horse a tablespoon or two of tasty rosehip powder, you are providing them with the most bioavailable form of vitamin C, as well as many other key vitamins and minerals.

Those looking to encourage hoof growth and strengthen hooves should consider rosehip for its naturally occurring biotin content paired with flavonoid and copper. A wonderful effect of the biotin and omega 3 contents of rosehip is its result on coats. Most reviewers mention that their horses have never looked shiner while on Elite Equine.

If you are looking for a natural, competition safe supplement to aid in:

  • Addressing joint pain and helping with joint mobility
  • Stimulating the appetite
  • Osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease
  • Immune system support
  • Recovery after exercise, injury, or surgery
  • Coat and hoof health and growth
  • Prevention of joint issues and cartilage protection

Then Elite Equine may be for you!

BENEFITS EXPLAINED

Antioxidants
Rosehips contain antioxidants that are useful for sustaining healthy bodies. Studies have proven that antioxidants protect against particular illnesses like cancer, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Vitamin C Content
Rosehips are one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C. The powerful Vitamin C and anti-oxidant combination supports the immune system of the horse, which subsequently improve the general health and wellness of the horse as well as repair damaged tissue. Bioflavonoids contained in Rosehips enhance vitamin C’s ability to strengthen blood vessels, and this encourages healthy hoof growth in horses. Not only are bioflavonoids key in illness prevention, it also assists in restoring the immune system after illness.

Arthritic Advantages
A protein present in rosehips, collagen assist in the prevention of osteoarthritis by boosting the immune system, thereby shielding joint tissue from materials that harm them.

Other Nutrients
Rosehips contain vitamins E, D, and A, along with antioxidants that support the immune system.  These nutrients assist in fighting allergies, aids recovery after surgery, injury or exercise, and can act as an appetite stimulant. It also promotes healthy, shiny coats.

Elite Equine is free from

  • lactose
  • shellfish
  • additives
  • preservatives
  • gluten
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • fillers and genetically modified products.

Elite Equine contains no banned or controlled substances.

THE SCIENCE

Rosehip, the single ingredient in Elite Equine, has been scientifically tested and evidence has shown a number of benefits. It not only improves general health, protects cartilage, and reduces inflammation but also promotes the general performance of horses.

The following are just some of the studies that have been done on rosehip in its different parts and particles:

    • Schwager J1, et al. Rose hip and its constituent galactolipids confer cartilage protection by modulating cytokine, and chemokine expression.BMC Complement Altern Med. (2011)
    • Kharazmi A, Winther K. Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo. Inflammopharmacology. (1999)
    • Middleton E, Kandaswami C. Effect of flavonoids on immune and inflammatory cell function. Biochem Pharmacol. 1992;43:1167–1179. doi: 10.1016/0006-2952(92)90489-6.
    • Read MA. Flavonoids: naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents.Amer J Pathol. 1995;147:235–237.
    • Halliwell B, Rafter J, Jenner A. Health promotion by flavonoids, tocopherols, tocotrienols and other phenols: direct or indirect effects? Antioxidants or not? Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:268S–276S.
    • Marlin David J, Dunnett Catherine E. Oxidative Stress, Oxidative Damage and Antioxidants – A Beginners Guide, Independent Equine Nutrition Ltd, Newmarket, UK (2007)
    • Bhave A, Schulzova V, Chmelarova H, Mrnka L, Hajslova J. Assessment of rosehips based on the content of their biologically active compounds. Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. Department of Mycorrhizal Symbioses, Institute of Botany of the ASCR, Průhonice, Czech Republic. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Volume 25, Issue 3 (2017: 61-690)