Bones, connective tissue and prevention/healing of microfractures.
NDS® Equine BoneX® is a unique, especially developed collagen peptide for incorporation into bone tissue, which supports microarchitecture and permits mineralisation to take place in a normal way.
Collagen for connective tissue in the bones
One fifth of horses bones consists of approximately 93 % collagen, 5 % protein, 1 % proteoglycans and 1 % citrate. Collagen peptides are pieces of protein chains and amino acid chains that are broken down. In collagen, approximately 1/3 of the glycine amino acids combined with other amino acids, such as proline, hydroxyproline, arginine and lysine. The protein chains of NDS® Equine BoneX® are specifically hydrolysed so that the peptides are suitable for incorporation into the connective tissue of the bones. There are, for example, various amino acid compounds found in the collagen of the skin, joints and gut.
Horses do not develop osteoporosis in the same way as humans, and there are no sex differences in bone mass between mares and geldings throughout their lives, although the tubular structure in the porous bone weakens with age, as it does in humans.
NDS® Equine BoneX® helps stimulate bone-building cells (osteoblasts) to form a new bone matrix and reduce inflammation. Bone matrix consists predominantly of collagen and proteoglycans and forms the actual skeleton to which the bone minerals attach.
NDS® Equine BoneX® is tested at a laboratory approved by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).
Recommended daily dose:
Preventive: 1 measuring spoon (50 ml) = 25 g.
Healing of injuries: 2 measuring spoons (50 ml) = 50 g.
(Ponies: half a dose).