Heal ‘n’ Prep (2kg)
HEAL ‘N’ PREP is a combination of energy, herbs and several other health-promoting ingredients. HEAL ‘N’ PREP originated in a desire to provide extra help to horses with severe illness, undergoing rigorous training, tough competition periods or that are in general decline, sick, or seniors.
ESSENTIAL because: Energy is the key to all life. ESSENTIAL is the foundation of our assortment. It supports performance and enhances well-being, health and harmony. Your horse will be keen to work, have more endurance, and recover faster. The main ingredient of ESSENTIAL is Swedish-grown, traceable rapeseed. The rapeseed oil undergoes a scientifically developed process that corresponds with natural digestion. The result is a concentrated source of energy in a water-soluble powder form. The final product allows your horse to immediately and fully benefit from the energy that originated in the oil. The energy becomes more accessible for the horse’s metabolism when it is in water-soluble form, because the horse can easily digest the product, which in turn results in a minimal impact on the sensitive digestion system and intestinal functioning. This also results in a smaller load for the liver and kidneys.
Mint, because: Mint is the perfect plant to have on hand because it has many healing properties. It can alleviate pain and serve as an expectorant. It can also alleviate sore throat and promote sleep. Mint can also act as a muscle relaxant, which reduces stress in the body. The herb tastes good, is nutritious and contains several vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and E, folic acid, calcium and iron.
Thyme, because: Like many other herbs, it has a long historic background as a spice and a medicinal herb. Its Latin name is Thymus vulgaris, which means power and courage. The thymol (a certain component of the essential oil) found in thyme has a strong antibacterial and virucidal effect that can be beneficial for colds, for example. Gallic acid counteracts diarrhoea and can also help with burns and haemorrhoids. The essential oils have expectorant properties and can help with breathing difficulties. The herb is considered to be strongly antibacterial and virucidal, and has been used for hundreds of years as a cough medicine due to its expectorant properties.
Beets, because: Beets are rich in nitrate, which is converted in the body into nitric oxide. Studies show that the molecule expands and relaxes blood vessels, which in turn contributes to more oxygen-rich blood. Beets are abundant with alkaloids and folic acid, which together contribute to reducing the body’s homocysteine levels. Research shows that high homocysteine levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is no coincidence that so many athletes drink beet juice when they want to perform their best – the high nitrate content is not just for blood pressure. Better circulation, lower blood pressure, and improved performance, metabolism and muscle functioning are what your horse can gain from eating beets. With an increased oxygen supply, muscle stamina increases for a better and longer performance. Even if the horse eats healthfully otherwise, there are still some toxins and waste products that must be cleaned out, and the liver bears the brunt of this work. A daily dose of beets can help. Studies show that betaine, an amino acid found in beets, can prevent and reduce the risk of liver disease. Beets are chock full of antioxidants that protect against cardiovascular disease, overweight and more. New research even shows that the substance that gives the root vegetable its pigment, betacyanin, can protect against carcinogenic substances.
Black currant, because: It is truly the grape of the Nordic region. Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The purple or dark red hue comes from anthocyanins and carotenes, which are antioxidants. Black currants are also rich in potassium, which is excellent for high blood pressure, as well as the healthy omega 6 fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which is beneficial for hormonal imbalance and more. Anthocyanins are believed to be able to prevent many diseases. They are especially thought to protect the eyes and brain, and to prevent cardiovascular disease. Black currants have an abundance of anthocyanins. These are antioxidants and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Black currants contain vitamins A, B3, C, E and K, the omega 6 fatty acid GLA and potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, selenium and plenty of flavonoids.
Rosemary, because: It improves blood circulation with muscle pain and tight muscles. Cineol, the essential oil of rosemary, stimulates blood circulation. Rosemary can help with low blood pressure and poor circulation. The oil warms sore muscles and alleviates muscle tension. It affects blood flow in the small vessels of the brain. It is said to enhance concentration and memory, thanks to increased oxygen and blood quantity. Rosemary is rich in important antioxidants and helps prevent infections and colds. Its antioxidant effect can therefore protect the body from free radicals. It is also good for digestion problems, especially colic and bile problems. Specifically, the herb increases bile production and other digestive juices.
Honey, because: A great deal indicates that it prevents gastric ulcers. Honey contains numerous substances that benefit the body, including fructose, which regulates blood sugar, and magnesium, which is good for the heart. Honey’s abundance of bactericidal substances also makes it a preservative, as well as medicinal. Honey is still recommended in natural medicine today for its beneficial properties. In addition to energy, honey is rich in beneficial minerals, amino acids, enzymes and antibiotic-like substances. This makes honey bactericidal and antifungal. Studies show that honey is beneficial for skin and can help wounds heal.
MSM, because: It provides the body with organic sulphur and is beneficial for everything from joint pain to skin problems, brittle hooves, coat problems and more. Vitamin C (for example from black currants) improves the uptake and effect of MSM. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural source of organic sulphur, which comprises 0.25% of your horse’s body weight. Sulphur is primarily found in the body’s protein-rich tissues such as cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, skin, coat and hooves. Because it is an important building block for these tissues, MSM supplements can help with joint problems, pain, inflammation, eczema, dry and itchy skin, and with poor fur quality. Sulphur is an important structural component for the formation of collagen, glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate – three essential substances for joint health. All are involved in the formation of shock-absorbing joint cartilage, which breaks down in the presence of diseases like osteoarthritis. Studies confirm that MSM supplements can reduce pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis. Taking MSM is also good for working horses, because it can alleviate sore muscles, improve recovery and reduce oxidative stress that occurs in conjunction with physical exertion.
Electrolytes, because: When your horse exercises or competes, or is stressed or sick – when doing something that causes additional stress on the body – it loses some important nutrients, one of which is electrolytes. Collectively, electrolytes can simply be described as easily absorbed minerals and salts. They are necessary for the body’s muscle activity, fluid balance and more. Without electrolytes, your horse’s body would have to work much harder to manage the same tasks. For example, the heart and other muscles experience greater stress without these minerals and salts. That is why they are important, both for prevention and for treatment purposes.
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Recommended daily allowance:
Pony: 50–200 g
Horse: 100–400 g
Max. daily allowance:
1 g/kg body weight and day. Adjust the dose based on the horse’s needs
HEAL ‘N’ PREP is dosed based on need, preferably with other feed.
HEAL ‘N’ PREP is not a medication. You should always contact your veterinarian if you are unsure of your horse’s health.
2 kg and 8 kg
Black currant 7%
18 months from the date of manufacture.
Store in a dry place, out of direct sunlight.
EQ EC 2100
ESSENTIAL, Honung, MSM, Rödbeta, Svarta Vinbär, Rosmarin, Timjan, Mynta, Elektrolyter