BetaCALM provides a comprehensive approach to a common issue with four active ingredients that nutritionally support nervous and anxious horses.
Why do I need it?
They don’t call it the nervous system for nothing! Anxiety affects horses too and stressful experiences can have a significant effect on their mental state. That’s why BetaCALM was formulated – to provide a source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that may help to reduce nervousness or hyper-reactivity in horses.
How will it help my horse?
BetaCALM has a unique combination of four ingredients to nutritionally support nervous horses without affecting performance.
- Magnesium: Important for cell metabolism, especially in the nervous system and muscles during work.
- Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps to protect cell membranes from oxidative damage and maintain normal nerve and other functions.
- Tryptophan: An essential amino acid that stabilises the horse’s mood, reduces anxiety and lessens the stress response. Tryptophan is not produced naturally by the horse and beneficial levels are not found in feed. It is converted in the body to serotonin, which helps to induce a feeling of calmness.
- Thiamine: A B vitamin that plays a vital role in nerve transmission. Hard working horses or those on a high grain, low forage diet may have reduced production of thiamine in the hindgut due to stress or hindgut acidosis.
The specific levels of Magnesium, Vitamin E, Tryptophan and Thiamine may help to actively reduce the stress response during training, travelling and competition. With Thiamine’s important role in energy metabolism and nerve transmission, and Tryptophan’s role in the inhibition of stress and fear, deficiencies of these nutrients may cause anxiety, mental confusion and failure of muscle co-ordination in animals. On top of this, Magnesium has been found to reduce reactivity in horses.