Medicine Bag Complete Minerals
Medicine Bag Complete (MBC) provides a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes in a form your horse can assimilate. We also see great results feeding Medicine Bag Complete to dogs and livestock!
Medicine Bag Complete is the only mineral we recommend with CoolStance horse feed. When fed at the standard 1 scoop/day and including an initial "load" period of 2 scoops/day, a 25 lbs bucket will last a typical horse about 4 months. Feeding larger amounts is encouraged to see dramatic improvements in senior horses, performance animals, and animals with specialized needs - one of the resident horses even stopped cribbing after her mineral needs were met with MBC! (This mare consumes 3 scoops/day).
Other mineral products provide sufficient levels, but rarely in the proper form. This unique formula is based on both, placing the importance on the form. For instance, most products contain minerals in the carbonate form. Minerals in the carbonate form are absorbed at 8%, leaving 92% of it unusable. The chelated form is only slightly better with a 35% assimilation rate. This is where MBC stands out from the rest. MBC uses a citrate form of calcium that is assimilated at 92%. The rest of the minerals have an amino acid attached to the chelate, increasing them from 35% to approximately 85% assimilation rate. The effect upon the entire body and mind is substantial.
The mind of a horse is rarely addressed in relationship to proper nutrition. When proper nutrients are available, the mind becomes unobstructed and clear so the horse can now process outside stimuli properly. There is also a calming effect upon the mind.
The organs when functioning correctly affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons, bone, tissue, fat, and even more subtle aspects of the physiology of the horse. For example, when muscle is out of balance it is either underdeveloped or overdeveloped. Underdeveloped muscle creates stamina problems and lack of proper strength to perform. Overdeveloped muscle taxes the system and restricts proper fluid movement.
Ligament and tendon elasticity is only possible when the horse is in a balanced state. Movement again is restricted when the integrity of these has been compromised resulting in bowed tendons, torn ligaments, etc. Bones will also become weak showing hairline fractures, breaks, chips, splints and pocketing due to lack of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin D3.
The MBC formula features several characteristics that are extremely beneficial to your animal’s health. While most ignore the importance of enzymes, we know of no other product that includes this distinctive blend of key enzymes, vital in boosting feed efficiency and mineral utilization. Medicine Bag Complete contains a proprietary yeast blend, responsible for increased palatability and digestibility; providing additional vitamins, minerals and amino acids; and offering digestive and cellular enzymes.
MBC offers a balance of critical primary minerals in the proper form (necessary for optimum absorption) and level. Calcium strengthens the skeletal system, controls muscle contraction, helps transmit nerve impulses, and influences metabolism. Magnesium is necessary for the assimilation of calcium and impacts muscle relaxation. Zinc is the most important nutrient for the immune system. Phosphorus is essential for teeth and bones, controls pH, and is involved in energy conversion. Copper aids in production of connective tissue and is essential to the cardiovascular system. Manganese aids in skeletal growth, glucose utilization and pancreatic function. Medicine Bag Complete contains a proprietary blend of protein, lysine and vitamins A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, folic acid, B6, B12, D3, E and K.