Magnesium Oxide (Heavy)
Magnesium Oxide Heavy. While we choose to use and prefer the gentler action and greater absorption benefits of MagOx Light, we appreciate that other horse owners may prefer to use the Heavy version of Magnesium Oxide. For those who prefer to use MagOx Heavy we are able to supply it upon request in the same highest purity human pharmaceutical grade as our MagOx Light so please do get in touch.
We generally avoid supplements, believing that our horses will get their nutritional needs best from a managed healthy balanced diet and understand that excesses can cause as much imbalance and problems as deficiencies.
In grassier months our horses do benefit from being fed Magnesium Oxide. Commonly recommended by trimmers, equine podiatrists and other professionals, magnesium is essential for carbohydrate metabolism and capillary wall quality. It is also used as the base ingredient in the majority of commercial calmers.
It is important as horse owners to understand that cheaper versions of magnesium oxide in the market are likely to have high levels of iron contamination this is especially true of magnesium carbonate, if you are in any doubt about the quality a product you are using make sure you ask the manufacturer for a current product specification.