A Natural Horse Care Product
MICRO NUGGETS... for the perfect combination of form and ingredients
For years people asked us to put our legendary SOURCE micronutrients into a pellet form. We just couldn't... even the best pelletizing technology degraded the bioactive ingredients. But we never gave up trying, and now a breakthrough enables us to give you NUGGETS, tasty convenient small pellets that deliver the same results as original SOURCE! This unique blend of all natural micronutrients fills the gap that depleted agricultural soils leave even in the best of feeds. Make sure your horse gets them every day.
For over 20 years, we've harvested and painstakingly blended only select varieties of cold water seaweeds for SOURCE. And every day, horse owners and trainers from around the country report the glowing results from all our "fussiness": shinier coats, stronger, more flexible hooves and increased stamina.
Many thousands of horsemen have provided adequate levels of all of the above in a sound nutritional program, yet still been baffled by horses who express signs of subclinical and clinical disorders to which they can attribute no known nutritional or disease origin. These would include the many problems associated with hoof growth, weight, coat, stamina, conception, attitude and general "bloom". Increasing the amounts of the above does not result in improvement and indeed may compound the problems.
Thousands of these same horsemen have added SOURCE, the broad spectrum micronutrient supplement, to their horse's diets and experienced dramatic improvement.
SOURCE provides the minor trace nutrients which are increasingly deficient in our feeds as they are farmed out of our soils. SOURCE significantly increases the ability of the horse to utilize his feeds.
SOURCE contains an extremely broad spectrum of at least 60 elements and their associated micronutrient compounds in a biologically active form. SOURCE contains small amounts of naturally occurring vitamins (14), the 14 currently recognized "essential trace elements", the 21 trace elements now under special consideration with respect to essentiality, plus other unidentified associative factors whose role in nutrition has not yet been established.
Dehydrated seaweed meals (Fucaceae, Palmariaceae, Gigartinaceae, Bangiaceae, Ulvaceae). We have pledged to keep these products all-natural and free from any artificial colors or flavoring, preservatives, synthetics or drugs of any kind.
Salt, max. 6% Potassium, min. 2% Iodine, 0.07%
Obviously, there is a great deal more to SOURCE than what is shown on the label!
Our SOURCEŽ micronutrients are derived from the most nutrient dense natural materials available, -the oceans herbs, the seaweeds.
Unlike our increasingly trace mineral bankrupt agricultural soils, the growing medium for the seaweeds is the oceans waters, natures richest storehouse of nutrient building blocks.
Exciting research is concentrating on the extraordinary natural compounds in the seaweeds and their applications for human health. These include (but are not limited to!) the fucans (sulfated polysaccharides), phytochemicals, oligosaccharides and various radical scavenging antioxidants. Research has pointed to these and other compounds as having significant anti-tumor, antiviral, antigenotoxic and anti-mutagenic activity. As research in the future years continues to unlock the secrets of seaweeds, we predict that this material will come to be recognized as the single most potent, useful, bio-active natural plant material on earth.
The information below shows concentration ranges of various macrominerals, vitamins and trace elements.
* those which have already been identified as essential.
**those which are now under consideration for essential status, and many for which no need has yet been established.
Alpha Tocopherol: 172 I/U/lb
1 - 99 ppm (parts per million)
40-1,000 ppb (parts per billion)
We abide by AAFCO regulations and declare only that which is required under the Official Feed Ingredient Definition for Dehydrated Seaweed meals [60.76]. For years, we had declared and guaranteed the levels for dozens of other micronutrients. We were asked to remove them from our labeling, because no daily dietary requirements had been established for most of them, and regulatory officials felt that it would be misleading to the consumer to show that they were present. (Feed regulations are quite different than those for human dietary supplements!)
The only nutrient in SOURCE that needs evaluation when formulating a feed ration is iodine. (The levels of each of the other minerals and trace elements is so low that it will not imbalance any feed ration design).
SOURCE is a rich source of natural organic iodine. It is particularly useful for those who are seeking to increase iodine levels in a potentially deficient ration.
But caution even a good thing can be overdone. SOURCE should not be fed at higher than recommended dosage levels, and if you are supplementing with a number of different products, it would be wise to review iodine levels to assure you are not overdoing it.
For additional information on iodine and horses, please refer to article in "Technical Papers" titled "Iodine in the Horse: Too Much or Too Little?"
Directions for Use
Provide good quality hay and grain, with protein and carbohydrate levels appropriate for the age and demands of the horse; a balanced calcium / phosphorus ratio, an effective parasite control program, fresh water at all times, free access to salt, a good dental care program and...
Feed one level measure of SOURCE Original per 1,000 lbs. of body weight
(1.5 oz. daily) - use the measuring scoop included in the container. Feed SOURCE Original everyday, including race and competition days for all classes and ages of horses.
* average 15.2 hh horse = 1,000 lbs.
Complete feeding directions and measuring scoop are included in all SOURCE products.