Q: How is Steadfast® Equine different from other joint supplements?
A: Where other joint supplements contain manufactured ingredients, Steadfast Equine is formulated with Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) and TêlaFIRM. NEM, the thin membrane found on the inside of an eggshell, is a naturally occurring matrix of common joint support ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. As a natural protein source, the ingredients found in NEM are able to be optimally utilized by your horse. TêlaFIRM provides your horse with the most research backed organic trace mineral blend available. Many equine supplements and feeds contain the common minerals we associate with equine joint health like selenium, manganese, copper and zinc, but most of these minerals are salt bound and inorganic. This makes it difficult for them to survive the acidity of the stomach and reach the small intestine where they should be absorbed. Organic, or chelated, minerals are carbon bound which protects the mineral from the stomach’s acidic environment and ensures safe passage to the small intestine for absorption. TêlaFIRM’s proprietary formulation utilizes only organic minerals for optimal digestion and benefit to your horse. The combination of NEM and TêlaFIRM coupled with extensive research, assures you that your horse is receiving the very best supplement that science has to offer.
Q: Why does it matter that Steadfast® Equine is patented?
A: With the large amount of the equine supplements market, you should research products thoroughly and place value on products that offer finished-product research and credentials. In addition to being a member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), Arenus has taken its credentialing process one step further and gained U.S. patented or patent-pending status on all of its Arenus Supplements. Steadfast Equine, along with the rest of the Steadfast family, is fully patented, guaranteeing the unique formulas have been shown to work as intended.
Q: Will I need to keep my horse on Steadfast® Equine forever?
A: While Steadfast Equine can certainly be used to address acute pain and inflammation associated with injury or osteoarthritis, the formulation is designed as a maintenance program to support your horse through daily wear and tear. You can also feed two packets during times of high performance, competition, stress or training for additional support. Generally, our customers are so pleased with the quick improvement in their horse that they opt to incorporate Steadfast Equine into their horse’s daily regimen.
Q: In what situation would you use Steadfast® Equine and Steadfast® Equine Growth together?
A: There are many situations where the use of both Steadfast Equine and Steadfast Equine Growth are well indicated. For instance, when a horse recovering from an injury. These injuries range from suspensory tears and tendon strain to surgeries like carpal chip removal and beyond. Combining these supplements provides your horse with a hefty dose of the minerals they need to rebuild soft tissues. It strengthens the existing structural integrity and reduces the pain and inflammation associated with recovery. The use of this powerful combination has assisted with the reduced recovery time and improved healing of many equine athletes.
Q: Why would you use Steadfast Equine and Eq-Well together?
A: Adding Steadfast Equine and Eq-Well to your horse’s provides effective, overall support for all horses. This combination works particularly well for performance horses, horses under stress and horses in training. The two supplements together supply excellent joint and soft tissue support with an unmatched vitamin and mineral balancer. Feeding them together ensures that your horse is receiving complete, nutritional and structural support for optimal, overall health.
Q: Is Steadfast® Equine palatable?
A: Yes. If your horse eats other supplements without issue, working Steadfast Equine into their regimen typically isn’t a problem. If you do experience issues, try simple things like starting with a smaller dose or adding water, diluted corn syrup (50 - 75% water), vegetable oil or molasses.