Low levels of inflammation are part of the body’s normal healing process and typically the body can clear this inflammation on its own without intervention from drugs. However, for horses that are in intense training programs—futurity colts—or competing multiple times per week—rodeo and divisional race horses—the body may need help clearing inflammation.
If the horse is not able to clear inflammation quick enough, important structures within the joint such as cartilage and synovial fluid will start to thin and break down. This is why many people lean on joint supplements: it’s an effort to rebuild components of the joint that are slowly deteriorating.
Rewind® takes a more proactive approach by helping the body clear chronic inflammation on its own. When Rewind® is part of a preventative maintenance program, it helps prevent joint damage from chronic low-grade inflammation which may reduce the need for joint injections and drugs (i.e. Bute®, Banamine®, Surpass®, and Equioxx®).
How does it work? Rewind® is a natural anti-inflammatory and omega 3 supplement for horses. It is unique because it contains an omega 3 that is not available in other supplements. This special omega 3 is called “ETA” which is short for Eicosatetraenoic acid. ETA helps the body make lipoxin, which the body uses to resolve inflammation on its own.
In fact, this natural process has been shown to be more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Studies also show horses on this supplement have improved range of motion in joints and less pain associated with arthritis.
Rewind® is available here as a pellet which can be fed on a daily basis and also as a liniment which can be rubbed onto joints for extra support on race days and when hauling.
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