What makes Arnall's Naturals different?
The Ingredients Tell the Story
Why should I give my horse or dog a supplement?
Arnall’s Naturals supplements are intended to add a healthy boost to any feeding program. Whether the animal is experiencing physical injuries, in recovery mode or in good health overall, our formulas support the body’s ability to heal itself, from the inside out. Our formulas are built on a base of vitamins and amino acids, intended for daily use.
What’s unique about Arnall’s Naturals?
Our proprietary Arnall’s Blend is the base to all of our formulas and separates it from all other horse supplements and wellness solution-based products. Simply said, many of the ingredients are household names and their benefits are widely accepted as wellness solutions. It’s our combination of these ingredients, along with those in our proprietary blend, that differentiate our formulas. These products were created by John Arnall, a horseman for more than 40 years, who was looking for natural ways to deal with common horse ailments and concerns. After decades of proven results, word of mouth endorsements and a growing interest in wellness products, he brought his formulas to market.
Here are some of the ingredients in Arnall’s Naturals:
“Brewer’s yeast has been known to enhance protein and mineral digestion, which is critical for young and adult horses, performance horses and broodmares.”
Brewer’s yeast is an excellent source of B complex vitamins and amino acids. B complex vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins, meaning that the horse’s body will not store them but will rapidly excrete them in urine.
Vitamin B1, which is contained in brewer’s yeast, is also made naturally by the horse in their hindgut. Along with B12, these vitamins are essential for the metabolism of carbs, fats, and proteins. Vitamin B1 has been used as a calming influence for the nervous horse for some time. Though it is made naturally by the horse, some research has found that it is still important to supplement vitamin B1 through the horse’s diet, especially in young horses starting a training program and performance horses. Vitamin B2 is required for the health of mucus membranes in the horse’s digestive tract and Biotin aids in hoof health. Brewer’s yeast contains both.
“The Omega 3’s in flax seed have shown to improve skin and body and coat condition, assist with joint stiffness and reduce excitability.”
Flax seed is naturally high in Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as the “good fats.” The only non- supplemented source of omega 3’s in the horse’s diet comes from fresh grass. Flax seed has been shown to reduce inflammation to relieve symptoms of sweet itch, allergies, and other skin conditions.
Due to its anti-inflammatory benefits, flax seed can assist in cases of arthritis and joint stiffness. In some cases it can be so effective as to replace commercial joint supplements or regular doses of common painkillers. Flax seed helps to boost the immune system and regulate thyroid function, making it ideal for horses with metabolic syndromes as well as aging horses.
“Kelp supplementation in horses has shown to assist with boosting the immune system, increased fertility in brood mares and stallions, promotion of regular heat cycles, appetite stimulation, and improved digestive capacity.”
Sea kelp contains 46 minerals, 16 amino acids, and 11 vitamins. Kelp provides an antioxidant effect and attracts heavy metals and removes them from the body. The supplementation of kelp to a horse's diet has shown to induce high levels of cytokine activity. Cytokines are signaling proteins that regulate a large range of biological functions such as innate and acquired immunity, the production of all types of blood cells, inflammation, and repair. Kelp has external benefits as well. It has been shown to aid in the prevention of cracked hooves, improving skin texture, elasticity, and coat gloss.
“Peppermint is a key herb used for dealing with horses prone to colic, gastric and duodenal ulcerations, smooth muscle spasms, trapped gas, digestive cramping and poor appetite.”
Peppermint is an herb that has been used for years to help in maintaining digestive health. We use peppermint powder, which is known to have a carminative (relieving flatulence) action, help to relax sphincters, as well as smooth muscles in the digestive system. Peppermint tones mucus membrane surfaces and increases peristalsis, by providing a cooling, soothing, and anesthetic effect on the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines.
“Whey protein has been known to build muscle. However, there have been several studies that have shown that lactoferrin, a multi-functional protein in whey, has a healthy growth stimulating effect on bones.”
Whey proteins are considered of valuable because they have a more complete allowance of essential amino acids. Over 60% of the proteins found in whey are amino acids. Within whey protein, you will find high amounts of the branched chained amino acids; leucine, isoleucine, valine. These amino acids simulate protein synthesis and constitute 35% of amino acids in muscle and are important for muscle repair.
If you have any questions about the ingredients we use in our formulas, please contact us.