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Introducing Osteo-Sil

Lexington, KY, October 03, 2014 --( Equi-Force Equine Products, Inc. and Dr. Amy M Gill are pleased to announce the introduction of new targeted nutrient therapy product called Osteo-Sil.™ Osteo-Sil™ will be replacing Siliforce Horses™ in the product range. Osteo-Sil ™ is a pure mineral supplement formulated to promote optimal equine bone health. Osteo-Sil™ contains a bio-available form of silicon (silicic acid) which is a clinically proven to increase bone cell and collagen production.

Silicon performs an important role in bone physiology and metabolism by increasing bone building activity and decreasing bone demineralization activity in the horse. Silicon acts as a regulator for calcium and phosphorus uptake and directly contributes to a healthy bone cortex and a well-calcified bone matrix in the horse.

Silicon also plays an important role in the formation of collagen and connective tissue by increasing production of collagen in bone and soft tissues, such as cartilage, tendon, ligament, hoof, and hair (flexibility). Collagen is the organic portion of the matrix. Collagen makes up 30% of mature bone and is a major component of connective tissue and cartilage and accounts for approximately one quarter of the body's protein. Collagen gives bone a degree of elasticity and allows it to "flex" under pressure.

Studies using bio-available silicon have demonstrated its ability to increase the length of time horses stay in training without injury when compared to horses not supplemented. Horses fed silicon were able to train more total distance without injuries (particularly to shins) and had faster times than those not supplemented.

Field studies have shown that not only do injuries such as OCD lesions, fractures, sesamoiditis and bone cysts heal faster, but the quality of new bone formation is greatly enhanced. Dr. Gill feels “this is an ingredient that should be added to the diet of all horses bred for performance from birth and throughout their entire career. Though the exact mechanism remains elusive, the results obtained when feeding silicon are beginning to validate its usefulness as a supplement, especially for the young immature horse in training where stress fractures are so prevalent.” Osteo-Sil™ is highly concentrated and need only be fed in very small amounts making it a natural, economical alternative to pharmacological agents.

Please contact Equi-Force equine Products, Inc. at 859-967-3307 or for more information.

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