“Building material of the body in hydrolyzed form”
HELTIE horse® Silicon is made of hydrolyzed silicon and supports the construction of bones, cartilage, hooves, skin and coat. The mineral silicon supports the production of the body’s own glucosamine and can be used in horses that eat sand or in horses with lower quality hooves. HELTIE horse® Silicon contains an active, hydrolyzed form of silicon that is 100% absorbable. The silicon molecules are very small so that they can pass through the intestinal wall.
Basic mineral for horses
The mineral silicon belongs to the basic ration for horses. The mineral silicon plays an important role in bone formation and also in the production of cartilage. The mineral silicon is therefore extremely suitable for both young horses and older horses. Silicon can be combined well with HELTIE horse Joints and/or HELTIE horse Clove/Cannabidol.
Hydrolyzed silicon is not too similar to ortho-silicic acid. With ortho-silicic acid, the PH value is extremely increased or decreased and it is mixed with choline or another buffer to stabilize the pH. When the silicon is then brought back with water, the silicic acid will go back to the silicon dioxide form (SiO2). This form is less absorbable and contains less active silicon than the hydrolyzed form. The pH value of hydrolyzed silicon is around 10.2 and is completely absorbable.
Silicon takes time
Bones and hooves are slow-growing tissues, so the mineral silicon needs time to work. Therefore, give silicon for at least 2-3 months and for the hooves at least 4-6 months. Silicon may be given permanently, especially in older horses this is recommended.
Also suitable for dogs
HELTIE horse® Silicon can also be used in dogs. We have pipettes and dosing syringes available in the webshop for easy administration.
Looking for advice?
Are you unsure whether HELTIE horse® Silicon is suitable for your horse? Or would you like more information about how this product works? Please feel free to contact us for personal advice.