Why Hestevard Products Are Kind to the Gut

Jul 08, 2022Sebastian Feuster

Natural herbal 'remedies' such as Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and devil’s claw (Harpagophytum species) are often used by your clients to assist horses with inflammation and other health aspirations. However, in their natural forms, spices and plant leaf extracts may act as an irritant and often require a warning label such as 'these supplements might cause gastric irritation. 

Studies published as recently as 2020 have proven that supplements containing turmeric and devil’s claw did not cause or worsen gastric ulcers or alter health parameters after 28 days of feeding.

The study involved twelve clinically healthy Thoroughbred horses with naturally occurring equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) scores >0, and gastroscopy was performed to monitor the EGUS score, non-glandular ulcer number (NGN) and severity (NGS) scores, and glandular number (GN) and severity (GS) scores.

However, when the quantity of native turmeric in a supplement is very high, which ultimately is required for the benefits to be seen, the irritation warning may be something to consider. Therefore, Hestevard’s approach to turmeric is very different- it combines the best in nutrition with science.


HESTEVARD the difference

Hestevard doesn't just take a natural ingredient and add it to a nutraceutical. They go one step further to make sure every element is maximised so that the product is effective as it can possibly be. 

Let's take a look at the turmeric in BozMerix, for example - Hestevard extracts highly concentrated Curcumin from Turmeric, then micro-encapsulates it to further enhance its bioavailability and to ensure it is kind to the horse's gut.

All Hestevard products are science lead and made using the highest quality ingredients, which is why they deliver rapid and visibly effective results. 



Hesteflex has a triple-action formula with a unique blend of ingredients, making it the perfect choice for horses requiring joint and tendon support that are younger during intense training or competition. Hesteflex can also be used in association with BozMerix to supercharge the joint support action.

Each 11.28g sachet/scoop contains the following key ingredients:

  • Glucosamine HCl 99%
  • Chondroitin Sulphate
  • Boswellia Serrata
  • MSM
  • Vitamin C
  • Natural Vitamin E

BozMerix is a revolutionary supplement designed to aid the natural systems in the horse that control inflammation and assist joint and muscular comfort.

Every 10g scoop/sachet contains 4 key ingredients:

  • Curcumin- micro-encapsulated for 360X more absorption/ bioavailability than standard Turmeric)
  • Boswellia Serrata
  • Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiable (ASU)
  • Omega 3 Powder Concentrates – EPA & DHA

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