While horses are naturally healthy and vibrant animals, as they age they may need a little extra tender loving care. One of the newest horse supplements that an owner can give to their beloved animal is Cetyl Myristoleate. Here is a little more about this unique supplement.
Cetyl Myristoleate is legally classified as a neutriceutical and is generally blended with other ingredients such as glucosomine chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane. The body of the horse cannot naturally produce cetyl myristoleate, which is a fatty acid that is quite rare itself in nature. The fatty acid is formulated from the Kombo nut which is found exclusively in Africa. It is also found in limited amounts in fat found in beef and in whale tallow. However, the Cetyl Myristoleate that is used in supplements is derived from the plant source, not from any animal sources so horse owners need not worry that they are inadvertently giving their horses products made from animal by-products.
The fatty acid is manufactured into granular form after extraction from the Kombo nut source. This prevents the degradation from heat or from pressure that is common when manufacturing supplements into pellet form. When used for the care of horses, it is commonly mixed with natural flavorings such as apple or molasses. This is done so that the animal is more eager to consume it in one “sitting” versus having it linger in their food dish.
Cetyl Myristoleate has been clinically proven to aid in the relief of pain and joint discomfort that is associated with aging, overuse, and/or arthritis. Along with clinical evidence, there is much anecdotal evidence that the granular form of Cetyl Myristoleate works to act quicker on symptom relief that other form of creams, pellets, and injectables.
While there are many types and brands of supplements on the market today that can be used for arthritic care for horses and for other animals, one could do worse than trying the fatty acid known as Cetyl Myristoleate to potentially aid in clearing up any joint problems that the animal may be suffering from.