Pro Bono®

Equine Bone Support

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Support Bone Health

Bone remodeling is a process that occurs continuously and is essential to ongoing soundness. It is the process by which damaged or old bone is replaced by new strong bone. Research shows that inadequate intake of Vitamin K is linked to low bone density and increased risk for fractures.

Pro Bono contains a bioavailable source of Vitamin K, which plays a critical role in the function of osteocalcin, known to bind minerals and protein in the bone together. Vitamin K1 is abundant in forage and leafy greens while Vitamin K2 is synthesized by bacteria in the gut. Vitamin K1 levels in fresh pasture are unstable, have low bioavailability, and are depleted quickly when grass is made into hay. In fact, research shows that horses who are removed from Vitamin K rich pastures have a reduction in bone density within 7-10 days. 

Pro Bono also contains Vitamin D, which facilitates absorption of calcium and the balance of calcium and phosphorus necessary for proper bone mineralization. The calcium in Pro Bono comes from red marine algae called Lithothamnion, which helps play a role in bone formation and remodeling.

Pro Bono’s bioavailable form of Vitamin K, Vitamin D, collagen, calcium and phosphorus supports healthy bone and cartilage that is both strong and resilient, and benefits many categories of horses; young growing horses, those with limited access to fresh pasture, horses on stall rest, broodmares for fetal development, horses recovering from bone or soft tissue injury, and horses in heavy training.


Vitamin K helps increase bone mineralization and remodeling

Helps maintain optimal levels of bone density


Hydrolyzed collagen supports a healthy bone matrix

Vitamin D facilitates absorption of calcium


Suitable for horses of all stages of training

Red marine algae contains bioavailable calcium


What's Inside
  • Vitamin K1

    Vitamin K1

  • Alfalfa Extract

    Alfalfa Extract

  • Almonds

    Almonds

  • Lithothamnion Calcareum

    Lithothamnion Calcareum

  • Kale

    Kale

  • Hydrolyzed Collagen

    Hydrolyzed Collagen

  • Vitamin D3

    Vitamin D3

  • Banana Extract

    Banana Extract

  • Chia Seed

    Chia Seed

Horse Show Safe

Contains no prohibited substances

Lab Tested

Drug screen by FEI recognized laboratory

Tasty

Picky eater approved

Key Ingredients

  • Hydrolyzed Collagen
  • Vitamin K1
  • Vitamin D3
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
Product Label

SERVING SIZE

(<500lbs): Administer 1 scoop daily.
(500-1,200lb): Administer 2 scoops daily.
(>1,200lb): Administer 2.5 scoops daily.

SUPPLY

30 DAYS

Small Bag (1.85lbs)

120 DAYS

Large Bag (7.4lbs)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients per 28g (two scoops): Proprietary blend of chia, kale, almonds, hydrolyzed collagen, banana extract, alfalfa extract, Vitamin K, and Vitamin D.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

One scoop = 14g.  Best results obtained with continued use.  To maximize freshness, store in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight, with bag closed when not in use. 

(<500lbs): Administer 1 scoop daily.
(500-1,200lb): Administer 2 scoops daily.
(>1,200lb): Administer 2.5 scoops daily.

 

CAUTION

  • Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
  • If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.

WARNING

  • For animal use only.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
  • Should not be used for animals intended for human consumption.


Equine Elixirs’ liability for use of this product shall not exceed this product’s purchase price.  Equine Elixirs shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages resulting from use of this product.

DISTRIBUTED BY

Equine Elixirs, Inc.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
[email protected]
561-818-4222

Research and Testing

Comprehensive prohibited substance screen performed by LGC Science, Inc., an FEI recognized laboratory, and the laboratory that performed the FEI drug testing for the 2016 Rio Olympics. For more information visit the following sites:

LGC Performs FEI Drug Testing for Rio Olympics

FEI Laboratories

Calcium

Aslam Muhammad. Preservation of bone structure and function by Lithothamnion sp. – derived minerals. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013 Dec; 156(0): 210–220.

Inoue et al, 2006. The effect of milk basic protein supplementation on bone metabolism during training of young Thoroughbred racehorses. Equine Vet J Suppl 2006  Aug (36):654.

Pagan, JD., Swanhall, A., Ford, E., Mulvey, E., & Huntington, PJ. (2018) Mineral and Vitamin Supplementation Including Marine Derived Calcium Increases Bone Density in Thoroughbreds.

Collagen

Bello AE1, Oesser S. Collagen hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders: a review of the literature. Curr Med Res Opin. 2006 Nov;22(11):2221-32.

Vitamin K

Weber, Peter. Vitamin K and bone health. Nutrition. Oct. 2001, v. 17, iss.10: 880-87.

Solmaz Akbari. Vitamin K and Bone Metabolism: A Review of the Latest Evidence in Preclinical Studies.Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018: 4629383.

Wei-Jie Wu A comparatively study of menaquinone-7 isolated from Cheonggukjang with vitamin K1 and menaquinone-4 on osteoblastic cells differentiation and mineralization. Food Chem. Toxicol. 2019 Sept.;131.

Atkins, Gerald. Vitamin K promotes mineralization, osteoblast-to-osteocyte transition, and an anticatabolic phenotype by {gamma}-carboxylation-dependent and -independent mechanisms.  Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 2009 Dec; 297(6):C1358-67

Vitamin D

Laird, Eamon. Vitamin D and Bone Health; Potential Mechanisms. Nutrients. 2010 Jul; 2(7): 693–724.

Lips, Paul. The effect of vitamin D on bone and osteoporosis. Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2011 Aug;25(4):585-91.

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How is Pro Bono different from other bone supplements?

Other bone supplements tend to focus on only Vitamin K and Vitamin D or calcium. But Pro Bono combines these ingredients in one formula with the addition of phosphorus and collagen, all of which are needed for bone remodeling, making Pro Bono a much more comprehensive supplement. 

 

What kind of horses benefit from a bone supplement?

Pro Bono’s bioavailable form of Vitamin K, Vitamin D, collagen, calcium and phosphorus, supports healthy bone and cartilage that is both strong and resilient, and benefits many categories of horses; young growing horses, those with limited access to fresh pasture, horses on stall rest, broodmares for fetal development, horses recovering from bone or soft tissue injury, and horses in heavy training.

 

Is Pro Bono good for navicular issues?

“Navicular” generally refers to degeneration of the navicular bone that lies behind the coffin bone. People use this term to describe pain in the area of the navicular bone or the heel, including the navicular bursa, deep digital flexor tendon, coffin joint, or any of several ligaments. Ultimately whether Pro Bono or Arthroscope is a better fit depends on the actual diagnosis (for which we would recommend consulting your vet).  


Pro Bono contains highly bioavailable calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin K, Vitamin D and collagen. Together these ingredients help increase bone density and bone remodeling. This is especially important for horses who don’t receive a lot of fresh grass and for those on stall rest. 


Arthroscope contains the building blocks of joint health and several anti-inflammatories such as MSM, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, ASU, boswellia, resveratrol, grape seed, tart cherry and hydrolyzed collagen. This supplement will help reduce inflammation and manage discomfort to stressed tissues.  
 
 

What kind of calcium is used in Pro Bono?

Pro Bono contains Lithothamnion, which is a marine derived calcium that comes from red algae. Its high calcium content and bioavailability helps inhibit bone mineral loss. 

 

What is the difference between Pro Bono and Arthroscope?

Arthroscope is designed to target all soft tissue including joints, ligaments and tendons. It contains the building blocks of joint health including MSM, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin. It also has potent anti-inflammatories such as ASU, boswellia and resveratrol. Pro Bono is designed to increase bone density and assist with bone remodeling. Horses without access to fresh grass are often deficient in Vitamin K. Together with Vitamin K, Vitamin D, and a highly absorbable form of calcium from red marine algae, Pro Bono helps increase calcium absorption. Both products compliment each other and are safe to be used together.

 

Do you offer farm incentive programs?

Yes.  For barns buying in bulk please email us at [email protected] to discuss eligibility and incentive structure.

Where do you ship from?

All orders ship from our warehouse in Wellington, FL.

 

Do you have sales or promo codes?

No. We do not have sales or promo codes because we offer the highest quality product at the lowest possible price year round.

Do you have sample sizes of the supplements?

No.  The reason we do not have sample sizes is because the average time frame for seeing an improvement is generally 2-3 weeks so for people wanting to sample the products we suggest starting with the 30 day supply.

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Kristen Vanderveen

Top Grand Prix Show Jumper
Thanks to Pro Bono, we have been very successful in keeping our older horses in competition shape.

"Thanks to Pro Bono, we have been very successful in keeping our older horses in competition shape. We also love Pro Bono for horses coming back to the top of the sport from any time off. "

Kim Prince

Top Grand Prix Rider and Trainer
I feed Pro Bono as a way to help protect and strengthen both bone and cartilage of my horses.

"I feed Pro Bono as a way to help protect and strengthen both bone and cartilage of my horses. Competition horses, the same as human athletes, need support to meet the demands of top level competition. Pro Bono is a great tool to strengthen your horse at the base level to help prevent injury. "

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