Updated
January 2019

SUPPLIERS 

Listed below, by country, are contact details for suppliers of most of the high-quality dietary items discussed in the other pages.  Many supply in bulk amounts only, for better economy, but some are able to supply in smaller amounts via mail-order.

 

The author of this site has no business connections with any of the suppliers listed below.

 

There may be other suitable products similar to those on the list below. To assist horseowners around the world, contact details for other suppliers of similar quality items in any country can be sent by email to: gravelproofhoof@icloud.com for inclusion on this list.

AUSTRALIA

BORON

McKenzie Foods supply the Harper's brand of borax with 99% purity as recommended by biochemist Walter Last. 

See 

 

Available from IGA and Foodworks supermarkets around Australia.

CHIOS MASTIHA GUM RESIN

Available online or mail order from:

 

The Healthy Nest

P:  07 4698 2055

E:  shop@thehealthynest.com.au

CHROMIUM YEAST

Alltech BioChrome chromium yeast is a top-quality product that can be ordered and purchased in 25kg bags from farm supply stores that have an account with Alltech distributors. 

 

COPRA COCONUT MEAL

'CoolStance' is an excellent copra made primarily for horses by a company that is vigilant about quality-control and handling procedures.

 

Available from most produce stores around Australia or phone Stance Australia 1800 STANCE (782 623)

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl)

It is recommended that any magnesium chloride products fed to horses either be Certified Food Grade, or produced from unquestionably pure sources such as the ancient underground Zechstein Sea, eg Ancient Minerals or Zechstein Inside.

 

Magnesium chloride sourced from the Dead Sea is not recommended due to the very high bromide levels in Dead Sea waters, regardless of any accompanying Certification.   Bromine competes with iodine for binding in the body, especially the thyroid.  Excess bromine results in a dysfunctional thyroid with symptoms such as weight-gain and fatigue (ref. Dr David Brownstein

1.   The Salt Box, based in NSWsupplies Zechstein Inside brand Australia wide; this is identical to and from the same source as Ancient Minerals.  Phone for wholesale prices:

             

P:   0418 669 932     

W:  www.thesaltbox.com.au

 

2.  

Elektra MgCl:

       

www.elektramagnesium.com.au

Wholesale:     www.magnesium4horses.com.au

NOTE

Labelling regulations in many countries do not allow magnesium chloride hexahydrate to be advertised for oral human use.  It is therefore common to find magnesium chloride products labelled as 'Bath Salts'.

GUM ACACIA PREBIOTIC

Pure Food Grade Gum Acacia is available mail order from:

 

Australian Wellness Advocates Equines

P: 0419 023 146

E: healthyhoof@icloud.com

MYCOGLANNAN TOXIN BINDER 

Available online or mail order from:

 

The Healthy Nest    

P:  07 4698 2055

E:  shop@thehealthynest.com.au

OILS

Oils are a good source of extra calories for horses in hard work or  for maintaining weight.  

 

'PowerStance' is a dried, powdered coconut oil that confers the same benefits of fresh coconut oil (without the mess).   Made by the same company that sells 'CoolStance' copra, it can be ordered through most produce stores.

 

Cold-pressed olive oil is another good option.

SODIUM BICARBONATE

 

Small packs of sodium bicarbonate can be purchased at any supermarket.  

Most produce stores will stock 20kg bags of sodium bicarbonate.

 

UNREFINED SEA SALT

Olsson’s produce an excellent macrobiotic salt for horses in 20kg bags. It has a naturally high magnesium content at around 0.7%.   When ordering this product, specify that the salt from South Australia is required.  The macrobiotic salt from Western Australia does not appear to have the same qualities despite being sold in the same bag.

 

 

Contact Olsson's Head Office for details of local stockists:

 

     P:   1800 804 096      

     W:   olssons.com.au

Mail-order  smaller quantities of these items are available for delivery throughout Australia  from:

The Healthy Nest

P:  07 4698 2055

E:  shop@thehealthynest.com.au

Chromium yeast

Chios Mastiha gum resin

Mycoglannan toxin binder

Olsson's macrobiotic horse salt

pHion pH test strips

CANADA

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl)

Elektralife pure magnesium chloride is now available in Canada from:

 

www.elektramagnesium.com

customerservice@elektramagnesium.com

1-866-667-2263 

 

Elektralife pure magnesium chloride is now available in Canada from:

 

www.elektramagnesium.com

customerservice@elektramagnesium.com

1-866-667-2263 

 

Elektralife pure magnesium chloride is now available in Canada from:

 

www.elektramagnesium.com

customerservice@elektramagnesium.com

1-866-667-2263 

 

Elektralife pure magnesium chloride is now available in Canada from:

 

www.elektramagnesium.com

customerservice@elektramagnesium.com

1-866-667-2263 

 

Ancient Minerals pure magnesium chloride is available in Canada from:

 

Vaughan, Ontario:

Nature's Source carries Ancient Minerals but is not listed on their website. Call (905)502-6789 for prices on bulk purchases.

 

Vancouver, BC:

http://www.promedics.ca/Ancient-Minerals

Scarborough, Ontario - Mail Order nationally (call for bulk prices)

http://www.voltahealth.com/products/Ancient-Minerals-Magnesium

 

 

USA

COPRA COCONUT MEAL and POWDERED COCONUT OIL

Top-quality 'CoolStance' Copra coconut meal and 'PowerStance' powdered coconut oil is now widely available throughout North America.

See notes above under 'Australia' for more details and the link below to locate a supplier in your area:

CHROMIUM YEAST

Pure chromium yeast is available from this supplier.  Follow dosage directions on pack as this product contains 2mg elemental chromium per gram.  The Alltech product referred to elsewhere on this website contains 1mg per gram.

 

http://www.horsetech.com/chromium-yeast.html

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl)

Elektralife pure magnesium chloride is now available in the United States from:

 

www.elektramagnesium.com

customerservice@elektramagnesium.com

1-866-667-2263 

 

For information on buying Ancient Minerals brand in USA, contact:

 

http://www.ancient-minerals.com

MASTIC GUM 

Equi-Mast Gastric Formula is produced by Kaeco.  It contains mastic gum and other ingredients to support healing of ulcerated gastric tissue in horses.

Available for shipping throughout USA

 

http://www.kaeco.com/shop/equine/digestive-equine/equi-mast-gastric-formula/

Ph:  1-800-228-1211 

 

UNREFINED SEA SALT

Unrefined sea salt (Agricultural/Pet Salt) is available in 22lb bags from Selina Naturally.  Magnesium content is about 0.4%

UK

BORON

Borax fine powder with a purity of 99.9% is available (wholesale) from http://www.intralabs.co.uk/borax.html

CHROMIUM YEAST

Pure chromium yeast is available from the supplier below, however chromium yeast is not listed as a separate item on the website.  Contact the Sales Manager, David Wiley, for information:

E: sales@equimins.com      P: 01548 531770

 

Ask for dosage directions as the elemental chromium content of this product is 2.5 milligrams per gram.  The Alltech product referred to elsewhere on this website contains 1mg per gram.

 

http://www.equimins.com

COPRA COCONUT MEAL and POWDERED COCONUT OIL

Top-quality 'CoolStance' Copra coconut meal and 'Powerstance' powdered coconut oil is now widely available throughout the United Kingdom.

See notes above under 'Australia' for more details, and the links below to locate suppliers in your area:

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl)

 

Ancient Minerals brand of pure, contaminant-free, magnesium chloride obtained from the Zechstein sea 1500m below ground in Europe is available in most countries. Internet searches for 'Ancient Minerals' may identify the nearest supplier.   Two examples below.

1.

Ancient Minerals brand magnesium chloride flakes, labelled as 'Magnesium Bath Flakes' is available from this supplier in several size bags up to 14.5kg (32lbs) 

 

http://goodhealthnaturally.com/products/magnesium_bath_flakes/

 

2.

Pure Zechstein Sea magnesium chloride flakes in 1kg bags is available from this supplier:

 

http://www.betteryou.com/magnesium-flakes

More information is needed for suppliers of high-quality magnesium chloride hexahydrate in the UK and Europe.

UNREFINED SEA SALT

Celtic seasalt (average about 0.5% magnesium) or similar unrefined seasalts may be available in UK in bulk amounts.

Guerande unrefined sea salt is available in 5kg packs from this supplier:

 

http://www.frenchclick.co.uk/p-2301-gros-sel-de-guerande-sac-5kg.aspx

More information is needed for suppliers of unrefined sea salt in the UK and Europe.

Any queries that arise after reading everything on this site can be directed to:

 Gravelproofhoof@icloud.com

DISCLAIMER 

All information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as nutritional advice for any horse.  Notwithstanding that the author has made every attempt to ensure the information is accurate and based on fact, it is not intended to be used as a diagnostic tool and you should seek your own veterinary or other professional advice for any health or other concerns.  The purpose of this website is merely to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information based on the author's research.  The author is not and will not be liable for any harm, loss or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever caused and the author does not warrant the information is suitable for your individual needs.  Use of the information published on this website is at your own risk.