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A premium all-in-one
supplement

Every horse is an athlete. And like any elite performer, your horse requires a full spectrum of hard-working nutrients in order to stay physically fit and healthy.

Optimize contains a premium blend of bioavailable ingredients, formulated to support your horse throughout all stages of life. It’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with antioxidants, and includes optimal doses of vital amino acids, vitamins, minerals, joint compounds and prebiotics. Everything your horse needs to thrive – in one easy serving.

With advanced
joint support

Helping your horse maintain healthy joints and soft tissue is key to ensuring they have a long and comfortable life. Optimize has been scientifically formulated in veterinary practice and contains one of the most potent and comprehensive joint supplements on the market today. Proven and effective ingredients include glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), chondroitin, hyaluronic acid (HA), yucca and boswellia. All incorporated in amounts shown to offer maximum protection and support – keeping your horse’s joints healthy, supple and strong.

Our 100% satisfaction guarantee means if you decide Optimize isn’t right for your horse, we offer a full refund within 60 days of purchase.

Healthy from
head to hoof

Discover how Optimize delivers powerful nutritional support to horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines.

Skin & coat

Healthy skin and coat start from the inside out. Optimize contains Omega-3 fatty acids from organic flax, essential amino acids, key trace minerals and biotin, which together work to support healthy skin and a radiant coat.

Immunity

Zinc is a key trace mineral that is heavily involved in the normal functioning of the immune system. Often deficient in hay diets, and when commercial feeds are not fed optimally, additional supplementation of zinc may be necessary. Optimize corrects this imbalance by providing a highly bioavailable form of zinc.

Antioxidants

Optimize contains powerful antioxidants such as natural vitamin E, vitamin C and organic selenium. Together these antioxidants work to protect your horse’s body from the negative effects of oxidation that may occur due to typical exercise and aging.

Digestion

Performance horses are faced with a myriad of stressors that can negatively impact the well-being of their digestive tract. Optimize contains a source of key prebiotics to help maintain a stable gastrointestinal environment, maximize feed utilization and combat the potential negative impacts of variable forage.

Hoof

Optimize contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids vital to the care and maintenance of healthy hooves. In particular, methionine to build strong cross-linkages within the hoof horn, zinc to help bind hoof cells together, and fatty acids to help maintain pliability and reduce cracking. Research has shown that some horses benefit from additional biotin to help support healthy hoof horn. Optimize has these horses covered by supplying 10 milligrams of biotin per daily serving.

Neurologic

Optimize contains folic acid, vitamin B12 and natural vitamin E, all of which help to support the healthy functioning of your horse’s nervous system.

Performance and Muscle

Optimize contains branched-chain amino acids, including Leucine which has been shown in research to support muscle development. Together with natural vitamin E, these amino acids have been shown to enhance performance, reduce muscle soreness and aid in rapid post exercise recovery.

Joints

Optimize contains a comprehensive array of nutrients targeted to support joint health. Glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, HA, yucca, boswellia and key minerals have been combined to ensure that your horse has the building blocks necessary to help maintain healthy joint cartilage and function.

Bone

The macrominerals calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are critical to bone health and may be lacking or unbalanced in some equine diets. Optimize provides generous levels of all three of these key macrominerals to keep your horse’s skeletal system strong and healthy.

Metabolism

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help support the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Optimize provides a rich source of all-natural omega-3 fatty acids from organic flax. Additionally, each serving of Optimize provides 920 mg of magnesium, a mineral important in supporting normal metabolic function.

It’s the optimal
choice

Optimize has reimagined what an equine supplement can be. Combining an all-in-one wellness formula with advanced joint support for an easy, effective nutraceutical without compromise.

A blend that bucks the trend.

Optimize reduces the need for multiple supplements. Developed in veterinary practice by nutritional experts, it incorporates therapeutic levels of highly bioavailable ingredients into one easy-to-use product.

Health for every horse.

Optimize supports optimal health and vitality for all ages, breeds and disciplines. Branched-chain amino acids encourage muscle recovery for performance horses. Senior horses can rely on the added joint and antioxidant compounds to help counterbalance the effects of normal aging. And young horses will love the way Optimize keeps their skin, coat and hooves healthy and ready for show.

One scoop, once a day.

Take the guesswork out of deciding which supplement is best and how much to give. Simply use one scoop, once a day to help ensure that your horse gets all the nutrients necessary to support their active lifestyle.

Formulated show safe.

We support equine athletes and have made certain that Optimize does not contain any substances that are banned by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).

Note: different governing bodies may have different rules and we therefore recommend that you check with your discipline’s governing body before giving Optimize to your athlete.

Superior, naturally.

Every serving of Optimize contains only premium quality nutrients, with no unwanted fillers or unnecessary ingredients. We source for high-quality, research-proven, bioavailable forms of ingredients such as natural vitamin E, chelated trace minerals and organic flaxseed.

For years, top equestrians and their trainers have relied on Optimize to keep their champion horses healthy, fit and ready for competition.

What’s in Optimize?

Every ingredient in Optimize is carefully selected to keep your champion healthy and fit throughout all levels of training and competition. We use organic or naturally sourced ingredients where possible.

  • Linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) are fatty acids that cannot be made by the horse and must be in the diet. These fats play a vital role in a number of biological processes in your horse’s body including regulating inflammation. Many ingredients in the diets of performance horses provide adequate omega-6 but inadequate omega-3. Optimize provides a generous amount of natural omega-3 fatty acids derived from organic flaxseed meal. 

  • Antioxidants protect your horse from the damaging oxidative effects of free radicals. All horses face the negative effects of oxidative damage but the harder your horse works, the more at risk he is. Optimize may help reduce oxidative damage that occurs during and after exercise thanks to the combined effects of the antioxidant compounds organic selenium, natural vitamin E and vitamin C. Together these compounds help promote post-exercise recovery and support muscle and joint health.

  • Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and must be provided in the horse diet. A certain ratio of amino acids is needed for protein synthesis to occur, and when an essential amino acid is provided well below its requirement it can become the limiting factor in protein synthesis. The amino acid lysine is considered to be the most common limiting amino acid in typical horse diets. Optimize provides all nine essential amino acids with generous amounts of lysine, as well as leucine, which is known to be a vital player in the building and recovery of muscle.

  • Prebiotics act as a food source for the healthy bacteria already existing in your horse’s gut. These beneficial bacteria not only help digest the fiber in your horse’s diet, they also create a protective barrier at the gut lining helping to prevent it from being colonized by pathogens. The prebiotic in Optimize is derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast which may help normalize the gut microflora while enhancing microbial diversity. The result is a healthier gut, improved nutrient absorption and a more robust immune system. 

  • Minerals are vital to health and play many key roles in your horse’s body. Zinc helps in supporting immune, hoof and skin health. Copper is crucial for collagen formation and coat health. Manganese is necessary for making chondroitin sulfate which in turn is needed for cartilage formation. Optimize utilizes chelated (pronounced key-lated) versions of these minerals; a form that is better absorbed and metabolized than inorganic forms.

  • Vitamin E is an essential nutrient in the equine diet, meaning horses cannot make it themselves and must consume it in their diets. Research has shown that absorption of synthetic forms of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is poor. This can lead to vitamin E deficiency, neuromuscular conditions and poor performance. To maximize absorption, Optimize utilizes only natural vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) which has been shown to significantly increase serum vitamin E levels in horses. 

  • The majority of glucosamine used in equine joint supplements is derived from shellfish. This source is not sustainable and has a destructive impact on the environment; requiring large amounts of shellfish, water and chemicals to produce. There is also a risk of allergen sensitivity. At Medallion Equine, we believe in doing business ethically. That’s why Optimize uses a premium source of glucosamine created using a new direct fermentation manufacturing technology. The glucosamine in Optimize is plant-based, non-GMO, totally transparent, fully traceable, sustainably produced and, most of all, highly effective. 

  • The natural wellness properties of Boswellia have been known for thousands of years. This compound, derived from the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree, contains many bioactive agents identified as having therapeutic value. In particular, Boswellia supports a healthy inflammatory response and promotes joint, respiratory and gastrointestinal health.

Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids

Linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) are fatty acids that cannot be made by the horse and must be in the diet. These fats play a vital role in a number of biological processes in your horse’s body including regulating inflammation. Many ingredients in the diets of performance horses provide adequate omega-6 but inadequate omega-3. Optimize provides a generous amount of natural omega-3 fatty acids derived from organic flaxseed meal. 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect your horse from the damaging oxidative effects of free radicals. All horses face the negative effects of oxidative damage but the harder your horse works, the more at risk he is. Optimize may help reduce oxidative damage that occurs during and after exercise thanks to the combined effects of the antioxidant compounds organic selenium, natural vitamin E and vitamin C. Together these compounds help promote post-exercise recovery and support muscle and joint health.

Essential amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and must be provided in the horse diet. A certain ratio of amino acids is needed for protein synthesis to occur, and when an essential amino acid is provided well below its requirement it can become the limiting factor in protein synthesis. The amino acid lysine is considered to be the most common limiting amino acid in typical horse diets. Optimize provides all nine essential amino acids with generous amounts of lysine, as well as leucine, which is known to be a vital player in the building and recovery of muscle.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics act as a food source for the healthy bacteria already existing in your horse’s gut. These beneficial bacteria not only help digest the fiber in your horse’s diet, they also create a protective barrier at the gut lining helping to prevent it from being colonized by pathogens. The prebiotic in Optimize is derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast which may help normalize the gut microflora while enhancing microbial diversity. The result is a healthier gut, improved nutrient absorption and a more robust immune system. 

Chelated trace minerals

Minerals are vital to health and play many key roles in your horse’s body. Zinc helps in supporting immune, hoof and skin health. Copper is crucial for collagen formation and coat health. Manganese is necessary for making chondroitin sulfate which in turn is needed for cartilage formation. Optimize utilizes chelated (pronounced key-lated) versions of these minerals; a form that is better absorbed and metabolized than inorganic forms.

Natural vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient in the equine diet, meaning horses cannot make it themselves and must consume it in their diets. Research has shown that absorption of synthetic forms of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is poor. This can lead to vitamin E deficiency, neuromuscular conditions and poor performance. To maximize absorption, Optimize utilizes only natural vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) which has been shown to significantly increase serum vitamin E levels in horses. 

Glucosamine

The majority of glucosamine used in equine joint supplements is derived from shellfish. This source is not sustainable and has a destructive impact on the environment; requiring large amounts of shellfish, water and chemicals to produce. There is also a risk of allergen sensitivity. At Medallion Equine, we believe in doing business ethically. That’s why Optimize uses a premium source of glucosamine created using a new direct fermentation manufacturing technology. The glucosamine in Optimize is plant-based, non-GMO, totally transparent, fully traceable, sustainably produced and, most of all, highly effective. 

Boswellia

The natural wellness properties of Boswellia have been known for thousands of years. This compound, derived from the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree, contains many bioactive agents identified as having therapeutic value. In particular, Boswellia supports a healthy inflammatory response and promotes joint, respiratory and gastrointestinal health.

What our customers have to say

Tish Quirk

In my 40 years of breeding horses, I’ve found that adding Optimize has given me great peace of mind through all stages of their life: from breeding mares through gestation, delivery and development of healthy foals, to training and showing horses in excellent condition, and then to supporting our senior horses in their final years. I’ve trusted Optimize to support our horses’ overall health and have been proud to show them in such optimum condition with well-defined musculature, bloom and real shine to their coats.

Marcy Gehrke

I first started managing “A” level show horses for Hap Hansen Stables in 1980. As demands for better performance through nutrition increased, our feed rooms were stacked with buckets of vitamins, MSM, Chondroitin sulfates, biotin, and more and we were still behind in efficacy AND efficiency. When Optimize came on the market over 20 years ago all the ingredients for optimum health and well-being were now available in a palatable one-cup serving. Optimize continues to be the benchmark for an “all-inclusive” supplement that provides maximum recommended levels of every ingredient.

LMB – Carslbad, CA

I have researched and used various products over the years to assist my equine partners to be their best selves. I was so delighted to find that in one bucket, I could provide my equine friends with the finest all-in-one supplement in the marketplace today. The well-rounded formula covers all the important nutrients a horse needs to achieve and maintain optimum health. My horses have spectacular coats, bright eyes, and agreeable attitudes. The product is user-friendly and my horses love the taste!

Karen Frisbie

My two Icelandic geldings started taking Optimize on June 1st. One is 26 and retired, the other is 10 and training. Both live outdoors in Southern California. The first observable result was that in just 3 weeks both their coats became noticeably shinier. Now at 5 weeks, the 10 year-old has already gained significantly more muscle. Both look extremely sleek, glossy, and healthier than they ever have. The 26 year-old has some arthritis and is now moving about more easily. The only change in their regimen has been that they both now take Optimize daily, and with these results, I plan on keeping them on it.

Dr. And Mrs. Jerry Barstow

Our show hunter, reining and trail horses, move seasonally with us between California, Idaho and Wyoming. We have multiple trainers, each having their own supplement regime, some quite complicated. After comparing the total ingredients of each program, we confidently request that our horses are given Optimize to supplement their grass hay. One of our trainers is now feeding Optimize to the entire barn. In Wyoming we feed them ourselves and love those nickers when we pop that Optimize lid!

FAQs

  • Horses are natural foragers, and healthy green pasture is the best way for your horse to get all of its daily nutrients. However, most horses do not have access to fresh grass, and cut grasses lose their nutritional values over time. Our products provide an affordable way to guarantee that vital nutrients are supplied each and every day, no matter what.

  • Optimize is formulated by veterinarians and nutritionists who focus on nutrients that are commonly accepted and recommended by the medical, science, and nutrition communities. Backed by research, we choose only ingredients that are beneficial and vital to the health and wellness of horses. 

  • Absolutely! We search for high-quality, research-based ingredients and we produce Optimize in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. It is manufactured in the USA, in a facility that practices current good manufacturing practices (cGMP). Each batch is tested for contaminants and we reject anything that does not meet our exacting standards. In addition, new formulations are 3rd party lab tested for quality assurance. We do this so that you can rest assured that every scoop of Optimize contains exact amounts of high-quality ingredients as stated on the label.

  • Optimize is exceptional for horses of all ages and disciplines. Optimize includes ingredients that help support the active lifestyle of young horses, as well as help counterbalance the effects of normal aging in senior horses. When you give your horse Optimize, you can be certain you’re doing something great for them – no matter their age.

  • Optimize is a powdered supplement. Based on an 1,100 lb. horse, simply give one 8 oz. scoop daily.

  • As with all nutritional changes, we recommend that Optimize be introduced slowly to your horse’s diet over a period of several days. If your horse does not like powders, try adding a little water or vegetable oil for a different texture.

  • Optimize is made in small batches to ensure freshness. Make sure to keep it in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Replace the lid tightly after each use to prevent oxidation and keep the contents fresh.

  • We support equine athletes and have made certain that Optimize does not contain any substances that are banned by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). However, different governing bodies have different rules, so we recommend that you check with your discipline’s governing body before giving Optimize to your athlete.

  • A complete list of ingredients is available here, or you can download our quick reference sheet here. If you have further questions, please email us at info@medallionequine.com