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SmartTendon® Pellets
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Comprehensive tendon & ligament formula

  • 500 mg of bioavailable silica, a trace mineral essential to healthy, resilient connective tissue
  • 1,400 mg of hydrolyzed collagen, the main structural protein found in tendons & ligaments
SmartTendon Pellets provide targeted support for tendons and ligaments! This cutting-edge formula contains a careful selection of active ingredients including 500 mg of bioavailable silica, a trace mineral that is essential to healthy, resilient connective tissue. It also contains 1,400 mg of hydrolyzed collagen, the main structural protein found in tendons and ligaments, as well as 5,000 mg of MSM. Research has shown that MSM protects tissues against the damaging effects of exercise and stress. Lastly, SmartTendon Pellets provide the antioxidants vitamin C and grape seed extract, to fight free radical damage and offer comprehensive soft tissue support. This unique formula can be given alone or combined with your favorite joint supplement. SmartTendon Pellets are intended for hardworking performance horses and to support normal recovery.

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Active Ingredients per 60 g:
(Maintenance Dose = 1 scoop (60g) daily)
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
    5,000 mg
  • L-Lysine
    2,000 mg
  • Hydrolyzed Collagen
    1,400 mg
  • Silica (Orthosilic Acid and Magnesium Silicate)
    500 mg
  • Grape Seed Extract
    250 mg
  • Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C)
    250 mg
Inactive Ingredients:: Alfalfa Meal, Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Lignin Sulfonate, Sodium Propionate, Vegetable Oil (cold pressed).


Instructions for Use:
Horse Weight Recommended Amount
Under 500 lbs. 0.5 scoops
500 - 1000 lbs. 1 scoop
1000 - 1500 lbs. 1 scoop
Over 1500 lbs. 1.5 scoops
Directions for Use: Administer 60 g daily, 1 scoop = 60 g

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    SmartTendon® Pellets is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 242.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great supplement! I give to my senior who has had a bowed tendon in the past and I'm glad to see him being a horse enjoying life running around playing in the field.
    Date published: 2016-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly fast results! I bought this in my horses smart packs and he's been on the for a week and i have already started to see his tendons are much tighter ad he feels better overall. He has had a history of swollen and lose tendons and this has really helped
    Date published: 2016-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Amazeballs! My gelding was diagnosed with a 25% tear to his front suspensory tendon last spring. I did all of the vet prescribed protocols plus put him on this supplement. He healed up faster than expected and is back to work, and his health over-all has improved. Please don't stop making this supplement, ever! My gelding will be on it for the rest of his life lol! I know that others horses are now on it at the barn I'm at, all with positive results.
    Date published: 2016-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I ordered this for a rescue that was over 300 lbs underweight when I received her. She is about 25-28 yrs old. After feeding her to put on weight, I noticed her creaking allot when she walked, so I thought she needed help with senior pellets, since they offered just what she needed. She has gained weight, does not creak and is very happy. Actually has a little spunk in her walk and attitude!
    Date published: 2016-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to feed Love this product, my horse tore his superficial flexor tendon and I put him on this supplement. It is east to feed and he eats it right up.
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to have worked It is hard to say if this helped as I only used it a month, but it sure didn't hurt. Yankee sustained "significant disruption" to his tendon, which required 3 weeks stall rest and 3 weeks rehab. I started him on this nearly immediately. After the first three weeks a new ultrasound was done, and the vet could not find any sign of damage at all! I believe it would be a combination of this, and the Back On Track No Bow wraps (also purchased here) that helped with the quick recovery. Yankee had no problem gobbling it up with the rest of his feed.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic results! I bought SmartTendon after my gelding was diagnosed with a medial Colleteral ligament tear in his coffin joint. After 3 months we had another ultra sound done and my vet said the results were nothing short of amazing! I'm am thrilled and we are getting back to work, I will continue using SmartTendon!
    Date published: 2015-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful results! He's been on this for 2 months now, and the results are fantastic!! He moves so much better!
    Date published: 2015-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product This is a very cost effective product, one of the best supplements i have seen for tendons!
    Date published: 2015-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bowed Tendons I have a 8 year old Standardbred Mare who came to me with two low front bowed tendons. After 6 months of rehab work and taking this supplement her tendons are fully healed. She'll stay on this product for as long as she lives!
    Date published: 2015-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Horse Like It Horse likes this- I haven't been using it long enough to assess how effective it is- but I have heard good things from friends who have had great success while on it.
    Date published: 2015-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product! I bought Smart Tendon about a month ago for my barrel horse that had a suspensory injury.. It seems to really help him.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Tony is a picky eater and he gobbles this up. I feel better knowing he is getting something to help support his joints, particularly since his injury last year. Thank you smartpak for being so awesome!!!
    Date published: 2015-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great gait improvement I purchase this in the hopes that my horse Nic would improve front leg tendon problems - Although his carriage and gait have changed - not chopping, greater ease of movement. There is more that meets the eye and will need veterinary expertise. I can really seen the change and I am very pleased with that.
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh... I tried this for a month for my gelding with unexplained lameness. It didnt really seem to do anything one way or another but at least the price was affordable enough for trying it out for a month. Also it was easy to feed and had some good ingredients, though not sure about the therapeutic doses, would research futher.
    Date published: 2015-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good complement I use this in addition to MVP joint supplement. Adds a little extra umph!
    Date published: 2015-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great item
    Date published: 2015-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2015-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cost effective and great results. Bought for a yearling who was growing faster than his tendons, which resulted in him "knuckling over". This supplement did wonders in 30 days!
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 1 month tryout Tried Resilience III before Smart Tendon on my pleasure riding horse who had a clean break in one of hoof ligaments. It worked good, but Resilience III showed remarkable improvement. My horse did not care for taste and had to cover by using cereal mixed in with grain & supplement.
    Date published: 2015-05-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I was looking for. We got this a 2 months ago. I was hoping it would help with my boys back. It didn't come to find out it was a joint problem.
    Date published: 2015-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vet happy with healing progress I bought this product when my jumper sustained a minor tendon injury. I don't know if it has done anything or not, but my vet was very pleased with her progress. Very palatable.
    Date published: 2015-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great supplement I use this as my daily joint supplement. My mare has been on it since she was a year old. No injuries to date she will be 6 this year. I couldn't be happier
    Date published: 2015-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My horse has been on these for a month now and I keep seeing improvement in his recovery!
    Date published: 2015-03-26
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    Date published: 2015-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! My horse has improved thanks to this product! She was stiff, cranky, choppy and reluctant to work. After a few short weeks of this product, combined with Bute-Less, she seems like a different horse. I wish I had filmed her movement and behaviour prior to these supplements because I notice such a difference in her. I would definitely recommend it!
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product My mare strained her front left check ligament in turn out and had been off for over a month. I put her on Smart Tendon due to the good reviews I had read. She's been on the supplement for two weeks now, and sound as could be. People have even commented that she's moving better than before she went lame and she is much more willing to move forward and utilize her hind end more. She's traveling more forward, straighter, and just all around happier to move under saddle. She's a very picky eater and will hoover this up right away. Best money I've ever spent on a supplement, and my mare will stay on Smart Tendon forever!
    Date published: 2015-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle product My horse injured his tendon about 3 years ago, after the injury I put him on Smart Tendon. He was on it for about 2 years, then I decided to switch to Platinum Performance CJ. After being on Platinum CJ for about 6 months he injured his suspensory ligament in the same leg due to the weakness. He is back on Smart Tendon and recovering.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I've had this for two months and it has provided great results
    Date published: 2015-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy My daughter's mare injured her tendon at an endurance ride in November 2014, We put her on SmartTendon right away as well as keeping her in Back on Track Standing wraps. The improvement was noticeable within a few days, nice tight leg with no inflammation or lameness! She had a ultrasound today at 9 weeks and it was clean, no sign of injury or inflammation. We will continue treating her with stall rest and hand walking for the next couple months till we are sure she is completely ok and will keep her on the SmartTendon indefinitely as she returns to her work. She is a valued member of the family and my daughter's best friend, we will make sure she has every advantage too a long and successful life.
    Date published: 2015-01-03
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