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SmartTendon® Pellets Original

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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 are now being offered in an updated formula at a new low price! The new formula includes a significantly increased amount of hydrolyzed collagen, a key structural protein that helps give your horse’s body what it needs for resilient tendons and ligaments. Like the original formula, it also includes silica, MSM, and vitamin C for well-rounded support. Best of all, it offers all of that great support for healthy, resilient connective tissues at an even better value!
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SmartTendon Pellets Original 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 Original is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 263.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the product. Will purchase again
    Date published: 2016-07-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Helping Anymore I had my rescue gelding on this a few months ago and it seemed to really help. I took him off of it and just had him on bute less pellets and Smartpak TLC pellets didn't help. So I tried devil claw only helped a little with extra msm added. So I decided to try this again after a month his popping and cracking worse. After my new order is used up i'll be going to to try some of their supplements.
    Date published: 2016-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good supplement! This was my second auto shipment of the tendon supplements. My horse is recovering from a horrible trim job that caused strain on her tendons in both front legs. Within a week of having her on the second shipment from the time the pic was taken, we now have done a 5.5 mile ride plus, we are back to trotting and working on our dressage. Good product, horse loves the taste! Definitely, I feel this product has aided in the recovery of her tendons. Pic of her front legs show the swollen tendons on the inside of both legs of which have now healed up. We now have her hooves trimmed up properly and I have a much happier horse! Thanks Smartpak!
    Date published: 2016-06-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from hard to tell My 18 yr old pony had a mild sprain on his tendon and has been on stall rest for 5 weeks so I thought this could not hurt! But who really knows if it helps?!
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results! I bought this about a year ago when my OTTB gelding was diagnosed with a hind suspensory tear (aggravated an old injury). I also have a Grade gelding who has had some hock issues and would frequently cross-fire at the canter. I decided to put him on this too and he no longer cross-fires at the canter - he's moving better than ever! The OTTB has been put back to work but we're still taking it slow and he's moving really well!
    Date published: 2016-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very palatable. My dressage horse deals with contracted tendons. This helps him to stay competitive and sound!
    Date published: 2016-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse is comfortable! My 19 y/o gelding is on his second month of Smart Tendon. He seems much more comfortable after work now.
    Date published: 2016-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally getting healing results on tendon tear! My horse tore his superficial digital flexor tendon last summer. Since then, we've tried rest and PRP. Neither showed any improvements on an ultrasound. 6 weeks ago, we lasered the tear and started him on this supplement. He's finally looking better and the swelling is down for the first time in over 7 months!
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Schoolmaster improved! We started my 21yr old PSG schoolmaster on this supplement a month ago. I bought him for a dollar when someone decided since he had a torn suspensory in his hind and was "worthless" two years later I'm competing PSG with no soundness issues to date. However I felt his impulsion was lacking a little so I figured I would give this a try. I can say now we are receiving consistent 7's and 8's complementing his impulsion. Part to do from good training and workout schedule and I feel strongly part to do from the support this supplement gives. I now have all my competition horses on this product wether they are 4yrs old or 21! Thank you Smartpak another great win!
    Date published: 2016-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from New product Flame has been on this supplement about three weeks. Don't see any significant change but hasn't been on it very long.
    Date published: 2016-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My horses seem to like it and both are improving! I bought this a little over a month ago and have been feeding it to 2 horses with tendon injuries. Both are improving! It has been a great supplement to use with other vet recommended therapies
    Date published: 2016-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really helpful! My 16 y/o polo pony mare has bowed three times, and after the third time I put her on smart tendon. Ever since, her tendons have held up perfectly! The swelling has gone down significantly, and she has no trouble getting around. I will always keep my mare on this supplement!
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Trails for Jack! I have a young QH gelding that was having a issue with his stifles. He has been in the SmartTendon pellet for almost two months and I have seen a difference in his attitude. Only one month in and he wasn't showing any sign of pain and stiffness.
    Date published: 2016-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets my vote! My OTTB has old tendon injuries that continually flared up until I put him on SmartTendon over a year ago. Since then he hasn't had one issue!
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    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
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