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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 238.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well to support recovery! I started my 3y/o gelding on SmartTendon after he injured his suspensory ligament 8 weeks ago. I noticed less swelling in his leg about a week after starting the supplement. He had an ultrasound again today, and the vet said he is healing really well and to ease him back into work! Originally my vet thought it would take a lot longer for him to be looking this good. Thank you SmartPak for all the research that goes into your products and thank you SmartTendon for supporting my horse's recovery!
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for my rescue OTTB! I started this two months ago and have notice better performance in my gelding. He had no tendon issue. I bought this product to protect his legs ( better safe than sorry) in the jumper ring. As I've said there is a better performance from him. I recommend this product completely!
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price! I bought this a month ago for a possible ligament/tendon injury. My mare seems to be improving. I purchased a two month supply this time and plan to keep using it. She will eat them from my hand or in her feed.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome nutrition support
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My daughter's TB mare has chronic swelling in her hind legs (maybe windpuffs?), so we'd thought we'd give this a try... almost immediately we noticed less swelling overall and less swelling after rides... it's nice to not have to put stable bandages on every time she gets ridden..
    Date published: 2016-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!! I have a 17 year old Appaloosa mare who injured her check ligament this past winter. After 8 weeks of hand walking only, we were allowed to start riding lightly to slowly build her back up. During the 3 month rehab program, she'd have considerable swelling in at the injury site, but no lameness. I happened to stumble upon the SmartTendon supplement while surfing the SmartPak website and was impressed with the reviews, so I decided to give it a shot! I ordered the 2 month supply, and had no issues with swelling once she started taking it!! She is now riding quite well with no swelling even though I have run out of the supplement. I do believe that it made a big difference in our rehabbing! I now have a happy, healthy pony again! Thanks SmartPak!
    Date published: 2016-09-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hopeful Horse is recovering from an injury to tendon and been on this for 1 month. Can't wait for next ultrasound.
    Date published: 2016-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far Started using it recently, like it so far. I haven't been using long enough to see a real difference though. My OTTB completely tore his ligament and a tear in his tendon a little over a year ago so I am very cautious of his leg health!
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smart tendon pellets I have had my horse on the smart tendon pellets for almost a month. I decided to try them after a suspensory injury. Don't know if there helping yet but I know there certainly not hurting
    Date published: 2016-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2016-07-12
    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 horse.com 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
    Date published: 2016-04-02
    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 3 out of 5 by from Ok
    Date published: 2016-03-03
    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
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