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  1. #1
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    Question Magrestore VS. Smart Calm Ultra

    Hello!
    I'd like opinions on Magrestore VS. Smart Calm Ultra. I'm starting my 6 yr old OTTB (in training to start eventing this spring) on Smart Calm Ultra today since Smartpak was having their 25 % off sale and guarantee their supplements or your money back but a dressage rider also reccomened Magrestore to me after I ordered the Smart Calm Ultra and I like how natural it was. Would love opinions!
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    Have used SCU, with great results. Recommended to another person who also had similarly great results. Don't know anything about the other product.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bathsheba8542 View Post
    Have used SCU, with great results. Recommended to another person who also had similarly great results. Don't know anything about the other product.
    Thanks Really hoping it works. How long was your horse on it till you saw results? Thank you.
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    Husband's is better on SCU than he was on mag-restore. Saw a difference inside of 2 weeks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Addictedeventer View Post
    Hello!
    I'd like opinions on Magrestore VS. Smart Calm Ultra. I'm starting my 6 yr old OTTB (in training to start eventing this spring) on Smart Calm Ultra today since Smartpak was having their 25 % off sale and guarantee their supplements or your money back but a dressage rider also reccomened Magrestore to me after I ordered the Smart Calm Ultra and I like how natural it was. Would love opinions!
    i have a 17.1 judgement gelding that acts like a complete buffoon when weather is under 45 degrees so i figured i would start him on something and i chose quiesscence ... he was on it and did wonderfully from sept-jan , i read the ingredients and realized for less money SCU is the same stuff, i switched him without missing a day (and he gets it AM and PM) and with in 2 weeks I had my nut job back. I am attributing it to the cold snap in Jan but if he doesn't shape up I'm switching back!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Britteq View Post
    i have a 17.1 judgement gelding that acts like a complete buffoon when weather is under 45 degrees so i figured i would start him on something and i chose quiesscence ... he was on it and did wonderfully from sept-jan , i read the ingredients and realized for less money SCU is the same stuff, i switched him without missing a day (and he gets it AM and PM) and with in 2 weeks I had my nut job back. I am attributing it to the cold snap in Jan but if he doesn't shape up I'm switching back!
    What are the ingredients in the SCU? (can't seem to find it on the website)

    Quiesscence - not sure if there is a non-pelleted version.

    With Magnesium, the salt form greatly impacts bio-availability (absorption), also companies may report the amount/serving for the magnesium compound or elemental magnesium ...



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    I haven't tried either of those, but I have had my horse on Quiessence for years not to get him quiet, but because the vet recommended magnesium for him for IR/laminitis tendencies. It has made such an incredible difference for this particular horse that it converted me to a believer in Foxden products. I'm sure they are all great, but if neither of those seem to be a good fit for your horse, I would definitely give Quiessence a try, I truly have seen more improvement in my horse's health from the Quiessence than from the Prascend that he is also on. I'm really impressed with it as a product.



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    I used magrestore for a few years with my former horse. Big improvement, noticed it within a week. Did not use the others.



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    My trainers big jumper who was being leased out by another professional trainer was on it and apparently it made the world difference, as she can get spooky and hot in the ring. I ordered it for my guy but ended up wintering him in pasture so no personal experience yet!



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    I use SCU on my TB Mare and I noticed changes within the first month, although she's been on it for about 6+ months, and I wouldn't say it's "stuck" she seems to have developed an attitude to get around it at shows and such. But you can't make a horse perfect, right?
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    I switched from SCU to Mag-Restore and my mare did quite well on it.

    However, I've always been a big fan of SP's for the convenience factor.
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    how do you get the 25% off? is it on website? Couldn't find it.



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    Just fyi. Smart Calm Ultra has L-Tryptophan. The regular Smart Calm is the same as Quiessence. I hear people raving about the positive effects of magnesium but their horses look the same to me before and after. I've taken L-Trytophan myself and wouldn't give it to a horse, so I suppose I would use the magnesium if I really felt I had to use something.



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    I use Quiessence with good results. I got it for a gelding, who has a cresty neck and can be prone to laminitis, but I give it to my flighty mare as well. I have had positive results with it. The stuff with Tryptophan seems to make her seem drugged and she acts like she knows she is drugged; it is a weird effect on her.

    All three of mine get it as a regular supplement now.



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