Vitex4 Equids is an aqueous extract of the herb Vitex agnus castus (also known as Monk's Pepper or Chasteberry; part of the vervain family of plants. Vitex is a shrub grown widely along the river banks and in the valleys of the Mediterranean and Central Asiatic regions. After flowering in high summer, the plant develops dark brown fruit [similar to peppercorns]. These fruits are dried and are the parts of the plant used in the preparation of Vitex4 Equids.
Vitex4 Equids is based on purified water, with no chemical additives or inclusions and is 100% natural. Vitex4 Equids can therefore be used in competition animals.
Vitex4 Equids is unique among herbal infusions in terms of the quality control procedures used during its preparation. Vitex4 Equids is made in a laboratory licensed under the UK Medicines Acts 1968 and 1971. This ensures an exceptionally high level of quality and conformity; the same quality as is necessary to produce the drugs you are prescribed from your doctor.
Vitex4 Equids can;
Provide a sense of wellbeing in equids
Be fed to older horses particularly those who fail to shed their coats or drink excessively
Supplement the diet of stallions and mares during the breeding season.
Supplement the diet of aggressive or uncooperative animals
How does Vitex4 Equids work?
A large amount of research on Vitex has been carried out in Germany and according to Dr Rudolf Fritz Weiss, Vitex acts on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the "conductor of the hormonal orchestra" governing digestion, metabolic rate, reproduction, behaviour, growth and ageing.
It is known that Vitex can support the hormonal balance in horses.
Testimonial from Angela May, Shropshire
15.09.2013 (Equi Life has had to edit this testimonial in order to prevent us from making medicinal claims)
‘’I'm in PR, so am automatically dubious when I read claims of mega results... but I am also horsey, so a sucker for anything likely to help my 23 years old Welsh who is ............................................(you name it, he has it...!!) I read one of your case studies (about a Welsh) in one of the equestrian mag's and invested in Vitex4 Equids which arrived this week.
Within 3 days people were commenting on how well our little pony looked; while he was moving better than he has been known to, he is now acting like a youngster! Today I have watched him showing our 4 year old how to do a flashy trot round the field, and throw in a fly buck or two! This is unheard of behaviour usually for him!
On bad days it can take him 20 minutes to walk from his stable to the field gate (a distance of 10 yards). Now, he is already through the gate and munching before I have even got a head collar on my mare, who is next in the turnout routine! I WILL be recommending Vitex4 Equids to others’’
Testimonial from Linda Bowman West Sussex
10.03.2014 (Equi Life has had to edit this testimonial for legal reasons as we are not allowed to make "medicinal" claims.)
Dear Equi Life
Had to write and let you know how fantastic we know your product Vitex4 Equids is.
We own a small 37 years old Shetland called Fudge, who was our children's’ first pony, just a month ago, and for the first time ever, he went down with slight...............
Received your product and within 2 days he looked more relaxed, his coat began to come out (usually not until May / June) and his eyes were more alert. Our vet returned for booster shots on our other ponies so we showed him Fudge at the same time.
He commented that he had never seen such an improvement in so short a space of time (3 weeks between his visits) and asked what we had given Fudge, so showed him your products, which he studied and said he would have no hesitation in recommending to other such cases.
Cannot tell you how grateful and pleased we are, Fudge is walking happily, coat is shiny and coming out well and he looks bright eyed, plus eating well again. Went out yesterday in the small schooling paddock behind our stables for the first time - so much better all round and back to his noisy self, calling to the others in the adjoining fields.
Many thanks again - Linda (and Fudge).
Testimonial from Loren Ovall
I just wanted to provide some positive feedback regarding Vitex4 Equids. My 14.1 Welsh Section D mare called Daisy who has just turned 16 in May was diagnosed with ............. in 2005 and then ............ ............. in 2007. (Equi Life has had to edit this testimonial to avoid making medicinal claims)
She has suffered with ............ and now requires constant remedial shoeing. One thing that she has suffered with terribly is her hormones and has a terrible reputation for being grumpy and a loner in the field. When you enter her stable, change rugs or groom her she would kick and bite you. This has been going on for years. I have tried every herbal concoction on the market so was sceptical when I read about Vitex4 Equids.
However, the transformation has been so incredible that it’s like aliens have come down and kidnapped Daisy and replaced her with another pony called Dotty! She has started to integrate with the other mares, she is happy to see me in the evenings when I go to get her in, there is no more kicking or biting when I groom her or change her rugs and she seems generally more relaxed and happy.
So – I will be pumping Daisy with Vitex4 Equids for the rest of her life as I don’t want to lose this sweet little pony
Testimonial from Ginnie Jones
Hi Equi Life,
I can now confirm without any doubt, that Vitex4 Equids has made a huge change to my mare’s behaviour. Over the past 6 months I have carefully monitored her attitude with Vitex4 Equids and without it. The difference is considerable and my little mare, once dubbed Lilli Savage by my farrier for her bad attitude is now known as Sweet Pea and is happy to receive kisses from all her admirers.
Lilliburlero was a touchy, defensive and rather irritable young lady who was happy to use her teeth to make a point. Despite sensible handling and the obvious mellowing effect that growing up has, she had remained a rather difficult mare. Since including Vitex4 Equids in her feed, I now have a happy, sweet and easy horse. I attach a photo of my delightful homebred mare, now just 6. Thornhill Lilliburlero.Morgan x trad cob. A real star who loves her work and has a huge future ahead of her.
I still have my veteran mare, Polly (25yrs) on Vitex4 Equids. I stopped it about four years ago in a cost saving effort and she promptly went down with ............. Although this was later found to be due to a liver problem, once back on Vitex4 Equids she recovered well and is now back in full work despite having been severely lame in all four feet.
I have recommended your product to all my friends and they too have been very pleased with the results.
Thank you again for this excellent product.It is always in my feed room and the mares have it daily.