Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Is Wire-2-Wire safe?
Answer. Yes! All the vitamins and minerals in Wire-2-Wire are already found in horses and have been used in equine supplements safely for many years. The key to our blend is the combinations and amounts.
Q2. Does Wire-2-Wire contain any substances that are banned from competition?
Answer. No! We have independent analysis from Cornell University verifying that Wire-2-Wire is FREE OF ANY BANNED SUBSTANCES.
Q3. Wire-2-Wire seems kind of expensive compared to its competitors. Why?
Answer. Wire-2-Wire does cost a bit more for three major reasons. One is that our product is made exclusively from the highest quality ingredients at an FDA approved manufacturer. You will get what you pay for! That isn't always true of supplements.
Another reason is that our formula contains several components that must be added together for optimal effectiveness. There are other antioxidants on the market, but none that work together as a "team" of radical eliminators.
The third reason is that the amounts of each of our ingredients are at therapeutic dosing.
Q4. What is meant by "therapeutic dosing"?
Answer. Most competitors are entirely correct when they include important vitamins and minerals, but the amounts are not high enough. There are two general levels of dosing that we consider: Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) vs. Therapeutic.
RDA levels are generally low and are set to prevent deficiency disease states like scurvy or rickets. Therapeutic levels have been determined and noted from further study where positive effects on various cells and organs. For example, many include Vitamin E in their product like we do.
However, most other products contain only the RDA equivalent amount and to our knowledge, only a few contain our other ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10 which helps the Vitamin E do its job more effectively. In those rare cases where ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10 are included, only a "dash" is added that mostly makes the product "look" effective when in reality it is used for "window dressing". Obviously, those products can sell for a much cheaper price since the ingredients do not cost nearly as much.
Q5. Is "therapeutic dosing" the same as "megadosing"?
Answer. No. Mega dosing is adding a helpful ingredient to extremely high levels. Megadosing can be very dangerous and lead to harmful imbalances. For instance, if 60 mg of a vitamin prevents disease, but 500 mg causes a boost in immunity, some might argue that 5000 mg (a mega dose) would be even better. That is not always the case.
Our formulation is designed for optimally effective amounts based on scientific research in animal and human studies. We also used the NRC guidelines for each of our ingredients to make sure that every ingredient was well below harmful levels. Also, the ingredients in our balanced formula work together so that each component can be reduced to within safe but effective ranges. Hence, "therapeutic dosing".
Q6. What is "Tying Up" & does Wire-2-Wire have any effect on that condition’?
Answer. Tying up is an equine issue which exists in every discipline in which horses are in heavy training. It is a result of excessive exercise, causing massive muscle contractions, usually along the rump and back, which are very painful, and momentarily crippling to the horse.
Usually the horse sweats heavily, and breathing and heartbeat rate rise dramatically. Horses that tie up need time to recover from these episodes, so training is interrupted. There have even been cases in which race horses have been retired after massively tying up.
Our formula reduces general oxidative damage before, during, and after stress such as exercise. The reduction of lactate buildup during exertion reduces acidosis and our amino acid blend promotes muscle building relative to muscle breakdown. We have had several horses that were prone to Tying Up cease Tying up once using Wire-2-Wire.
Q7. What is Anhydrosis (alternative spelling of Anhidrosis) and does Wire-2-Wire have any effect on that condition?
Answer. In general, anhydrosis is an inabiility to sweat properly. This could be partial or complete inability. In either case, inability to sweat can lead to overheating which leads to many problems. If mild, the outcome is less than optimal training. If moderate to severe, the horse may not be able to survive warm temperatures or even exercise at all. The origins of this malady are still somewhat uncertain, but those who have dealt with this issue have found no other products on the market that even help to overcome this issue. Until now.
We have had several horses in Florida who were moderately to severely anhydrotic rebound very strongly with Wire-2-Wire. Check out our testimonials page or contact us to put you in contact directly with the people whose horses were saved by our supplement.
Q8. What is laminitis (also known as Founders) and does Wire-2-Wire have any effect on that condition?
The general definition of laminitis is a detachment of the distal phalanx and the lamellae of the inner hoof wall. The causes of this are unfortunately numerous and not completely understood. The most common origins are traumatic mechanical damage or complications from high blood sugar levels, or infection. In any of those cases, inflammation increases in the hoof leading to greater sustained damage.
Wire-2-Wire's strong antioxidant blend reduces general inflammation allowing the horse's own repair mechanisms to recover naturally. Whatever the origin of the laminitis, we would recommend conferring with a veterinarian to use adjunct antibioltic or other therapies to optimize the recovery.
We recommend reading an article by Harmon and Ward from Hoofcare and Lameness Magazine on the role of antioxidants in laminitis.