Calming Supplements for Horses: Compare
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Compare Equine Calming Supplements
Many people use calming supplements for their nervous horses. Calming supplements contain ingredients such as minerals (magnesium and zinc), vitamins (like thiamine, part of the B-complex), amino acids (l-tryptophan), and herbal ingredients (Valerian root) because they are thought to have an effect on nervousness and other indications of stress. Calming supplements may be especially helpful if your horse is traveling or competing.

Product Form Valerian
Root
L-
Trypto-
phan
Magnesium
(per daily
serving)
B-
Complex
Zinc Other
Calming
Ingred.
Sugar Milk
Hydroly-
sate
Flower Essences
Calm &
Cool
by Oral-X
Paste Y Y N N N Y N N N
Calm &
Cool

by Oral-X
Pellets Y N N N N Y N N N
Whoa!
by Equishine
Granules N N 3119 mg
x2 servings
/day
Y Y N N N N
Tryptoplex
by Oral-X
Paste N Y 100 mg
x1 serving
/day
N N Y N N N
Bach Rescue Remedy
Flower Essence for Horses
Drops and Spray N N N N NY Y N N Y
Composure
EQ

by Vetri-
Science
Paste N N N N N Y
(L-Theanine)
Y Y N
ExStress
by Peak
Performance
Paste/Powder N N Y Y N N N N N
Peak Performance Plus
Ex Stress Elite
Paste N Y Y Y N N N N N
Quietex™ Paste & Powder
by Farname
Paste/Powder Y N N N N Y
(Ignatia amara)
Y
(powder has lactose)
N N
B-Kalm™ Paste
by Farname
Paste N Y N N N N N N N