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
Divine Equine
by Oral-X
Paste Y Y N N N Y N N N
Divine Equine
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 N Y N N Y
B-Kalm™ Paste
by Farnam
Paste N Y N N N N N N N
Calmex-V™
by Med-Vet Phar-
maceuticals
Meal Y Y 2,000 mg
per 1 oz
Y N Y N N N
Calmex-V™
by Med-Vet Phar-
maceuticals
Paste Y N N N N N N N N
Calmex™
by Med-Vet Phar-
maceuticals
Powder N Y 2,000 mg
per 1 oz
Y N N N N N
Kalm+
Wafers
Wafers N Y Y N N Y N N N
Quia-Cal® Paste
from Finish Line®
Paste N N Y 190
mg/15 ml
N N Y N N N
Thia-Cal™
by Finish Line
Liquid N N Y
min 100
mg/oz
N N Y N N N
Thia-Cal™
by Finish Line
Powder N N Y
min 0.45%
max 0.52%
per scoop
N N Y N N N
Levelor™
by Med-Vet Pharmaceuticals
Meal N N 1,750 mg N N Raspbery Leaf

Taurine

Dong Quai Root

Chastebery

N N N