Muscle Recovery

November 18, 2014

Importance Of Antioxidants

When the horse exercises, a natural inflammatory response is created and this can lead to an increase in free radicals and increased oxygen consumption, which can lead to damage of cell membranes in the horses muscles and tissues, including the lungs. This oxidative stress is a change or disturbance in the balance between oxidants (e.g. free radicals) and antioxidants (e.g. vitamins).

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November 10, 2014

The Importance Of Protein In The Horse’s Diet

Proteins carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity. Proteins provide building blocks to support bones, muscles, and virtually all of the body’s soft tissues, for growth and repair.

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October 22, 2014

Branched Chain Amino Acids

BCAAs are a particular type of amino acids, the building blocks for protein, and have been shown to aid in the reduction of lactic acid build up from strenuous exercise and so aid in supporting muscle recovery post-exercise.

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