January 13, 2015

Ten Facts About The Universe And Supplements For Horses

Ten Facts About The Universe And Supplements For Horses 1. B-Vitamins can be produced in the horses gut 2. Amino Acids are essential for building muscle and 10 of them need to supplied in the horses diet 3. Prebiotics are not Probiotics. Probiotics are the bacteria and Prebiotics are the food for the bacteria. 4….

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January 7, 2015

Flavourings And Fussy Eaters

Plusvital has been making supplements for horses since 1975 and we realise the importance of nutrition to the health and wellbeing of the horse. Over the years we have incorporated a range of flavours to our products to make them palatable for every horse.

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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 11, 2014

Vitamin C And The Horse

As a water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C can help keep the horse healthy in times of stress. As an antioxidant the vitamin works to fight against free radicals by neutralising them and therefore rendering them non-harmful.

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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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October 22, 2014

Natural Polyphenols

Natural polyphenols are compounds that have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities
Resveratrol has great anti-inflammatory benefits. It is involved in reducing the inflammatory process. So Resveratrol is a natural compound and can be found in food such as blueberries, grapes and peanuts

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August 26, 2014

Recovery From Injuries

Todays equine disciplines such as show jumping, racing and eventing put the horse under great physiological pressure and they possess extraordinary athletic capabilities. Due to this, it is critical to support and maintain the physiological status of the equine athlete.

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