Muscle Builder 860g – Horse Muscle Building Supplement
Horses in hard work can require additional nutritional support for muscle recovery, repair and growth, which is not available from forage or hard feed alone.
MUSCLE BUILDER delivers the optimal amounts of the only three key ingredients proven in controlled scientific studies to promote muscle growth and aid the natural process of muscle repair.
HMB (B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate) which is formed from the metabolism of the essential amino acid Leucine and which has been shown in studies to support the reduction of muscle protein breakdown.
Leucine is one of nine essential amino acids and must be obtained from the diet as they cannot be synthesised from other components in feeds or forage. In human sport, BCAA (leucine, isoleucine and valine) have been shown to aid in recovery processes from exercise such as supporting protein synthesis, aiding natural glycogen replacement, supporting horses’ natural function to reduce muscle soreness following exercise and helping maintain mental function in aerobic-based exercise. These effects are now considered to be due to Leucine.
MUSCLE BUILDER also provides the essential amino acid L-Lysine which is considered to be the first limiting amino acid when it comes to protein synthesis (i.e. muscle growth) in horses.
Why these three?
So why don’t we use other amino acids? All the latest research points to these three key components (Leucine, Lysine and HMB) when it comes to building, supporting and developing muscle and to aid recovery. The level at which we include these components ensures your horse get the optimal amount required as suggested in scientific papers. When you compare many of the other brands, you will see they only supply as much amino acids as you would usually get feeding hard feed or hay.
MUSCLE BUILDER is suitable for any horse in training in any discipline and for developing muscle or helping muscle to repair and recover from hard training.
To support muscle growth
Pony – approximately 250kg 4.5
Horse – approximately 500kg 6
Large Horse – over 750kg 7.5
To maintain existing muscle condition
Pony – approximately 250kg 3
Horse – approximately 500kg 4
Large Horse – over 750kg 5
Muscle Builder should be fed for at least 4 weeks at the Muscle Building rate. At least 2-3 scoops per day should be fed in a small feed as close to the end of exercise as possible.
Mix thoroughly with feed and split between meals.
Do not exceed the recommended intake