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This proprietary blend of BCAA’s (Branched Chained Amino Acids) and Glutamine are designed to support an athletic horse’s performance
WHAT ARE BRANCHED CHAINED AMINO ACIDS (BCAA’S)?
Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, branched chained amino acids, are essential amino acids, and must be supplied by dietary protein or through supplementation.
They are necessary for protein synthesis, as well as the synthesis of tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates, ketone bodies, and fat, and the metabolism and synthesis of glutamate, glutamine and alanine.
There is high activity of these amino acids in muscle tissue, liver and kidneys. They have an anabolic and anticatabolic effect on muscles, and are beneficial to athletes, as well as those who have conditions that can cause muscle catabolism.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Branched chained amino acids are broken down in the muscles during exercise, this provides a source of energy. BCAA’s can also use pyruvate generated during the breakdown of glycogen to regenerate alanine that is lost during exercise, resulting in a lower production of lactate.
There is some evidence that BCAA’s may also substitute for glycogen as an energy source during exercise. It is further theorized that by decreasing the concentration of tryptophan in the blood BCAA’s may help prevent the sensation of fatigue.
BCAA’s have also been used to help prevent tying-up. Their use is associated with the absence of symptoms and drop in blood levels of muscle enzymes with exercise.
Branch Chain Amino Acids constitute about one third of a horse’s muscle mass. They are essential to maintaining the integrity of the musculature during periods of intensive exercise and competition and a good protection to the horse’s joints….
L-Leucine, one of the three amino acids referred to as branched chained amino acids. It is involved in muscle synthesis, as well as protecting muscles and helping to promote the healing of muscle tissue as well as bone and skin tissue. It may help lower elevated blood sugar levels and is involved in increasing hormone production.
L-ISOLEUCINE 7,860 mg.
L-Isoleucine, an essential amino acid and one of the branched chained amino acids, is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, as well as helping to stabilize blood sugar and energy levels.
L-VALINE 6,670 mg.
L-Valine is found in high concentrations in muscle tissue, and as one of the branched chained amino acids, it provides an energy source for muscle tissue and is necessary for muscle metabolism, as well as tissue repair.
Glutamine 13,300 mg.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, comprising approximately half of the free amino acids in the blood and muscle. Glutamine’s main functions include; serving as a precursor in the synthesis of other amino acids and glucose for energy, protein metabolism and muscle recovery.
Glutamine is not only utilized by muscle tissue, but also in large quantities by the immune system and by the digestive system as well. During periods of intense training, levels of this amino acid can decline and the body may be unable to manufacture enough of it. This can result in depleted glutamine levels in the muscles which in turn leads to muscle tissue breakdown. In 1990, Roth et al, found that the supplement can help to prevent muscle breakdown during periods of dieting and sleep.