R236.84 – R774.53
A blend of three of the most deficient amino acids found in horse diets. Lysine, methionine and threonine are provided in a balanced ratio to one another to fulfil the horse’s needs. The mix allows horses to utilise dietary protein more effectively and in certain cases can make up for a shortage or crude protein in the diet. Muscle-Up will help with general muscle mass and assist with hoof health, immune system function and will provide a boost to liver detoxification.
Changes in fertiliser and industrial emissions worldwide are leading to sulphur shortages in soils, thus reducing a plants ability to make amino acids and dropping the quality of plant protein. In plants a sulphur deficiency leads to a reduction in methionine production and also lowers lysine content. Many crops, including those used for hay, grazing and whose products are used in horse feeds, have lower crude protein levels and poor quality amino-acid profiles. Lysine, Methionine and Threonine are 3 essential amino acids (EAA’s) which have been shown to be limiting to horses and are often deficient in horse feed. Unlike ruminants, horses are unable to produce certain EAA’s in their gut and rely on their diet for them. Muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments, hormones, immunoglobulins and keratin are a few of the body structures and proteins which rely on the presence of EAA’s for their production and maintenance. The addition of EAA’s will allow a horse to use the protein it is fed more effectively and can to some extent compensate for low protein intakes. Muscle Up contains lysine, methionine and threonine in ample doses to make up for shortfalls in dietary supply. The quantity fed will depend on the horse’s age, breed and work levels. Hard working, actively growing and aged horses require more amino-acids and would benefit from 25 – 35g of Muscle Up daily while a horse at maintenance or doing very light work can be fed 15 – 20g daily to meet their requirements