What is it?
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. It supports muscle development, strength, power, stamina and aids muscle recovery from exercise and is suitable for any horse in training, in any discipline.
The formulation ingredients in muscle builder are both clinically and scientifically proven to aid muscle development and recovery and contains a staggering 5 x times more amino acids in total per feed than other brands, but importantly it contains the key amino acids that the latest scientific papers suggest are responsible for muscle development and recovery.
What’s in it?
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 which 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.
L-Lysine which is considered to be the first limiting amino acid when it comes to protein synthesis (i.e. muscle growth) in horses.
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.
Q: How long before I should start to see any changes?
A: Our research studies indicate results within one month of feeding for horses in work.
Q: Do I need to give this with feed?
A: You should mix with feed, ideally twice a day, and follow the feeding instructions on the above tab.
Q: Is it safe to give to competition horses?
A: Yes, there are no prohibited substances in this product and all our products are manufactured and tested under our UFAS licence and NOPS scheme.
Q: How much should I give?
A: Please see our detailed feeding guide on the above tab.
Ingredients & Feeding Guide
Level 25ml (9.2g) scoops per day
To support muscle growth
- Pony - approximately 250kg | 4 1/2 Scoops
- Horse - approximately 500kg | 6 Scoops
- Large Horse - over 750kg | 7 1/2 Scoops
To maintain existing muscle condition
- Pony - approximately 250kg | 2 Scoops
- Horse - approximately 500kg | 3 Scoops
- Large Horse - over 750kg | 4 Scoops
Muscle Builder should be fed for at least 4 weeks at the higher feeding rate. At least 3 scoops per day should be fed in a small carbohydrate rich feed as close to the end of exercise as possible.
Mix thoroughly with feed and split between meals.
Do not exceed the recommended intake.
One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.
Active Ingredients Per daily dose (150ml = 6 x 25ml scoops) 55g provides: Leucine 22g; HMB 15g; Lysine 10g; Linseed (4% oil) 8g; Flavour (trace).
Analytical Constituents: Crude Protein 48%; Crude Fibre 7%; Crdue Oils & Fats 1% ; Moisture 3% ; Crude Ash 13%.
Composition: B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate, Linseed (4% oil)
Additives (per kg of finished product): Amino Acids: L-Lysine 181g; Flavouring Compounds: L-Leucine (2b17012) 399g; mint flavour 2.2g.
Store below 25°C out of direct sunlight.