Branch Chain Amino Acids for Horses
Branch Chain Amino Acids
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Branch Chain Amino Acids

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Branch Chain Amino Acids for horses are a great way to get an extra boost of essential amino acids alongside a forage focused diet.

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What are Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) for Horses?

The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids that occur naturally in protein: leucine, isoleucine and valine These three amino acids are essential, meaning they can’t be produced by the horse’s body and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Branch Chain Amino Acids for horses are a great way to get an extra boost of essential amino acids alongside a forage focused diet.

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The Benefits of BCAA supplementation

Including branch chain amino acids in the diet of your performance horse after exercise can be an extremely important way to limit muscle soreness and preserve muscle mass.

Muscle soreness is a highly underestimated cause of poor performance and behavioural problems in horses.

Ensuring adequate protein (essential amino acids) in the diet along with careful mineral balancing and special attention to vitamin E can mean the difference between winning and losing, making progress or falling behind.

Post-workout supplementation of this product can be extremely effective in maintaining healthy working muscles. Studies have shown that a rise in blood tryptophan and the tryptophan: BCAA ratio could be a contributory factor in central fatigue.

Should I use BCAAs instead of my horse’s protein supplement?

BCAAs would not be a good substitute for a protein supplement, such as pea protein, as they are not a complete protein source.

When is the best time to feed your horse BCAAs?

We believe the best time is immediately after exercise, however, you can feed before or after – even during in some cases. It really does depend on when is most practical for you.

Ingredients

Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine.

Nutrition

Each 50g serving provides the following:

Leucine (25g), Isoleucine (12.5g), Valine (12.5g)

Understand the importance of amino acids and good quality protein in your horse’s diet

Feed Rates

Horse WeightFeed Rate
200 - 400kg25g after exercise
400 - 600kg50g after exercise
600 - 800kg75g after exercise
1 x 50ml scoop = approx. 25 grams.

We recommend feeding immediately after exercise in a small amount of concentrate.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 15 days.

This is only a guide and if you are unsure about what rate to feed your horse then please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

4 reviews for Branch Chain Amino Acids

  1. hrbacchini (verified owner)

    Good product with correct ratios, I always add BCCA’s to my horses food as it is so important in maintaining them physically.

  2. hrbacchini (verified owner)

    Good product with correct ratios, I always add BCCA’s to my horses food as it is so important in maintaining them physically.

  3. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    I always feed this post Eventing with some beet pulp and oats and so far it has worked brilliantly. It has kept my mare sound for 2 seasons now and not once has she trotted up stiff since I’ve been using it. Definitely much better than some of these “recovery mashes” and I will continue using BCAA for as long as I have a horse in hard work!

  4. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    I always feed this post Eventing with some beet pulp and oats and so far it has worked brilliantly. It has kept my mare sound for 2 seasons now and not once has she trotted up stiff since I’ve been using it. Definitely much better than some of these “recovery mashes” and I will continue using BCAA for as long as I have a horse in hard work!

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