Purina SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement
Once again, the Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists at Purina are on the cutting edge of equine nutrition research with SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement. They’ve worked on developing a proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals proven to support muscle performance.
In published scientific research, feeding Purina® SuperSport™ horse supplement resulted in significant optimization of some of the key measures that are critically important to top equine athletes.
In a controlled study performed in 2011, horses fed the Purina® SuperSport™ horse supplement showed statistically significant differences in muscle development, exercise recovery, and overall athletic fitness and performance when compared to horses that did not receive the supplement and were fed a similar level of protein from alfalfa pellets.
ASSISTS IN MUSCLE RECOVERY:
Creatine kinase, a key indicator of muscle strain or damage, returned to pre-exercise levels 24 hours after exercise in horses receiving Purina® SuperSport™ pellet. Levels remained significantly elevated in alfalfa-supplemented horses at 24 hours after exercise.
POWERFUL EXERCISE CAPACITY:
During graded exercise testing, horses supplemented with SuperSport™ pellet showed a significant difference in top speed and time to fatigue compared to alfalfa-supplemented horses. SuperSport™ pellet-supplemented horses also optimized their oxygen-utilizing capacity (VO2 max) and anaerobic threshold (VLa4) during the graded exercise test, while alfalfa-supplemented horses did not.
SUPPORTS MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT:
Horses receiving SuperSport™ supplement had greater forearm muscle circumference and less body fat than alfalfa-supplemented horses. A subjective muscle mass scoring system also showed positive differences in the overall muscling of horses fed SuperSport™ supplement.