Muscle Maintenance for Horses™

Contains 12 essential amino acids for the creation, growth and maintenance of muscle

A comprehensive high specification muscle support supplement for all horses and ponies; designed to promote muscle replenishment and minimise muscle fatigue and tissue breakdown.


Muscle Maintenance for Horses™

Contains 12 essential amino acids for the creation, growth and maintenance of muscle

A comprehensive high specification muscle support supplement for all horses and ponies; designed to promote muscle replenishment and minimise muscle fatigue and tissue breakdown.


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What are the Benefits of Feeding Muscle Maintenance for Horses? 

  • Contains essential:
    • Amino acids for building lean muscle.
    • Antioxidants for mopping up free radicals that can damage muscle tissue.
    • Vitamins for maintaining a healthy blood supply.
    • Connective components for optimising muscular structure.
    • Digestible glucose for minimising muscle fatigue.
    • Omega 3 fatty acids for moderating the breakdown of muscle tissue.
  • Provides a unique combination of 30 active nutraceuticals.
  • Contains the Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Wheat gluten free.
  • A 100% non-GM, soya free formulation.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 2mm pellets.

When Should I feed Muscle Maintenance to My Horse?

It is a fact that every muscle in your horse’s body undergoes constant tissue depletion and replenishment as a natural process. Providing all the essential components for maintaining high rates of muscle building and recovery whilst supporting minimal muscle loss are key to having a strong athletic horse.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Oatinol® Delivery System

Explained - The 26 Active Nutraceuticals in Muscle Maintenance for Horses

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Amino Acids (x12)

Essential for the creation and growth of muscles, connective tissue and skin and help maintain muscle tone, tissue strength, digestion as well as the healing and repair process within the body.

Antioxidants (x4)

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Curcumin work together to 'mop up' free radicals.

Collagen Matrix

Collagen possesses great tensile strength and provides the framework that gives tissues their firmness and resilience. It is essential for connecting and supporting the bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage.

Digestible Oat Starch

Helps to maintain glycogen storage in muscle tissue to reduce muscle fatigue.

Folic Acid

Helps the body produce and maintain new cells.

Hemp Oil Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Hemp Oil is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world. This unique combination enables the animal to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA & DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is involved in the structural formation of cartilage and helps to cushion and lubricate the joints.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for healthy eyesight, a strong bone structure, good fertility and an active immune system. A daily intake of Vitamin A is crucial for life. Horses and ponies cannot exist without it.

Vitamin B12

B vitamins are essential for maintaining normal, healthy blood flow to all areas of the body, including the mucosal lining of the gut wall and the extremities of the hooves. Blood flow is essential for the supply of active ingredients to maintain normal gut barrier defences and hoof integrity.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen in the body that forms the matrix of connective tissues in mammals. It directly affects the level of tissue growth and development and the maintenance of the body's immune system.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone development by improving the uptake of calcium and phosphorus from feeding stuffs. Vitamin D is also important for the immune system, fertility and the release of insulin in the presence of glucose.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a biological antioxidant, vitamin E protects the membranes of every cell wall in the body and thus is essential for the health of reproductive, muscular, circulatory, nervous systems and immune functions in the metabolism.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Oatinol Delivery System

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.

Phospholipids

Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

  • Simply mix with your horse or pony's normal feed.​
  • 1 heaped measure = 25gm (measure included).

Young & Adult Horses

  • Ponies: 1 Heaped Measure (25gm) / 2 x Day
  • Horses: 2 Heaped Measures (50gm) / 2 x Day
  • Hard / Extreme Work: On competition days, feed an extra 2 x heaped measures straight after activity.

Senior & Recovering Horses

  • Ponies: 1 Heaped Measure (25gm) / 3 x Day
  • Horses: 2 Heaped Measures (50gm) / 3 x Day

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis

Form & Pack Size(s)                                                                                   WH030821

Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in:

  • 3kg Minimum Waste Pouch​es

Analytical Constituents

  • 35.5% Crude Protein
  • 8.5% Crude Fat
  • 10% Crude Fibre
  • 10.5% Crude Ash
  • 19.5% Starch
  • 4.5% Sugar
  • 1% Calcium
  • 0.3% Magnesium
  • 0.2% Phosphorus
  • 0.2% Sodium
  • 0.4% Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Composition

  • Maize Gluten (Prairie) Meal
  • Refined Hemp Protein
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Micronized Oat Flour
  • 7.5% Vegetable Oil & Fats (inc. Oatinol)
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Toxin Binder, Salt, Bio-Available Minerals & Trace Elements
  • 1.2% Oligosaccharides
  • 0.5% Collagen Matrix
  • 0.3% Turmeric Extract
  • 0.1% Hyaluronic Acid (Vegetable Source)

Nutritional Additives

Amino Acids:

  • 3.8% Leucine
  • 2.5% Arginine
  • 1.7% Lysine
  • 1.6% Methionine
  • 1.4% Valine
  • 1.3% Isoleucine
  • 1.3% Proline
  • 1.1% Glycine
  • 1.1% Threonine
  • 0.8% Histidine
  • 0.6% Cystine
  • 0.5% Tryptophan

Natural Products - Botanically Defined (/kg):

  • 3gm Curcuma Longa / Turmeric Extract
  • 100mg Pepper Oleoresin / Extract Black

Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 120mg Manganese (3b507 Dimanganous Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 1.5mg Selenium (3b815 L-Selenomethionine)

Vitamins (/kg):

  • 25000mg Vitamin E (3a700 Alpha Tocopherol)
  • 780mg Vitamin C (3a300 Ascorbic Acid)
  • 50mg Vitamin A (3a672a Retinyl Acetate)
  • 30mg Folic Acid (3a316)
  • 3000mcg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
  • 400mcg Vitamin D3 (3a671 Cholecalciferol)
  • 400mcg Vitamin K (3a710)

Sensory Additives

Flavour Enhancers (/kg):

  • 2gm Premixture of Flavouring Compounds

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

Need More Information?

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