Branch chain amino acids (BCAA or BC2A by Equine Sports, Inc.) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These amino acids play crucial roles in protein synthesis and muscle metabolism. While BC2A are commonly associated with human fitness and athletic performance, they are also very relevant for horses.
In equine nutrition, BC2A are recognized for their potential benefits in supporting muscle development, repair, and recovery. Horses engaged in intense exercise or undergoing muscle rehabilitation may benefit from BC2A supplementation. BC2A can help reduce muscle protein breakdown, promote protein synthesis, and aid in the recovery process after strenuous exercise or muscle damage. Furthermore, BC2A can serve as an energy source during prolonged exercise. As the body's glycogen stores become depleted, BC2A can be metabolized in the muscles to produce energy. This can be particularly relevant for endurance horses or those participating in prolonged competitions. BC2A was invented to service this issue. The paste can be given before, during and right after exercise to boost lean muscle mass, decrease muscle soreness and workout fatigue.
The key to BC2A is it has been proven and studied to be in the correct ratios to achieve muscle adaptation to exercise training. It is said that over 50% of the horse is muscle. Every muscle is attached to bone. What are you doing to support your horse's muscle function? Reach out to BC2A by Equine Sports, Inc. today to learn more! Available on Equivont!