When Performance Matters
L-Carnitine 200 mg/g, D-Panthenol 20 mg/g (Vit B5)
What is L-Carnitine?:
L-Carnitine is an amino acid essential in the transport of fats into muscle cells for energy production. By using fats as energy for muscle contractions, the body is sparing glycogen and delaying the accumulation of lactic acid. L-Carnitine delays muscle fatigue by reducing lactic acid formation, and improves sprint and endurance performance1 .
* Muscle levels of L-Carnitine determine the exercise capacity of muscles.
* L-Carnitine is essential for normal heart function.
* Performance horses and greyhounds recover more efficiently when supplemented with L-Carnitine.2
L-Carnitine forms an essential part of the transport system which moves fatty acids into the mitachondria for energy production. It acts as a buffer by inhibiting lactic acid buildup in muscles, helping to delay fatigue and prevent Tying Up.
Demand for L-Carnitine in heavily exercising horses and dogs is often not met from the diet, as large amounts are consumed during exercise. Supplementing L-Carnitine increases blood and muscle L-carnitine levels.3
This results in improved energy supply, increased use of fatty acids as an energy source, decreased lactate buildup, and a significant increase in maximum work output. Performance horses and greyhounds can rapidly run out of glycogen as an energy source, but will rarely run out of fats. Mobilising fats as an energy source helps prevent the accumulation of lactic acid in muscles and delay’s fatigue and possible Tying Up. This will significantly improve the capacity of muscles to work harder for longer.
Paste Dosage: Adult horse: 10mL Dog: 1mL per 10kg bodyweight Administer 2 -3 times weekly or as directed by your veterinarian.
REFERENCES 1. Rivero JL, et al.,2002 Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 34:269-74. 2. Zeyner A1, Harmeyer J. 1999 Arch. Tierernahr. 52:115-38. 3. Harris RC, et al., 1995 Equine Vet. J. 27:382.–387.