Myo-Guard™: What’s inside the bucket?
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Natural Vitamin E
- Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy cell membranes by reducing free radical-induced damage.
- Vitamin E is essential for the proper function of the reproductive, muscular, nervous, circulatory, and immune systems.
- Unlike synthetic vitamin E, natural vitamin E is preferentially absorbed and transported throughout the body.
- Vitamin C supports healthy tissues by scavenging oxygen radicals from aqueous solutions, helping to reduce free radical damage.
- Once vitamin E inactivates free radicals, it is usually no longer useful to the body. In the presence of vitamin C, however, the antioxidant properties of vitamin E can be restored.
- Selenium is required for the production of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that neutralizes peroxides so they can no longer damage muscle cell integrity by reacting with the cells’ lipid membrane.
- Selenium works in concert with vitamin E to support a reduction in oxidative stress.
- Magnesium is a mineral that supports proper muscle and nerve functions. During exercise, magnesium is lost in sweat.
- Much of the body’s magnesium is stored in the skeleton. The transfer from bone to bloodstream is not efficient enough for rapid replacement of magnesium losses through heavy sweating.
- Supplementing an equine athlete’s ration with magnesium may be necessary for optimal muscle function.
Myo-Guard is recommended for:
Horses in a regular training or competition program, including:
- Barrel racers
- Endurance horses
- Eventing horses
- Horses on the show circuit
- Polo ponies
- Western pleasure horses during a long show season
- Working cow horses
- Young horses in training
- Horses that are used heavily (e.g., school horses, trail riding mounts, carriage horses)
- Horses that experience exercise-induced muscle stiffness, soreness, or tying-up