When would I use Amino 15X?
MVP: Horses at maintenance or in light work will likely receive all the protein they need from hay and concentrates. However, there are cases where horses may benefit from extra protein/amino acids. If your horse falls into these categories, always begin with high-quality forage and then supplement as needed. When in doubt, an equine nutritionist or your veterinarian can help guide you through your horse’s specific needs.
Signs of Protein/Amino Acid Deficiency:
Poor body condition/growth
Lack of Topline
Poor hair coat
How does Amino 15X compare to Equinety Horse XL?
MVP: Both Amino 15X and Equinety are designed to help support healthy muscle function and development. Amino 15X provides a total amino acid content of 15,000mg per/serving (4,000mg of which are BCAA's) @ $1.90/serving, whereas Equinety provides 5,200mg/serving (1,200mg of which are BCAA's) @ $1.00/serving.
Does Amino 15X replace In-Sync 4?
MVP: No, Amino-15X can be fed alone and/or in conjunction with In-Sync 4 providing even higher levels of amino-acids for greater support of muscle development. For specific muscle function/health concerns and/or added immune support, In-Sync 4 is recommended as the product of choice.
Why are only 6 of the 9 essential amino acids included in Amino 15X?
MVP: Although all 9 essential and 11 non-essential amino acids need to be present in the body to make proteins, many of these are not limiting and/or commonly deficient amino acids, meaning the diet provides enough. Histadine, for example, is abundant in the equine diet and tryptophan is rarely deficient. Lysine, threonine and methionine are the most commonly deficient or limiting. Amino 15X provides a comprehensive profile of amino acids to help support healthy muscle function, growth and development.
Will this product help with muscle soreness? My reining horse is working through a training stage where he is laying down new muscle no problem, but his "sitting" muscles are sore from daily training/workouts.
MVP: Amino 15X includes ingredients to help support healthy lean muscle and function. If you are looking for a supplement to help support specific muscle-health concerns that would require additional vitamins/nutrients MVP’s In-Sync 4 may be a more appropriate option. MVP’s In-Sync 4 (Pellets) include DMG, magnesium, natural vitamin E, along with several amino acids to support normal/healthy muscle function, a normal immune response as well as address muscle discomfort associated with daily exercise.