SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement

SuperSport Amino Acid Supplement

Once again, the Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists at Purina are on the cutting edge of equine nutrition research, developing a proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals proven to support muscle performance.

In published scientific research, feeding Purina® SuperSport™ equine supplement resulted in significant optimization of some of the key measures that are critically important to top equine athletes. In a controlled study performed in 2011, horses fed the Purina® SuperSport™ supplement showed statistically significant differences in muscle development, exercise recovery, and overall athletic fitness and performance when compared to horses that did not receive the supplement and were fed a similar level of protein from alfalfa pellets.

ASSISTS IN MUSCLE RECOVERY:
Creatine kinase, a key indicator of muscle strain or damage, returned to pre-exercise levels 24 hours after exercise in horses receiving Purina® SuperSport™ pellet. Levels remained significantly elevated in alfalfa-supplemented horses at 24 hours after exercise.

POWERFUL EXERCISE CAPACITY:
During graded exercise testing, horses supplemented with SuperSport™ pellet showed a significant difference in top speed and time to fatigue compared to alfalfa-supplemented horses. SuperSport™ pellet-supplemented horses also optimized their oxygen-utilizing capacity (VO2 max) and anaerobic threshold (VLa4) during the graded exercise test, while alfalfa-supplemented horses did not.

SUPPORTS MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT:
Horses receiving SuperSport™ supplement had greater forearm muscle circumference and less body fat than alfalfa-supplemented horses. A subjective muscle mass scoring system also showed positive differences in the overall muscling of horses fed SuperSport™ supplement.

Features & Benefits

Added Antioxidants

Including Vitamin E to help address the negative effects of free radicals

Grain Free

Suitable for horses requiring a soluble carbohydrate restricted diet

High Quality Protein

Includes whey protein for optimal bioavailability and digestibility

Muscle Mass

Supports muscle development for a more athletic body type

Optimized Amino Acid Profile

Includes essential amino acids Lysine, Threonine and Methionine and branched chain amino acids to support muscle development, protection and repair

Palatable Pelleted Form

Helps encourage consistent intake

Performance

Increased exercise capacity for higher performance over a longer period of time

Recovery

More rapid recovery of muscle cell integrity after exercise to help horses bounce back faster

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Nutritionally balanced formula to complement the horse’s total ration

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
40 %
Lysine
MIN
3.5 %
Crude Fat
MIN
2 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
7 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
1.00 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
1.50 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.60 %
Copper (Cu)
MIN
55 PPM
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Zinc (Zn)
MIN
225 PPM
Vitamin A
MIN
3000 IU/LB
Vitamin D3
MIN
1000 IU/LB
Vitamin E
MIN
500 IU/LB
Methionine
MIN
1.6 %
Threonine
MIN
2.1 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
0.60 PPM
Starch
MAX
8.00 %
Sugars
MAX
9.00 %

Feeding Directions

Description
Top-dress supplement over regular feed ration. May be fed once daily or divided into multiple feedings. 
 
Daily Feeding Amount of SuperSport™ Supplement
Horse Bodyweight* (lbs) Number of ounces when measured by weight Number of standard 8-oz. kitchen measuring cups when measured by volume
750 6 1
1000 8 1 1/3
1250 10 1 2/3
1500 12 2
*Round up to nearest bodyweight category.
 
Feeding up to twice the recommended daily amount may benefit horses in intense training. However, this double feeding rate should not be exceeded.
 
When fed as recommended, SuperSportTM supplement will provide no more than 0.3 ppm selenium to the total diet.