Muscle recovery supplements?

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  1. LifeIsGrand

    LifeIsGrand Senior Member

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    IMG_3054.JPG hi all
    Me and the Moo are quickly moving up the levels in dressage and soon entering the eventing world. I am starting some researching on supplements that can aid in muscle recovery after workouts. I've looked at Recovery Eq and Smartmuscle Recovery pellets. But they both seem to work very differently.

    Is this something worth investing in? Just trying to keep my boy strong and healthy and able to bounce back after any type of workout . Of course we do proper warmup and cooldowns but if there is something to help him, I wouldn't hesitate to put him on something.


    Any advice?

    Thanks!

    Pic because he's cute.
     
  2. LifeIsGrand

    LifeIsGrand Senior Member

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    Anyone ?
     
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    Magnesium and MSM.
     
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  4. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    I'm thinking if you're schooling appropriately for his level of work & condition, along with a good warm up & cool down you should be just fine. Of course also providing he's on a quality diet which takes into account his energy out put.

    Guessing the lack of replies is from people just not "believing" in this type of thing??

    Horses survived well for many many years without some magical muscle recovery feed/supplement. I'm of the opinion that it's unneeded.

    Oh just thought. There's a great lady I know who is a nutritionist with HUGE resume. She's offering independent 100% non bias consults. Perhaps that might be the perfect place to get feedback on this???
     
  5. LifeIsGrand

    LifeIsGrand Senior Member

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    Thanks! I can't give him MSM as it makes his stomach irritated.

    I figured, and agree with everything you said. Just getting a feel if this is something people invest and clearly not lol.

    I'm also open to ideas of what to do after workouts. A lot of people I know ice legs etc. I like to do stretches and in the summer, sore no more bathes.

    Where can I find this woman you speak of ? Haha
     
  6. DocsLglyBlonde

    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    The only thing I'd consider is an amino acid supplement for muscle repair if his diet doesn't already have that covered. I see no need for any other supplements if he is fit for the work and is getting a well balanced diet.
     
  7. Kristal H

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    FYI .... Recovery EQ has MSM.
     
  8. Rhythm 'n Blues

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    She's a friend of mine on FB. Send me a message on FB and I'll send you her details. Very nice lady, WB breeder, on the Canadian WB board...... good people :)
     
  9. txgray

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    I use DMG. My horse is ever so slightly PSSM, otherwise I probably wouldn't use anything except maybe after our more strenuous events.
     
  10. MzCarol

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    My vet, who is an equine sports medicine specialist, recommends something like Acti-Flex that has hyaluronic acid in it which is preferred over MSM.
     
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