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Increasing Equine Fitness

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Horses, like humans, experience the seemingly inevitable onslaught of aging. Stiffness, reduced energy, limited mobility and (not surprisingly) downright irritability are symptoms most of us are familiar with!


A wealth of research now shows a direct correlation between athletic injury, age-related decline and decreased performance, and the degeneration of connective tissues and associated structures i.e. ligaments, tendons, fascia, bone, blood vessels, and more.

Over time and with use, connective tissue becomes dry and inflexible due to reduced stability of cell membranes and limited production of glycosaminoglycan (moisture-holding structures). This can be the cause of a range of conditions including osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, osteochondrosis, laminitis to name but a few. In all cases, inflammation is a universal complaint. Chronic inflammation induces fatigue, dampens enthusiasm and ensures poor performance—also signs and symptoms of accelerated aging. Therefore, what appears to be an inevitable degenerative process might actually be an acute or chronic condition that is both preventable and treatable.

If pain is the problem, RECOVERY EQ is a potent solution that targets the root causes of the pain. By inhibiting damage to cells, curbing inflammation, relaxing tension and increasing a cell’s ability to receive hormones, RECOVERY often brings results far beyond expectations.


Recovery EQ has been developed over 10 years to improve circulation to tissues, speed repair and slow or halt tissue damage. The primary active ingredient is Nutricol, a potent blend of naturally-occurring substances derived from foods that have been shown in numerous clinical studies to profoundly affect cell health. Nutricol, is a proprietary blending of plant nutrients known as polyphenols. These are the same substances that have made green tea and red grapes the subject of much scientific study in recent years. Nutricol decreases trauma - from chronic lameness, surgery, injury and over-training – by both increasing the cell's resistance to damage & improving its ability to repair damage.

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Published in North American Trainer Fall/Winter 2013 Issue 30