Why horses need protein, too

Why horses need protein, too

Muscle building processes in a horse require protein and amino acids just like they do in humans. Our bars are the fuss-free way to make these available to your horse right after exercise when they are most effective. Feeding Muscle Max protein bars delivers incredible results – just read the reviews to hear how equestrians have seen the changes in their horses after using Muscle Max Bars.

Horses are athletes too and when we ask them to work for us, we believe that they deserve the best support to build muscle and facilitate muscle recovery.

Muscle building and repair processes require proteins and amino acids in horses just like they do in us. 

During exercise micro-tears develop in the muscle fibres causing muscle mass break down, this is known as the Catabolic State. After completing exercise the muscles require Amino Acid building blocks (protein) to repair these micro-tears and switch the horses body into the muscle repair and building phase know as the Anabolic State.

Our Muscle Max bars simply make these key building blocks available to your horse right after exercise when they are needed most.

Feeding Muscle Max Bar within 15-20 minutes after each exercise session guarantees that your horses muscles have access to the exact Amino Acids, and specifically the 3 Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, required to repair and rebuild – just like human athletes who have a protein shake after gym and training sessions.

Our Muscle Max Bars are made with quality human-grade ingredients and provide your horse with amazing muscle support. For a horse in medium work a 24 Bar Box will last over a month, so we believe that supplementing with our bars is an equivalent cost to most horse supplements (multi-mineral, gut support etc) on the market.

Check the feeding guide and read the reviews from all the equestrians who have tried the bars, and seen dramatic changes in their horses.

What kind of protein is in Muscle Max Bars?

The Whey Protein Isolate in Muscle Max Bars is considered the gold standard of protein supplements. It offers the most superior quantity of Branched Chain Amino Acids, which play a major role in muscle growth and recovery after exercise. It is especially rich in Leucine, an amino acid that is scientifically proven to be of exceptional benefit to the exercising horse. 

All proteins are not created equal

Whey Protein contains around 40% protein, contains more lactose and fat and is a major component of calf milk powder. This crude protein is not usually used for human muscle building products.

Whey Protein Concentrate is normally 75-80% protein, with very low lactose, no fat, and the protein component is rich in essential amino acids. It is expensive and is the main ingredient in most human muscle building supplements. 

Whey Protein Isolate (as used in your Muscle Max Bars) is an impressive 90-95% protein, and very rich in essential amino acids and branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. The Muscle Max Bars are made from Whey Protein Isolate which is considered the ‘gold standard’ of human protein supplements due to the high essential amino acid and BCAA concentration.

What about the sugar?

Sugar is a great form of usable energy and horses use a lot of energy when they work for us. Providing them with the human-grade molasses in our bars right after exercise helps facilitate muscle recovery and repair, and the sugar will be ‘burned up’ in the process. Check our feeding guide to ensure your horse gets just the right amount.

Is Dairy safe for horses? 

The idea that dairy is bad for horses comes from the fairly innocuous discovery in scientific research that the lactose in dairy products can give some horses softer stools, which none of our customers have reported.


View our collection of scientific research and articles on post-workout protein supplementation for horses or read the reviews from equestrians who have seen the results first hand - pop over and have a look!