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Proteins, amino acids and lysine

Proteins are the body’s building blocks and essential for build-up and maintenance of cells and tissue and thus the body’s vital parts and functions. Proteins are an energizing nutrient, which has a great impact on the horse’s total muscle mass. It’s not just a question of the amount of protein added to the feed ration - it’s the composition, which is crucial for the quality and effect.

Proteins consist of amino acids in long chains. There are different kinds of amino acids, and the order of amino acids in the chain, which are crucial for the quality.

The horse itself is able to create an amount of these amino acids, while other can be added, viz. the important amino acids: phenylalanine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. A high content of exactly these nine essential amino acids mean high biological value. In case just one of the essential amino acids are missing in the horse’s feed ration, the nutritional quality in the feed will deteriorates and the horse will risk lack of the necessary proteins - which is often the amino acid lysine.

Skaga Power Boost is a protein supplement of high biological value with a high content of lysine. Skaga Power Boost can be used for all types of horses, regardless of race, age and training intensity.