CHALLENGE: Lactic acid production (Sport Horse, Dressage, Eventer)

During high-intensity exercise, cells in the body and especially muscle do not receive oxygen in sufficient amounts to meet their metabolic demands and consequently metabolism switches from aerobic (in the presence of oxygen) to anaerobic (in the absence of oxygen). In aerobic metabolism, glucose is combined with oxygen to release energy and carbon dioxide and water. In anaerobic metabolism, glucose is converted to lactic acid in the absence of oxygen and it is only during recovery from exercise that lactic acid is cleared from the body by combining lactic acid with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water. A build-up of lactic acid in muscles leads to a burning sensation, painful muscles and lactic acid in the blood.


LACTESE PLUS is a paste which contains lipoic acid which is involved in energy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Lipoic acid has physiological functions in blood glucose utilisation and can scavenge several free radicals. Lipoic acid which has been demonstrated to decrease post-exercise lactic acid concentrations in horse and lipoic acid plays a central role in antioxidant production which helps to protect muscles against oxidative damage. Lipoic acid is an important co-enzyme of pyruvate dehydrogenase and facilitates the removal of lactic acid from the muscle and circulation to the liver. In the liver, the lactic acid is then turned into glucose via the lactic acid cycle and the glucose is returned to the cells to be used as a source of energy.

LACTESE PLUS contains Thiamine (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic acid and nicotinic acid which are all essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

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