Original and Composition
Amino Eclipse is the result of a unique and laborious research based on the measures on blood plasma concentration of amino acids before and after exhausting exercise. This unique method has been invented by the University of Tokyo and called the “aminogramme”. It consists of measuring the plasma concentration of each amino acid before and after exhaustion and to record their variations. From these aminogrammes it is then possible to identify the amino acids that need to be provided before strenuous efforts and to calculate the quantity required for each of them.
Based on these researches Amino Eclipse was designed to be the most appropriate formula for athlete horses. It consists of 12 amino acids including the essential and the Branched Chain Amino Acids plus 2 necessary amino acids (L-Proline, a building block for cartilage collagen, and L-Glutamine, an inhibitor of muscle protein decomposition).
The function of Amino Eclipse is to provide before and after extensive training and racing the resources that cannot be found in the diet. An athlete horse during races will use up the energy from starch at first, then from fat which it has very little, and eventually from its own muscle proteins resulting into a process of exhaustion that creates lack of sprint power and endurance.
Provided at 20 to 40 g/day (depending on extent of effort required and horse condition) Amino Eclipse brings:
- Additional sprint power
- Additional endurance.
It also delays the occurrence of exhaustion and let the horse recover faster from fatigue.
Amino acids constituents of Amino Eclipse and their biological effects:
- L-Alanine – Removes excessive ammonia, accelerates the production of growth hormone.
- L-Isoleucine – Fortify the muscle fibres and the liver function.
- L-Leucine – Strengthens adrenaline and accelerates insulin production.
- L-Valine – Improves ammonia metabolism in peripheral tissues.
- L-Threonine – Strengthens glycogen production and protects against fat liver.
- L-Glutamine – Promotes liver functions.
- L-Phenylalanine – Anti stress and anti inflammation.
- L-Methionine – Protects liver and detoxifies.
- L-Proline – As precursor of collagen, it reinforces the articulations.
- L-Histidine – Accelerates the production of immune defence and protects against anaemia.
- L-Lysine – Promotes appetite, Ca absorption and protects against kidney failure.
* The role of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) is of special importance for the muscular functions. There are 3: Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine. They account for 1/3 of the muscle proteins (actine and myosine). During intense exercise the muscle will use, at first, the energy from starch, then secondly, from fat, of which it has very little, and then it will break the BCAA for last resort energy. This will make the horse more exhausted if there is not a large enough supply of BCAA.