Advanced Protection Formula
120 ml, 4 oz
Suggested retail: $68.00
OUR PRICE: $57.00
APF is the first supplement for horses formulated to provide the unique benefits of adaptogenic herbs. Just what are adaptogenic herbs?? They are herbs that have been proven to moderate the cortisol response to exercise or stressful situations. When should you use APF? We use it before trailiering, before a competition, during a competition, and after. Also, any time a horse is not feeling well -- off feed, snotty nose, etc.
Developed by an equine veterinarian, APF provides advanced nutritional protection against the negative effects of stress by supporting immune function, increasing inter-cellular metabolism, stabilizing energy regulation and improving digestive function.
The improvement of inter-cellular energy though increased glucose utilization is one of the primary reasons for the multiple benefits of APF. By maintaining proper energy resources, every system – from the immune system to the digestive system to the musculo-skeletal system – is better able to respond appropriately to any challenge and return to homeostasis or equilibrium more rapidly.
APF Pro is the most advanced adaptogenic formula for use in performance horses and sales preparation.
APF Pro combines the proven nutritional technology of the original APF formula with the muscle-building power of 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E). 20E is a safe and natural plant extract found in Rhaponticum carthamoides. 20E is one of the most widely researched nutrients used by top athletes and body builders for its remarkable ability to protect muscle gains and to safely increase lean muscle mass during strength training.
There are no hormonal effects produced by the use of 20E. None of the adverse effects of anabolic steroids are found with 20E.
Research suggests that 20E may be of particular value when transitioning horses to a steroid-free racing environment.
Table of Scientific References on 20E
APF Pro is unequalled in its protection of theimmune system,
the digestive system and cellular metabolism.
APF Pro gives your horses all the stress protection and immune system support unique to our original formula, plus the added ulcer-fighting benefit of Aralia mandschurica. Veterinary researchers have found Aralia can have important protective benefits against stomach ulcers caused by stress.
APF Pro combines APF - the only adaptogenic formula backed by university level research - with advanced muscle-building and ulcer protection to deliver the most effective nutritional formula to support your horse's health and performance.
In 2006, Horse Journal published a comprehensive article reviewing the top supplements for the performance horse. In their review of 20 of the best-selling supplements, ranging from vitamin-mineral formulas to BCAA's, APF, our original formula, gained their highest recommendation.
Products Claim To Charge Up Your Horse
But there isn’t always solid evidence that the ingredients are the ones you really need.
Many "performance" supplements have hit the market....Turns out, though, that manufacturers have some widely differing ideas about what ingredients are necessary to accomplish that.
Adaptogens... have been proven to moderate the cortisol response to exercise or stressful situations.
The specific combination in APF has been shown to reduce time to fatigue in laboratory animals. These ingredients also have high anti-oxidant potential. APF improves energy levels, alertness, attitude without causing nervousness.
Because it’s important to choose the product based on your horse’s particular needs, it’s difficult for us to make a No. 1 pick here. That said, we think the standouts in our chart include: APF, Power Pak, Blitz, BCAA Complex, Carbo Load, CarboCharge, Glycogen Loader and Advanced Glycogen Loader.
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- Improved formula provides anti-catabolic action to help build skeletal muscle
- Helps protect adrenal function when transitioning from steroids
- Increases resistance to stress induced gastric ulcers
- Protects the immune system from long-term or intense stress
- Protects liver function
- Protects kidney function
- Optimizes glucose uptake and utilization in muscle cells
- Promotes higher levels of ATP and CP in muscle cells
- Improves utilization of lipids (fats) for long-term energy production
- Improves and protects mitochondrial efficiency
- Protects digestive function by providing sustained energy to the GI tract
- Delays the onset of fatigue during exercise
- Improves recovery from physical exertion
- Delivers powerful anti-oxidant activity to protect against free radical damage
- Protects against the damaging effects of intense or chronic stress