Equine Performance

Equine Performance

Equine Performance by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($83.00).

Rigorous training and competition can bring on an inflammatory response, exercise-related muscle soreness, and oxidative stress. Regardless of the discipline, quick muscle recovery and optimal energy ...

30 Ounces (850 Grams)
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$83.00   Out of Stock

Equine Performance by Standard Process 30 Ounces (850 Grams) ($83.00).

Equine PerformanceDescription

Rigorous training and competition can bring on an inflammatory response, exercise-related muscle soreness, and oxidative stress. Regardless of the discipline, quick muscle recovery and optimal energy levels are essential. Equine Performance is specially formulated to help return the entire body to equilibrium following physical stress.

The ingredients in Equine Performance complement each other to:

  • Support energy-related pathways
  • Provide energy substrates (nucleotides, ribose, amino acids)
  • Offer antioxidant, cognition, and activity-related-inflammation support

Equine Performance supports the body's:

  • Nutritional supplement needs
  • Cellular activity
  • Muscle-rebuilding processes

Equine Performance is equally suitable for short- or long-term support.

Key Ingredients


Central to reactions that generate energy and support the excretion of excess/waste compounds from the body. The addition of this amino acid during exercise supports tissue levels of glutamate, alanine, and reduces ammonia during and following exercise.1


This amino acid is a universal energy substrate for hard-working cells throughout the body, like those of the immune and gastrointestinal tract.2,3

Nutritional yeast

A rich source of natural B vitamins, nutritional yeast is included to support overall cell functions, especially those related to energy metabolism, as well as cognitive function.4,5


RNA contains nucleotides, the building blocks of energy molecules like adenosine triphosphate (ATP), cytidine triphosphate (CTP), and guanosine triphosphate (GTP). These molecules support metabolism. The RNA in this product is added to provide a larger pool of "raw materials" for the base energy systems that fuel the body. RNA also provides ribose, an excellent energy source to support peak performance.6


Selenium is part of the protection mechanisms within cells. As an essential component of glutathione peroxidase, selenium supports the metabolism of oxidation products within cells. Selenium also plays a role in thyroid hormone metabolism.7,8,9


Tart Cherry


Historically used for activity-based inflammatory response, this ingredient's mechanism of action is still unknown. Human studies have found improvements in muscle strength and comfort in those consuming tart cherry as compared to those consuming a placebo.10,11

Educational Tools


Richard Tully, DVM

Supervising Veterinarian of Clinical Research at Standard Process,
Partner at Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic LTD

"I began trialing Equine Performance in several endurance horses after determining that the ingredients were both safe and research based. In my observations of Equine Performance, I found that horses subjectively exhibited quicker pulse and respiratory recovery times post-exercise, than they had prior to starting the supplement. Animals also appeared to be more comfortable after exercise, showing less signs of cramping, exercise-related muscle soreness, and fatigue. This perception of improved recovery is being evaluated by monitoring blood lactate levels.

"I recommend this supplement as a great way to support the equine athlete, and I feel comfortable advising clients to use this product, because of its whole food ingredients and extensive quality control and safety testing."


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  2. Ehrlich, S.D. (2009, June 20) Complementary Medicines. Glutamine. July 29, 2011; http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/glutamine-000307.htm.
  3. Lacey JM and Wilmore DW. Is glutamine a conditionally essential amino acid? Nutrition Reviews. 2009; 48(8): 297-309. Depeint F, et al. (2006). Mitochondrial function and toxicity: Role of the B vitamin family on mitochondrial energy metabolism. Chemico-Biological Interactions. 163(1-2):94-112. Malouf, R and Grimley EJ. (2003). The effect of vitamin B6 on cognition. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (4):CD004393.
  4. Carver JD. Dietary nucleotides: effects on the immune and gastrointestinal systems. Acta Paediatr Suppl. 1999; 430:83-88.
  5. Karren BJ, et al. Effect of selenium supplementation and plane of nutrition on mares and their foals: selenium concentrations and glutathione peroxidase. J anim Sci. 2010; 88(3):991-7.
  6. De Moffarts B, et al. Effects of oral antioxidant supplementation on blood antioxidant status in trained thoroughbred horses. Vet J. 2005; 169(1):7-9.
  7. Avellini L, et al. Effect of exercise training, selenium and vitamin E on some free radical scavengers in horses (Equus caballus). Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 1999; 123(2):147-54.
  8. Ducharme NG et al. Effect of a tart cherry juice blend on exercise-induced muscle damage in horses. Am J Vet Res. 2009; 70(6): 758-63.
  9. Connolly DA, et al. Efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in prevention the symptoms of muscle damage. Br J Sports Med. 2006; 40(8):679-83.