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Description: Octa+ is the complementary feed conceived to facilitate the competitive performances of horses enduring intense and prolonged muscular efforts. In fact, octacosanol acts on the heart rate by stabilising sporthorses' heartbeat and, therefore, reducing their recovery time after intense efforts. Moreover, octacosanol can increase horses' muscle agility and resistance to efforts.
When to use Octa+: Octa+ is the complementary feed conceived for endurance horses that have difficulty in stabilising their heartbeat after competitive efforts. Some Chinese scientific studies show that octacosanol reduces the feeling of fatigue during exercise; therefore, Octa+ can reduce hold times before veterinary inspections. Moreover, some researches show that octacosanol increases voluntary exercise (95).
Properties of its constituents: Policosanols are alcohols of plant origin, extracted from sugar cane and rice. They have beneficial properties and, in men, have proven to decrease heartbeat. Policosanols can keep the circulatory system clean by improving blood flow. This way, policosanols reduce cardiac workload and, therefore, significantly decrease hearbeat. Octacosanol is a completely natural substance contained in plant waxes and, therefore, has no side effects. There are several studies on the effects of octacosanol on animals (mainly mice): results show that it has ergogenic properties (meaning that it increases voluntary exercise) that improve muscle oxidative capacity and let the body save muscle glycogen (73, 74, 95).
Use and dosage: Administer 30 g of Octa+ per day, properly mixed with the daily ration, for at least 20 consecutive days.
- level full: 20 g
- rounded full: 25 g
This product does not cause any adverse reaction. Nevertheless, since every organism has its own peculiarities, dietary supplements, feeds and complementary feeds should always be introduced in a horse’s diet gradually, in order to evaluate the product’s effects on the horse.