Recovery-EQ is a functional food that helps to improve quality of life*. The primary active ingredient in Recovery-EQ is Nutricol™ - a potent blend of natural substances derived from grape and tea - food compounds that have been shown in numerous clinical studies to profoundly affect the health of our cells.
Recovery-EQ™ improves circulation to tissues, speeds repair and slows or halts damage.
See the October, November & December 2003 pain-relief product comparison reviews in the prestigious Horse Journal (landmark trial results comparing the most effective products worldwide for pain and inflammation)
Recovery-EQ™ was rated #1 in the industry!
To understand how Recovery-EQ helps improve a horse's quality of life*, let's take a look at how cells behave when they are aging and/or damaged by trauma such as injury, surgery or over-training.
When a cell is irritated or damaged, or when it begins to age, its membranes break down. As a result, compounds contained within the cell walls are released into the cell matrix. Some of these substances, such as histamine, give rise to inflammation and associated pain.
Inflammation is a horse's natural response to injury. Inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling, heat and moderate to intense discomfort. When a joint becomes inflamed, your horse may experience any or all of these symptoms. This can prevent the joint from moving properly, leading to stiffness and loss of function.
Researchers have found that the “diseases of aging” in horses such as arthritis, navicular and laminitis, have similar underlying factors: a decrease in cell stability leading to membrane damage and subsequent release of irritating compounds.
The ingredients in Recovery-EQ* work by stabilizing the membranes of the cells, healing existing damage and preventing further damage. On a practical level, this means quality of life is improved*, and your horse is able to function better.
Recovery-EQ orally administered powder contains Nutricol™ — a proprietary bioflavonoid complex from tea and grapes recognized for their health-promoting action*, glucosamine, MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), DMG (dimethylglycine) , magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Nutricol™ is a proprietary bioflavonoid complex containing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), theaflavin, proanthocyanidins and resveratrol from Vitis vinifera (grape) and Camellia sinensis (green tea).
Each scoop (26 grams / 0.9 ounces) contains: 1,000mg Nutricol™, 10,000mg glucosamine, 10,000mg MSM, 1,000mg DMG, 1,400mg buffered vitamin C, 750iu natural vitamin E, and 525mg elemental magnesium.
Suggested use: 1/4 to 1/2 scoop per 300 pounds bodyweight or as directed by your veterinarian.
When oxygen is utilized by the body, it produces a highly reactive “exhaust” that is damaging to the cells. The reactive molecules in this exhaust are commonly referred to as “free radicals” or reactive oxygen species (ROS). While some free radicals play a necessary role in the metabolic process, an overabundance of them is believed by many researchers to be a primary cause of cell destruction, inflammation, degenerative disease and aging. (Among the diseases attributed to increased free radical action are heart disease,arthritis, cancers, liver disease, cataracts, macular degeneration (age-related vision loss), diabetes, digestive diseases, auto-immune disease and breathing conditions.)
The bioactive components of Nutricol™ have been shown in numerous studies to curb the production of free radicals in animals and in humans. It is proposed that regular use of the product will help reduce the rate of cell damage attributed to free radical action.