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Hydrate Support 1 kg

Hydrate Support 1 kg

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Hydrate Support is based on betaine, also known as trimethylglycine or TMG. Betaine is a modified amino acid that occurs naturally in plants such as linseeds, beets, cereals and in us. According to Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD, betaine can help horses that are difficult to hydrate and can support muscle bulk and function, as well as heat tolerance and endurance. It is one of the organic renal osmolytes, a nonmineral which helps maintain a water drawing effect in the kidney. When salt supplementation is not enough, Hydrate Support can help conserve water.

Safe for laminitic prone or insulin resistant (IR)/elevated insulin horses.

Hydrate Support can be fed with any of the mineral mixes, Equine Amino, Mycosorb A+ and Diamond V XPC.

Hydrate Support is a nutritional supplement product for inclusion in horse’s feed. Product has no therapeutic effect and is designed to be administered in a feed for voluntary ingestion for horses.
Animal consumption only.

Feeding rate is 15 – 30 g per day for a 500 kg horse, mix with feed.

If feeding twice per day, split between both feeds.

In the beginning, introduce a tiny amount and build up gradually over days. Some picky eaters will reject a feed purely due to a change in flavour. Allow time for the palate to adjust.


In this study, enhanced lactate clearance after exercise, no biochemical effects during exercise, no testing of ergogenic potential (enhancement of physical performance) per se.

Warren LK, Lawrence LM and Thompson KN. (1999) The influence of betaine on untrained and trained horses exercising to fatigue
Warren et al discuss muscle fatigue and state that lactic acid accumulation is the cause, this specific cause has been disproved.

Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Roti MW, Lee EC, Craig SA, Sutherland JW, Fiala KA and Maresh CM (2008) Influence of betaine consumption on strenuous running and sprinting in a hot environment

Hoffman JR, Ratamess NA, Kang J, Gonzalez AM, Beller NA and Craig SA (2011) Effect of 15 days of betaine ingestion on concentric and eccentric force outputs during isokinetic exercise

Hoffman JR, Ratamess NA, Kang J, Rashti SL and Faigenbaum AD (2009) Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue

Lee EC et al (2010) Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance

Moeckel GW, Lai LW, Guder WG, Kwon HM and Lien YH (1997) Kinetics and osmoregulation of Na(+)-and Cl(-)-dependent betaine transporter in rat renal medulla

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