Once again, the Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists at Purina are on the cutting edge of equine nutrition research, developing a proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals proven to support muscle performance.
In published scientific research, feeding Purina® SuperSport™ horse supplement resulted in significant optimization of some of the key measures that are critically important to top equine athletes. In a controlled study performed in 2011, horses fed the Purina® SuperSport™ horse supplement showed statistically significant differences in muscle development, exercise recovery, and overall athletic fitness and performance when compared to horses that did not receive the supplement and were fed a similar level of protein from alfalfa pellets.
ASSISTS IN MUSCLE RECOVERY: Creatine kinase, a key indicator of muscle strain or damage, returned to pre-exercise levels 24 hours after exercise in horses receiving Purina® SuperSport™ pellet. Levels remained significantly elevated in alfalfa-supplemented horses at 24 hours after exercise.
POWERFUL EXERCISE CAPACITY: During graded exercise testing, horses supplemented with SuperSport™ pellet showed a significant difference in top speed and time to fatigue compared to alfalfa-supplemented horses. SuperSport™ pellet-supplemented horses also optimized their oxygen-utilizing capacity (VO2 max) and anaerobic threshold (VLa4) during the graded exercise test, while alfalfa-supplemented horses did not.
SUPPORTS MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT: Horses receiving SuperSport™ supplement had greater forearm muscle circumference and less body fat than alfalfa-supplemented horses. A subjective muscle mass scoring system also showed positive differences in the overall muscling of horses fed SuperSport™ supplement.
Features & Benefits
Including Vitamin E to help address the negative effects of free radicals
Suitable for horses requiring a soluble carbohydrate restricted diet
High Quality Protein
Includes whey protein for optimal bioavailability and digestibility
Supports muscle development for a more athletic body type
Optimized Amino Acid Profile
Includes essential amino acids Lysine, Threonine and Methionine and branched chain amino acids to support muscle development, protection and repair
Palatable Pelleted Form
Helps encourage consistent intake
Increased exercise capacity for higher performance over a longer period of time
More rapid recovery of muscle cell integrity after exercise to help horses bounce back faster
Vitamin & Mineral Fortification
Nutritionally balanced formula to complement the horse’s total ration
Min / Max
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF)
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)
Top-dress supplement over regular feed ration. May be fed once daily or divided into multiple feedings.
Daily Feeding Amount of SuperSport™ Supplement
Horse Bodyweight* (lbs)
Number of ounces when measured by weight
Number of standard 8-oz. kitchen measuring cups when measured by volume
*Round up to nearest bodyweight category.
Feeding up to twice the recommended daily amount may benefit horses in intense training. However, this double feeding rate should not be exceeded.
When fed as recommended, SuperSportTMsupplement will provide no more than 0.3 ppm selenium to the total diet.
Store in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect infested feed to animals as it may cause illness, performance loss or death. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED