What are Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of essential amino acids that occur naturally in protein. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and must be fed in the diet. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine and valine.


What are the benefits of feeding BCAAs?  

BCCAs account for around 30-40% of the essential amino acids in equine muscle tissue and play an important role in both building and maintaining muscle condition.


How can I add BCAAs to my horse’s diet?

Connolly’s RED MILLS Define & Shine has been specifically formulated to mirror the ratio of BCCAs found in equine muscle tissue. This palatable, high calorie and protein pellet can be used to top-dress the diet where horses need additional support to gain weight or develop topline. It is also incredibly beneficial for horses during periods of intense exercise and competition.