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Drive Stamina - Endurance - Strength
Superior cramp Prevention Full spectrum electrolytes
In balanced formula Versatile dosing for A variety of Conditions
Recharger™ Electrolytes
  • Superior cramp prevention
  • Full spectrum electrolytes in balanced formula
  • Versatile dosing for a variety of conditions
Cramping is the body's final warning signal that elyctrolytes are critically low. However, performance is deteriorating and slowing down long before your dog feel the slightest twinge of a cramp. To keep your body's muscular, digestive, nervous, and cardiac systems "firing on all cylinders" you need a consistent supply of all electrolytic minerals, not just sodium and potassium. Plus, in many instances, you require greater volumes of electrolytes than any sports drink or gel can provide. That is why ReCharger™ fulfills such a crucial component of fueling by supplying your sports dog’s body with a perfectly balanced, full-spectrum, rapidly assimilated electrolyte source, allowing you to meet your dogs widely variable electrolyte needs with tremendous precision, hour after hour, no matter what the conditions throws at you. Additional Benefits: 1 Serving or more of ReCharger™ before bed may help prevent "night cramps" and night time muscle twitching and preparation for activity.
And Electrolyte Balance
The kidneys are essential for regulating the volume and composition of bodily fluids. This page outlines key regulatory systems involving the kidneys for controlling volume, sodium and potassium concentrations, and the pH of bodily fluids. A most critical concept for you to understand is how water and sodium regulation are integrated to defend the body against all possible disturbances in the volume and osmolarity of bodily fluids. Simple examples of such disturbances include dehydration, blood loss, salt ingestion, and plain water ingestion.Water balance Water balance is achieved in the body by ensuring that the amount of water consumed in food and drink (and generated by metabolism) equals the amount of water excreted. The consumption side is regulated by behavioral mechanisms, including thirst and salt cravings. While almost a liter of water per day is lost through the skin, lungs, and feces, the kidneys are the major site of regulated excretion of water. One way the the kidneys can directly control the volume of bodily fluids is by the amount of water excreted in the urine. Either the kidneys can conserve water by producing urine that is concentrated relative to plasma, or they can rid the body of excess water by producing urine that is dilute relative to plasma. Direct control of water excretion in the kidneys is exercised by vasopressin, or anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), a peptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus. ADH causes the insertion of water channels into the membranes of cells lining the collecting ducts, allowing water reabsorption to occur. Without ADH, little water is reabsorbed in the collecting ducts and dilute urine is excreted. ADH secretion is influenced by several factors (note that anything that stimulates ADH secretion also stimulates thirst):
1. By special receptors in the hypothalamus that are sensitive to increasing plasma osmolarity (when the plasma gets too concentrated). These stimulate ADH secretion. 2. By stretch receptors in the atria of the heart, which are activated by a larger than normal volume of blood returning to the heart from the veins. These inhibit ADH secretion, because the body wants to rid itself of the excess fluid volume. 3. By stretch receptors in the aorta and carotid arteries, which are stimulated when blood pressure falls. These stimulate ADH secretion, because the body wants to maintain enough volume to generate the blood pressure necessary to deliver blood to the tissues. Sodium balance In addition to regulating total volume, the osmolarity (the amount of solute per unit volume) of bodily fluids is also tightly regulated. Extreme variation in osmolarity causes cells to shrink or swell, damaging or destroying cellular structure and disrupting normal cellular function.
Regulation of osmolarity is achieved by balancing the intake and excretion of sodium with that of water. (Sodium is by far the major solute in extracellular fluids, so it effectively determines the osmolarity of extracellular fluids.) An important concept is that regulation of osmolarity must be integrated with regulation of volume, because changes in water volume alone have diluting or concentrating effects on the bodily fluids. For example, when you become dehydrated you lose proportionately more water than solute (sodium), so the osmolarity of your bodily fluids increases. In this situation the body must conserve water but not sodium, thus stemming the rise in osmolarity. If you lose a large amount of blood from trauma or surgery, however, your loses of sodium and water are proportionate to the composition of bodily fluids. In this situation the body should conserve both water and sodium. As noted above, ADH plays a role in lowering osmolarity (reducing sodium concentration) by increasing water reabsorption in the kidneys, thus helping to dilute bodily fluids. To prevent osmolarity from decreasing below normal, the kidneys also have a regulated mechanism for reabsorbing sodium in the distal nephron. This mechanism is controlled by aldosterone, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. Aldosterone secretion is controlled two ways: 1.The adrenal cortex directly senses plasma osmolarity. When the osmolarity increases above normal, aldosterone secretion is inhibited. The lack of aldosterone causes less sodium to be reabsorbed in the distal tubule. Remember that in this setting ADH secretion will increase to conserve water, thus complementing the effect of low aldosterone levels to decrease the osmolarity of bodily fluids. The net effect on urine excretion is a decrease in the amount of urine excreted, with an increase in the osmolarity of the urine. 2. The kidneys sense low blood pressure (which results in lower filtration rates and lower flow through the tubule). This triggers a complex response to raise blood pressure and conserve volume. Specialized cells (juxtaglomerular cells) in the afferent and efferent arterioles produce renin, a peptide hormone that initiates a hormonal cascade that ultimately produces angiotensin II. Angiotensin II stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce aldosterone. *Note that in this setting, where the body is attempting to conserve volume, ADH secretion is also stimulated and water reabsorption increases. Because aldosterone is also acting to increase sodium reabsorption, the net effect is retention of fluid that is roughly the same osmolarity as bodily fluids. The net effect on urine excretion is a decrease in the amount of urine excreted, with lower osmolarity than in the previous example.
The Functions
of BCAAs?
They act as nitrogen carriers, which assist the muscles in synthesizing other aminos needed for anabolic muscle action. In other words, combining of simpler aminos to form a complex whole muscle tissue. In this action Branch Chains stimulate production of insulin, the main function of which is to allow circulating blood sugar to be taken up by the muscle cells and used as a source of energy. This insulin production promotes amino acid uptake by the muscle.
To Take Branch Chains
For optimum results in supplement form, it is desirable to take your branch chains separately from the other amino groupings if for no other reason than the fact that they totally dominate the race for entry into the canine body systems. In fact, they account for upward to 90% of the total amino acid uptake in the three-hour period following a meal. Keeping in mind that the kicker for Branch Chains is elevated blood sugar and insulin surge; taking Branch Chains with each meal is ideal. They should also be fed within thirty minutes following intense activities to assist in muscle regenerative process.
The Important
Chromium: The most desired form is picolinate which functions to increase the effectiveness of insulin, a hormone composed of 91 amino acids, manufactured in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the most essential link in the muscle building chain. Chromium enhances the rate at which protein is synthesized by the body, and promotes intracellular uptake of free amino acids from the blood and assimilation by the cells. It retards the rate of protein degradation by the canine body within the cells. This is an absolute must to include in a quality Branch Chain Amino formula. Zinc/Vitamin B-6: Zinc is the regulator of insulin. The natural co factor to this element is Vitamin B-6. As Vitamin B-6 is an important intermediary in amino acid metabolism; those dogs whose diets are high in amino acids need additional amounts from the body. The transport of amino acids in the cellular interior is mostly dependant on an adequate supply of Vitamin B-6.
Vitamin B-12: Another important water soluble nutrient that must be present in the protein metabolism and in the synthesis of amino acids.

Biotin: This all-important member of the B family has an important role in protein synthesis and the manufacture of glycogen.

Conclusion: As with most nutrition, many dog owners overlook the importance of combining and inclusion of co-factors when supplementing. Many are too quick to respond to fancy advertising in magazines and outlandish claims promising the quick fix. The result of this, they do not take time to study what they are feeding and the reasoning behind it. Many food and supplement suppliers are equally as guilty by providing inferior products without the important co-factors. By including just the base substances without adequate amounts of co-factors, these products can deter your dog from obtaining the desired end results. We insure when you get your branch chains from Exalt™ that all the co-factors are present in our formula. Exalt™ products are by far the most advanced branch chain amino products on the market. They include each of the co-factors as well as high potencies of free form BCAAs.
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