-Rebuilds & Repairs Muscle Cells
-Avoids Muscle Cell Damage
Rebuild – Building Muscle Strength and Fast Recuperation
Damage of the muscle’s cells can very easily occur when the pigeons are exposed to stressful, tough, and demanding training and racing. It is therefore vitally important that when the pigeons return to the loft, we as fanciers should do all we can to help them to reduce muscle damage and ensure that they recuperate as fast as possible. In doing this, the pigeons will recover quicker and get ready for their next flight and aid the pigeons to strengthen their muscles resulting in becoming fitter and stronger after each and every race.
Role of Specific Amino Acids for Muscle Repair
It is well known that a predominant function of the dietary protein is to repair and rebuild the tissues of body, including damaged muscle fibres, in particular by supplying the cells with protein building blocks called amino acids. Several studies have shown reduced levels of so-called body enzyme Creatine Kinase (CK) when amino acids are given before and after exercise. CK is a specific and sensitive indicator of muscle damage in humans as well as in pigeons (Lumeij et al, 2008). Whatever the degree of injury to the muscles, trauma to the fibers initiate a series of actions to rebuild the damaged tissue. First the satellite cells move into the area and proliferate using the dietary amino acids as building blocks. As the number of satellite cells increases the cells grow together to create a new muscle fiber. Satellite cells can also attach to the damaged muscle fibers, allowing an increase in muscle protein that repairs the damage and rebuilds the fiber. The end result is renewed muscle protein in the injured tissue as well as brand-new muscle cells. However, this process cannot occur effectively without sufficient high-quality amino acids in the diet to repair and rebuild the damaged tissues.
Among the most efficient amino acids for the rebuild function are the branched-chain amino acids Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine. The most efficient method of reducing muscle damage is when the amino acids are taken while the muscle cells are still warm. Thus, the amino acids should be dissolved in the drinking water for the pigeons to consume immediately or within 20 minutes when returning to the loft after their training or racing.
The Development of Pigeon Vitality Rebuild
The amazing gain from using the correct selection of amino acids, and how best to use them in an optimal way was the motivation for us at Pigeon Vitality to explore this exciting product development. Unlike many other existing protein / amino acid products currently on the market, we decided to avoid milkpowder based raw-materials since racing pigeons are lactose (milksugar) intolerant. We also excluded cheap and redundant diluting materials such as sugar, dextrose and similar ingredients. After some years of exciting development, last summer we finally after some serious research perfected the pre production samples of Pigeon Vitality Rebuild, a concentrated and potent blend of the best selected amino acids that fits exactly the need of racing pigeons. Half a teaspoon per litre of drinking water on the day of return is all that is required.
One capsule per pigeon before basketing. An additional capsule can be given to each pigeon arriving late.