Basic Animal Health’s Unique Muscle Health Supplement:

Unlocking the Potential of Muscle Health for Your PSSM-Affected Horses: Tested or Symptomatic


Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) is a challenging neuromuscular disorder that affects horses, often causing muscle pain, stiffness, and hindering their overall performance. As horse owners and enthusiasts, we understand the emotional toll this can take on both the horse and the owner. That’s why we are excited to introduce you to Muscle Health, a groundbreaking dietary supplement developed by Basic Animal Health, which shows promise in managing PSSM symptoms.

Understanding Muscle Health

Muscle Health is a unique blend of carefully selected ingredients, each with its own potential benefits for equine muscle health. These ingredients include Magnesium Glycinate, Creatine Monohydrate and a carefully researched blend of amino acids and elements formulated to help relieve the effects of PSSM condition Type 1, 2 and simply symptomatic.  While the exact formulation remains a trade secret, what we can reveal are the remarkable benefits that Muscle Health has demonstrated in our horses during research and extreme success in the show ring.

The Approach: A Limited Clinical Trial

To evaluate the effectiveness of Muscle Health, we conducted a limited clinical trial involving 20 PSSM-affected horses. These horses were randomly divided into two groups: the Muscle Health group, which received the dietary supplement, and a control group that received a placebo. Our goal was to assess whether Muscle Health could truly make a difference in the lives of these horses.

Results That Speak Volumes

The outcomes of our clinical trial:

  1. Improved Muscle Health: Horses in the Muscle Health group showed significant improvements in muscle health. They experienced reduced muscle stiffness, increased muscle fiber regeneration, and lower levels of serum enzymes linked to muscle damage. This translates to greater comfort and mobility for your horses.
  2. Battling Oxidative Stress: Muscle Health appeared to act as an antioxidant. We observed a decrease in oxidative stress markers, such as malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, along with an increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities. These findings suggest that Muscle Health may assist in your horse’s muscle recovery.
  3. Enhanced Performance: Perhaps the most exciting part of our study was the improved performance of the horses in the Muscle Health group. They exhibited better endurance, increased strength, and improved agility, particularly during exercise and physical challenges. Your horses were able to reach their full potential.

The outcomes of our Show Ring trials was absolute “proof in the pudding”, as they might say:

Reduced Muscle Stiffness: One of the most distressing symptoms of PSSM is muscle stiffness, which can severely limit a horse’s mobility and comfort. Muscle Health was found to significantly reduce this stiffness, allowing affected horses to move more freely.

Enhanced Muscle Fiber Regeneration:  Muscles damaged by PSSM can benefit greatly from Muscle Health’s unique blend of ingredients. This dietary supplement seemed to promote muscle fiber regeneration, helping horses recover and rebuild muscle tissue.

Lower Serum Enzymes:  Elevated serum enzyme levels often indicate muscle damage. In the horses that received Muscle Health, we observed lower levels of these enzymes, suggesting reduced muscle damage. This means less discomfort for your horse and a quicker return to normal muscle function.

The first months of Showring trials yielded Numerous High level Championships The World Equestrian Center in Ohio and Ocala, HITS in Ocala, The Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World Show Champion with comments from trainers like, “Muscle Health is a total game changing supplement unlike anything we have used.”(by Multiple Congress Champion with ten of thousands of dollars in prize money at just that show)

The Antioxidant Effect of Muscle Health

Muscle Health isn’t just about building muscle strength—it also appears to act as an effective antioxidant. This is significant because oxidative stress can exacerbate PSSM symptoms. In our study, we saw a clear reduction in oxidative stress markers:  Malondialdehyde (MDA) Levels is a marker of oxidative stress, and we found that Muscle Health led to a decrease in MDA levels. This reduction indicates a decrease in oxidative damage to muscle tissues.  Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) Activities:   These are enzymes that play a vital role in neutralizing harmful free radicals. Muscle Health was associated with increased SOD and GPx activities, suggesting that it helps protect muscles from oxidative stress.

Performance Enhancements

Perhaps the most exciting part of our findings was the impact of Muscle Health on overall horse performance. Owners and riders noticed remarkable changes in their horses:

Improved Endurance:  Horses taking Muscle Health displayed enhanced endurance, allowing them to perform longer and more effectively during various activities.

Increased Strength:  Muscle Health seemed to boost muscle strength, which is particularly beneficial for horses engaged in activities that require power and force.

Enhanced Agility:  Agility is crucial for horses involved in disciplines such as jumping or dressage. Muscle Health improved agility, making these activities easier and more enjoyable for both horse and rider.

Quicker or No Recovery Time:  Because of all the reasons listed above, Horses of all breeds and disciplines recover after a work as normal horse might.  Also, as some might experience horses tying up, Muscle Health minimizes the opportunity for this and allows for the clearing of toxins and impurities that get locked in the muscles to be flushed quickly. 

The Next Step for Your Horse

While we can’t reveal the exact ingredients of Muscle Health due to its proprietary nature, we believe that the positive outcomes observed in our study are promising for horse owners dealing with the effects of PSSM. If you have a PSSM-affected horse, we encourage you reach out to us today(800.466.4925 or for further explanation and answer specific questions about your horse.  Together, we can explore the possibilities that this innovative dietary supplement could present for your horse to be everything you expect to Exceed Your Expectations. 


In conclusion, Muscle Health, developed by Basic Animal Health, offers hope and tangible benefits for PSSM-affected horses. It showcases the potential of cutting-edge dietary supplements to improve the quality of life and performance of our beloved equine companions. Your horse deserves the best, and Muscle Health Seems to be to only true solution for which you have been searching.

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