Glycocharge is a canine sports drink designed to aid in the replenishment of muscle glycogen stores following exercise.
- Glycogen is one of the fuels used by the body during strenuous exercise. It is the fuel that provides endurance and is synthesized from carbohydrates.
- Previous attempts to “carbo load” dogs by feeding a high carbohydrate diet resulted in decreased performance. Dogs have a much higher capacity than humans to burn fuel aerobically. However at high levels of activity the muscles’ need for energy cannot be met by oxidative metabolism, and muscle stores of glycogen are used.
- Post-exercise use of Annamaet Glycocharge helps rebuild muscle glycogen stores to pre-exercise levels.
Recharged in 24 hours
- Studies have shown that the glycogen levels of exercising dogs that were given Glycocharge reached 88% of their pre-exercise levels four hours after consumption and that their glycogen levels were at 97% of their pre-exercise levels after 24 hours!
- The glycogen levels of dogs that were given water never exceeded 69% of their pre-exercise levels in the same time span.
- Glycocharge is a dry powder that can be mixed in warm water or frozen into ice cube treats. Please refer below for recipe.
Glycocharge has been formulated to be an ideal post exercise supplement. It must be given to the dogs soon after exercise (within 30 minutes is best) and the animals allowed at least two hours rest following Glycocharge feeding. If given beyond the 30 minutes post exercise window its effectiveness is diminished and if the dogs are not given at lease two hours rest, Glycocharge will be burned as fuel before being converted to muscle glycogen stores.
Ice Cube Recipe
- 1/2 to 3/4 scoop of Glycocharge
- 1/2 to 1 packet of Knox gelatin
- 8 to 10 ounces of warm water (enough to fill 1 x 14 ice cube tray)
- Mix together Glycocharge, gelatin, and water until thoroughly mixed; pour similar amount in each section of tray.
- Optional: Spray ice cube tray with PAM or PAM like product so ice cubes can be easily removed from tray.