The Science Behind Equine Performance™

How Does Equine Performance™ PEPTIDE technology work?

PEPTIDES are short chain amino acids linked by peptide bonds. The peptides utilized in Equine Performance™ contain naturally occurring growth factors (see below) which function to create life-giving hormonal support, provide cellular rejuvenation, and give a longer life to our pets.

The benefits of this hormonal balance include amazing joint pain relief, youthful energy, improved mood, positive immune response, and faster recovery and healing.

Naturally Occurring Growth Factors Used In Equine Performance™

  • TGF-B (Transforming Growth Factor-Beta) – Peptides that promote healing of wounds and are anti-inflammatory.

  • TNF-A, TNF-B (Tumor Necrosis Factors Alpha and Beta) – peptides that increase cellular responsiveness to growth factors and induce signaling pathways that leads to cellular proliferation.

  • CTGF (Connective Tissue Growth Factors) – peptides that promote collagen accumulation in the body.

  • EGF (Epidermal Growth Factors) – polypeptides that promote skin tissue growth and development, and speed the healing of wounds.

  • NGF (Nerve Growth Factors) – peptides that promote neural cell survival.

  • FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factors) – peptides that are essential to the development of the skeletal and nervous systems.

  • GF-1, GF-2 (Insulin-like Growth Factors 1, 2) – A family of Growth Factors that plays an important role in growth and development and mediates many of the growth-promoting effects essential to liver, kidney and brain function. 

  • Cationic Host Defense Peptides (CHDP’s) – peptides providing broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal immunomodulatory activity to boost your horse’s VIRAL SHIELD.

Amino Acids Used In Equine Performance™

1.  Tryptophan (0.14%): An essential amino acid, tryptophan is a precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin and the hormone melatonin. Serotonin is involved in mood regulation, appetite, and sleep, among other functions. Melatonin regulates sleep cycles.
2.  Cystine (0.12%): Cystine is formed from two cysteine molecules and plays a role in maintaining the structure of proteins by forming disulfide bonds. It’s also an antioxidant and has roles in detoxification.
3.  Methionine (0.17%): An essential amino acid that’s a starting molecule for protein synthesis. It also plays a role in the synthesis of other amino acids, and it’s involved in the methylation process, which is essential for many biochemical reactions.
4.  Aspartic Acid (0.83%): A non-essential amino acid, aspartic acid plays a role in the urea cycle and DNA metabolism. It’s also a neurotransmitter.
5.  Threonine (0.41%): An essential amino acid, threonine is crucial for protein synthesis and supports cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune system function.
6.  Serine (0.55%): Serine is involved in the synthesis of purines, pyrimidines, and other amino acids. It also plays a role in brain function and the immune system.
7.  Glutamic Acid (1.11%): Glutamic acid is a precursor for the neurotransmitter glutamate, which is involved in cognitive functions like learning and memory.
8.  Proline (0.35%): Proline helps with the structure of collagens, and therefore, supports skin, joint, and tendon health.
9.  Glycine (0.36%): Glycine has several roles, including serving as a neurotransmitter, being a precursor for porphyrins (used in the formation of heme), and helping to produce DNA and RNA.
10. Alanine (0.51%): Alanine plays a role in glucose metabolism and provides energy for muscles.
11. Valine (0.47%): An essential amino acid, valine is involved in energy production and muscle metabolism.
12. Isoleucine (0.38%): Another essential amino acid, isoleucine is involved in muscle metabolism, energy production, and hemoglobin synthesis.
13. Leucine (0.66%): Essential for protein synthesis, leucine also regulates blood sugar levels, aids in repairing tissues, and promotes growth and hormone production.
14. Tyrosine (0.26%): Tyrosine is a precursor for neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, which influence mood, stress response, and other functions.
15. Phenylalanine (0.38%): An essential amino acid, phenylalanine is a precursor for tyrosine, and subsequently for neurotransmitters and other molecules.
16. Total Lysine (0.68%): Essential for protein synthesis, lysine also aids in calcium absorption and collagen formation.
17. Histidine (0.22%): Histidine gets converted to the neurotransmitter histamine and is important for growth and repair of tissues.
18. Arginine (0.47%): Arginine is involved in several metabolic processes and is a precursor for the molecule nitric oxide, which is involved in vasodilation (widening of blood vessels).

*   AOAC: Refers to methods set by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists for analyzing the concentration of the mentioned amino acids.
*   Modified Lowry Assay: This is a method used to determine the concentration of proteins in a sample based on their reaction with copper ions in an alkaline solution and the subsequent reduction of Folin’s reagent by the treated protein.

Equine Performance™ is recommended by VETERINARIANS for life-changing HORMONAL SUPPORT for Horses of all breeds.

Equine Performance™ is Made in the USA and manufactured in a FDA registered facility under the strictest quality standards.


Product formulations tailored to the specific needs of horses.


Fast acting formulas to increase energy levels and strength and decrease joint pain.


Over longer periods of time, a loss in body fat, increase in bone density and life giving hormonal balance are common.

Read Our Equestrian Performance™ Success Stories

Super proud of Neiko and how hard he worked this weekend, he ran six events and his runs stayed consistent all weekend, only adding a tenth of a second from friday night when we ran in the same arena! And he brought home two checks last night, and won money at every event this weekend!

Lean muscle, Faster recovery, speedy healing and healthy hoof growth are all part of the experience I have had with Equine Performance. It’s really works!

I have a mare in her late 20s and was about to put her down. She just looked really pitiful, lost all her hair and was skin and bones. I tried everything to save her: feeds, vets, supplements and alfalfa. Started her on Equine Performance and she grew out the best coat of hair she’s had in years. Her head started raising up in the pasture every time she saw me come trotting to the fence. She is a totally different horse.