Cavalor Recup Gel is a cooling gel for horses that enhances tendon and muscle recovery. The active ingredients support the cooling down and recovery process by preventing muscle aches and stiffness. It can be used on yourself too for the same benefits!
During acute overexertion, overstretching or knocks, the horse's tendons can become damaged. When this happens, antibodies are transported in fluids, causing visible fluid accumulation. However, this process also damages healthy tissue. To prevent further tendon damage, it can be useful to slow down this natural healing process, without impeding it. It is therefore in your best interest to tackle tendon injuries as early as possible, or to preemptively support the tendons.
When muscles are not sufficiently prepared for a heavy workout, or when training is more intense than usual, tears can appear in the muscle fibres. The body reacts to this by sending antibodies to the affected areas. This causes an infection reaction. When there is muscle damage, substances are released that activate muscle nerves. This causes muscle aching and stiffness.
Muscle aching usually sets in about 12 hours after the workout, and is at its worst after roughly 24-48 hours. The muscle fibres recover from the acute damage after 3-4 days, but can sometimes take up to 4-6 weeks to truly fully recover and emerge stronger. By accelerating the muscle recovery process, new heavy efforts can be done earlier as well. That is why it is advisable to use Cavalor Recup Gel at shows that last several days.
Cooling your horse down slowly after work, followed by cooling the legs after exercise with water or ice, is an essential part of training. Combining this with use of Recup Gel can help expedite recovery and prevent injuries.
Cavalor Recup Gel has been formulated to optimally support the recovery phase with a combination of several essential oils, each with a specific purpose. The combined effect is synergistic cooling, relaxing the muscles and fighting pain.
Directions For Use
Cavalor Recup Gel can be used to treat muscles and tendons in the legs, and also in the back.
Massage the skin with a thin layer of gel after training. Bandages can safely be used in conjunction with this product.
It's not just for your horse though - the rider's muscles and tendons deserve just as much attention after training. Massage the affected area with a thin layer of gel after workout to prevent muscle stiffness the next day.
Caution: do not use on infected or bruised skin.
Cavalor Recup Gel is available in 200ml tubes.