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Cavalor Muscle Cooler is a cooling gel enhancing tendon and muscle recovery. The active ingredients in the product support the cooling down and recovery process of both your horse and yourself by preventing muscle aches and stiffness.
What happens to the tendons during exercise? Tendons are rigid structures that constitute the connections between muscles and bones. The tendon itself cannot expand or shrink. Movement is caused by the muscle that the tendons are attached to. During acute overexertion or overstretching, the tendon is damaged. Other causes can be a kick from another horse or tapping one leg with the other. When tendons are damaged, antibodies are transported in fluids, causing a visible fluid accumulation. This process, however, will also damage healthy tissue. To prevent further tendon damage, it can be useful to slow down this natural healing process, without impeding it.
The blood supply in tendons is poor compared to other bodily structures. This makes nutrient supply and toxin disposal more difficult, causing a longer recovery. It’s therefore n your best interest to tackle tendon injuries as early as possible, or to pre-emptively support the tendons.
What about the muscles?
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’s why it’s advisable to use Cavalor Muscle Cooler at
events that last several days.
Cooling down, essential for healty tendons & muscles
Just as it is with warming up, cooling down should be an essential part of every
training. The muscle metabolism that is set in motion needs time to settle down
again. Finish your training or effort with a 10-minute low-intensity trot. This
ensures that the built up lactic acid can be broken down again. It’s important
to cool the legs properly afterwards. Cooling with water or ice is essential
because this reaches all the way into the tissues beneath the skin. Cooling
reduces swelling, but it can also help with quick pain-relief as it desensitizes
the nerves that conduct pain.
Cavalor Muscle Cooler was formulated to optimally support the recovery phase
with its combination of several essential oils, each with their own specific
purpose. The combined effect of these essential oils creates a synergetic
cooling effect, relaxing the muscles and fighting pain. An optimal cooldown
combined with the use of Cavalor Muscle Cooler expedite recovery and prevent
injuries, so that horse can go back to performing at a top level faster than
Directions for Use Cavalor:
Muscle Cooler can be used to treat muscles and tendons in the legs, but also in
the back. Massage the skin with a thin layer of Cavalor Mucle Cooler after
training. Bandages can be safely used in combination with Cavalor Muscle Cooler.
Cavalor Muscle Cooler doesn’t just apply to your horse - the rider’s muscles and
tendons deserve just as much attention after training. Massage the affected area
with a thin layer of Cavalor Muscle Cooler after workout to prevent muscle
stiffness the next day.
Warning: do not use Cavalor Muscle Cooler on infected or bruised skin. For
external use only.
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