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Re: [RC] baking soda for muscles? - heidi

 The thought is that he has some
lactic acid "thing"  going on.
My questions are:  has anyone else encountered this problem?  If so,
what  have you found?  What supplements work best?  What about baking

No, no, no---no baking soda!  Human runners sometimes get acidotic and
have trouble with lactic acid buildup.  Likewise, the baking soda has been
an old remedy for tied-up sprint horses.  Not so in distance horses
working aerobically.  They are actually alkalotic, so the baking soda
actually would tend to exacerbate the problem.

Check his whole blood selenium levels for starters, and see if a blood
panel right after work has a high CPK or not.  (Note--not all
labs--particularly human labs--will routinely give you a CPK unless you
specifically ask for it!)


Arabians were bred for years primarily as a war horse and those
requirements are similar to what we do today with endurance riding. 
~  Homer Saferwiffle

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[RC] baking soda for muscles?, DeborahHuebsch