Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bone and Tissue JOINT MATRIX

One of the most common issues and challenges with performance horses is preventing joint wear and tear and maintaining joint health. Wear and tear on joints often leads to chronic inflammation, stiffness, pain and injury. The bioactive enzymes, and complexes in Joint Matrix nutritionally support a joint’s response to injury including anti-inflammatory mechanisms - reducing swelling and pain. Improved cellular respiration fosters the repair and maintenance of joint tissues. Antioxidants are essential to joint health as they reduce oxidative damage and promote healing.

Contains antioxidants that help remove damaging free radicals that can degrade the hyaluronic acid in synovial joint fluid.

Maintain healthy bone through enhanced osteoblast production.

Promotes healthy cartilage connective tissue and joint structure and function.

Prevent stiffness and help slow or stop arthritic changes.

Mushroom cells contain chitin, a natural source of glucosamine.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Take a look at some of these beautiful horses!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Austria, Austria

W warming up for the CDI*** Achleiten. Photo by Danielle Thomason.

Austria is not normally on my showing tour, but I seem drawn to it this summer! We drove through the Austrian Alps to get to Lipica two weeks ago, and this weekend finds all of us (Danielle, myself, Gizmo and W) back on the road. This time we landed at Schloss Achleiten, the home of Victoria Max-Theurer in Austria.

Danielle, Gizmo and W made the trip in what has been dubbed by others as the “Swedish Taxi.” Gizmo views the little blue truck as his doghouse on wheels, and W seems perfectly content to munch his hay on these long cross-European tours. He is learning to travel.

I flew into Linz yesterday after a brief change of planes in Munich. I get my best sleep on airplanes, Rita. My response to “Please fasten your seatbelts...” is as Pavlovian as Gizmo’s response to dog treats except that he salivates, and I fall asleep. I can’t remember the last time I was actually awake for a take off.

Buckling my seat belt made me fall sleep before the plane was ever off the runway in Munich, but I woke up 20 minutes later with a start. Our little prop plane was losing altitude, making sounds like a struggling lawn mower, and just managing to stay above the hayfields below us. I thought, “OMG, we don’t have enough power to reach altitude. We are going to make a crash landing in the hay!”

None of the other passengers seemed concerned about our impending doom, however, so I played it cool until a runway appeared out of nowhere, and we landed rather unremarkably in Linz. I had no idea how short the flight between Munich and Linz really is! Twenty-five minutes gives a whole new meaning to the expression “hopper.”

Another 20 minutes in a taxi and the domes of Achleiten Castle marked my arrival at the show.

It’s hot here, Rita—86° in the shade and forecasts of higher temperatures tomorrow. I normally use electrolytes when the horses travel, but in this kind of weather they get a dose with every meal to offset the debilitating effects of dehydration. Travel stress combined with hard work and high temperatures can be a dangerous thing. Take special care.

A small group of us arrived here yesterday. After unloading and hosing off the horses, we found a bit of relief from the heat at the Biergarten in my hotel. A nice finish to a long day.

I rode W early this morning to avoid the heat, and all of us will be on hand for the vet check this afternoon. More competitors are arriving as I write this, and the competition will begin tomorrow.

Here is a short video intro to the show. More soon, Rita!

I’m Catherine Haddad, and I’m sayin it like it is from Achleiten, Austria.

Training Tip of the Day: Dehydration is the biggest danger during transport, especially in the summer months. Try to travel at night when it is cooler and support your horse’s hydration with electrolytes.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Supplementation Program for Horses

Prevent • Protect • Perform

For centuries, certain mushrooms have been consumed for their wellness benefits and have been recognized for their powerful functional health support and wellness aspects in addition to their flavors and textures. Mushroom Matrix (M²) has developed specialized nutraceutical mushroom formulas designed to provide the maximum health promoting effects to the Equine industry.

For centuries, certain mushrooms have been consumed for their wellness benefits and have been recognized for their powerful functional health support and wellness aspects in addition to their flavors and textures. Mushroom Matrix has developed specialized nutraceutical mushroom formulas designed to provide the maximum health promoting effects to the Equine industry.

The secret lies in the use of whole bioactive entities with potent enzymatic functions and providing the horse with un-denatured antioxidant enzymes and adjunctive natural health components in a highly absorbable bio-available and active form. Grown under strict GMP Standards in San Marcos California, M² ble
nds are Certified Organic formulas with guaranteed potencys. The products are pure unadulterated CERTIFIED ORGANIC nutraceutical mushroom powders carefully cultivated & harvested with proprietary processing methods to ensure preservation of optimal potency of natures most powerful natural synergies of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, beta glucans and more in a sophisticated nutritional matrix.

The foundation of performance is health. The basis of health, strength, and stamina is a powerful immune system. Science is now demonstrating that nature has many potent nutrients that support & activate the immune system. Many of these impressive and beneficial substances are found in mushrooms. MUSHROOM MATRIX has developed proprietary cultivation methodologies for selected species of extensively researched mushrooms. Recognizing the different constituents and medicinal modes of activity of each mushroom species, several unique M2 Matrix Mushroom Formulas have been created to address specific equine health and performance issues.

With these formulas, it is now possible to naturally support, restore, and build the strength and stamina required for peak performance and consistency. We are entering a new age for realization of genetic performance potential combining the benefits and wisdom of scientific and classic training with natural, organic whole foods as nature intended.

Why continue to use synthetic chemicals as nutritional supplements without any enzyme backup system to promote proper bio-availability and utilization? Such artificial additives may not be absorbed or fully utilized and can interfere or be a less effective substitute for the real preferred natural substrates. This can never produce peak consistent performance over time.

Collectively, M2 Mushroom Matrix Formulas contain whole natural proprietary mushroom matrix blends with certified cultured levels of transporters and antioxidants to provide needed protection and enhancement without having to administer synthetic chemicals/nutrients with questionable absorption, cell penetration, and physiologic effect.

Special Bioactive Mushroom Matrix blends provide:

  • The most powerful anti-oxidative and enzyme properties known in any
    food product.
  • Oxidative stress support.
  • Natural immune supportive agents.

Unique and proprietary GGM processing is used to combine both mushroom fruit bodies and bio-active mycelia (the "whole mushroom" organism) in unique formulas that optimizes each mushroom's enzymatic structure and benefit. This technology was developed in a cooperative research venture with Dr. Robert Beelman, Professor of Food Science at Pennsylvania State University.

Antioxidants: All living organisms including horses are exposed on a daily basis to attacks by free radicals, also called reactive oxygen species. Survival and minimization of harmful effects free radicals requires a powerful antioxidant defense system.

Several of nature's most powerful antioxidants and synergistic enzyme matrix systems that do not exist outside unprocessed whole foods are found in significant abundance in certain specially-grown species of exotic, medicinal mushrooms.

• L-Ergothioneine (LE), a substance mushrooms have in abundance, is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world. ONE unit of L-ERGO equals approximately 7, 000 units of Trolox (water soluble vitamin E). What is most fascinating is that mammals cannot synthesize L-ERGO but contain a unique TRANSPORT SYSTEM to ensure delivery of this essential nutrient to key cells and sites of oxidative stress.

• Beta Glucans
- Potent and proven immune response potentiators and modulators.

• Polyphenols -
Potent biological response modifiers.
• Organic Selenium compounds - An essential trace element with important antioxidant and metabolic energy activity.

• Amino Acids - Essential amino acids occurring in mushrooms increase the biological value of equine feeds.

• Glycoproteins
- Key building blocks of the immune system, antibodies, hormones, connective tissue, and are important for cellular recognition and defense.

The effects and benefits of improved antioxidant and enzyme food matrix status are significant and include improved stress response as evidenced by improved mental focus, external bio-markers of improved health such as improved coat sheen, muscle tone, digestion, stamina, growth, recovery, and reproductive potential.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Human Health Essentials

Mushroom Matrix
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Mushroom Matrix blends contain high levels of polyphenols,
beta-glucans, L-Ergothioneine, selenomethionine and other
unique bioactive components.

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A daily dose of this Revolutionary, Organic, Whole Food Health Product promotes a general feeling of wellness are composed of special mushrooms in their natural bioactive state with potent enzymatic function.

Mushrooms have developed the evolutionary strategy of externally digesting organic substrates by secreting enzymes and acids into their immediate environs and then absorbing nutrients into their cellular structures using netlike chains called mycelia. The M2 concept is to use various types of edible and medicinal whole mushroom fruit bodies and mycelium in unique blends which optimizes each mushroom's enzymatic activity during all phases of growth. The mushrooms in our blends essentially work for us through the concept of enzymatic digestion of designed starter substrates.

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Contains proprietary, performance-tested strains of the following
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Turkey Tail, King Trumpet, Brown Beech, Himematsutake and Shiitake.
Rich in:

· L-Ergothioneine · Amino acids · Selenomethionine
· Antioxidants · Polyphenols · Beta glucans
· Soluble and insoluble dietary fiber

The mushrooms in this blend also contain significant amounts of Niacin, Potassium, and Vitamins B1 & B2.

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Incredible Power of the Powder. Daily Life Essentials is available as a whole food.

MAITAKE (Grifola frondosa): Powerful immune system stimulation and modulation. Promotes normal cell growth.

REISHI (Ganoderma lucidum):
Tonic for the immune system and for heart, liver and respiratory function. Highly revered in Tradition Chinese Medicine
where it is used specifically for symptoms of aging.

CORDYCEPS (Cordyceps militaris):
Supplement of choice for world class athletes. Used to increase energy & endurance and increase efficiency of oxygen uptake & utilization.

TURKEY TAIL (Coriolus versicolor): The #1 Immune Supplement in Japan. Subject of more than 300 scientific studies, the most intensively researched mushroom in the world.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Welcome to Mushroom Matrix

Mushroom Matrix is located in San Diego County in southern California and is a division of Golden Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc. (GGM). GGM has been an innovator in the USA specialty fresh mushroom industry for nearly 20 years and has introduced and expanded the availability of many new mushroom varieties to the USA market including Enoki, King Trumpet, Maitake, and Brown & White Beech Mushrooms. Consistent production and innovative packaging methodologies have increased the availability and quality of specialty mushrooms available to consumers which has contributed to a significant increase in the consumption of these very tasty, healthy and nutritious mushrooms in North America over the past two decades.

Recognizing the powerful effects of other mushroom species not commonly used for culinary purposes, Mushroom Matrix was formed to diversify production to include powerful nutraceutical species such as Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicola, Maitake (Grifola frondosa), Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris) Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Eryngii (Pleurotus eryngii) Buna shimeji (Hysizygus tessulatus), Antrodia (Antrodia camphorata), and Lion's Mane (Hericium erinacea). The Mushroom Matrix team has developed proprietary strains of these potent mushrooms and utilizes proprietary growing methodologies to produce Certified Organic, dehydrated mushroom powders with high levels of bioactive and bioavailable compounds.