NEW PRODUCTS! Rebuild Powder & Capsules

Introducing Pigeon Vitality Rebuild Rebuild Capsules

Pigeon Vitality have introduced an innovative product that takes the sport to the next level. A scientific formulation and selection of the best amino acids specifically selected to minimise muscle cell damage, idealy suited for ultra fast recuperation and to enhance the development of muscle cell growth in racing pigeons after returning from training and racing flights.

Rebuild – Building Muscle Strength and Fast Recuperation
Micostructure damage of the muscle cells can very easily occur when the pigeons are exposed to stressful, tough and demanding training and racing.
It is therefore vitaly important that when the pigeons return to the loft, we as fanciers should do all we can to help them to reduce muscle damage and ensure that they recuperate as fast as possible. In doing this the pigeons will recover quicker ready for their next flight and aid the pigeons to strengthen their muscles resulting in becoming fitter and stronger after each and every race.

Role of Specific Amino Acids for Muscle Repair
It is well known that a predominant function of the dietary protein is to repair and rebuild the tissues of body, including damaged muscle fibres, in particular by supplying the cells with protein building blocks called amino acids. Several studies have shown reduced levels of so-called body enzyme “Creatine Kinase” (CK) when amino acids are given before and after exercise.
CK is a specific and sensitive indicator of muscle damage in humans as well as in pigeons (Lumeij et al, 2008).
Whatever the degree of injury to the muscles, trauma to the fibres initiate a series of actions to rebuild the damaged tissue. First the satellite cells move into the area and proliferate using the dietary amino acids as building blocks. As the number of satellite cells increases the cells grow together to create a new muscle fibre.  Satellite cells can also attach to the damaged muscle fibres, allowing an increase in muscle protein that repairs the damage and rebuilds the fibre. The end result is renewed muscle protein in the injured tissue as well as brand-new muscle cells. However, this process cannot occur effectively without sufficient high-quality amino acids in the diet to repair and rebuild the damaged tissues.
Among the most efficient amino acids for the rebuild function are the branched-chain amino acids – ”Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine”.
The most efficient method of reducing muscle damage is when the amino acids are taken while the muscle cells are still warm. Thus, the amino acids should be dissolved in the drinking water for the pigeons to consume immediately or within 20 minutes when returning to the loft after their training or racing.

The Development of Pigeon Vitality Rebuild Rebuild Powder
The amazing gain from using the correct selection of amino acids, and how best to use them in an optimal way was the motivation for us at Pigeon Vitality to explore this exciting product development. Unlike many other existing protein / amino acid products currently on the market, we decided to avoid milkpowder based raw-materials since racing pigeons are lactose (milksugar) intolerant. We also excluded cheap and redundant diluting materials such as sugar, dextrose and similar ingredients. After some years of exciting development, last summer we finally after some serious research perfected the pre production samples of Pigeon Vitality Rebuild,  a concentrated and potent blend of the best selected amino acids that fits exactly the need of racing pigeons. Half a teaspoon per litre of drinking water on the day of return is all that is required.

Read about the Amazing weekend of Brakstad & Jensen testing “Rebuild” for the first time

In Summary
The Pigeon Vitality team are delighted to have proven with fantastic results the creation of another great innovative and unique product for racing pigeons that significantly makes a difference to the pigeons ability to perform on the day. – Pigeon Vitality Rebuild.
Whatever the degree of injury to the muscles after a race, Pigeon Vitality Rebuild will initiate a series of actions to rebuild the damaged muscle tissue. The end result being renewed muscle protein in the injured tissue as well as brand-new and stronger growth muscle cells.

The Pigeon Vitality Team are delighted to have proven with fantastic results the creation of another great innovative and unique product for racing pigeons that significantly makes a difference to the pigeons ability to perform on the day. – Pigeon Vitality Rebuild.

Whatever the degree of injury to the muscles after a race, Pigeon Vitality Rebuild will initiate a series of actions to rebuild the damaged muscle tissue. The end result being renewed muscle protein in the injured tissue as well as brand-new and stronger growth muscle cells.

Rebuild Capsules Rebuild Powder

Pigeon Vitality Rebuild is available as:

Powder to add to the drinking water
Capsules to be given individually to late returns
Note: – The Rebuild capsules may also be given to the pigeons before basketing to help increase their endurance in the race.

The complete range of our natural products as well as our latest product ”Rebuild” can be purchased from any of our listed resellers or directly from the Pigeon Vitality webshop.

Selected references

J.T. Lumeij, J.J. De Bruijne,  A. Slob, J. Wolfswinkel & J. Rothuizen (1988) Enzyme activities in tissues and elimination half‐lives of homologous muscle and liver enzymes in the racing pigeon (Columba Livia domestica) ,Avian Pathology, 17:4, 851-864, 2008.

Dohm et al.“Effect of exercise on synthesis and degradation of muscle protein”. Biochem. J 1980;188: 255-262.

Shimomura,Y et al. Exercise Promotes BCAA Catabolism: Effects of BCAA Supplementation on Skeletal Muscle during Exercise.2004 Journal of nutrition.

Shimomura, Y et al.”Branched-Chain amino acid Supplementation Before Squat Exercise and Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness”. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2010;20:3:236-244.

Jackman, S et al. “Branched-Chain Amino Acid Ingestion Can Ameliorate Soreness From Eccentric Exercise”. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2010;42:5: 962-970.

Gualano, A et al. “Branched-Chain Amino Acids Supplementation Enhances Exercise Capacity and Lipid Oxidation During Endurance Exercise After Muscle Glycogen Depletion”. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2011;51:5:82-88.

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