The summer show season is gearing up, which means it’s time to prep your horse for competition! With the summer heat comes the loss of valuable essential nutrients for your horse’s muscles. Without these nutrients, your horse’s performance could suffer. If you want to keep your horse performing at the highest level, try a supplement that helps muscles recover from the heat and intense activity!

Two options on the market for improving muscle condition and expediting recovery time are Lactalex and Lactanase. These products are specifically designed to aid athletic performance and muscle recovery.

What’s the Difference?

While Lactalex and Lactanase have similar concepts, there are several differences between the two. Learning more about each product can help you find the most effective tool for your horse’s muscle function.


Lactalex from Perfect Products reduces lactic acid levels in your horse’s muscles and helps with muscle soreness. This product does not contain any prohibited substances and does not test. Lactalex’s ingredients include riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, lipoic acid, a proprietary muscle comfort formula, BCAAs (branch chain amino acids), Vitamin E, and Selenium. This formula is ideal for removing lactic acid from muscle fibers, replacing vital components burned during exercise, and significantly reducing the time it takes muscles to return to peak performance condition. If you have a picky eater, Lactalex is available in both a powder and a paste! The powder is available in individual packets and can easily be added to the top of the feed. The paste is available in a 60cc syringe and is given orally.

Lactalex is not only affordable but also extremely effective! You can shop Lactalex paste here, and powder here.


Lactanase from Vita Flex Pro helps your horse maintain energy throughout exercise and competition. The Lactanase formula includes riboflavin, vitamin B-1, niacin, lipoic acid, and pantothenic acid. This combination of ingredients works to support muscle function and improves muscle recovery after a workout. Lactanase is available in an individual powder option and works best when given pre-activity. Like Lactalex, Lactanase also does not test and does not contain prohibited substances.

Lactanase comes in an affordable box of 12 individual powder packets and can be purchased here.

On The Road

It’s easy to forget essential products and show materials when you travel for horse shows! That’s why FarmVet Mobile Stores are stocked with all the equine products you might need. Both Lactalex and Lactanase are available at all FarmVet Mobile Stores! Just ask one of our Mobile Store Associates if you need help.

Not On The Road?

You can shop online at 24/7 or call one of our friendly Sales Associates at 1-888-837-3626 from Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST. You can also email your order to

Still Have Questions?

Contact our supplement support team here! They are educated and available to help you select the best supplement for your horse.

Need more than muscle recovery to keep your horse healthy this summer?
Read our blog about electrolytes!