Neutracid is a body acid neutraliser and alkali replacer for horses. Sodium Citrate has a neutralising effect on lactic acid which accumulates in the bloodstream and muscle tissues. Citric Acid metabolites act as a buffer when there is an alkali deficiency or if acidosis occurs.
Accumulation of lactic acid in the blood and muscles can cause muscle stiffness, muscle cramping (“tying-up”) and damage to the muscle fibres. This means that muscles cannot carry out their normal function of contraction and relaxation during exercise. Muscles then enter a state of suspended contraction or muscle cramp (“tie-up”). Certain individual horses are more prone to muscle cramping than others. This is a matter requiring careful management by all horsemen. A prudent nutritional and training strategy can significantly reduce or eliminate the incidence of muscle cramp.