Electrolyte Gold is a balanced electrolyte that has been scientifically formulated to care for exercising horses’ needs, containing essential electrolytes and vitamins in an amino acid and glucose base.
In order for a horse to perform at its best, it should be properly hydrated and fed sufficient levels of electrolytes. Horses are unique, in that they cool their bodies primarily by sweating large amounts of body fluids. Therefore water losses are significantly increased in the performance horse during hot weather and increased exercise. However, water is not the only substance that is lost during sweating. Electrolytes are also lost in great quantities. The composition of horses’ sweat is very unusual due to its hypertonicity, relative to plasma. This places even greater importance on electrolyte replacement. Electrolyte Gold has been formulated to eliminate the worry of a potentially debilitating electrolyte deficiency in the performance horse.
Packed in convenient single feeding sachets, ELECTROLYTE GOLD will “refresh” horses in training. The addition of high levels of the antioxidant Vitamins E (1000iu) and C (750mg) will also protect muscle tissue by eliminating ʻfree radicalsʼ, noxious by-products of exercise. Glycine and Glucose improve the rate of absorption of electrolytes in the gastrointestinal tract.
Long term deficiencies of sodium and potassium in the horse will upset normal bodily functions, therefore Electrolyte Gold should be given daily in times of hardwork or racing, heat stress, diarrhea or excitability or nervousness.
The best method for feeding electrolytes?
When giving electrolytes, always use the rationale “replace, replace, replace!” One cannot “pre-load” a horse with electrolytes. Electrolytes, which include sodium, chloride, potassium, bicarbonates, calcium and magnesium are water soluble. Therefore, any excess will be eliminated via the urinary system. The body is a finely tuned machine that responds to biochemical feedback mechanisms that tell it when it is running too low or too high on electrolytes. This means that the body will crave electrolytes when there has been a significant loss through exercise, temperature or stress, and will eliminate dietary excess immediately. For this reason Electrolyte Gold is designed to give after hard work or racing and competing.