A tasty powder mixture of electrolytes and quickly absorbable vitamins that has a positive impact on recovery ability
When horses sweat, they may lose a lot of electrolytes and mineral that are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. As sweat in the horse is hypertonic, depletion of electrolytes and water are major causes of fatigue in endurance events. As a consequence of electrolyte depletion the horse may show a decreased condition and loss of performance. Recovery of the natural mineral/electrolyte/vitamin balance takes time, and if the deficiency of electrolytes due to severe sweating is considerable, the loss must be compensated. When using Cavalor Electrolyte Balance after a situation involving loss of electrolytes and minerals through sweating (heat, transport, exertion) the horse will remain fit for a longer period, will recuperate faster and more easily withstand longer periods of intensive training, competition and transport.
Cavalor Electrolyte Balance is a dietary feed that supplements these deficiencies. It contains a number of essential electrolytes (including sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium and calcium), as well as some important B vitamins. Other ingredients include essential amino acids and sugars (dextrose), which provide energy and promote the absorption of electrolytes.
45 grams/ 1,59 oz mixed in the feed or dissolved in the drinking water per animal per day. Recommended use: right after a period of sweating. Always provide unlimited access to fresh drinking water. Maximum dose: 100 g/ 3,5 oz per animal per day.
Tip: Give your horse 45 g Cavalor Electrolyte Balance and 500 g of extruded cereals with 100 g dextrose within 30 minutes after a heavy effort for optimal recuperation and to have a fit horse the following day.
Is there a difference between a liquid electrolyte supplement and a powder electrolyte supplement?
No, but it may be more practical in terms of application to choose a liquid electrolyte over a powder form.
Why should I choose a formulated electrolyte mixture over a regular salt block?
A balanced electrolyte mixture contains an array of electrolytes and nutrients that compensate for electrolyte loss during heavy exercise. A regular salt block replaces sodium and chloride losses only.
Should I use Electrolytes before or after exercise?
In contrast to many nutrients, there are no body stores of water and electrolytes other than those carried in the gastrointestinal tract. Any excess absorbed is excreted in the urine. You can't give electrolytes before competition. You have to give electrolytes after the horse has made some efforts. However, deficiencies can be prevented by replacing them as they are lost (during and after exercise). While there is no use supplementing electrolytes prior to competition, giving electrolytes a few hours before competition may be beneficial.