Complete Electrolytes are a palatable, fully balanced
electrolyte that is gentle on the stomach and replaces
electrolytes in proportion to the amounts lost during
Sub-optimal electrolyte intake is a frequent cause of poor
performance in competition horses. Palatability problems with
ordinary electrolytes can limit feed and supplement intake, cause
irritation of the stomach and intestine, and has also been shown to
irritate or cause gastric ulceration in horses.
Containing the 5 key electrolytes, sodium, chloride, potassium,
calcium and magnesium with Microencapsulation Technology means
it dissolves in the small intestine where electrolyte uptake is optimal
and is both palatable and gentle on the stomach unlike ordinary
electrolytes that can cause or irritate gastric ulcers.
The five major electrolytes: sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and
magnesium; are key nutrients required for nerve and muscle function,
maintenance of normal hydration and normal function of the digestive
system, kidneys, lungs and heart. Sub-optimal electrolyte intake can lead
to muscle problems and poor performance, therefore horses in work
require extra electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat, faeces and urine.
The harder the horse works, the hotter the horse gets. The longer a horse
works and the warmer the weather, the more sweat and therefore the
more electrolytes a horse will lose. One litre of horse sweat contains
around 3.5g of sodium, 6g of chloride, 1.2g of potassium and 0.1g of
calcium. A horse can easily lose 5 litres of sweat each hour on a normal
day at a moderate pace which equates to the loss of around 50g of
electrolytes. This amount would not be replaced by the horses’ normal
daily hay and hard feed alone.
Electrolytes should be fed every day. It is common for many horses to
only be fed supplemental electrolytes immediately before and during
competition. If you feed enough electrolytes during training you will not
need to increase the amount in the feed by much when it comes to a
competition. If you do not feed in training and feed only in competition
you will never replace sufficient electrolytes that have been lost during
training. It can take weeks or months, not days, to fully restore the body’s
normal electrolyte levels following a month or so of training.
Given regularly and not just during competition helps maintain electrolyte
levels, stimulates appetite and encourages drinking
Active Ingredient Levels 100g of Complete
Sodium 20.0g Chloride 38.9g Potassium 8.3g Calcium 0.6g
Complete Electrolytes is also available in a syringe for use
before, during and after training or races.
100g of Complete Electrolytes Syringe
contains: 27.5g chloride, 14.64g sodium, 6.07g potassium,
360mg magnesium and 360mg calcium
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