Affects Health & Performance
DEHYDRATION AFFECTS HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE
- Muscle contraction,
- Regulating heartbeat,
- Nerve pulse transmission,
- Digestion are all assisted by the electrochemical processes of electrolytes
Signs of severe dehydration are:
- uncoordinated muscle contraction,
- unsteady gait,
- muscle weakness.
The horse may even lose interest in drinking as the physiological trigger that tells a horse to drink can also be impaired when dehydrated.
It is critical to ensure electrolyte levels are at sufficient levels, if unbalanced or depleted, cell function in the muscles, gut, and heart will slow and in extreme conditions possibly shut down.
Horses who sweat for prolonged periods should be supplemented electrolytes, as large amounts of sodium, potassium and chloride are lost. Potassium loss is approximately half as much as sodium, chloride loss is twice as much as sodium.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all electrolyte supplements are created equal. Many contain sugar and other fillers, which aren’t desirable – especially for horses with ins. resistance and other metabolic conditions.
Sugar is not required for optimal electrolyte absorption and may excessively dilute the more valuable ingredients needed.
CEN COMPLETE ELECTROLYE
CEN Complete Electrolyte provides your horse with the essential electrolytes in the proper ratios, to provide better performance by improving power and stamina.
CEN Complete Electrolyte allows for quick and efficient re-hydration by providing sodium, potassium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, calcium and other trace minerals in a concentrated and economical product. There’s no sugar added, nor are there any unnecessary fillers or flavours.