Chia de Gracia ''Electrolyte Up''
Electrolyte Up is a natural and completely sugar-free electrolyte preparation for horses. It is designed to restore the electrolyte and fluid balance after a hard performance and sweating.
Electrolyte Up contains Himalayan salt, mineral salt, beetroot powder, dandelion root, dandelion leaves and a pinch of love .
- During heavy muscle work, the horse's body temperature rises, as most of the energy released from muscle work is released by heat. With many horses, body temperature also rises during transport. The horse gets rid of excess heat mainly by sweating.
- During physical exertion, the horse can sweat up to 10-15 liters per hour. When sweating, the horse loses salts and minerals, ie electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium).
- A heavily sweating horse can lose up to 100 g of salt in a single hour. Low electrolyte concentration reduces the amount of blood circulating in the veins and the horse's performance ability decreases.
- Horse´s body needs salt to maintain its electrolyte balance despite strong sweating. Providing extra salt in feed is also justified for lightworking horses, as there are large individual differences in salt rock consumption.
Sweating consumes always plenty of water and the horse quickly begins to suffer from dehydrating if drinking water is not available or the horse will not drink. The desire to drink stops often quite quickly after exercise if water is not available. The horse should be offered a reasonable amount of lukewarm water immediately after training.
When the horse is sweating, the electrolytes lost should be replaced.
- The high-quality Himalayan salt contains a wide range of about 80 different minerals and sodium, but its mineral content is not only enough to meet the needs of a heavily sweating horse.
- Mineral salts contain some sodium, but especially potassium and magnesium, which are also important electrolytes.
- Beetroot contains many and varied healthy minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, copper, phosphorus, iron and zinc. In addition, it is sweet and most horses are crazy about it!
- Dandelion leaves and roots are also an excellent way to replace lost electrolytes. They contains plenty of potassium and magnesium to repair the body's electrolyte balance.