Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes - formulated by a leading equine nutritionist and manufactured in the UK at a food safe factory.
Electrolytes are minerals dissolved in the horse's bloodstream that are essential for many critical roles around the body. They need to be available to the body in the correct ratios for good muscle co-ordination, healthy heart function, good performance and stamina, nerve function and the processing of wastes.
Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes contain dextrose which is vital to ensure that the electrolytes are efficiently absorbed by the horse's body. Cheaper formulations which don't contain dextrose may not work as efficiently.
It was a major breakthrough when research revealed that the correct mix of dextrose and salts can be absorbed together and will then pass quickly through the gut wall. This means that dextrose carries far greater amounts of electrolytes into the horse's body than would otherwise occur. Water is then attracted into the body by osmosis. This is the basis for all modern sports drinks.
The correct balance of these ionised body salts (positive and negative) is vital to a horse's wellbeing and its ability to perform to the highest standards.
Horses competing in sports or endurance events, or exercising in hot weather, or suffering from diarrhoea will all lose electrolytes from their bodies and if these are not promptly replaced they will tire more easily and their performance will be impaired. Supplementing with Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes is a rapid and effective way to replenish the body's natural and vital mineral reserves. Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes will also help prevent poor recovery after exercise and counteract reduced stamina, fatigue, appetite loss and muscle cramps.
Electrolytes are lost from the body through urine, saliva, sweat, mucus, bile and intestinal tract secretions. Endurance horses lose huge amounts of electrolytes in sweat during a race.
As salts are lost through sweat (isotonic dehydration), horses become less inclined to drink and a vicious circle is created leaving the horse exhausted and dehydrated. By supplementing with Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes the horse will be encouraged to take on water and performance will improve as a result of the horse being well-hydrated with a good balance of electrolytes in the body tissues.
Losses of calcium, chloride and potassium are believed to change nerve irritability causing muscles to contract in rhythm with the heartbeat and this can be seen as sudden movements in the horse's flanks. This needs to be treated by replacing lost electrolytes and giving access to water.
Pegasus Health Electro-Lytes Contains:
- Sodium Chloride
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Potassium Chloride
- Water-soluble Vitamin C
Feed Electro-Lytes To:
- Sports horses
- Horses with diarrhoea
- Horses working in hot weather
- Horses whose electrolyte levels have been impacted by illness
- Horses whose electrolyte levels have been impacted by medication
- Horses diagnosed with a dietary imbalance
Dextrose, Sodium chloride, Sodium bicarbonate, Potassium chloride, water soluble Vitamin C 10,000 mg/kg - ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS: Calcium 0.30%, Ash 17.50%, Sodium 5.35%, Magnesium 0.025%, Potassium 1.31%, Chloride 7.20%, Dextrose 80.0%