High work intensities can increase heat production 40 to 60 times over that of basal metabolism. Heat production of this magnitude can limit performance. The major pathway for heat dispersion in the horse is sweat loss. Sweating results in the loss of not only water but also essential electrolytes. If these losses are not replaced, metabolic imbalances may result in a lactic acid build up, tying up syndrome, dehydration and decreased performance, therefore the replacement of electrolytes after sweating is essential.
ISOPRO is naturally flavoured with aniseed, which is highly palatable to the horse. Fresh drinking water should be available at all times.
ISOPRO is a concentrated, scientifically formulated and cost-effective electrolyte supplement.
How do electrolytes help your horses performance?
Sodium is fundamental for muscle contraction, nerve and cellular function and osmotic movement into and out of cells.
Potassium has a synergistic relationship with sodium in it's involvement in osmotic regulation of the cell and nerve and muscle contraction.
Chloride is critical in proper kidney function.
Calcium is involved in cell membrane function, blood coagulation and neuromuscular functions.
Magnesium is essential for muscle contraction and energy production.
Bicarbonate acts as a buffer helping to prevent a build-up of lactic acid.
Sulphate improves absorption of negatively charged electrolytes.
Citrate helps re-establish an isotonic balance.