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Friday, August 31, 2007

Hygain Regain

The Facts about Electrolytes

Electrolytes are electrically charged salts or "ions" such as sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium which are dissolved and carried in the blood and cell fluids.

As salts dissolved in the blood and tissues of the body, electrolytes assist in preserving the correct balance of fluids both inside and outside the cells. Electrolytes also function in the generation of nerve impulses, contraction and relaxation of muscles, the beating of the heart and processing of wastes, in fact electrolytes are involved in virtually every function of the body.

The efficiency with which the horse can use individual electrolytes in their diet can be influenced by many factors. Although the horses body efficiently conserves needed electrolytes a certain amount is lost each day through the urine, manure, sweat and secretions into the digestive tract. In addition to these normal losses electrolytes may be lost in increasing amounts due to increased exercise, climatic conditions, sweat and disease e.g. diarrhoea. An electrolyte imbalance may cause such complications as dehydration, muscle fatigue, reduced stamina, overheating, anhidrosis and tying up. It is therefore essential that electrolyte supplementation occurs as part of your nutritional management practices. HYGAIN® REGAIN® is it in your horse?


When a performance horse sweats it looses significant amounts of the electrolytes, sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Excessive electrolyte loss can cause muscle fatigue, muscle damage, dehydration and alkalosis. Electrolyte depletion is a major cause of tying up in performance horses.

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Electrolyte supplementation is essential for your horses re-hydration, fluid balance, healthy muscle and circulatory function and nerve activity. Correct electrolyte supplementation ensures your horses peak performance. HYGAIN® REGAIN® is a concentrated electrolyte replacer, scientifically formulated to maintain the correct balance of electrolytes before, during and after exercise. Formulated to mimic horse sweat Hygain Regain rapidly re-hydrates, replenishes and refuels your horse. HYGAIN® REGAIN® is it in your horse?

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