Cavalor® - Electrolytes
Electrolytes - Frequently asked questions
Is there a difference between a liquid vs powdered electrolyte supplement?No, but it may be more practical to choose a liquid electrolyte over a powder (customer preference).Why should I choose a formulated electrolyte mixture over a regular salt block?A balanced electrolyte mixture contains an array of electrolytes and nutrients that compensate electrolyte loss during heavy exercise. A regular salt block can only replace sodium and chloride (loss).Should I use administer electrolytes before or after exercise?In contrast to many nutrients, there is no storage of water and electrolytes in the body other than those carried in the gastrointestinal tract. The excess will be excreted from the body through the urine. Electrolytes should be given after the horse has made some effort however, deficiencies can be prevented by replacing electrolytes as the are lost during and after excersice. Giving electrolytes a few hours before physical exertion may be beneficial, but there are no benefits associated with supplementing electrolytes days prior to competition and heavy training.What are the beneits of using Cavalor® An Energy Boost during competitions?With Cavalor® An Energy Boost you provide your horse with an extra dose/boost of highly accessible nutrients that are important during competition or very intensive training. The packaging is specially designed to be used during competition.Can I use Cavalor® An Energy Boost instead of a vitamin supplement during competitions the horse enters?Cavalor® An Energy Boost is designed to provide an instant boost of nutrients (energy) before entering the competition arena. If your horse needs extra vitamins and minerals during a high level multiple-day-event, Cavalor® Powred Performance may be administered. Cavalor® Nutri Plus can be administered for an extra dose of vitamins and minerals during offcompetition periods.Is there a risk of electrolyte overdose when combining Cavalor® An Energy Boost with Cavalor® Electrolyte Balance or Cavalor® Electroliq Balance?It is safe to combine Cavalor® An Energy Boost with Cavalor® Electrolyte Balance or Cavalor® Electroliq Balance. The body cannot store electrolytes and the excess will be excreted from the body through urine. Make sure that your horse has access to fresh water at all times when supplementing with electrolytes. Excessive supplementation is not recommended as it may affect metabolic function.What is the function of the amino acids in Cavalor® An Energy Boost?Cavalor® An Energy Boost contains certain amino acids that are known for their specific role : Lysine affects cell growth and immunity Threonine plays a role in the digestion and mental well being Tryptophane has been associated with stress reduction.
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