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Vita Flex AccuLytes

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Accurate and balanced electrolytes, in a formula based on actual electrolyte loss in performance horses.

Electrolytes - Maintaining the Body Electric Horses depend on certain electrically charged minerals to maintain the balance and flow of vital body fluids, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the healthy function of the muscles and the circulatory system. These minerals are called electrolytes.

Their positive and negative charges help to control the body’s pH (acid/base) balance and the transport of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cells. Because some electrolytes, such as sodium and chloride, are in short supply in basic feedstuffs like hay and grain, it is important to provide a salt block for horses to use on a free choice basis. However, during periods of training, performance, and high ambient temperatures and humidity, horses lose large quantities of electrolytes through sweat. In these conditions, horses, like human athletes, need additional electrolytes added to their daily diet. AccuLytes™ provides a balanced, readily absorbable supply of the six major electrolytes in a concentrated and highly palatable supplement.

Replacing Electrolytes Lost in Sweat Recent research has begun to reveal the amount of electrolytes lost as horses sweat during extended performance. While the total quantities vary with exercise intensity, local temperature and humidity, the ratio of minerals leaving the body in sweat remains fairly constant. Because horses are large animals, they have proportionately more heat-producing mass, and less surface area from which to radiate excess heat. They must depend upon the cooling power of large quantities of perspiration to maintain safe internal temperatures. Unlike human sweat, equine sweat is hypertonic; it contains a higher level of electrolytes than the blood plasma. The loss of such large quantities of water and electrolytes means that horses require serious attention to their water and electrolyte intake to maintain optimum fitness during intensive work. The AccuLytes™ formula accurately reflects the proportions of sodium, chloride, potassium and phosphorus lost in actual performance, and provides extra amounts of crucial calcium and magnesium for additional protection during prolonged exercise. AccuLytes™ provides a convenient and much more accurate alternative to the guesswork of mixing various loose salts in the hope of supplying the proper electrolyte balance.

Controlling Acidity with DCAB During the intensive work of training and performance, the production of energy from food fuels releases increasing amounts of acid by-products. The best known of these is lactic acid, or lactate. As these acids accumulate in the muscles and the blood, the body’s pH drops, metabolic efficiency declines and the stage is set for fatigue and reduced performance. Proper nutrition offers several avenues for controlling this problem and maintaining the body’s pH within the optimum range for a longer period of time.

Electrolytes play a major role in the body’s efforts to buffer excess acidity. Positively charged mineral ions, called cations, improve the processing of the large amounts of hydrogen ions released during exercise metabolism, and thus maintain better pH. When excess negatively charged minerals, or anions, are present, acidity increases and performance suffers. Studies show that a more positive dietary cation/anion balance (DCAB) can be an important part of the successful control of exercise-induced acidity. The forms and ratios of electrolytes in AccuLytes™ have been carefully selected to give you the best combination of optimum DCAB and accurate replacement of minerals lost in sweat. AccuLytes™ adds the buffering power of mineral carbonates while avoiding the negative effects of the extremely alkaline sodium bicarbonate found in other electrolyte supplements and pre-performance products.

Formulated For Easier Feeding and Better Solubility AccuLytes™ uses a variety of quality mineral salts and amino acid chelates to achieve a free-flowing blend that is easy to feed and easily dissolved in water. This gives you great flexibility and several feeding options for supplying the balanced ratios of the AccuLytes formula. AccuLytes™ is tuned for better absorption with chelated forms of calcium and manganese and the amino acid glycine, which has been shown to enhance the absorption of mineral electrolytes. AccuLytes™’ concentrated formula is based on a unique blend of mild flavors and dextrose that horses enjoy, plus five direct-fed microbial cultures, including Lactobacillus acidophilus. These beneficial micro-organisms are compatible with the digestive tract of horses. Recommended Feeding Moderate exercise, feed 1½ ounces daily. Training and performance, feed 3 ounces daily, or as directed by veterinarian. Severely stressed horses may benefit from additional amounts. Includes 1½ ounce scoop.
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