Description: Elyte C+E is the complementary feed composed of a blend of completely water-soluble electrolyte salts supplemented with vitamin C and E. Its formula has been conceived according to the most recent N.R.C. guidelines. Horses' sweat is hypertonic, which means that its salt concentration is far higher than blood's one. Therefore, considerable sweating leads to huge loss of sodium, potassium, chlorine, magnesium and calcium that need to be restored quickly to prevent listlessness and muscle cramps. That is exactly Elyte C+E's aim. Elyte C+E also meets horses' vitamin E and vitamin C daily requirements: it provides 540 mg of vitamin E and 1150 mg of vitamin C per dose per day. Elyte C+E is a product especially conceived for sporthorses, for the more their physical effort increases, the more they need vitamin E. In fact, during competitions and intense training, for example, horses require a greater amount of vitamins (42). Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin exerting an antioxidant action on the body. Therefore, it is crucial to add it to sporthorses' diets. All eight vitamin E chemical forms have antioxidant properties, but alpha-tocopherol seems to be the most tolerated by the body (6). In men, vitamin E exerts several actions on the body, including reducing muscle cramps. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is the most significant antioxidant and water-soluble substance in living organisms. Moreover, it is an important cofactor in the chemical reactions involving carnitine (5).
When to use Elyte C+E: Elyte C+E should be use throughout the year and administered in lower doses during winter, when horses sweat less. On the other hand, doses should be increased during summer, when horses sweat more and frequently.
Properties of its constituents: Horses lost electrolytes through sweat to get rid of the heat generated by muscle contraction. The electrolyte salts blend ensures a quick restoration of the salts lost through sweat, thus preventing listlessness. Vitamin C and vitamin E ensure an antioxidant effect on the body (5, 55). Elyte C+E is supplemented with L-glycine, an amino acid also known as glycocoll, which accelerates the restoration in cells of the salts lost through perspiration. L-glycine is the simplest amino acid known and plays a primary role in the synthesis of proteins, ATP, glutathione and glycogen. Therefore, it is considered a new antioxidant (4).
Use and dosage: Administer 60 g of Elyte C+E per day to restore the salts lost through perspiration. It is suggested to increase the dose up to 100 g per day in case of prolonged efforts or competitive activities and, in particular, during hot seasons.
– rounded full: 40 g
This product does not cause any adverse reaction. Nevertheless, since every organism has its own peculiarities, dietary supplements, feeds and complementary feeds should always be introduced in a horse’s diet gradually, in order to evaluate the product’s effects on the horse.