Dehydration (water and electrolyte depletion) has serious consequences. Every horse should use METABOLIC BALANCE daily, especially the performance horse, in order to maintain correct levels of hydration, and in turn maintain optimum levels of performance and good health. Hay, pasture or fortified grains do not contain enough electrolytes to meet the needs of the performance horse during training, during transport and during competition.
METABOLIC BALANCE is scientifically formulated to replace — in the proper balance — the important mineral lost in sweat during exercise and transport: chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, together with fuel for cells in the intestinal system that absorb water and minerals (dextrose, fructose). This concentrated product assists in metabolic balancing, providing targeted nutrition to meet your horses’ needs.
Sodium chloride, Potassium chloride, Calcium-citrate tribasic, Magnesium sulphate, Dextrose Fructose, Silicon dioxide, Natural lemon flavour.
Three (3) level scoop (32 g) per litre of fresh ambient water, or 12 scoops per gallon of water. Mix well and allow your horse to drink freely. Your horses sweating rate will be 1 – 2 gallons per hour during transport in warm conditions or per hour of moderate work. Best when provided 1 – 2 hours before transport, 1 – 2 hours before exercise / competition, and immediately after exercise. The horse may need to be trained to drink the solution: start with a dilute solution (1 / 10th strength and increase to full strength over 1 to 2 weeks. Do not provide just a water alternative.