Are the electrolytes in your pre-mix feed REALLY doing the job?

Did you know?

Electrolyte supplements are designed to replace the minerals lost in sweat – sodium, chloride, potassium and magnesium. It’s a particularity hot summer so far and good quality electrolyte supplements are important to replace lost minerals for your #sweatybetty so #shopsmart.

Some commercial electrolyte products contain a lot of filler (e.g. glucose) to improve palatability. This can compromise the electrolyte composition of the product.

When shopping for electrolytes, it’s important to have a look at the label and select products that contain less than 10% filler.

Great article on electrolytes and pre -mixed feeds! Read here:  “ALL MIXED UP”

60 grams of a well formulated electrolyte replacer will contain 12.0 – 15.0g of sodium, 26.0 – 29.0g of chloride, 6.0 – 7.0g of potassium and 0.5 – 1.0 g of magnesium.

It is important to remember that electrolyte replacers are not only essential to replace the electrolytes lost in sweat, but they also encourage adequate water intake! #rehydrate


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