Electrolytes play a vital role in helping maintain the proper osmotic balance of fluid in and around cells, and are necessary for normal muscle contraction and relaxation. Without proper electrolyte balance and hydration, horses are at risk of fatigue and muscle cramping.
The major electrolytes in equine sweat are sodium, chloride and potassium (with smaller amounts of calcium and magnesium). Unlike human sweat, which is comprised mostly of water, horse sweat is hypertonic, which means it contains more mineral salts than water.
Mineral rich pink Himalayan and red Hawaiian salt with banana supports healthy hydration and is designed to mimic the minerals lost in equine sweat. Maintaining a proper electrolyte balance helps maintain healthy cardiovascular and neurological function while also helping reduce oxidative stress.