Neutracid is a body acid neutraliser and alkali replacer for horses. Sodium Citrate has a neutralising effect on lactic acid which accumulates in the bloodstream and muscle tissues. Citric Acid metabolites act as a buffer when there is an alkali deficiency or if acidosis occurs.
Accumulation of lactic acid in the blood and muscles can cause muscle stiffness, muscle cramping (“tying-up”) and damage to the muscle fibres. This means that muscles cannot carry out their normal function of contraction and relaxation during exercise. Muscles then enter a state of suspended contraction or muscle cramp (“tie-up”). Certain individual horses are more prone to muscle cramping than others. This is a matter requiring careful management by all horsemen. A prudent nutritional and training strategy can significantly reduce or eliminate the incidence of muscle cramp.
Neutracid neutralizes excessive lactic acid build up in the blood and muscle tissues and replenishes depleted alkali reserves whilst returning the pH value of the blood to normal.
Neutracid should be fed in conjunction with an electrolyte, such as Electrolyte Gold. Do not exceed the recommended feeding instructions without consulting your Nutritionist or Veterinarian. Horses should always have access to fresh drinking water.