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Why rowing athletes need electrolytes:

Hyponatremia, a medical condition marked by low blood sodium levels, can lead to nausea, fatigue, cramping, vomiting, weakness, sleepiness, and in rare severe cases, even death.

Five electrolytes in particular play a pivotal role in maintaining normal human muscle function: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and chloride. A shortage of any of these electrolytes will affect athletic performance through a range a subtle to serious side effects.

Sweat typically has about 1000 mg sodium/liter, a typical sports drink has 440 mg sodium/liter. If, during the course of training, you ingest nothing but sports drinks (or worse, water), you will become hyponatremic at some point. Many sports drinks also do not address any form of supplementation of the other key electrolytes, potentially causing yet further cramping and muscle issues.

How SaltStick can help you improve your rowing:

What is lost in sweat should be replaced by your electrolyte capsules in a quantity and form which your body can absorb. SaltStick® Caps have been formulated to provide your body with a balanced electrolyte content in the suggested serving of 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes. Two SaltStick Caps in an hour equate to 430 mg sodium, 126 mg potassium, 22 mg magnesium, and 44 mg calcium per hour: The ideal ratio to keep you moving.

For complete usage guides of all SaltStick products, click here.

What other athletes say about SaltStick products:

“I bought the [SaltStick Dispenser] a year ago. I sweat A LOT, so the Salt Tabs help a great deal. And this dispenser is a great addition to my TT/Triathlon bike. Especially in race conditions where convenience and ease are a must-have.” — Amazon User Homes. Get the full review here.

“If you are a runner, biker, etc. the biggest problem is finding the right supplement to give you energy or in this case to keep your electrolytes up during a long race. I have tried many things as I tend to overheat and after about 5 years of trial and error the [SaltStick Caps] work for me. In fact, I have found myself runner faster, but finishing strong and picking people off in the final 3-5 miles of a long race.” — Amazon User R. Haun. Get the full review here.

Learn more about how SaltStick can help you improve your rowing by reading the following blog posts:

Our Athletes

SaltStick is proud to sponsor top athletes in the fields of triathlon, running, cycling, tennis and more. We are inspired by our athletes and admire the hard work and time they have dedicated to achieving success. To learn more about how SaltStick helps each athlete, please click on the profiles below.

Katie Spotz Athlete

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Katie works to raise awareness for clean water needs worldwide. To date, she has raised more than $275,000 for clean water projects throughout her time in endurance sports.

Lauren Goss Triathlete

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Lauren competes in professional triathlon at the medium-distance level, and has earned multiple first-place finishes at this distance, including wins at Ironman 70.3 St. Croix and 70.3 Silverman.

Sam Hitch Athlete

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Sam Hitch is an endurance athlete who, in 2016, completed a 50-day, 3,906-mile triathlon across America, from Yorktown to San Francisco.

The SaltStick blog is a source for additional information about SaltStick products as it relates nutrition, training, athletic endeavors, and other healthy pursuits. Our “In Depth Article” section lists the blog posts we think are helpful to athletes.

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