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Medical: SaltStick and Dysautonomia, POTS and EDS

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SaltStick and Dysautonomia:

POTS patients often intake significant amounts of extra electrolytes to help manage their symptoms of low blood pressure, gastrointestinal sensitivity and exercise intolerance under the recommendation and supervision of their physicians. Often, these patients experience extreme discomfort when taking doctor-recommended 1g salt tablets, which can often irritate the stomach lining to the point of nausea or vomiting. Additionally, many patients tire of the flavor that results from excessively salting their food every meal.

Time and time again, we have heard people in the POTS community tell us that SaltStick Caps are the only way they can consume the high levels of sodium they need without upsetting their stomach.

SaltStick was originally engineered for the demanding nutritional needs of endurance athletes. Part of that design is the vegetable-based capsule, which provides the electrolytes sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium in a form the body can easily absorb. Many POTS patients will consume eight or more SaltStick Vitassium by taking two in the morning, two at noon, two in mid-afternoon and two at night.

SaltStick Vitassium and Dysautonomia International

vitassium-100ct_tbIn mid November 2016 we are teaming up with Dysautonomia International to launch SaltStick’s brand new product, Vitassium.

  • The ONLY capsule that is formulated to provide sodium and potassium in a balanced buffered form for individuals seeking to increase their sodium intake.
  • Vitassium helps maintain electrolyte levels, support healthy blood pressure, reduce fatigue, support cognitive function, and reduce dizziness due to low blood pressure.
  • We donate 10% of Vitassium sales to Dysautonomia International.
  • Learn more about Vitassium. 


Join the SaltStick Vitassium Club!

vitassimThe Vitassium Club is strictly for individuals with dysautonomia, POTS or EDS that use SaltStick as a daily supplement.  If this describes you, or a child or dependent you care for, then we encourage you to join the Vitassium Club today.

  • Vitassium Club members get the best price on Vitassium and other SaltStick Electrolytes when they order at shopsaltstick.com.  No need to enter coupons or promos at checkout!
  • Vitassium Club members are the first to know about new medical literature, special promotions and and new products.
  •  Join the Vitassium Club today!

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Did you know? SaltStick partners with Dysautonomia International to help support funding for dysautonomia research.

In July 2016, SaltStick announced our partnership with Dysautonomia International. We pledged to donate to Dysautonomia International 10% of all sales of our new and soon-to-be-released product SaltStick Vitassium, which is specifically designed to help supply buffered sodium and potassium in a small stomach-friendly capsule. Donations exclusively fund research, patient awareness, and patient and family support.

Sponsored Events and Partnerships

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Dysautonomia International | US

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Dysautonomia International educates medical professionals about autonomic disorders, funds medical research on POTS, and works with researchers to speed up the pace of discovery.

POTS Walk & 5k | US

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POTS Walk and 5k Race takes place along the Mystic River in Medford, MA. Proceeds benefit Dysautonomia International in the support of POTS research.

Race to Beat POTS 5k | US

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The Race to Beat POTS will take place in Kennett Square, PA on Sunday, June 12, 2016. All proceeds from the event will benefit Dysautonomia International.


SaltStick Feedback

“I’m on a high sodium diet to control super-low blood pressure, and Saltstick has been a lifesaver for me. The capsules dissolve quickly to give me a little boost of sodium without having to gag down liters of icky electrolyte drinks. They don’t cause any heartburn or stomach upset, and they don’t have a bunch of unnecessary ingredients (or calories!).” — Amazon reviewer Delilah

“I suffer from adrenal fatigue, which also takes the salt out of my body. I was given sodium pills to take twice a day. I could not take them with out becoming ill. I found [SaltStick] online, and they are a miracle to me. My sodium went up, they don’t make me sick, so this product helped.” — Amazon reviewer Debra Duboux

I have POTS and this helps me so much! I highly recommended theses, especially if you exercise. It’s a capsule and a glass of water: easy to get down, and I didn’t have any problems with them.” — Amazon Customer

“All I can say is ‘Wow!’ I have Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome (MVPS), which sometimes goes by the abbreviation of POTS or Dysautonomia. When I take these, not only do I feel so much better, but my workouts have been literally twice as effective: I can run longer and bike longer, all while feeling 10 times less fatigue and pain in my muscles that used to be caused by lack of blood flow and lack of electrolytes.” — Amazon Reviewer Daniel

My daughter uses these to supplement her salt intake. She takes 3-5 a day and has no issues with stomach upset. She has POTS and needs to consume 4,000 -5,000 mg of sodium daily.” — Amazon Reviewer Nora

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 POTS patients and other members of the Dysautonomia community.

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In Depth Articles

SaltStick Vitassium is Now Approved and Available in Canada

This week, we are happy to share with our customers that our newest product, SaltStick Vitassium, is approved and available for purchase in Canada. 

Seven Activities We Enjoyed at the Dysautonomia International Conference in 2017

This past weekend, a few of our team members attended the fifth annual Dysautonomia International Conference in Washington D.C.

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Six Reasons Why You Are Constantly Thirsty

High levels of thirst plague endurance athletes who commonly exercise in the heat and humidity for several hours a day. However, hydration can be a tricky thing, and it can sometimes seem as if your thirst never goes away – despite frequent urination.

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SaltStick’s Experience at the Fourth-Annual Dysautonomia International Conference

This past weekend, we attended the Fourth Dysautonomia International Annual Conference in Washington D.C., where we met patients, families, friends and medical professionals who work to alleviate symptoms and conduct research toward discovering causes of dysautonomia.

Fueling for Exercise with Dysautonomia

SaltStick has helped endurance athletes compete at the highest levels for years, by making it easy to replace the full spectrum of electrolytes lost through sweat. Additionally, the hydration benefits provided by SaltStick products can assist patients suffering from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), who are pursuing exercise as part of their dysautonomia treatment.

SaltStick: How Salt Can Help Relieve Chronic Medical Conditions

SaltStick has many benefits for the endurance community, most notably that it can help athletes stay hydrated (even in the winter!). However, SaltStick Caps can also help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of chronic medical conditions, from chronic fatigue syndrome to Addison’s Disease, to Cystic Fibrosis.