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Why team sports 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. Cramping is a common side effect of low electrolyte levels in team sports athletes. Replacing the full spectrum of electrolytes through a source such as SaltStick can help reduce cramping during training and competing.

Sweat typically has about 1000 mg sodium/liter; however, a typical sports drink has only about 440 mg sodium/liter. If, during the course of competing, 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 performance as a team sports athlete:

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.

What other team sports athletes say about SaltStick products:

“I play college soccer for a fairly small school who doesn’t have a good recruiting program. What this means is that I play the full 90 minutes without a break. I know some people are fine with just water at halftime, but in 109 °F sprinting for 90 minutes, water isn’t enough. I’ve absolutely felt a difference taking these during a game – one before start, and one at halftime. Instead of cramping and feeling my head throb, I feel energized and ready for the next half.” — Amazon User Moses Arevalo. Get the full review here.

“I love these. I play soccer and ultimate Frisbee for over two hours at a time and sweat a lot. I take these during water breaks and I can feel my endurance stay at a peak level.” — Amazon User SM2Jones. Get the full review here.

“Saltstick is my savior. I sweat profusely and cramp up. This allows me to play bball flag football and other activities longer.” — Amazon User Damon. Get the full review here.

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

Recommended Products

SaltStick Fastchews

Tasty chewable electrolytes in 10ct rolls and 60ct bottles.

SaltStick Caps

Our classic electrolyte formula in 100ct, 30ct, and 3ct sizes.

SaltStick Caps Plus

SaltStick Caps PLUS

Essential electrolytes PLUS 30mg caffeine in 100ct and 3ct sizes.

Our Athletes

SaltStick is proud to sponsor top athletes in a variety of fields. 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

Katie Spotz | US

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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

Lauren Goss | US

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

Drew-Scott-Triathlete

Drew Scott | US

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Drew Scott is a professional triathlete, who competes in the 70.3 and Olympic distances. He has won Ironman 70.3 Silverman and podiumed in several other 70.3 races.

Jason Jung Tennis

Jason Jung | US

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Jason has competed on some of the biggest stages of tennis, including the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. His career-high singles ranking is No. 194 in the world.

Danielle-Lao-Tennis

Danielle Lao | US

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Danielle is a world-class professional tennis player, and her achievements include a top-300 WTA player ranking and multiple 25k and 15k championship wins.

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 participants of team sports.

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In Depth Articles

These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia

“Replacing lost [water] stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone,” begins a 2007 article in Scientific American. “There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose.”

SaltStick Cycling
How SaltStick Helped One Cyclist Eliminate Cramping and Bike from San Diego to Phoenix

As endurance junkies, we always enjoy hearing the stories of physical challenges undertaken by our customers or sponsored athletes.

Electrolytes and Cramps
Do Electrolytes Help Prevent Cramps?

If you are an avid consumer of endurance media (like we are!) you have probably noticed the uptick in articles related to the science behind anti-cramping.

calcium and running
Calcium & Endurance: Four Takeaways to Help Improve Your Racing

This is the last week of #30SaltyDays, and we’re giving you the full scoop on calcium.

potassium for runners
Four Ways Potassium Matters to Your Sports Performance

It’s week two of #30SaltyDays! This week, we are focusing on potassium, or K+ for those of you that still remember high school chemistry.

salt sodium
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sodium

#30SaltyDays has officially begun! To kick off our four-week educational series about electrolytes, we’re beginning with a bang to discuss perhaps the most contentious of the salts: sodium.