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.
“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.
“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.
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