Why tennis players need electrolytes:
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. Cramping is a common side effect of low electrolyte levels in tennis players. Replacing the full spectrum of electrolytes through a source such as SaltStick can help reduce cramping during training and performing.
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 tennis results:
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 tennis players say about SaltStick products:
“SaltStick has helped me tremendously on the tennis court. I sweat A LOT and SaltStick has been able to replace the electrolytes I lose during tennis competition and training. Can’t train without it!” — Tennis player Jason Jung.
“I have been in all types of conditions and have not cramped once in competition or training since I have been using SaltStick.” — SaltStick-sponsored athlete Danielle Lao.
Learn more about how SaltStick can help you improve your tennis performance by reading the following blog posts:
Tasty chewable electrolytes in 10ct zip-lock packets and 60ct bottles.
Our classic electrolyte formula in 100ct, 30ct, and 3ct sizes.
Essential electrolytes PLUS 30mg caffeine in 100ct and 3ct sizes.
Liquid electrolyte add-in available in 120 mL (4 fl oz) bottle.
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In Depth Articles
#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.
Getting in enough training these days takes some ingenuity, but it can still be done.
A new study suggests that athletes who consume enough salt can jump farther, react faster and recover more quickly than those who don’t.
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.
The hydration process is one of the more fascinating things about endurance nutrition. Specifically the fact that hydration is based on ratios and not absolute values.
“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.”