Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Calling all SaltStick lovers – NOW is your time to shine! Our 2021 Sweater Crew is growing, and we want to make sure you have the chance to apply! The Sweater Crew is our diverse team of athletes and ambassadors, inspired by our commitment to breaking a sweat. This tight-knit group is meant for people who love their sports, their communities, and SaltStick. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY! Who are we looking for? We are looking to expand our roster of athletes and ambassadors who can take SaltStick to new heights. In addition to living in the US, the requirements are simple! ATHLETES - You love getting out there and working up a sweat in any sport COMMUNITY MEMBERS - You're happiest when with your people (in-person and online) SALTSTICK FANS - You love SaltStick! You don’t need to be an Olympic-level athlete to join the team (although that wouldn’t hurt!)....
SaltStick - Nov 20, 2020
The Warning Signs of Low Calcium Levels During Exercise

The Warning Signs of Low Calcium Levels During Exercise

When we sweat, we lose small amounts of minerals, including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Collectively known as electrolytes, these minerals play important roles in our ability to perform physically, and to train at the top of our ability. This blog post details the effects of calcium on our training and racing. To learn more about the impact other electrolytes have on the body, check out our earlier blogs on sodium and potassium. What can trigger a calcium deficiency? We get calcium from our diet, and healthy sources include low-fat dairy, salmon, sardines and dark greens like kale, broccoli, swiss chard and bok choy. However, most adults do not meet the recommended daily intake of 1,000 mg, which over time can lead to chronic deficiency. Other common reasons for low calcium levels include: Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, and low levels of Vitamin D are...
SaltStick - Jun 03, 2019
The performance-enhancing benefits of salt, explained

The performance-enhancing benefits of salt, explained

A new study suggests that athletes who consume enough salt can jump farther, react faster and recover more quickly than those who don’t. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably sweat a lot. For more than ten years, SaltStick has served athletes who push the boundaries of human endurance in triathlon, running, cycling, hiking and other long-distance activities. These efforts require a copious amount of training, and with it, a well-designed nutrition plan that replaces calories, water and electrolytes in an optimal manner that sustains performance. Additionally, as we mentioned in our previous blog post about sports drinks, as training volume increases, nutritional precision must also increase or performance will break down. In other words, an athlete cannot rely on a universal standard to provide success and must instead tailor nutrient intake to his or her unique needs. As a follow up to this previous post, we have provided...
SaltStick - Sep 03, 2018
Why sports drinks may not be enough to stay hydrated

Why sports drinks may not be enough to stay hydrated

Endurance athletes who compete in long-distance events of two-to-three hours or more will inevitably face the reality of nutrition planning and execution. During exercise, our bodies rely on a mixture of energy (calories), water and electrolytes to keep moving, and when we run out of reserves, performance quality must necessarily decrease. A reasonably fit athlete, starting with optimal levels of hydration and glycogen, can sustain approximately two-to-three hours of exercise in ideal weather conditions before being forced to slow down (colloquially termed as “hitting the wall”) due to resource depletion. In order to maintain output, he or she must replace the “fuels” of calories, water and electrolytes throughout the period of exercise. Sports drinks, which contain simple carbohydrate, water and salt, may appear to be a sufficient as a source of fuel. However, this is not true in all cases as you will see below. In this blog post, we...
SaltStick - Jul 31, 2018
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