Why You're Craving Salt (And What To Do About It):

Why You're Craving Salt (And What To Do About It):

We’ve all been there: A craving for something strong. It’s not sugar -- sweet foods sound unappealing. No -- we want savory. We want feel-good comfort food. We want salt. As we explain in this blog post, a salt craving is your body’s way of telling you that you need salt. That’s a pretty basic observation, but someone can need salt for a variety of reasons, which require a variety of different solutions. As you’ll see, some are common (such as mild dehydration or excessive hydration) and some are severe (such as Addison’s disease). Make sure you correctly identify the problem and then you’ll be able to employ the correct solution. Let’s jump in!   Reason 1: You’re dehydrated or over-hydrated: Think back to the last time you went for a long run in the heat. When you finished, your face and body were coated in a thick, salty layer....
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
Buccal Mucosa: Why your mouth is key to fast-acting electrolytes

Buccal Mucosa: Why your mouth is key to fast-acting electrolytes

SaltStick Fastchews owe their fast-acting power to the way the body absorbs electrolytes through the mouth. But what does that mean exactly? When you visit the product description page for SaltStick Fastchews, you will see several benefits, including quick absorption, good taste, and the absence of ingredients such as GMOs or artificial sweeteners. You will also see this bullet point: “Chewable tablets provide fast absorption through buccal mucosa (tissue in mouth).” If this bullet point gives you pause, you are not alone. In this blog post, we have provided more clarity into the science of buccal mucosa absorption so that you can better understand how our products work to keep you hydrated. Essentially, buccal mucosa absorption is the absorption of nutrients through the inner lining of the cheeks and tongue, and it represents the foundation of our Fastchew product design. Below, we expound on what this means to you as...
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia

These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia

“Replacing lost 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.” While this article does not mark the beginning of medical concerns regarding hyponatremia, it did come at a time when this dangerous condition -- marked by unnaturally low sodium levels in the blood -- began to see increased media attention. Tweet this post! Stay Aware This Summer! These Are the Symptoms (and Causes) of Hyponatremia: http://bit.ly/1Ypn1uM via @SaltStick In the last decade, several deaths have resulted from radio-hosted water-drinking contests that prompt the contestants to consume gallons of water at once. The running community has suffered losses as well: In 2002, a man collapsed in the Boston Marathon, eventually dying of “drinking too much water,” as described in press coverage of the tragedy. In 2007, a similar death occurred in the London Marathon....
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
Sweating indoors vs. outdoors (and why it matters)

Sweating indoors vs. outdoors (and why it matters)

Indoors or not, hydration practices matter and can greatly impact your performance. Read on to discover the ways to mitigate dehydration when on the trainer. Across much of the world, winter has arrived along with colder temperatures that force many athletes indoors. Gone are the days of open-water swims and day-long bike rides, replaced by shorter, more intense efforts on the indoor trainer or treadmill. One thing that doesn’t go away? The sweating. As anyone who has completed even a single hard indoor workout knows, trainer or treadmill sessions can be brutal. And unless you are masochistic enough to set up your gear in a garage that exposes you to the winter temperatures, these workouts probably take place in a warm, humid environment. While this is great for escaping the winter blues, it is not much help when it comes to keeping cool.   Do you actually sweat more indoors?...
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
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