From Idea to Your Mouth: The Journey of a SaltStick Capsule

From Idea to Your Mouth: The Journey of a SaltStick Capsule

Since our beginning in 2006, SaltStick has remained committed to clean, simple ingredients that do not contain fillers or contaminants of any kind. We are strong advocates for drug-free sport, and we are proud of our spotless safety record, which is corroborated by thousands of athletes worldwide, many of whom are in various sporting body testing pools. To ensure we are providing our customers and athletes with nothing but the best, we go to great lengths to keep our ingredients pure. Additionally, we have long advocated for transparency in the supplement industry, with product labels that disclose exactly the ingredients inside the product. Below, you can find a list of everything we do to take SaltStick products from initial ideas to their final versions, which help thousands of athletes (and others!) around the world through proper hydration and electrolyte replacement. Step 1: We create a new product In the early-2000s,...
SaltStick - Jul 31, 2019
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
SaltStick Athlete Kaitlyn Christian: I found my sport for a lifetime

SaltStick Athlete Kaitlyn Christian: I found my sport for a lifetime

At SaltStick, we are proud to sponsor top athletes in the fields of triathlon, running, tennis and jiu jitsu. We are inspired by our athletes and admire the hard work and time they dedicate to achieving success. Because we hope our athletes’ performances will serve as motivation as you pursue your own fitness and life journey, we enjoy sharing their stories. This week’s blog post features Kaitlyn Christian, a professional tennis player with 10 ITF Pro Circuit Titles under her belt. Learn more about Kaitlyn by visiting her athlete bio page here or her Instagram account here. Kaitlyn’s tennis journey A soccer player during childhood, Kaitlyn was introduced to tennis at the age of 8 through the tennis courts next to her soccer arena. With no family history of tennis, it was happenstance that she found a new sport that she enjoyed, and for a while, Kaitlyn played both tennis...
SaltStick - Oct 18, 2018
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
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