Four Ways Potassium Matters to Your Sports Performance

Four Ways Potassium Matters to Your Sports Performance

It’s week two of #30SaltyDays! This week, we are focusing on potassium, or K+ for those of you that still remember high school chemistry. Tweet this post to enter our FASTCHEW giveaway! "Feeling Fatigued? Four Ways Potassium Matters to Your Sports Performance: http://bit.ly/1SK0tyM via @SaltStick #30SaltyDays" This post is part of our #30SaltyDays summer campaign, in which we hope to educate YOU about the benefits and science behind electrolytes. Follow the campaign with the hashtag #30SaltyDays on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the SaltStick blog. We’re offering our brand new product, SaltStick FASTCHEWS, as a GIVEAWAY for participants. More information here: http://bit.ly/1Rz0avu. While most endurance athletes are aware of their need for potassium (raise your hand if you had a banana today…), you may not know why you need it. In this blog post, we’ll cover: How your body uses potassium to regulate blood pressure, nerve functioning and other important processes....
SaltStick - Apr 06, 2021
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
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