VITASSIUM

Overview

Specifically formulated to support people living with chronic illness, Vitassium provides sodium and potassium to help manage symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Vasovagal Syncope, and other chronic conditions.  

Often, boosting electrolytes can ease common symptoms of these conditions, such as lightheadedness and fatigue, by increasing blood volume.   

Vitassium products are designed to be kind to sensitive stomachs, and they do not contain any of the top 8 food allergens*, preservatives, artificial dyes, or GMO ingredients. Depending on what’s best for you, Vitassium is available in:    

  • Salt capsules that contain 250mg of sodium per capsule  
  • Chewable flavored tablets (“FastChews”) provide 125mg of sodium per 2-tablet serving
  • Ready-to-mix powder (“DrinkMix”) that adds a 500 mg boost of sodium to any drink    

Unlike most other electrolyte options, Vitassium is classified as a medical food, meaning it is formulated for the specific dietary management of certain diseases or conditions that can benefit from increased salt intake. Vitassium does not require a prescription, but you should consume Vitassium under the guidance of your doctor, who can help you determine how much extra salt and fluid intake is right for you.   

*Vitassium products do not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts. FastChews contain stevia, which may conflict with certain food sensitivities. If you are sensitive to stevia, we suggest Vitassium Capsules as an alternative. 

What Makes Vitassium Different

Unlike most electrolyte options, Vitassium was designed specifically to support people living with chronic conditions. This means:   

  • Our products are backed by medical research and doctor-recommended  
  • Our products are designed to be kind to sensitive stomachs, and they do not contain any of the top 8 food allergens, preservatives, artificial dyes, or GMO ingredients    
  • Our products contain far less sugar than most sports drinks, electrolyte powders and supplements  
  • We offer a 25% discount to anyone who uses our Vitassium to help manage a health condition, when you purchase from our website  
  • We package our products in easy-to-open flip top bottles, portable zip lock packets, and convenient stick packs – perfect for on the go  

Capsules Key Features

  • Each serving (2 capsules) contains: 500 mg sodium (22 mmol sodium, 1270 mg sodium chloride), 100 mg potassium.
  • Tasteless capsules are small (size 0) and easy on the stomach.
  • Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, preservative free, allergen free*, starch free.
  • Ingredients: Sodium chloride, potassium citrate, vegetarian stearic acid, vegetable capsule.
  • Suggested use: Take one to two (1-2) capsules with water, three to four (3-4) times a day, for up to ten (10) capsules daily.
  • Available in 100ct bottles and 8ct packets.

*Does not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts..  

FastChews Key Features

  • Each serving (2 tablets) contains: 125 mg sodium (5.4 mmol sodium, 533.1 mg sodium citrate), 25 mg potassium citrate.
  • Chewable tablets are available in two delicious flavors - Fruit Punch and Grape.
  • Easy on the stomach.
  • Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, allergen free*
  • Ingredients: Sodium citrate, potassium citrate, dextrates, dextrose, citric acid, stearic acid, natural flavors, crospovidone, silica, magnesium stearate, Reb A (stevia extract).
  • Suggested use: Take one to two (1-2) tablets, three to four (3-4) times a day, for up to forty (40) tablets daily.
  • Available in 60ct bottles and 10ct on-the-go packets.
  • See how FastChews can fit into your routine

*Does not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts..  

DrinkMix Key Features

  • Each serving (1 scoop or 1 packet) contains: 500 mg sodium (22 mmol sodium, 1270 mg sodium citrate), 100 mg potassium.
  • Delicious ready-to-mix powder is available in two flavors - Fruit Punch and Pink Lemonade.
  • Easy on the stomach.
  • Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, allergen free*.
  • Suggested use: Mix one serving into 16-20 oz. of water (~475-600 mL) to your preferred concentration. Consume two to three (2-3) times a day, for up to five (5) servings daily, under the guidance of a physician.
  • Available in 35-serving tubs and on-the-go packets.

*Does not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts. This product contains stevia, which may conflict with certain food sensitivities. If you have a hard time tolerating stevia, we suggest Vitassium Capsules as an alternative.  

Detailed Usage Guide

Unlike most other electrolyte options, Vitassium is classified as a medical food, meaning it is formulated for the specific dietary management of certain diseases or conditions that can benefit from increased salt intake. Vitassium does not require a prescription, but you should take Vitassium under the guidance of your doctor, who can help you determine how much extra salt and fluid intake is right for you. 


Remember that “salt,” which often represents NaCl (or sodium chloride), and “sodium” are not the same thing. It’s important for your doctor to clarify whether their recommendation is for salt intake or sodium intake – then you can use the following chart to find out how much Vitassium could be best for you.  


For example, if your doctor suggests taking an extra 2.5 g (2,500 mg) salt per day, that would equal around 4 Vitassium capsules, 16 FastChews, or 2 servings of DrinkMix. On the other hand, if they recommend taking an extra 2.5 g (2,500 mg) of sodium per day, that would equal 10 capsules, 40 FastChews, or 5 servings of DrinkMix. It’s important to clarify the difference! 

NaCI (Salt mg) EquivalentNA (Sodium mg) EquivalentVitassium Capsules*Vitassium FastChews*Vitassium DrinkMix*
63525014.5
1270500281
19057503121.5
25401000 4162
317512505202.5
381015006243
444517507283.5
508020008324
571522509364.5
6350250010405

*Per Serving (1 Capsule, 4 FastChews, 1 DrinkMix Scoop / Packet)

Note: 1000mg = 1 gram

To reduce the chance of stomach irritation, we suggest spreading out the dosage in 3-4 smaller doses throughout the day. 

Backed By Research

Manufacturing occurs at a fully-certified site in the USA, from local ingredients whenever possible, all of the highest pharmaceutical quality. Vitassium has been trusted by doctors who feel their patients would benefit from additional intake of electrolytes.

Additionally, we have partnered with Dysautonomia International, the non-profit dedicated to funding research and information on autonomic diseases, including POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachacardia Syndrome) and EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome).

Based on extensive research and discussions with physicians who specialize in cardiology and pediatric medicine, Vitassium is formulated with just a few simple ingredients.

Visit the Vitassium Science page for more background on sodium supplementation in POTS, EDS and elderly orthostatic intolerance.

Frequently Asked Questions


Vitassium

1. What is Vitassium?
Specifically formulated to support people living with chronic illness, Vitassium provides sodium and potassium to help manage symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Vasovagal Syncope, and other chronic conditions. 

2. Why choose Vitassium?
Unlike most electrolyte options, Vitassium was designed specifically to support people living with chronic conditions. This means:   

  • Our products are backed by medical research and doctor-recommended  
  • Our products are products are designed to be kind to sensitive stomachs, and they do not contain any of the top 8 food allergens*, preservatives, artificial dyes, or GMO ingredients    
  • Our products contain far less sugar than most sports drinks, electrolyte powders and supplements  
  • We offer a 25% discount to anyone who uses our Vitassium to help manage a health condition, when you purchase from our website 
  • We package our products in easy-to-open flip top bottles, and portable zip lock packets – perfect for on the go  

*Vitassium products do not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts. FastChews contain stevia, which may conflict with certain food sensitivities. If you are sensitive to stevia, we suggest Vitassium Capsules as an alternative. 

3. My doctor told me to take salt tablets. Does that mean just salt?
“Salt” usually refers to table salt, which is chemically known as Sodium Chloride. By weight, sodium chloride contains about 40% sodium. Nutrition information on foods is always indicated as the mineral sodium. For example, 1 gram of salt (1,000 milligrams) contains 400 mg of sodium. If your physician suggests taking 1 g of salt, then you can consume either 1 g of table salt, or 400 mg of sodium as indicated on food labels. Vitassium capsules contain 250 mg of sodium per capsule, or 500 mg sodium per 2-capsule serving. This equals 635 mg salt per capsule or 1270 mg salt per 2 capsule serving.   

Vitassium FastChews contain 125 mg of sodium per 2-tablet serving, and each serving of Vitassium DrinkMix contains 500 mg of sodium. Refer to our chart below for more information. 

NaCI (Salt mg) EquivalentNA (Sodium mg) EquivalentVitassium Capsules*Vitassium FastChews*Vitassium DrinkMix*
63525014.5
1270500281
19057503121.5
25401000 4162
317512505202.5
381015006243
444517507283.5
508020008324
571522509364.5
6350250010405

*Per Serving (1 Capsule, 4 FastChews, 1 DrinkMix Scoop / Packet)

Note: 1000mg = 1 gram

4. I thought sodium was the only thing I needed to increase.  Why do I need the potassium?  

Vitassium contains potassium to assist in regulating the balance of water between plasma (blood) and within the cell.  


In scientific terms, potassium is critical in the body for a variety of biochemical processes. One important function of potassium is to regulate the balance of water between plasma (blood) and within the cell. Providing sufficient building blocks for the body to self-regulate can be important. Vitassium contains an appropriate amount of potassium to assist in that regard. In general, excess potassium is excreted in the urine.  


5. What about fluid intake?  

Increasing fluid intake is necessary to maximize the benefits of higher salt intake. Most experts recommend consuming 2-3 liters of hydrating fluids per day. Everyone is different, so ask your doctor how much salt and fluid intake is right for you.  


6. Vitassium is expensive. Are there any discounts or cheaper options?  

We recognize that financial challenges can accompany chronic illness, and we do everything we can to keep costs low while maintaining our high standards of service and supply. We know you can't make compromises when it comes to your health, so we don't either.


Vitassium is actually less expensive than most options on the market, when measured by price/100 mg of sodium. Additionally, anyone who uses Vitassium to help manage a chronic illness can join the Vitassium Club to receive 25% off, as well as free shipping for orders over $50. Apply to the Vitassium Club today.  

  

7. Most salt tabs make my stomach hurt.  Will Vitassium?  

Unlike salt tablets that can cause irritation to the stomach, or electrolyte drinks that contain high amounts of sugar, Vitassium is designed to be kind to sensitive stomachs.  


8. Is this a supplement?  

Not quite. Unlike most other electrolyte options, Vitassium is classified as a medical food, meaning it is formulated for the specific dietary management of certain diseases or conditions that can benefit from increased salt intake. For more information on medical foods, check out the FDA website.      


9. Is Vitassium a drug? Do I need a prescription to purchase Vitassium?  

Vitassium does not require a prescription, but you should consume Vitassium under the guidance of your doctor, who can help you determine how much extra salt and fluid intake is right for you.   


10. Will my insurance cover Vitassium? Is Vitassium purchase allowed under my FSA account? 

Some insurance companies may reimburse you for the cost of Vitassium with a prescription from your doctor because it is considered a Medical Food Product. Please check with your insurance or FSA administrator if medical foods are covered under your specific plan.  


11. Can Vitassium be consumed on an ongoing daily basis?  

Yes, given the safety profile of the ingredients, as part of a normal diet and with regular hydration, you can use Vitassium daily as a medical food. If you have specific concerns, please talk to your doctor.  


We created a template for your physician to fill out and make it easy to for you to submit proof of medical necessity. Click here to download the template.   


12. Does Vitassium contain caffeine?  

No. Vitassium products do not contain caffeine.  


13. Does Vitassium expire?  

Yes. The expiration date – which is printed with the lot number on the bottom of the bottle, box, tub, or on the packet – is 3 years from date of manufacture. Need help finding the expiration date? Check out our guide here.  


14. What does Vitassium have to do with Dysautonomia International?  

We established a relationship with Dysautonomia International in 2016 to help support their research efforts towards treatment of autonomic diseases, including POTS, and we remain proud partners today. Dysautonomia International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that assists with research, patient support and public education of autonomic dysfunction.  

Vitassium Capsules

1. What are the ingredients in Vitassium capsules?
Vitassium capsules contain sodium chloride, potassium citrate, vegetarian stearic acid and hypromellose (vegetable capsule).

2. Are Vitassium capsules the same size as SaltStick Caps?
No. Vitassium capsules are smaller size “0” that are easier to consume than the larger SaltStick Caps size “00” capsules. Both products should be consumed with water.

3. What type of allergens are present in Vitassium capsules? Is there corn, soy, etc.?
Vitassium capsules are non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, preservative free, allergen free, soy free, and starch free.

4. Why do Vitassium capsules contain vegetarian stearic acid? Is that safe?
Stearic acid is used as a solid lubricant that’s helpful during the encapsulation process. It is on the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list in the USA that has been used safely for many years in many products. In fact, chocolate contains a large amount of stearic acid naturally, as do other food products. It is present in a very small quantity in Vitassium. It is specifically sourced from a vegetarian source.

5. Are the vegetable capsules really made from vegetables?
Hypromellose is a solid, non-toxic cellulose material derived from plants (wood/cotton fiber). There is no starch or corn present. Hypromellose is suitable for those following vegan and vegetarian diets.

6. How many Vitassium capsules should I take?
As a medical food, you should follow your physician’s recommendations. In general, take one to two (1-2) capsules with water, three to four (3-4) times a day, for up to ten (10) capsules daily. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by your physician. Consult a physician before using this product, especially if you are a pregnant or nursing mother, a child under 18, or an individual with a known medical condition. Individuals with hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, diabetes, or those on a low potassium or low-salt diet should not use this product without physician guidance.

7. How should Vitassium capsules be stored?
Store Vitassium capsules in a cool (room temperature or below) and dry environment.

8. Is it standard for “salt tablets” to contain other electrolytes?
“Salt” tablets usually contain only sodium chloride, which is often referred to as table salt. The salt is commonly mined or harvested from salt water, and then purified. Trace quantities of other minerals, such as potassium, manganese, zinc and others can be found in natural sources of salt, but the quantities are so small that in the context of a normal diet, they are not necessarily helpful. Vitassium contains purified sodium chloride (salt) that is 99.9% pure. Vitassium also contains significant amounts of potassium, that helps balance the electrolyte content in the body, between plasma and inside cells. Most salt tablets do not contain potassium.

Vitassium FastChews

1. What are the ingredients in Vitassium FastChews?
Vitassium FastChews contain sodium citrate, potassium citrate, dextrates, dextrose, citric acid, stearic acid, natural flavors, crospovidone, silica, magnesium stearate, Reb A (stevia extract).

2. What type of allergens are present in Vitassium FastChews? 
Vitassium FastChews are non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and soy free. FastChews do not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts. They do contain stevia, which may conflict with certain food sensitivities. If you have a hard time tolerating stevia, we suggest Vitassium Capsules as an alternative. 

3. How many Vitassium FastChews should I take?
As a medical food, you should follow your physician’s recommendations. In general, take one to two (1-2) FastChews with water, throughout the day as needed, for up to forty (40) tablets daily. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by your physician. Consult a physician before using this product, especially if you are a pregnant or nursing mother, a child under 18, or an individual with a known medical condition. Individuals with hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, diabetes, or those on a low potassium or low-salt diet should not use this product without physician guidance.

4. Can FastChews be dissolved in water to create a sports drink?
We don’t recommend it. It’s technically possible, but we designed Vitassium FastChews to be eaten directly, so they aren’t very soluble in water.

5. How should FastChews be stored?
Unopened packets or bottles of FastChews should be stored at room temperature and under dry conditions for the longest shelf life. Opened packets and bottles should be kept sealed and used as soon as practical.

6. Do I need to take FastChews with water?
FastChews can be consumed with or without water, depending on personal preference and circumstances. You will still need some source of hydration over time, but you can drink when you need fluid, and take FastChews when you need electrolytes.

7. Can I suck on FastChews or do I need to chew and swallow?
Yes. You will absorb electrolytes quickly through buccal tissue (inside your mouth, under your tongue) so if you prefer, you can keep FastChews in your mouth until they dissolve fully. We recommend that you wait 5-10 minutes before drinking water to maximize the effectiveness of FastChews.

8. Is there color added?
We do not add color to FastChews.

9. Are FastChews suitable for children?
Yes. FastChews have been formulated to be safe for children when used under parental and under the guidance of a physician. FastChews, when paired with water, provide a convenient and healthy alternative to sports drinks, which often contain high amounts of sugar and artificial coloring. **We recommend consulting with your child’s physician for recommended dosing guidance.

10. My FastChews show some brown spots of discoloration. What’s wrong?
With humidity and in warmer conditions, the ingredients in FastChews (sugars and amino acids) can react via the Maillard reaction to create white and brown spots. This is similar to the reaction that gives browned foods their flavor (e.g. coffee roasting or toasting bread). It’s harmless and while visually unappealing, does not affect the performance or safety of FastChews. We suggest keeping the unused product in cool and dry conditions to avoid discoloration.

Vitassium DrinkMix

1. What are the ingredients in DrinkMix? 
DrinkMix contains sodium citrate, dextrose, natural flavors, citric acid, potassium citrate, silicon dioxide, beet root powder and Reb A (stevia extract) 

2. What type of allergens are present in DrinkMix? Is there corn, soy, etc.? 
DrinkMix does not contain any of the 8 FDA-identified allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, or peanuts. This product contains stevia, which may conflict with certain food sensitivities. If you have a hard time tolerating stevia, we suggest Vitassium Capsules as an alternative. 

3. How much DrinkMix should I have? 
You should follow your doctor’s recommendations. In general, consume two to three (2-3) servings a day, for up to five (5) servings daily, under the guidance of a physician. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless advised by your physician.

4. How should DrinkMix be stored? 
DrinkMix must be kept dry and is best stored in a cool environment to ensure the contents remain as described on the product label. 

5. Is there color or dyes added? 
DrinkMix does not contain artificial dyes. Beet root powder is used to provide natural color. 

6. Is DrinkMix suitable for children? 
Yes. DrinkMix has been formulated to be safe for children when used under parental and under the guidance of a physician. DrinkMix, when mixed with water, provides a convenient and healthy alternative to sports drinks, which often contain high amounts of sugar and artificial coloring. **We recommend consulting with your child’s physician for recommended dosing guidance. 

7. What sweetener is used in DrinkMix? 
We use Reb A (Stevia Extract) to sweeten our drink mix. It’s a natural sweetener made from a non-GMO source. 

8. Can I mix DrinkMix with other Vitassium products like Capsules and FastChews? 
Absolutely! Every Vitassium product follows the same specifically formulated guidelines to provide sodium and potassium to help maintain electrolyte levels, to support healthy blood pressure, and to reduce fatigue and dizziness due to low blood pressure. Whether you consume Capsules, FastChews or DrinkMix, you’ll be getting the same balance of sodium and potassium. Just make sure you’re tracking your overall sodium consumption relative to water intake to help avoid overdoing it.

9. Can I mix my DrinkMix with water and save for later?
While you can certainly prepare your DrinkMix in advance we recommend consuming it as soon as possible, preferably in a day or two but no later than a week if kept refrigerated. Shake well before use.

10. Is DrinkMix fizzy? 
No, DrinkMix does not produce a fizzy or sparkling beverage. 

11. How does the level of electrolytes in DrinkMix compare to other Vitassium products?  
DrinkMix provides the same amount of sodium and potassium as 2 Capsules and 8 FastChews. 

12. What is the sodium source for DrinkMix? 
DrinkMix is made with sodium citrate. 

13. What is the shelf life of DrinkMix? 
DrinkMix powder has a “Best By” date on each package, which is three years from the date of manufacture. If properly stored, the product will remain fresh until then. 

Other Questions

1. What if I'm dissatisfied with my purchase?

At Vitassium, we aim for 100% satisfaction with the quality of our products. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us, and we’ll work with you to find the best option. We like to work fast, so please contact us as soon as possible and be ready to share with us all relevant info about your purchase.


2. I need Vitassium ASAP. When will my order arrive if I place it today?

Due to current COVID-19 related challenges throughout the U.S. and global supply chains, orders may take up to 2 business days to ship, and an additional 3-5 shipping days before they arrive. You can expect to receive your shipment 5-7 business days after you place your order.


3. Do you have faster shipping methods? How can I get product faster?

For fastest shipping, choose USPS-Priority at checkout, or order $50 or more, and your product will ship via ship via USPS-Priority automatically.


4. Where is my order? How can I track my order?

Please login to your saltstick.com account to track your shipments, or check your email for shipping updates from an “@saltstick.com” email account. Once you have your tracking number, please contact USPS if you have any issues receiving the package.

Gift Cards

1. Can my gift card be used more than once?

Yes, provided there is still a balance remaining on the card.


2. Can more than one gift card be used towards a purchase?

Yes. You can redeem another gift card during checkout.


3. Can a gift card be used to pay for shipping and taxes?

Yes, gift cards are applied to the final order total which includes shipping and taxes.


4. Can gift cards be used in conjunction with a discount code?

Yes, gift cards are a form of payment.


5. Can gift cards be reloaded?

No, you can't reload a gift card.


6. How do I check my gift card balance?

Please contact customer service and we can provide you with your balance.


7. Can I access a misplaced or not received gift card?

Yes. Click Resend gift cards from your order confirmation email. Please note, this link will only work if the order has been fulfilled.