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electrolytes 101

The 2022 IRONMAN World Championships are right around the corner, and if you're racing, we want to help fuel YOU all the way to your finish! SaltStick has a long...
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Guest Author: Ben Hoffman, SaltStick-sponsored athlete and 8-time Ironman Winner. The process of dialing in my nutrition for Ironman racing has been a long one, and something that continues to...
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Exercising in the heat requires extra mental and physical stamina, as well as a different approach to training and nutrition. In general, there are two kinds of heat: dry heat,...
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For the first time in nearly 10 years, we are raising our prices. Like so many other companies, inflation has substantially increased our costs to make, distribute and support SaltStick...
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Many elite endurance athletes spend some portion of their training calendar living in high-altitude cities such as Boulder, Colorado, or Flagstaff, Arizona, to acclimate their bodies for a high-altitude event...
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This article was originally published in March 2015. It was updated in June 2022. Open any endurance sports magazine, and you’ll see advertisements for products claiming to make you faster,...
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Today, we’re thrilled to introduce a new way to replace electrolytes lost through sweat: DrinkMix, a no-sugar, ready-to-mix powder designed to keep athletes hydrated and performing at their best.  For...
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When sodium levels are too low, the body responds with painful symptoms. What exactly causes those nasty headaches, extreme fatigue, and painful muscle cramps? SaltStick was founded on the knowledge...
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This is an excerpt from an article originally published in Triathlete magazine, authored by Ben Hoffman.    As a professional triathlete, I pay close attention to everything I put into my...
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SaltStick has long been a strong advocate for clean sport, relying on high-quality ingredients and independent product testing since the company was founded in 2008. Today, that commitment continues with...
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We're launching Vitassium FastChews – delicious chewable tablets for electrolytes on the go!   Since Vitassium launched in 2016, we’ve helped support thousands of people each day who can benefit from...
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From weekend warriors to racing champions, athletes of all backgrounds and activity levels have enjoyed SaltStick FastChews as a unique way to consume balanced, fast-absorbing electrolytes that support performance. Our...
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Today, we’re excited to unveil new packaging designs at SaltStick! Featuring a bolder, more modern look, the updated bottles and packets will start appearing online and in U.S. stores this...
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Every day is Earth Day and “Run Streak Day” for Sweater Crew member Ashley Hughes @ashleyrunsdaily. Ashley has run at least one mile every day for the past 1386 days. (That’s 3 years,...
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High levels of thirst plague endurance athletes who commonly exercise in the heat and humidity for several hours a day. However, hydration can be a tricky thing, and it can...
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A search through endurance-related forums will reveal hand-swelling is a common malady, with posts complaining that hands look like “a rubber glove that's been blown up” or fingers that “feel...
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The ketogenic diet is growing in popularity these days, due to perceived benefits of weight loss, nutrient density and mental clarity. Commonly overlooked with this diet, however, is the resulting...
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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...
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