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electrolytes 101

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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When sodium levels are too low, the body responds with painful symptoms. But what exactly causes those nasty headaches, high levels of fatigue and painful muscular cramps? SaltStick is founded...
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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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Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ve probably been enjoying the steady rise in outdoor temperatures. Gone are the 100(+) inches of snow in Boston, as well as the...
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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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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....
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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...
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“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...
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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,...
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If you are an avid consumer of endurance media (like we are!) you have probably noticed the uptick in articles related to the science behind anti-cramping. Recently, many articles, including...
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Have you prepared your endurance goals for the New Year? Learn how a well-balanced electrolyte routine could help you break through to the next level. To an endurance athlete, December...
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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...
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In a few short months, an American athlete named Katie Visco will attempt to run across the entire continent of Australia, and we’ll be along for the ride! We recently wrote...
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In response to recent news stories about a female professional triathlete who tested positive for banned substances contained in an still-unnamed salt supplement, Toker Engineering, the makers of SaltStick products,...
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Toker Engineering LLC, the maker of SaltStick® Electrolytes, announced today the launch of SaltStick® Elixalyte™, the first concentrated electrolyte add-in with all four major electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. SaltStick®...
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Have you prepared your endurance goals for the New Year? Learn how a well-balanced electrolyte routine could help you break through to the next level. To an endurance athlete, December...
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