SaltStick is a sponsor of the GORE-TEX™ TransRockies Run. Given that dehydration is a key issue in any endurance event, let along one which takes place at an average altitude of around 9,000 feet above sea level, we asked them to provide us with some information on the avoiding dehydration and cramping.
Endurance athletes often find out the hard way that proper hydration is only one part of the refuelling needs during training and racing. Normal loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium) through sweat can wreak havoc on the fittest athlete if ignored.
As a complement to water or sports drinks, SaltStick Caps are full-spectrum electrolyte capsules that have been engineered to replace sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride lost in sweat, in a form and quantity that your body can use. These unique capsules help minimize muscle cramping and heat stress during training and endurance events. Vitamin D has been added to aid in calcium absorption by the body.
The capsules are vegetarian and contain a balanced and buffered mixture of electrolytes with no banned substances and nothing unnecessary added. SaltStick Caps can be carried separately or can fit inside the SaltStick dispenser for a great product synergy. SaltStick Caps were engineered by a Ph.D. chemist who is also a pro athlete; the formulation provides unparalleled support for challenging conditions. More information is available from www.SaltStick.com along with a usage guide and scientific references.
Order your race or training supply now and experience the difference. Registered race participants will receive some free product at the race, and SaltStick Caps will be the only electrolyte capsule at all aid stations. This is YOUR chance to buy some now with a special discount code. Use “SS_Transrockies09” for 15% off orders at www.SaltStick.com, expires June 30, 2009.