Does Exercise Make You Salty?

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When you were a child, you might have heard the conspiracy that sport drinks contained salt in order to make the imbiber thirstier. While it’s true that most athletically inclined beverages have sodium, the reason is not to force people to guzzle more. Athletes need it to replenish what was lost in sweat. Of course, sodium is hardly the dilemma when it comes to sport drinks. The problem is that the majority of mainstream sports drinks aren’t very healthy, especially for non-sporting folk. They contain massive amounts of sugar, caffeine and other artificial ingredients.  AIM’s sport drink, Peak Endurance, bucks that trend. It contains a singular gram of sugar, a smattering of all your electrolytes, B vitamins and Peak ATP!  Allow me to provide you with a handy chart.

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From the greatest athlete on the planet to a pigeon-toed, sunken-chested weightlifter, every athlete sweats, and if they sweat long enough, especially in the cases of endurance athletes, they will rapidly lose electrolytes  A marathon runner can shed several liters of sweat in a single race. If the fluids and electrolytes are not replaced, the athlete can suffer major or minor health complications.

According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, an athlete can tell how much salt they’ve lost by analyzing their sweat.  Unsurprisingly, those who sweat out the most salt are also those who need the biggest refill. Athletes aren’t going to have the laboratory facilities to actually test their soggy sweatbands, but there are a few telltale signs: sweat stings open wounds, caking on clothes, salty taste and/or a grainy film on skin after exercise.

If you become a briny beast after a workout, it’s time to think about replenishing your electrolytes with Peak Endurance. It’s great as both a pre-and post-workout and contains vitamin C, several B vitamins and Peak ATP.

Written by The AIM Companies

Nutrition that Works!

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