Knowledge

Endurolytes (vol 13.13)

The ideal way to enjoy cramp-free exercise!

By Hammer Nutrition

Keeping muscle cramping at bay during training and racing can be as easy as taking a few capsules or dropping a tablet into your water bottle. There's absolutely no reason to suffer through another summer of performance-robbing cramps! By supplementing with Endurolytes prior to, during, and after all of your workouts and races, you'll replenish necessary electrolytic minerals. That's important all year long, but now, with the heat and humidity at or near their highest, it's absolutely essential.

Don't downgrade the quality of your workouts or jeopardize your races by relying on salt tablets, electrolyte supplements that contain excess amounts of sodium, or products that contain garbage ingedients such as refined sugars, chemicals, or artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or colors. Endurolytes contains the electrolytic minerals your body requires, in the right amounts, in the right balance, without any of that aforementioned junk. Endurolytes will accurately and precisely fulfill your electrolyte needs hour after hour regardless of your size, sport, training intensity, fitness, weather conditions, and how well or poorly you're acclimated to those conditions. We guarantee it!

Electrolytes: What they are and why you need them

Electrolytes are chemicals that form electrically charged particles (ions) in body fluids. These ions carry the electrical energy necessary for many functions, including muscle contractions and transmission of nerve impulses. Many bodily functions depend on electrolytes; therefore, optimal performance requires a consistent, adequate supply of these important nutrients.

Athletes often neglect electrolyte replenishment because they've "never had cramping problems." Even if you've been fortunate enough to have never suffered the painful, debilitating effects of cramping (count your blessings, you're in the minority!), you still need to provide your body with an appropriate supply of electrolytes, even in cooler weather. Why? Because the goal in replenishing electrolytes is not necessarily to prevent cramping (though, of course, you want to avoid cramping), but primarily to maintain specific bodily functions at optimal levels.

Cramping is oftentimes your body's way of letting you know that, regarding electrolytes, it's "on empty." When you've reached that point, the performance of many bodily systems (cardiovascular, central nervous, digestive, and muscular) has been severely compromised for some time, meaning your athletic performance has been deteriorating steadily as well.

You want your body to perform smoothly, without interruption or compromise. That's precisely why, just as you shouldn't wait until you're dehydrated or bonking before you replenish fluids or calories, you never want to wait until you're cramping before replenishing electrolytes.

Salt alone is NOT the solution!

In addition to completely neglecting to replenish electrolytes, many athletes make two other major mistakes regarding electrolytes: