BY STEVE BORN
Proper fueling during exercise requires more than replenishing calories and fluids; it involves consistent and adequate electrolyte support as well. Electrolytes are comparable to the motor oil in your car - they don't make the engine run, but they're absolutely necessary to keep everything running smoothly. Proper functioning of the digestive, nervous, cardiovascular, and muscular systems depends on adequate electrolyte levels.
That's why it's so important to replenish your body with electrolytes. Just as you shouldn't wait until you're out of energy before you consume some calories, or you're dehydrated before you drink fluids, you never want to wait until you start cramping before you replenish electrolytes. By that time it's just about too late, and the proper functioning of those aforementioned bodily systems has already been in a downward spiral for a while.
Bottom line: To avoid cramping and ensure optimal functioning of many important bodily functions, your fueling regimen should always include consistent replenishment of these essential minerals.
Unfortunately, many athletes mistakenly focus only on salt (sodium chloride), not understanding that while salt is indeed an important component, it doesn't fulfill all of your body's electrolytic mineral requirements. Additionally, a too-high intake of salt will disrupt normal bodily functions involving sodium recirculation and conservation, creating more problems than it resolves. You need full-spectrum electrolyte support that not only includes an appropriate amount of salt, but calcium, magnesium, and potassium as well. Optimal performance requires a consistent, adequate, and BALANCED supply of these important nutrients.
Fortunately, Hammer Nutrition's superior electrolytic mineral formulas - Endurolytes, Endurolytes Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, and Endurolytes Extreme Powder - do just that, and they're ready to work for you! These four products are balanced, full-spectrum electrolyte formulations designed to:
- Fulfill the body's electrolytic mineral requirements
- Optimize multiple bodily functions
- Enhance endurance performance
- Help you to avoid the unpleasant issues associated with electrolyte imbalance
No matter your weight, body type, or fitness level, or what the weather the throws at you, one of Hammer Nutrition's Endurolytes products has you covered!
Endurolytes - Our original full-spectrum formula, supplied in capsules for greater flexibility with your dosing. The modest sodium chloride (salt) content complements a healthy, low-salt diet.
Endurolytes Fizz - If capsules aren't for you, Endurolytes Fizz is an easy answer. Add these rapidly dissolving tablets to your water bottle to create a delicious, sugar-free, full-spectrum, effervescent electrolyte drink.
Endurolytes Extreme - Designed for harsh conditions, high heat, the unacclimatized, and those with elevated salt needs, this formula, supplied in capsules, offers three times the sodium chloride and potassium content of standard Electrolytes. Despite the sodium chloride increase, the Extreme formula maintains a complete blend of electrolytes.
Endurolytes Extreme Powder - All the benefits of Endurolytes Extreme capsules in an easy-to-mix powder. Endurolytes Extreme Powder dissolves quickly and completely, with a super-subtle, natural watermelon flavor. Consume in water alone or add it to your liquid fuels according to your unique dosing needs. The mild flavor makes it easy to drink all day, while the lack of residue makes it perfect for hydration packs and bottles of any form.
HEED - Hammer Nutrition's superior sports drink not only contains 100 calories per scoop, but also the amount of electrolytes found in one (1) Endurolytes capsule.
Electrolytes for all!
Even if you're not a competitive athlete or not an athlete at all, if you're a living, breathing human that sweats, you could definitely reap the benefits our line of Endurolytes products offer. We've seen these products help resolve issues from chronic migraines to restless leg syndrome and more. They're used by everyone from endurance athletes to golfers, construction workers, landscapers, truck drivers - even retired grandparents working in the yard. If what you're doing - work, play, exercise - involves sweating, one of the superior-quality Endurolytes products is for you!