SaltStick Product Review
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SaltStick® Product review
Do you sweat a lot during your runs or workouts? My buddy Gary sweats more than anyone I know. Over the past few years he has told me about the Hammer Electrolyte pills he has taken to help him with his long runs and bike rides. A few weeks ago I was in contact with SaltStick and have read about others who use electrolyte replacement products. Due to the popularity and success of others using these types of products, I wanted to try SaltStick out and share my experience with you.
Up to this point in my running time, I haven’t used electrolyte replacements or salt tablets. Recently my sister asked me if I was aware of any salt or electrolyte replacements that I have used to help on those tough or on workouts. My sister is newer to running and recently signed up for the Columbus Marathon in October so I wanted to do some research to see what would help her succeed with marathon training.
What are SaltStick FastChews?
SaltStick® Fastchews are an easy to consume pill that provides your body with electrolytes and supplements your body loses through sweat during workouts.
The recommended serving is a FastChew tablet (size of a dime) every 15-30 minutes. Consuming eight SaltStick FastChews equates to 400 mg sodium, 120 mg potassium, 24 mg magnesium, and 40 mg calcium, which is the ideal ratio to keep you moving during those tough workouts.
Below is a table that I saw on SaltStick.com that provides a visual of what SaltStick provides vs. what you sweat out during your workouts.
|Average Sweat||SaltStick® Fastchews|
|Electrolyte||per 2.6 oz / 75 mL||per tablet|
SaltStick products are great for electrolyte replacement and are very easy to use, as well as being very easy on the stomach. In the past on those hot days, I have occasionally had issues when consuming gels or energy chews. Due to the formula created by SaltStick, these products are designed to easily digest and absorb quickly.
Below are the items (along with pictures) I received for writing this product review.
Other SaltStick Products
Besides the FastChews, SaltSticks has a number of other products used for electrolyte replacements. Rather the chewable tablet, they have two pill alternatives. Below is a list of the other options they now sell.
The electrolyte capsules were the original products that helped this company grow. These pills help with heat stress and muscle cramping, something I have dealt with in the past. If I had to choose one, I would go with the one that has a bit of caffeine to give me that extra jolt to keep moving.
- SaltStick Caps Electrolyte Capsules
- SaltStick Caps Plus Electrolyte Capsules with Caffeine and Sodium Citrate
- SaltStick Dispenser for Capsules (FastChews)
The Active Guy Conclusion
I would certainly recommend trying SaltStick products. These products are easy to use, reasonably priced, and most importantly will help you improve performance.