SaltStick makes electrolyte restoring capsules, ideal for athletes to help reduce heat stress, muscle cramping and the negative effects of dehydration. Made in the USA and certified free of any banned substances through independent testing. Their Vitassium range is formulated to help with suffers of dysautonomia.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why use SaltStick?
HOW WILL SALTSTICK HELP ME AS AN ATHLETE?
SaltStick helps athletes maintain performance by replacing a full spectrum of electrolytes lost through sweat, and in a form and quantity the body can absorb. An independent 2015 study demonstrated that triathletes who relied on SaltStick to replace electrolytes lost through sweat performed significantly better in a medium-distance triathlon than those who did not.
ARE SALTSTICK PRODUCTS VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE?
SaltStick Caps, Caps Plus and Tart Orange FastChews are vegetarian, they contain ingredients of animal origin and are therefore not considered strictly vegan. SaltStick Vitassium and all remaining flavors of FastChews do not contain any ingredients of animal origin and are suitable for vegan diets.
All SaltStick products are gluten-free.
MY COACH TOLD ME TO TAKE XX MG OF SALT PER HOUR. IS THAT THE SAME AS SODIUM?
No, sodium and salt are not the same. Be sure to clarify with your coach exactly what they are suggesting. “Salt” is usually what people call sodium chloride, which is about 40% sodium by weight. This means that the 550 mg of sodium chloride in a capsule of SaltStick Caps represents an available 215 mg of sodium (the rest is chloride). Other sources of sodium have different amounts of sodium by weight. For example, the 810mg of sodium citrate in SaltStick Caps Plus represents 190 mg of sodium. Therefore, when you compare labels or intake goals, be sure to compare actual sodium values.
DO I NEED TO CONSUME WATER WITH SALTSTICK?
Most SaltStick products do not require water to consume; however, water or a sports drink should absolutely be a part of your overall nutrition plan. If you don’t re-hydrate and just consume electrolytes you will risk becoming dehydrated, which can be a dangerous situation if taken to extremes.
CAN FASTCHEWS BE DISSOLVED IN WATER TO CREATE A SPORTS DRINK?
We don’t recommend it. It’s technically possible, but we designed SaltStick FastChews to be eaten directly, so they aren’t very soluble in water.
WHAT IS SALTSTICK VITASSIUM?
Vitassium® is a medical food specifically formulated to provide sodium and potassium for the clinical dietary management for patients with autonomic dysfunction including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and Vasovagal Syncope, when increased plasma volume has been shown to be beneficial.