Friday, June 12, 2009

Salt Pill Product Options

I wasn't quite sure what to write about this week but a recent post got me thinking about the heat. One thing in particular that Jamie Cleveland's article mentioned was about salt loss and salt intake. I know it is important to replenish your electrolytes and minerals but I do not know the difference between each salt/electrolyte pill so I decided to write my post about salt pills. After much discussion with the guys here at the shop here is what I came up with:

Sportlegs: If you are in need of some lactic acid relief then go with sportlegs. They are designed to minimize lactic build up.

Endurolytes: If you have a sensitive stomach and/or are training for sprint to mid distance events then the Hammer Endurolyte is what you want. The endurolyte is well balanced with all your mineral needs and is easier for your stomach to process.

Thermolytes: If you like Endurolytes then you should like these as well. The content of Thermolytes is very similar (almost identical) to Endurolytes. The one thing to note is the serving size. Thermolytes recognized 2 tablets as a serving while endurolytes recognize 1 tablet as a serving. Thermolytes are made by Sports Quest, the makers of Carbo Pro so if you like Carbo Pro you may chose Thermolytes over Endurolytes.

Saltsticks: If you are training for Half IM and beyond then the Saltstick tablet is a great choice for you. The content of the Saltstick per tablet is more potent than the rest. The Saltstick tablet is also great in extreme Texas summer heat.

We carry all of the above options at Jack & Adam's.

Also, just a friendly reminder: Next Sunday is Father's Day. Don't forget about Dad! Not sure what to get him? If he is into the triathlon scene consider signing him up for the Austin Triathlon...there is still plenty of time to start training. You could also get Dad a nice barbeque set that we sell at the is made out of bike tools. Drop by the shop for more great gift ideas!



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