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Monday, June 14, 2010

Salt Stick Caps Product Review & Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review Salt Stick Caps. You can visit Salt Stick online HERE.

These capsules help with heat stress, muscle cramping, and low electrolyte levels. Who couldn't use these with summertime heat in full force right now?!?! I only took one during a mid-70's (comfortable) twelve-mile training run. I took one at the one hour mark, which was half way through my run. I wasn't sure what to expect from these capsules, but they were easy to down and just like taking a vitamin or ibuprofen. It would've been really easy if I had my handheld water bottle with me, but I didn't. I stopped at the park's drinking fountain to help me down the capsule. It gave me a bit of a boost 1/2 mile later, when I was feeling in a slump.

I am a heavy sweater and am very salty after my long runs. I really believe I could've used these during my marathon training runs and during my HOT marathon last month.

Directions: Use as a ditary supplement, take one capsule with water every 30-60 mins, during physicla activity, for up to ten capsules daily.

I kept my capsule in my shorts pocket, along with my Sports Beans. I see that they also offer a handy-dandy capsule dispenser on their website HERE. I think this would be really handy.

I will definitely be trying these out more this summer, in the heat, and in my training for marathon #3.


What Salt Stick Says -- KEY FEATURES:

The ONLY electrolyte capsule that was formulated to closely resemble the electrolyte profile lost during activity: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Only 1 capsule per serving. Suggested use: 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes during activity

Buffered salt composition that helps digestion and absorption

Each capsule contains: 215 mg sodium, 63 mg potassium, 22 mg calcium, 11 mg magnesium, 100 IU Vitamin D

Vegetable-based capsule composition; Bio-available active ingredients. GMP production

Contains only WHAT YOU NEED. No: herbal, trace, questionable components added. Gluten free. No sweeteners- no high fructose corn syrup, no sweeteners of any kind

Does not contain any World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned substances

Unique formulation is patent pending; Engineered by a Ph.D. chemist who is also a pro triathlete
Saltstick® Caps uniquely includes vitamin D that helps the body absorb and utilize calcium.




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77 comments:

  1. I love that these help replace your electrolytes that you loose from running. I think this was part of my problem during my 1/2, so these would come in handy for marathon training.

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  2. i am a follower

    i can't imagine my children not jumping on the treadmill with me....scary

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  3. I am a current follower(as Chris):)

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  4. They also have a capsule dispenser that is created to fit on handlebars for bikers

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  5. I posted on my blog

    www.ahodgepodgeofrandomness.blogspot.com

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  6. The SaltSticks look like they would be a great addition to my training... Especially since I come in looking like I took a shower. This TX humidity is killing me lol!

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  7. Looks like I might be running a mid summer Half so this would greatly help keep me going.

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  8. Wow..this makes perfect sense..I read up on your site, and I think these are just what I need to help replenish electrolytes.

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  9. running in the summer is tough!!! i was thinking of some salt tablets! would love to try em out! maybe i'll win! yay

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  10. wow, amazing how closely the salt stick mimics what you loose through sweat...i too am a very sweaty girl and NEED to replace my electrolytes religiously!!!!

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  11. I learned that you can open the capsules into water to make an electrolyte drink but that they recommend adding flavor as it might taste a bit salty. ;o)

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  12. Linked you on my sidebar... thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. This sounds like a great idea! I've been dreading summer runs but I think this could help! And I like that you can also put the contents of a capsule in water to drink as well.

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  14. I would try the capsules.

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  15. The whole website is actually very intriguing...all three half-marathons I've done, I've ended up with salt ALL OVERmy body. So the concept that this holds sodium in it is very interesting!

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  16. Interesting. I sweat quite a bit as well, but I don't usually feel too salty. It's still probably a good idea to try these out as they do contain ingredients that should help during long runs.

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  17. I think the idea that they are a capsule and have a dispenser is great. In my 1/2 marathon training, they talk about taking one salt package, I bet these are better tasting :)

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  18. I had no idea all the "stuff" you lose when sweating. I really want to try the capsules on a long run...which I am dreaming about.

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  19. just posted on my blog giveaways.

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  20. This is linked on my sidebar.

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  21. I learned that I might be able to give up sports drinks! I already take GU (and water, of course) and the Salt Stick capsules will probably be sufficient in providing the necessary electrolytes.

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  22. I'm a follower!! Great giveaway, I've been wanting to try these.

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  23. They don't have any extras and they are vegetarian friendly! I love both those points.

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  24. I put your giveaway up on my blog.

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  25. I learned that they sponsor Matt Chrabot! Love him!!

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  26. I learned the salt stick won't upset the low-sodium diet I try to adhere to.

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  27. Nice review! I'm a follower.

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  28. I linked to this giveaway from my blog!

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  29. Linked to your giveaway on my blog.

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  30. Linked to the giveaway: http://itsagoodmorning.wordpress.com/gotta-have-giveaways/

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  31. I like/learned that these are about as natural as can be. I dislike any additives and things I didn't sign up to ingest.

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  32. i learned that these are vegetarian, and sound much more appetizing than straight up salt.

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  33. Interesting product. I'd never heard of SaltStick before--thanks for introducing me to it. I'm a huge fan of nuun tablets as a way to ingest electrolytes, but SaltStick is an interesting alternative.

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  34. I learned that they recommend the holder because it keeps the capsules from being damaged. Cool product, I'm going to have to try these.

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  35. I love that they are vegetarian-friendly! As such, I don't always find that is the case.

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  36. I'm a salty sweater, according to their site, this product looks like just the thing for me to try.

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  37. I just ran out of my Saltstick tabs...just before my Marathon.. UGH I need more asap!

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