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21 Jan 2003

Electrolites
What would you suggest to stabilise electrolites when doing a strenuous workout? I've heard energade is not at all good for one - I've been drinking plain water which also isn't the answer. Please help
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Sport nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Dear Janine,

The electrolytes are potassium and sodium. Energade does contain these electrolytes, as do many other "sports drinks"

When doing a strenuous workout we do sweat out salts. However, if the workout is not longer than an hour the balance will not be disturbed and a Energade during the workout will replace some of the eletrolytes lost.

We must be reminded that we are a nation that actually consumes too much salt. It is really added to everything. We need a daily amount of about 2 grams. This most people get with the greatest of ease.

I would suggest you use a carb drink, during exercise. It will make you more able to give all you've got. And recovery will be better.
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