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03 Apr 2006

Does drinking supplements ( tables ) have any or no effect on me feeling nauseous i.e. "USN - Cramp Block" or "Saltmag" tables ? I took these tables after every 15km during the marathon.
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01 Jan 0001


I do think that if you drink excessive salt, you will feel nauseous. in fact, one of the recognised symptoms of high salt intake is nausea, because the really high salt intake can cause water retention (the body doesn't like to have too much salt, so it tries to 'dilute' the salt with water) and that definitely causes nausea.

So yes, the short answer to your question is that your nausea is likely to be caused by the salt tablets. The truth is that you don't need them - most people are not deficient in salt, because they get enough from their diet, so perhaps you can consider not using them in the future.

Good luck
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