What is METASALT and why do endurance athletes need it?
METASALT is the best Sodium/Electrolyte/Antioxidant Supplement to prevent HYPONATREMIA, minimize muscle cramps or heat prostration due to excessive perspiration. Sodium imbalance (HYPONATREMIA) usually occurs during long or ultra-distance events in the heat but may also be seen in events as short as 3 to 4 hours. Sodium imbalance may either occur due to excessive water intake, or due to excessive sweat production and sweat sodium concentration.
Why are the capsules yellow?
CAPSULES are YELLOW because of the Curcumin (Turmeric extract).
How does it help me?
When it is hot and humid and you are sweating during training or racing take 2 METASALT capsules, consume the required amount of water and CARBO-PRO and you are all set with hydration, calories, and sodium to maintain peak levels of performance
CARBO-PRO + MetaSalt for any endurance activity under the sun.
How much sodium is required during exercise activity?
Sweat contains between 2.25 to 3.5 grams of salt per liter, and the rate of perspiration in a long hot race can easily average 1 liter per hour. So for a 10 hour race one could lose approximately 22 to 35 grams of salt. So, replacing water without the appropriate amount of salt can result in hyponatremia which can seriously hamper performance and well-being.
How much Sodium do I need?
An optimum intake of sodium can vary from 300 mg per hour to 1 gram per hour, based on sweat production and sweat sodium concentration. ONE capsule of METASALT provides 190 mg of sodium. Makes it easy to control sodium intake without ingesting excess sugar (sucrose, fructose, galactose or glucose) provided by sports drinks and gels.
Why not get Sodium and electrolytes from a sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade?
Most sports drinks contain 140 mg of sodium per 8 fl oz serving. Say you need 600 mg of sodium per hour, then you have to consume 44 fl oz of that sports drink which will also provide 76 oz of simple sugar. Excess sugar creates a hypertonic solution which will actually draw the fluid from your body into your guts for absorption thus temporarily dehydrating you -- detrimental to performance!
What about the other ingredients in the METASALT, do I need them too?
Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium are macrominerals which complement each other for regular heart rhythm, the transmission of nerve impulses, energy production and muscular contraction. The chelated forms of Mg, Ca, and K minerals will not irritate the stomach, furthermore, standardized extracts of Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, Ginger and Peppermint will have a general toning and calming influence on the stomach and intestines to optimize performance. Turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids) helps in fighting inflammation.