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Salt Caps

  •  Electrolytes in concentrated form
  •  Compensation of salt and electrolyte loss through sweating
  •  practical intake, simple dosage
  •  ideal for endurance sports and during hot temperatures
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Salt Caps

Salt Caps by SPONSER® is your ideal companion during endurance training. The concentrated electrolyte blend helps to keep your salt and electrolyte levels in balance. Especially suitable for  longer sessions in the summer and with high temperatures, when the body loses excess electrolytes through sweating, which can lead to decreased performance, reduced muscle function (cramping) and impaired recovery.

The ingredients of the capsules are based on body sweat losses and contain the electrolytes sodium (salt), potassium, magnesium and calcium. The capsules can be taken together with water, with or without added carbohydrates, serving as a a self-made sports drink.

Especially suitable for sports such as triathlon, cycling, running, tennis, football, trail running, MTB, handball.

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Application

Intake of the capsules with sufficient water or open the capsules and add the powder to water or other solutions.

Preparation

Adding the content of 2 capsules in a 500 ml drink containing carbohydrates creates a suitable carbohydrate-electrolyt solution for sport (sport drink).

1 Portion = 2 Kapseln/caps.

6 Kapseln/caps.**

Natrium/sodium

400 mg

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1200 mg

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Magnesium

20 mg

5%*

60 mg

15%*

Calcium

40 mg

5%*

110 mg

15%*

Kalium/potassium

100 mg

5%*

300 mg

15%*

Zink/zinc

3.0 mg

30*

9.0 mg

90%*

*NRV, nutrient reference values                **Tagesration/daily ration

INGREDIENTSsodium chloride, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, vegetable capsule (E464), calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, zinc gluconate, antiagglomerant magnesium stearate. 

1 capsule = 940 mg

Developed and produced in Switzerland

Keep out of children’s reach.

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Hydration

Fluid balance

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Electrolytes

In sports nutrition

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Electrolytes

In sports nutrition

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Electrolytes

In sports nutrition

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Triathlon Nutrition

Long Distance

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5 Ironman Nutrition Tips

By pro triathlete Ruedi Wild

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Hydration

Hydration and fluid balance in sports

The human body consists mainly of water and our metabolism generates a high fluid turnover. Adequate fluid replacement is therefore crucial. It is of particular importance in order to prevent a loss of performance during sporting activities causing high sweating rates. Fluid loss varies greatly from athlete to athlete. Other relevant factors are the exercise intensity, air temperature and humidity, acclimatisation and even the training status. During training and competitions, fluid loss is often in the range of 0.5 to 1.5 litres per hour. Under extreme conditions (e.g. Ironman Hawaii) losses of up to 3 litres have been observed. Physiologically, it is practically impossible to absorb more than 1.3 litres of fluid per hour.  When replacing fluids it is crucial, besides absolute drinking volume, that the body also receives sufficient electrolytes, since there is an interaction between fluid and electrolyte balance.

If the fluid-electrolyte balance is disturbed too much, there is a risk of dehydration with serious consequences like:
• gastrointestinal problems
• lower exercise tolerance
• increased heart rate
• disturbed heat regulation
• decreased cognitive function
• negative influence on motor functions
• increased risk of cramping

Tips
• To estimate your fluid loss per hour, weigh yourself before and after exercise. Preferably unclothed, but together with the full (or used, respectively) drinking bottle. If possible, repeat this procedure under different conditions (intensity, air temperature) and note the results.
• Drink primarily according to your own thirst. This is the best indicator for your personal fluid needs.
• After some time, empirical values can be obtained by comparing the amount drunk and the weight/fluid loss.
• Activities in hot weather or of more than 2-3 hours duration should include a targeted supply of sodium or electrolytes.

Sports drinks such as COMPETITION or ISOTONIC provide you with energy and electrolytes. If you prefer electrolytes without energy, ELECTROLYTES tabs are ideally suited as sports drinks, while the practical SALT CAPS can be used as concentrated electrolytes besides and independent of any drinks.

You may find the ideal sports drink designed for your individual purpose in the following overview:

» Overview of all the sport drinks from SPONSER (PDF)

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Electrolytes

Electrolytes in sports nutrition: function, importance and tips

Electrolytes in sports nutrition describes the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are the main minerals lost through sweating. The higher the air temperature and the intensity of physical activity, the more we sweat and the greater our need for fluid and electrolytes.

Function
Electrolytes are particularly vital for fluid balance and transport in the body. They thus also influence the transport of nutrients and their metabolites in and out of the cells. In addition, electrolytes stabilize the pH value, influence heart and muscle function, and promote heat tolerance and cognitive performance.

Sodium
Salt is often used as a synonym for sodium, but it is obviously not the same. Common table salt, for example, consists of about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Due to its high conversion rate and the amount excreted in sweat (see figure), sodium is THE central electrolyte during sports activities. Sodium is also indispensable for the transport of fluids and energy from the intestine into the blood and to maintain fluid balance inside and outside the cells. Sodium loss depends on many factors. It varies from person to person and ranges from 400 to 1600 mg of sodium per litre of sweat.

Electrolyte deficiency
Particularly with intensive, prolonged physical activity and high air temperature and humidity (heat), electrolytes, especially sodium, must be adequately replaced during exercise to prevent a drop in performance. Typical signs of fluid and electrolyte deficiency are, for example, increased heart rate, impaired heat regulation, reduced cognitive function or increased risk of cramps.

Tips
• Activities in hot weather or of more than 2-3 hours duration require a targeted sodium or electrolyte supply.
• In the case of high-intensity activities (competition) and heat, a targeted electrolyte loading may be considered in the days prior to the competition.
• Sports drinks such as COMPETITION or ISOTONIC provide you with energy and electrolytes. If you prefer electrolytes without energy, ELECTROLYTES tabs are ideally suited as sports drinks, while the practical SALT CAPS can be used as concentrated electrolytes besides and independent of any drinks.

You may find the ideal sports drink designed for your individual purpose in the following overview:

» Overview of all the sport drinks from SPONSER (PDF)

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07. 05. 2020
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Electrolytes

Electrolytes in sports nutrition: function, importance and tips

Electrolytes in sports nutrition describes the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are the main minerals lost through sweating. The higher the air temperature and the intensity of physical activity, the more we sweat and the greater our need for fluid and electrolytes.

Function
Electrolytes are particularly vital for fluid balance and transport in the body. They thus also influence the transport of nutrients and their metabolites in and out of the cells. In addition, electrolytes stabilize the pH value, influence heart and muscle function, and promote heat tolerance and cognitive performance.

Sodium
Salt is often used as a synonym for sodium, but it is obviously not the same. Common table salt, for example, consists of about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Due to its high conversion rate and the amount excreted in sweat (see figure), sodium is THE central electrolyte during sports activities. Sodium is also indispensable for the transport of fluids and energy from the intestine into the blood and to maintain fluid balance inside and outside the cells. Sodium loss depends on many factors. It varies from person to person and ranges from 400 to 1600 mg of sodium per litre of sweat.

Electrolyte deficiency
Particularly with intensive, prolonged physical activity and high air temperature and humidity (heat), electrolytes, especially sodium, must be adequately replaced during exercise to prevent a drop in performance. Typical signs of fluid and electrolyte deficiency are, for example, increased heart rate, impaired heat regulation, reduced cognitive function or increased risk of cramps.

Tips
• Activities in hot weather or of more than 2-3 hours duration require a targeted sodium or electrolyte supply.
• In the case of high-intensity activities (competition) and heat, a targeted electrolyte loading may be considered in the days prior to the competition.
• Sports drinks such as COMPETITION or ISOTONIC provide you with energy and electrolytes. If you prefer electrolytes without energy, ELECTROLYTES tabs are ideally suited as sports drinks, while the practical SALT CAPS can be used as concentrated electrolytes besides and independent of any drinks.

You may find the ideal sports drink designed for your individual purpose in the following overview:

» Overview of all the sport drinks from SPONSER (PDF)

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on » endurance performance
on » muscle cramps
on » race nutrition
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07. 05. 2020
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Electrolytes

Electrolytes in sports nutrition: function, importance and tips

Electrolytes in sports nutrition describes the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are the main minerals lost through sweating. The higher the air temperature and the intensity of physical activity, the more we sweat and the greater our need for fluid and electrolytes.

Function
Electrolytes are particularly vital for fluid balance and transport in the body. They thus also influence the transport of nutrients and their metabolites in and out of the cells. In addition, electrolytes stabilize the pH value, influence heart and muscle function, and promote heat tolerance and cognitive performance.

Sodium
Salt is often used as a synonym for sodium, but it is obviously not the same. Common table salt, for example, consists of about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Due to its high conversion rate and the amount excreted in sweat (see figure), sodium is THE central electrolyte during sports activities. Sodium is also indispensable for the transport of fluids and energy from the intestine into the blood and to maintain fluid balance inside and outside the cells. Sodium loss depends on many factors. It varies from person to person and ranges from 400 to 1600 mg of sodium per litre of sweat.

Electrolyte deficiency
Particularly with intensive, prolonged physical activity and high air temperature and humidity (heat), electrolytes, especially sodium, must be adequately replaced during exercise to prevent a drop in performance. Typical signs of fluid and electrolyte deficiency are, for example, increased heart rate, impaired heat regulation, reduced cognitive function or increased risk of cramps.

Tips
• Activities in hot weather or of more than 2-3 hours duration require a targeted sodium or electrolyte supply.
• In the case of high-intensity activities (competition) and heat, a targeted electrolyte loading may be considered in the days prior to the competition.
• Sports drinks such as COMPETITION or ISOTONIC provide you with energy and electrolytes. If you prefer electrolytes without energy, ELECTROLYTES tabs are ideally suited as sports drinks, while the practical SALT CAPS can be used as concentrated electrolytes besides and independent of any drinks.

You may find the ideal sports drink designed for your individual purpose in the following overview:

» Overview of all the sport drinks from SPONSER (PDF)

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07. 05. 2020
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Triathlon Nutrition

Three key factors for maximum performance in a triathlon long distance race

Electrolytes
Electrolytes influence the transport of nutrients and their end products into and out of the cell. They stabilise the pH value, influence the heart and muscle functions and improve the heat tolerance as well as the performance capacity. Sodium is a key element in the transport of liquid and is mainly lost by sweating. The sodium loss is individual for every athlete and can vary within a range of 400–1600 mg per liter of sweat. In case of high level performance and of heat, a targeted electrolyte loading is recommended during the preparation phase already. Activities in the heat or longer than 2–3 hours require a targeted sodium, respectively electrolyte supply.

Hydration
If a dehydration is not compensated, serious consequences will occur:
• stomach problems
• lower effort tolerance
• increase heart rate
• disturbed heat regulation
• decreased mental function
• negative influence on motor functions
• increased risks of spasms

Energy
Carbohydrates are one of the most important sources of energy in endurance sport. A targeted carbohydrate intake is essential for activities lasting more than 90 minutes in order to maintain the performance level. Sport drinks, gels and bars are confirmed carbohydrate sources. They are often used in combination depending on duration, intensity and personal preferences. The higher the intensity and the longer the activity, the more crucial is their digestibility.

• Sports drinks deliver well tolerated, easily digestible carbohydrates enriched with electrolytes.
• Gels provide quickly available carbohydrates.
• Bars support the function of the gastrointestinal tract and are best suited for lower intensities and longer distances.

Pay attention to regular energy supply. For optimal performances we recommend dosages of 60–80 g carbohydrates per hour.

10. 10. 2019
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5 Ironman Nutrition Tips

5 Ironman nutrition tips for the last few days before the competition

The optimal nutrition during the long distance triathlon is a big challenge. The needs of the athletes can be very different, so everybody has to find his own strategy on the day of the competition. However, the days before the long race day have a decisive influence on how your regime will ultimately turn out nutritionwise. Here below you find the most important tips of professional triathlete Ruedi Wild and more about optimization possibilities as well as possible stumbling blocks:

Carboloading
Due to the reduced training in the taper phase, the body needs less carbohydrates than during usual training phases. Therefore, the usual intake of carbs already leads to an increased replenishment of glycogen stores. Too large amounts of pasta, rice etc. on the pre-race day additionally burden the stomach for the competition and may lead to a feeling of fullness. Soft drinks are unsuitable because of fructose. Therefore, I use CARBO LOADER, basically after each main meal on the pre-race day to maximally fill up my glycogen stores.

Electrolytes
The electrolyte level, in particular salt (or rather sodium), is an elementary factor in race nutrition. It is crucial that the electrolyte balance is optimally prepared on the day of the competition. Except with main meals, for me pure water is taboo the last days prior to the race. Especially during training sessions, as it further dilutes the sodium concentration in the blood. During main meals I generously use salt, while instead of pure water I dissolve ELECTROLYTES TABS in the drinks or take SALT CAPS (approx. 1 salt cap per 0.5l).

NO Loading
Initially known as an insider tip, nitrogen oxide loading (NO loading) has spread widely in recent years, especially among professionals, thanks to broad scientific support. Among other things, it aims at increased oxygen transport and improved blood flow. In the pre-competition week NITROFLOW PERFORMANCE and RED BEET VINITROX belong to my daily supplements.

Dietary Fibre
The last two to three pre-race days I pay attention to a low intake of dietary fibres, because they put additional strain on my stomach during competition. My usually preferred foods such as vegetables, fruits or wholemeal products are practically completely eliminated and replaced by white bread, plaited loaf or rice.

Fructose
The high content of fructose in soft drinks and most available sports drinks has spoiled many of my long-distance competitions in the beginning. Stomach cramps or flatulence were the most frequent consequences. Even on pre-race days I do not take any soft drinks, fruits or fruit juices, while on race day the ULTRA COMPETITION is my favourite competition drink.

» Graphic overview about triathlon nutrition on race day

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Author: Ruedi Wild, professional triathlete

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