I’ve mentioned our fueling expert Steve Born is available to answer people’s questions here at Hammer. Steve is a world authority on fueling for endurance athletes and his information is gold.
That’s information you get free of charge as Steve’s part of the Hammer team.
Below is an extensive article from Steve on the importance and way to ensure appropriate electrolyte support during endurance events.
Electrolyte Support Information
In regards to Endurolytes, to my understanding, there is some sort of regulation (similar to Canada) that requires that the Australian label to read “maximum 3 tablets” or something similar.
Here in the States we do not have the same restrictions; however, due to space limitations, we list a generic dosage that reads “Take 1-3 capsules per hour during prolonged exercise in hot weather. Extreme conditions may warrant higher amounts.”
Reasons Dosage Varies So Greatly
The truth is that the dose can be anywhere from 1-6 capsules per hour, with a few people (not many, just a few) needing a 7th or 8th capsule an hour. The reason why the dosage varies so much is because so many variables have to be factored in when answering the question, “How much electrolyte support do I need hourly?”
These factors include the athlete’s body size/weight/body mass index, their fitness level, the weather conditions, how well or poorly the athlete is acclimated to those conditions, the terrain, their pace, and …read more