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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.

This product is vegan.

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Before
During
After
Water
Milk

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

--

1200 mg

--

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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Fluid Loss in Sports

Determine your individual sweat rate

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Hydration

Fluid balance

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Electrolytes

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Fluid Loss in Sports

Determine your individual sweat rate

With the following instructions, the individual sweat rate can be calculated. With this knowledge you can better estimate your approximate fluid needs in competition and training. Based on your information provided, you will receive product and drinking recommendations from us. To maintain your performance, it is essential that your fluid balance is maintained. This is especially challenging during long activities and hot temperatures.

Required material
• towel
• accurate scale
• thermometer, if available
• filled drinking bottle

TESTING
1. short warm-up
2. if necessary: toilet stop
3. weigh yourself carefully. Ideally undressed, including a full drinking bottle. Record body weight and air temperature.
4. test over the chosen duration & intensity
   a. Make sure that the intensity is even and, if performed indoors, that there is sufficient cooling (fan)
   b. You may drink from the bottle, but you must not interrupt test for toilet stops
5. dry yourself and weigh out: again undressed and INCLUDING the drinking bottle. Write down the air temperature.
6. enter the values into the calculator to determine your personal sweat rate.

RESULT
Fluid loss per hour = (KG1-KG2) / t x 60 = sweat rate per hour

Formula
Pre-test:
• Body weight (naked) with drinking bottle (KG1)

Post-test:
• Body weight (naked) with drinking bottle (KG2)
• Exercise duration (t in min)

Remarks
• The testing can take place both indoors and outdoors. Choose your specific sport and environment.
• Select your desired intensity of the sweat rate to be determined. Orientate yourself on your target event.
• If possible, the chosen duration of exercise should be at least 30 minutes.
• Weigh yourself before and after the test together with your drinking bottle. This way you can and should drink during the test. Important: If possible, weigh yourself unclothed and dry yourself with a towel, since sweat entrapped in your clothes and on your body can seriously distort the calculation.
• After weighing in, you must refrain from toilet stops until after weighing out, i.e. also during the test.
• Repeat the test under different conditions. Expectedly, the sweat rate will increase at higher temperatures.

EVALUATION AND INTERPRETATION

Up to 0.5 l/h
Your fluid requirements during exercise are low and should be easily satisfied without any loss of performance. Drink regularly as needed and according to your thirst. For longer exertions of 2 hours or more, make sure not to drink pure water only, but to use also electrolytes or electrolyte-containing drinks.

SPONSER SPORT DRINKS contain important electrolytes and are available with or without energy. No matter if basic, interval or fat metabolism training, in our overview you will find the right sports drink for your desired purpose.

Professional tip: Create an overview or protocol with your personal sweat rate and the measured temperature. Repeat the test (in the desired intensity level) at different air temperatures. This has a decisive influence on your sweat rate.

0.5-1.0 l/h
Your fluid requirements during exercise is average. Drink regularly in similar quantities of approx. 200-250 ml in order to cover your needs in a well-tolerated way. However, pay attention to your thirst feeling. If you are performing for durations of 2 hours or more, do not just drink pure water, but use drinks containing electrolytes or take additional electrolytes.

SPONSER SPORT DRINKS contain important electrolytes and are available with or without energy. No matter if basic, interval or fat metabolism training, in our overview you will find the right sports drink for your desired purpose.

Professional tip: Create an overview or protocol with your personal sweat rate and the measured temperature. Repeat the test (in the desired intensity level) at different air temperatures. This has a decisive influence on the sweat rate.

1.0-1.4 l/h
Your fluid requirements during exercise are relatively significant, a balanced fluid balance becomes particularly important as the duration of exercise increases.

Drink 250-300 ml every 15 minutes if possible, but always consider your sensation of thirst. Avoid a sensation of fullness. Take care, especially during exertions exceeding 2 hours, that you drink not only pure water but also take additional electrolytes from drinks containing electrolytes.

SPONSER SPORT DRINKS contain important electrolytes and are available with or without energy. No matter if basic, interval or fat metabolism training, in our overview you will find the right sports drink for your desired purpose.

Professional tip: Create an overview or protocol with your personal sweat rate and the measured temperature. Repeat the test (in the desired intensity level) at different air temperatures. This has a decisive influence on the sweat rate.

1.4-1.8 l/h
Your fluid needs during exercise are high and you have to pay particular attention to fluid balance with increasing duration of exercise. Complete fluid replacement during performance is only possible to a limited extent.

Drink 250-300 ml every 15 minutes if possible, but always consider your sensation of thirst. Thirst, notably, should be avoided as best as possible without provoking sensations of fullness in the stomach. If necessary, experiment with drinking quantities and intervals. If you are performing more than 2 hours, do not rely only on pure water, but also use drinks containing electrolytes or add electrolytes.

SPONSER SPORT DRINKS contain important electrolytes and are available with or without energy. No matter if basic, interval or fat metabolism training, in our overview you will find the right sports drink for your desired purpose.

Professional tip: Create an overview or protocol with your personal sweat rate and the measured temperature. Repeat the test (in the desired intensity level) at different air temperatures. This has a decisive influence on the sweat rate.

≥1.8 l/h
Your fluid requirements during exercise are very high and complete fluid replacement during performance is no longer possible. For very long activities, prehydration combined with soda-loading should be considered.

Drink 200-300 ml every 10-15 minutes if possible, but always consider your thirst. Thirst is to be avoided as best as possible, but also avoid sensations of fullness in the stomach. If necessary, experiment with drinking quantities and intervals. Do not only ingest pure water, but also rely on drinks containing electrolytes or take additional electrolytes even if you are performing less than 2 hours.

SPONSER SPORT DRINKS contain important electrolytes and are available with or without energy. No matter if basic, interval or fat metabolism training, in our overview you will find the right sports drink for your desired purpose.

Professional tip: Create an overview or protocol with your personal sweat rate and the measured temperature. Repeat the test (at the desired intensity level) at different air temperatures. This has a decisive influence on the welding rate.

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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 impossible to absorb more than 1.3 litres of fluid per hour. When replacing fluids not only the drinking volume is important, but also providing the body with sufficient electrolytes, since there is an interaction between fluid and electrolyte balance.

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

Tips
• Weigh yourself before and after exercise to estimate your fluid loss per hour. 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

By Electrolytes we understand in sports nutrition the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are the main minerals lost through sweating. The higher the air temperature and the intensity of the physical activity, the more we sweat. Therefore, we have a bigger need for fluid and electrolytes in these situations.

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 our cells. In addition, electrolytes stabilize the pH value, influence heart and muscle function and promote heat tolerance and cognitive performance.

Sodium
Salt is colloquially often used as a synonym for sodium. However, Sodium is actually not the same as salt - but an ingredient of it. Common table salt, for example, consists of about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Due to its high need for our body 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 of 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, 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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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 » fluids
on » endurance performance
on » muscle cramps
on » race nutrition
shop » energy & endurance
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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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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.

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