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SHOTZ Electrolyte Hydration Tablets
Tablets (Tube of 20)
Shotz Electrolyte Tablets are the ultimate in portable, thirst quenching hydration.
Shotz Electrolyte Tablets are super convenient effervescent tablets that dissolve quickly in water to help deliver the precise amount of electrolytes to keep you hydrated. Take them wherever your sport takes you. The handy tough tube fits nicely in your cycle jersey, back pack, sports bag ready for any and every challenge. Staying hydrated and replacing electrolytes is a smart move for anyone who wants to perform well and the Shotz Electrolyte Tablet has all the answers.
Normal Price: $25.95
SPECIAL Price: $17.95
• 1 Shotz Electrolyte Tablet dropped into 500ml of water
• 20 tablets per tube makes 10 litres
• Electrolytes – Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium in every shot
• Portable tough tube – take it anywhere
• Ideal electrolyte composition to prevent cramping and maximise hydration
• No sugar or artificial colours
• Slight flavour that is refreshing
• Simple to use – no mixing no mess
Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyethylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavour, Riboflavin-5
Servings per tablet:
2 (2 x 250ml)
- Total <1g
- Sugar 0g
How SHOTZ Electrolyte Hydration Tablets work
The clear message from over a half a century of scientific research on the links between food, nutrition and exercise capacity is that next to natural talent and appropriate training, carbohydrate ingestion for energy and adequate fluid intake to avoid dehydration are the two most important elements in the formula for successful participation in sport.
Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, poor performance, decreased coordination and muscle cramping. Proper hydration is extremely important during exercise. Adequate fluid intake for athletes, even recreational athletes, is essential to comfort, performance and safety.
The longer and more intensely you exercise, the more important it is to drink plenty of fluids. Inadequate fluid consumption can be physically harmful. Consider that a loss of as little as 2% of one's body weight due to sweating, can lead to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, the heart works harder in order to move blood through the bloodstream. Pre-hydration and re-hydration are vital to maintaining cardiovascular health, proper body temperature and muscle function.
Electrolytes are minerals named because of their ability to conduct an electrical charge when in a solution. Referred to as salts within the body, electrolytes play a role in conducting nerve impulses, muscle contractions and are a part of many important physiological functions.
Their primary role is maintaining the delicate fluid balance both inside and outside your body's cells.
Sodium loss has the biggest impact on performance. It's estimated the average athlete can lose up to 1300mg of sodium for every litre of sweat. Potassium comes next, followed by Magnesium and Calcium. However, only a small amount of Magnesium and Calcium are lost in sweat.
Sodium is an essential nutrient, an element the body cannot manufacture itself. It plays a vital role in regulating many bodily functions and is contained in body fluids which transport oxygen, carbohydrate and nutrients. To survive, everyone needs to consume sodium regularly. It is a principal component of a person's internal environment, the extracellular fluid. Nutrients reach your body's cells through these fluids. Sodium facilitates many bodily functions including fluid volume and acid-base balance.
Sodium enables the transmission of nerve impulses around the body. It is an electrolyte, like potassium, calcium and magnesium; it regulates the electrical charges moving in and out of the cells in the body. It controls your taste, smell and tactile processes. The presence of sodium ions is essential for the contraction of muscles, including that largest and most important muscle, the heart. It is fundamental to the operation of signals to and from the brain. Without sufficient sodium, your senses would be dulled and your nerves would not function.
Hyponatremia is a medical condition known as "water intoxication" and is effectively low Sodium levels in the blood, a condition that occurs when heavy sweat loss is experienced during prolonged periods of activity. This is often brought about when someone drinks large amounts of water and/or loses too much salt from the body in a short time. Drinking large amounts of water overwhelms the kidneys and they can't process and eliminate the water fast enough, so the amount of Sodium in your blood drops too low. Your brain also needs Sodium, and when the Sodium levels drop too low, a person will feel confused and lethargic. Severe hyponatremia can also lead to twitching, seizures and even death.
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