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BLOGS/RECOVERY

Staying Charged: Electrolytes And Their Role In The Body

The human body is basically a big battery, and it’s made mostly of water. Electrolytes are salts that dissolve into positive and negative charges that conduct electricity in water – of which our body is about 70%. Also known as ions, these charges are crucial because they control the flow of water in our cells and… Keep Reading

My War on Dehydration: By Tim Reed

Reflecting on 2017, I have come to terms with the following: As much as I would love the Ironman World Championship to rotate locations like every other sport and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, it is not going to happen any time soon. I need to adapt to the conditions in Kona or choose a… Keep Reading

BLOGS/RECOVERY

Why Zinc Matters…

SOS now contains 20% RDI of Zinc, an important nutrient that helps your immune system and metabolism function. Of the trace minerals, Zinc is second only to iron in its concentration in our body. The addition of this essential micronutrient means SOS can give you even more of what your body needs to get the… Keep Reading

BLOGS/RECOVERY/RUNNING

Hydration On The Run

Adapted from Matt Fitzgerald Hydration during running is not as complicated as you may have been led to believe. When you run, you sweat. The more you sweat, the more your blood volume decreases. The more your blood volume decreases, the harder your heart has to work to deliver oxygen to your working muscles. Sounds… Keep Reading

BLOGS/RECOVERY

To Burn Off A Soda, You’ll Have To Run 50 Minutes

As a society, we don’t pay much attention to nutrition information when we eat out. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report estimates just 8 percent of Americans use nutritional information when deciding what to order. So, what might make us pay attention? Well, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have a theory. Instead of just… Keep Reading

BLOGS/LIFESTYLE/RECOVERY

Spilling The Beans on Caffeine

Hydrate, caffeinate, repeat. It’s a way of life for those with an active lifestyle. So what is it about caffeine? Can it really be that good for performance? Who can benefit from caffeine? Caffeine can have positive performance improvements across a range of different sports and in both males and females. Performance improvements of ~3% have been found… Keep Reading

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