magnesium, calcium. and other electrolytes
vs. sodium and potassium
e-Gel and e-Fuel both have the electrolytes sodium and potassium, but not magnesium, calcium, chloride or phosphate. While all electrolytes are an important part of a balanced diet, sodium and potassium are the most important electrolytes to replenish during your training and competition. Both e-Gel and e-Fuel provide approximately 500 mg of sodium and 200 mg of potassium per liter of absorbed fluid during your workout, and that is designed to be in line with recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine and other independent organizations that have studied electrolyte replacement. Sodium is by far the most important electrolyte for endurance athletes because it promotes fluid retention, thus helping you to maintain hydration and reduce the risk of cramping and injuries.
There has been a lack of independent studies that have shown significant benefits and/or need for other electrolytes during your training and competition and they can easily be replenished during recovery. All of our products (e-Gel and e-Fuel) are specifically designed to be. used immediately before and/or during training and competition. We do not make a recovery specific product. While you can use e-Gel and/or e-Fuel as part of your recovery plan, you should also supplement with protein and other nutrients. For our complete discussion on recovery products, read this article.
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