Last night and today I have had an aversion to salt. And I generally crave salt a little bit. I’m guessing that means I overdid it on the Endurolytes caps, aka sodium, yesterday. This will take some experimenting to get it right.
I swallowed 9 caps and drank about 120 ounces of water, so that’s 6 – 20 ounce fill-ups of my aerobottle. 9 caps = 360mg sodium. I also had 1/4 teaspoon of salt in my custom honey gel mixture. Oh gosh, that was an extra 600mg sodium. That was my mistake!
I had a total of 960 mg sodium. I want to calculate it in terms of per bottle fill-up because that will be easier to repeat. So, 960/6 fillups = 160 mg of sodium per fillup.
Hmmm, dropping 1 NUUN table into each water bottle fill-up (as they recommend) might be too much. I will try just 1/2 NUUN tablet and see how that feels.
Oh, I also ate a very salty dinner last night containing 1000 mg sodium, so that might be a factor. I’m still going to start with 1/2 tablet NUUN per 20 ounce bottle.
I was wondering why taking in 160 per 20 ounce bottle seems too much, when I’m supposedly losing 1000 per liter. I found this article that talks about it:
Pretty cool how the human body works.
Here’s a comparison table of Endurolytes E-caps and NUUN:
Endurolytes, 1 capsule Sodium (as Sodium Chloride) 40mg Chloride (as Sodium Chloride) 60mg Calcium (as Chelate) 50mg Magnesium (as Chelate) 25mg Potassium (as Chelate) 25mg Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 6.6mg Manganese (as Chelate) 1.6mg L-Tyrosine 50mg
NUUN, 1 tablet Sodium (carbonates) 360.0mg Potassium (bicarbonate) 100.0mg Calcium (carbonate) 12.5mg Magnesium (sulfate) 25.0mg Vitamin C 37.5mg Vitamin B2 500mcg