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  • Each capsule contains 215mg of sodium, 63mg of potassium, 11mg of magnesium and 22mg of calcium; contains 100 IU of vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium
  • SaltStick capsules are formulated to resemble the electrolytes lost through sweating
  • Take 1 capsule every 30 - 60 min. to replace electrolytes lost during exercise
  • SaltStick Electrolyte salt capsules are gluten free; contain no sweeteners and zero calories
  • Bottle contains 100 capsules
  • *Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9

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Ingredients: Sodium chloride, potassium citrate, potassium chloride, calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, magnesium citrate, magnesium gluconate, vitamin D3. Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, stearic acid, hypromellose (vegetable capsule).

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Best Consumed After Activity, During Activity, Before Activity
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings per Container 100
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Formula I've been using SaltStick for around 3 years now and am overjoyed to finally see them on REI. For those unfamiliar with electrolyte replacement tablets, think of SaltStick as Gatorade in pill form, without the unneeded sugars and with a better electrolyte profile. Unlike other electrolyte replacement tablets, SaltStick is formulated to closely match the profile of salts the body loses during exertion. Simply put, the pills replenish exactly what you lose. I've used them during numerous ultra-marathon running events (usually taking about 2/hr, depending on water intake) and also for trekking around the world, most recently around Manaslu in Nepal. On that trek, about 4 days were in temperatures around 100 F, and SaltStick made a huge difference in keeping my electrolytes up, thus preventing cramping and improving my endurance. And, even though it's an off-label use, they came in handy when I had stomach difficulties due to food poisoning, circumstances where electrolyte replacement is a serious matter.
Date published: 2011-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hiking and backpacking I was getting muscle cramps while hiking and backpacking, and insomnia afterwards. I thought the problem was dehydration, so drank even more water. And the doctor had me reduce salt for blood pressure. Cramps and insomnia kept getting worse. I was sweating out too much salt and not replacing it. Now I take SaltStick Caps and Caps Plus (with caffeine) every hour while hiking and backpacking. The cramps and insomnia stopped. Sometimes I forget, and both come back hard. My blood pressure is normal. I also like that they come in vegetable capsules – most capsules are made from gelatin.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Best Running Companion I live in the south and have long struggled with the proper hydration/electrolyte replacement balance during the hot, humid summer months. Through lots of trial and error, this summer, I finally found the right combination of products. I received a sample of SaltStick during an event and have been using them ever since. I purchased the 100 count bottle from REI and used them all summer. For my long runs (18-20 miles) during the summer, I sip Vitalyte (another great product) for the first 45 minutes (16-20 oz). At this point, I take my first SaltStick. I supplement SaltSticks and AccelGel's and consume water during the rest of my run. So, every hour (at the 45 min mark (SaltStick) and 60 min mark (gel)), I am consuming a SaltStick and AccelGel. This gives me the proper sodium, magnesium, potassium, carb and calorie replacement that I need during my runs. I've seen some reports of SaltSticks creating upset stomach and vomiting, however, I've never experienced these symptoms. Using SaltSticks as an electrolyte replacement is much easier on the stomach vs. a sweet electrolyte drink. The capsules will melt if they are wet or soaked in sweat. I keep mine in a zip-lock baggie and pull them out when I need them. When I am sweating a ton, I typically feel an immediate surge of energy shortly after consuming a SaltStick. Drink with water.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So helpful!! I used to get horrid migraines after almost every run. I take one of these about 30 minutes into my workout and I haven't had a headache since! These pills are awesome!
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for endurance athletes I bought the salt stick because of the high sodium content (>300mg/capsule). Some other brands have significantly less sodium (~40mg) so you need to look at the bottle for the mg of sodium. During hot events (IM Louisville, 50mile run), I will take 1 capsule every 20-30 minutes but you have to figure out what works for you. I will also use salt sticks during long winter activities (marathon XC skiing). The salt sticks are honestly a life saver for me during long events You need to figure out how will be the easiest way to access the salt stick capsules that will work for you. I use really small medicine baggies (at Pharmacy) because the capsules have to stay dry otherwise the gel container melts. I haven't tried the container made by salt stick. It didn't seem to carry enough for how long I am out on the bike.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cramp relief I can't compare other similar products, but these salt capsules have definitely helped me with cramping and rehydrating during/after long runs or hard efforts. Hyponatremia headaches are a things of the past and also improves recovery by getting my appetite back sooner. I have tried Endurolytes POWDER in the past, but these capsules (perhaps all capsules) don't make me feel bloated or nauseous during exercise.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid thus far... I was looking for an electrolyte that had fewer side effects during my usage (half marathon training, and ultimate frisbee tournaments). My current fizzy tablets made me feel bloated, and some gave me headaches. Though I don't have lots of experience yet, these pills seem to do the trick! In both my recent half marathon and ultimate tournament, I felt great, no leg cramping and stomach was not bloated at all. I did try to open the pill and mix with water -- that didn't work :) It just wouldn't mix. In any case, I look forward to gain more experience while getting more PR's! 4 or 5 stars? I debated this a litte. Could it be better? What is perfect in this case? Great taste? Fizzy? Well, I'm thinking that perfect should be measured by the performance of my muscles, and not my taste buds.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product! IM Proven! I can't say enough about this product...training for Ironman Kona in 2011, this product turned my high heat (110 degrees!) training around, allowing me to complete even the toughest and longest workouts without losing the electrolyte/hydration imbalance that I suffered from prior to using this product. Simply took 1 capsule/hour, and I noticed a huge improvement in my ability to produce sustained power on 100+ mile rides and 2+ hour runs.
Date published: 2011-09-19
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can i use saltstick caps as rehydration salts after diarrhea? What is the ratio of one cap and water? thanks.

Asked by: smilej
SaltStick is an effective way to replace electrolytes during aerobic activities, but the we recommend consulting a physician regarding your first question. Regarding the ratio of one capsule and water, in general, one capsule per 500mL of water should be just fine, but individual needs will differ.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-01

I would like to know are these Gluten Free, I need to be on a Gluten Free diet due to having IBS, I am starting to train for a Marathon & I suffer leg cramps, I was going to try but checking 1st. Thank you Lisa Sepper

Asked by: Lisa
​These salt capsules are gluten free.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-15

Hi there, I'll be in the desert in New Mexico for a little over a week in 100 plus dry heat, and can't risk getting dehydrated. How many of these pills would one suggest to take during the day to stay hydrated? Also, is there a risk of taking too many? 

Asked by: AylaWilder
The suggested use is 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes during activity according to the manufacturer. The suggested limit for SaltStick Caps intake is ten (10) per day according to the manufacturer. However, the intensity, duration, and/or heat associated with a particular activity may warrant the intake of additional SaltStick caps. Moreover, each person possesses unique personal and biological requirements for optimum electrolyte replacement. These factors, among others, should be carefully considered in consultation with your physician to determine whether it is appropriate to exceed the suggested SaltStick cap intake.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-01

Sodium in blood is low (120) need to increase it and I eat very healthy and mindful, water mostly but a mix of sports drinks like gatoraide etc... im full and can't eat anymore, would this help? im dealing with primary dr, endocrinologist but need it up

Asked by: Zippy74
We recommend consulting with a doctor regarding your sodium levels, and cannot recommend any products for this purpose.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Formula I've been using SaltStick for around 3 years now and am overjoyed to finally see them on REI. For those unfamiliar with electrolyte replacement tablets, think of SaltStick as Gatorade in pill form, without the unneeded sugars and with a better electrolyte profile. Unlike other electrolyte replacement tablets, SaltStick is formulated to closely match the profile of salts the body loses during exertion. Simply put, the pills replenish exactly what you lose. I've used them during numerous ultra-marathon running events (usually taking about 2/hr, depending on water intake) and also for trekking around the world, most recently around Manaslu in Nepal. On that trek, about 4 days were in temperatures around 100 F, and SaltStick made a huge difference in keeping my electrolytes up, thus preventing cramping and improving my endurance. And, even though it's an off-label use, they came in handy when I had stomach difficulties due to food poisoning, circumstances where electrolyte replacement is a serious matter.
Date published: 2011-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hiking and backpacking I was getting muscle cramps while hiking and backpacking, and insomnia afterwards. I thought the problem was dehydration, so drank even more water. And the doctor had me reduce salt for blood pressure. Cramps and insomnia kept getting worse. I was sweating out too much salt and not replacing it. Now I take SaltStick Caps and Caps Plus (with caffeine) every hour while hiking and backpacking. The cramps and insomnia stopped. Sometimes I forget, and both come back hard. My blood pressure is normal. I also like that they come in vegetable capsules – most capsules are made from gelatin.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Best Running Companion I live in the south and have long struggled with the proper hydration/electrolyte replacement balance during the hot, humid summer months. Through lots of trial and error, this summer, I finally found the right combination of products. I received a sample of SaltStick during an event and have been using them ever since. I purchased the 100 count bottle from REI and used them all summer. For my long runs (18-20 miles) during the summer, I sip Vitalyte (another great product) for the first 45 minutes (16-20 oz). At this point, I take my first SaltStick. I supplement SaltSticks and AccelGel's and consume water during the rest of my run. So, every hour (at the 45 min mark (SaltStick) and 60 min mark (gel)), I am consuming a SaltStick and AccelGel. This gives me the proper sodium, magnesium, potassium, carb and calorie replacement that I need during my runs. I've seen some reports of SaltSticks creating upset stomach and vomiting, however, I've never experienced these symptoms. Using SaltSticks as an electrolyte replacement is much easier on the stomach vs. a sweet electrolyte drink. The capsules will melt if they are wet or soaked in sweat. I keep mine in a zip-lock baggie and pull them out when I need them. When I am sweating a ton, I typically feel an immediate surge of energy shortly after consuming a SaltStick. Drink with water.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So helpful!! I used to get horrid migraines after almost every run. I take one of these about 30 minutes into my workout and I haven't had a headache since! These pills are awesome!
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for endurance athletes I bought the salt stick because of the high sodium content (>300mg/capsule). Some other brands have significantly less sodium (~40mg) so you need to look at the bottle for the mg of sodium. During hot events (IM Louisville, 50mile run), I will take 1 capsule every 20-30 minutes but you have to figure out what works for you. I will also use salt sticks during long winter activities (marathon XC skiing). The salt sticks are honestly a life saver for me during long events You need to figure out how will be the easiest way to access the salt stick capsules that will work for you. I use really small medicine baggies (at Pharmacy) because the capsules have to stay dry otherwise the gel container melts. I haven't tried the container made by salt stick. It didn't seem to carry enough for how long I am out on the bike.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cramp relief I can't compare other similar products, but these salt capsules have definitely helped me with cramping and rehydrating during/after long runs or hard efforts. Hyponatremia headaches are a things of the past and also improves recovery by getting my appetite back sooner. I have tried Endurolytes POWDER in the past, but these capsules (perhaps all capsules) don't make me feel bloated or nauseous during exercise.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid thus far... I was looking for an electrolyte that had fewer side effects during my usage (half marathon training, and ultimate frisbee tournaments). My current fizzy tablets made me feel bloated, and some gave me headaches. Though I don't have lots of experience yet, these pills seem to do the trick! In both my recent half marathon and ultimate tournament, I felt great, no leg cramping and stomach was not bloated at all. I did try to open the pill and mix with water -- that didn't work :) It just wouldn't mix. In any case, I look forward to gain more experience while getting more PR's! 4 or 5 stars? I debated this a litte. Could it be better? What is perfect in this case? Great taste? Fizzy? Well, I'm thinking that perfect should be measured by the performance of my muscles, and not my taste buds.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product! IM Proven! I can't say enough about this product...training for Ironman Kona in 2011, this product turned my high heat (110 degrees!) training around, allowing me to complete even the toughest and longest workouts without losing the electrolyte/hydration imbalance that I suffered from prior to using this product. Simply took 1 capsule/hour, and I noticed a huge improvement in my ability to produce sustained power on 100+ mile rides and 2+ hour runs.
Date published: 2011-09-19
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Questions & Answers

can i use saltstick caps as rehydration salts after diarrhea? What is the ratio of one cap and water? thanks.

Asked by: smilej
SaltStick is an effective way to replace electrolytes during aerobic activities, but the we recommend consulting a physician regarding your first question. Regarding the ratio of one capsule and water, in general, one capsule per 500mL of water should be just fine, but individual needs will differ.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-01

I would like to know are these Gluten Free, I need to be on a Gluten Free diet due to having IBS, I am starting to train for a Marathon & I suffer leg cramps, I was going to try but checking 1st. Thank you Lisa Sepper

Asked by: Lisa
​These salt capsules are gluten free.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-15

Hi there, I'll be in the desert in New Mexico for a little over a week in 100 plus dry heat, and can't risk getting dehydrated. How many of these pills would one suggest to take during the day to stay hydrated? Also, is there a risk of taking too many? 

Asked by: AylaWilder
The suggested use is 1 capsule per 30-60 minutes during activity according to the manufacturer. The suggested limit for SaltStick Caps intake is ten (10) per day according to the manufacturer. However, the intensity, duration, and/or heat associated with a particular activity may warrant the intake of additional SaltStick caps. Moreover, each person possesses unique personal and biological requirements for optimum electrolyte replacement. These factors, among others, should be carefully considered in consultation with your physician to determine whether it is appropriate to exceed the suggested SaltStick cap intake.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-01

Sodium in blood is low (120) need to increase it and I eat very healthy and mindful, water mostly but a mix of sports drinks like gatoraide etc... im full and can't eat anymore, would this help? im dealing with primary dr, endocrinologist but need it up

Asked by: Zippy74
We recommend consulting with a doctor regarding your sodium levels, and cannot recommend any products for this purpose.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07
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