Mineral salts, also known as electrolytes, are important for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body, which is essential for proper body function and optimal performance in Physical and sports activities. electrolytes help regulate muscle contraction, nerve function, and hydration.
sea water, presents one of the broadest aspects of minerals that any ingredient can have, more than 75. In this case, the essential ones to replenish electrolytes after exercise such as magnesium, zinc, potassium and sodium. At Herooj, we work with this ingredient as the base of our products, impossible to reproduce artificially and of natural origin.
Now that the good weather is starting and the temperatures are rising, it is important to consume water or any liquid that contains mineral salts every 20 minutes. This is recommended by experts in the sector, such as Martina Rebull, a sports nutritionist and cycling lover who is part of the Herooj team.
Why is it better to take mineral salts in liquid format than in capsules?
Electrolytes and/or mineral salts play a very important role during sports practice, since they are in charge of maintaining optimum muscle function. Sodium and potassium, for example, promote muscle contraction, so an excessive loss of these salts could cause muscle spasms and/or cramps.
In the market, there are different proposals to be able to take mineral salts, in capsule and liquid format. There are several advantages of consuming mineral salts in liquid format instead of pills:
- Faster absorption: When mineral salts are consumed in liquid form, the body can absorb them more quickly than when they are taken in pill form. The faster absorption means the body can replenish electrolytes more quickly, which is especially important after intense training or sports competition.
- Ease of consumption: Mineral salts in liquid form are easy to consume, since they can be mixed with water or sports drinks and can be drunk during or after exercise. In contrast, the pills can be difficult to swallow and may require additional water to swallow.
- Increased hydration: Mineral salts in liquid format can be mixed with water, which helps increase overall hydration. The pills, on the other hand, do not have the same moisturizing effect, since they do not contain water.
- Greater dosing precision: Mineral salts in liquid format can be dosed with greater precision than tablets, which allows for more exact and personalized dosing according to individual needs.
In summary, consuming mineral salts in liquid form may have advantages over pills, including faster absorption, greater ease of consumption, greater hydration, and more precise dosing.
Fun fact: compositionally, two Seawater Energy Hydrogels are equivalent to one salt pill in capsule format.
1 hydrogel herooj > 160mg sodium
1 common salt tablet on the market = 250mg sodium
Therefore, looking at the numbers we can conclude that with two gels we cover the amounts of sodium and magnesium from pills more gradually and naturally than with pills.