Say Bye to Cramps with Shotz Electrolyte Tablets

I've been trying out these tabs for 3 months now and the results are pretty satisfying. I'm into my 2nd tube now. Firstly I sweat a lot and I have bulky lower body muscles, these are not a good combination for LD running at all but it is the perfect combination for muscle cramps. My bulky lower body is a result of my huge appetite for sports especially football where I had develop many fast-twitch muscles since young. Switching to running in my late 20s, I'm still not very adapted to the requirements and vigors of this endurance sport. That is why I had been suffering with severe cramps on my thighs, calves and even toes on long distances. 

I've been trying to find a solution to this when I stumbled upon Shotz electrolyte tables. What I liked about these tabs are they are portable and contains merely electrolytes with practically no sugar. It is designed purely for hydration and comes in effervescent tablet form. You can carry them with you during your training or actual race, just drop into 500ml of water and away you go.

Many people have the false perception that we need to drink plenty of water to hydrate ourselves during LD running. But that is not true, as water is just going to deplete your electrolyte reserves even more and cause you to get cramps even earlier. In fact, drinking too much water may cause hyponatremia or water intoxication and in severe cases it may cause death. 

Electrolytes are minerals named because of their ability to conduct an electrical charge when in a solution. Referred to as salts within the body, electrolytes play a role in conducting nerve impulses, muscle contractions and are a part of many important physiological functions. Their primary role is maintaining the delicate fluid balance both inside and outside your body's cells. Of the four main electrolytes lost in sweat sodium loss is by far the greatest and therefore requires the most attention in any electrolyte replacement drink.

Sodium is an essential nutrient an element the body cannot manufacture itself. It plays a vital role in regulating many bodily functions and is contained in body fluids which transport oxygen, carbohydrate and nutrients. To survive, everyone needs to consume sodium regularly. It is a principal component of a person's internal environment, the extracellular fluid. Nutrients reach your body's cells through these fluids. Sodium facilitates many bodily functions including fluid volume and acid-base balance.

Sodium enables the transmission of nerve impulses around the body. It is an electrolyte, like potassium, calcium and magnesium; it regulates the electrical charges moving in and out of the cells in the body. It controls your taste, smell and tactile processes. The presence of sodium ions is essential for the contraction of muscles, including that largest and most important muscle, the heart. It is fundamental to the operation of signals to and from the brain. Without sufficient sodium, your senses would be dulled and your nerves would not function.

At RM59 for 20 tablets, I think it is really worth a try. To purchase, click here.

Flavours: Lemon, Orange Vanilla

Ingredients: Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyethylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavour, Riboflavin-5, Simethicone 

Nutritional Info

Servings per tablet: 2
Serving Size 250ml 
Average Qty per serveper 500ml
Energy 12kJ (3cal)24kJ (6cal)
Protein 0.0g0.0g
Fat - total 0.0g0.0g
Saturated 0.0g0.0g
Carbohydrate <1g<1g
Sugars 0.0g0.0g
Sodium 215mg430mg
Potassium 21mg42mg
Vitamin C 18.75mg37.5mg
Magnesium 10mg20mg
Calcium 6.25mg12.5mg
Vitamin B2 250mcg500mcg

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