Is Salt the Newest Workout Supplement?

March 20, 2015 3:18 PM

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You’ve got a hydration pack full of your favorite sports drink, and you endure the gooey mess that is energy gel every 45 minutes, just like the package says. But for optimum endurance performance, you may also need your saltshaker, suggests new research published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

For the study, scientists from the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Camilo José Cela University in Spain studied 26 athletes competing in a Half Ironman – which consists of 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling and 13.1 miles of running.

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