Consuming electrolyte tablets

by Paul
(The Netherlands)

Electrolyte tablets and running :

"Hi Marius,

Just want to ask for your opinion regarding the consumption of electrolyte tablets while running a marathon. In addition to consuming gels at the 15k and 30k locations and water at several other km marks , I am thinking about consuming electrolyte tablets at the 10k, 20k, and 30k locations (I am looking at buying Succeed S! caps electrolyte tablets)

What's your opinion on the use of electrolyte tablets? Is it better to stick with regular sports drinks? Do you have any good experiences with one particular brand of electrolyte tablets?

thanks very much in advance!



Answer: Hi Paul and thanks for your question.

There is very little benefit to use tablets like this in addition to sports drinks - BUT they can lead to more stomach trouble as you have to digest these more. I would stick to drinks for that simple reason : no proven extra effect but potentially more trouble :)

I wish you all the best,

kind regards,

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