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Old 10-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #34
Frank Silbermann
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Originally Posted by charliefedererer View Post
Probably the only ones at real risk for low sodium related cramps are those practicing playing day after day in the hot summer, and who have a low sodium diet. (Most Americans probably take in an excess of sodium overall in their diets.)
Exactly. When you drink pickle juice or take salt tablets, you're destroying a key health benefit of exercise, namely counteracting your high-blood-pressure-causing excess sodium intake.

By the way, it might make sense for a _British_ medical journal to discourage use drinks to compensate for heavy sweating. Who sweats heavily in their climate?

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