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Electrolyte Drinks/Tablets
#1
Does anybody use these? Are they any good? I suffer with post ride headaches in the warmer months and my Bro in Law introduced me to Nuun tablets a few weeks back. But I dont really know if they worked!? Plus they cost a bloody fortune in the uk...the Bro in Law gets them for 25% of what we pay in the US.
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#2
I used to get horrendous post ride headaches but its not so common now as I force myself to drink far more than I feel I actually need. I normally use energy drink on longer rides but I forget if it has electrolytes in or not, I just make sure I drink tons now
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#3
I'd just up your intake of fluids in general, whether it be water, electrolyte infused super-ade, freshly squeezed ferret juice, whatever. The majority of a hangover is caused by fluid loss, and you probably know how bad that can make you feel, so getting dehydrated on the bike on a hot day after a couple of hours ride can have a similar effect. Drink little and often, did you know if a horse is very hot after a day's ride (like in a cowboy film) it should not be allowed to drink until it has cooled down naturally? Apparently their stomachs get knotted up and then the poor horsey has to be turned inside out and massaged back to health... I think.
Keep it foolish...
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#4
I also get bad headaches when i don't drink enough, especially in the summer. As Mike said (in his own special way Wink) it is purely dehydration, and as a result i always make sure i drink loads on a ride. This time of year i keep forgetting as it's not so hot, and have to keep reminding myself.
I use "SIS Energy" drinks powder and that has electrolytes in, and they also do another electrolytes drink for hot weather.
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#5
Its so important to keep hydrated.  Sometimes when i play football and don't have a handy bottle i don't drink for an hour and i feel awful all evening afterwards.
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#6
I use Nunns for my running, better than plain water espceically if you are a sweater!
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#7
"becs" Wrote:I use Nunns for my running, better than plain water espceically if you are a sweater!

LOL nuns on the run!
Keep it foolish...
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#8
"becs" Wrote:I use Nunns for my running, better than plain water espceically if you are a sweater!

I guess im a sweater! How much do you pay for them? They seem expensive!!
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#9
"Blackers" Wrote:I guess im a sweater! How much do you pay for them? They seem expensive!!

Just use a sensible drink, i use high 5 4:1 whjch has a great balance and includes proteins to aid recovery and it contains electrolytes so you get the all you need ... i've had a tub of it since July and just about to run out so not expensive in the long term.

I use hydration pack and i keep water in it with a bottle of energy drink but i am going to trial having a small bladder in with my water bladder and put my high 5 in the small one so i have a tube for each...

With tablets you take one and you have taken ne whereas with a drink you can take a gulp every 5 - 10 mins and then you get a sensible level of the good stuff over as long as you need..

Just my opinion...  blimey 20 seconds to think it and 10mins to type it...
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#10
with the nunn tablets they dissolve in the water.  It is not a case of swollowing the tablet.


I do long runs between Whitstable and Herne Bay and hate carrying anything whilst running.  When I get half way on the run at Herne Bay I buy a bottle of plain water and just drop in a nunn tablet to dissolve.  Saves trying to find a specialist drink when out etc.
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