Sodium - The Muscle PhD



Athletes and bodybuilders require a much higher intake of sodium than sedentary individuals as sodium is the main mineral lost through sweat. A hard workout can easily cause 1-2 grams of sodium to be lost through sweat. How do you replenish sodium? Table salt is the best way, as sodium makes up about 40% of table salt. Shoot for 2.5-5 grams of table salt before and after your workouts to maintain optimal sodium levels for performance and gains!

Reference: Kenney, W. L. (2004). Dietary water and sodium requirements for active adults. Sports Science Exchange, 17, 92.

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