My question is regarding the use of colloidal minerals from humic shale deposits. I will be competing in Badwater this year. This is a 135 mile run through Death Valley in July. Last years temp reached 130 degrees. I assume a person will loss alot of minerals through sweating; however, I'm not sure which minerals will be lost. If I take this supplement periodically during the race (40 hrs) will certain minerals build up in my system while others are expelled? Do I need to worry about certain mineral levels getting to high? Has there ever been a study to analyze sweat and urine to determine exactly what the excreta is? Thanks
Tons of money has been spent researching electrolyte replacement drinks like Gatoraide, Poweraide etc...These drinks are specifically made for the conditions you describe. In fact, Gatoraide gets it's name from the Florida Gators - the university where it was developed for theor athletes.
The key to supplimentation it to take in enough antioxidants early on to have enough while you run - two products come to mind - Overdrive by Nuskin, and Juice Plus from NAI - (both available through our clinic) that might add an advantage. Both can be taken in advance before as well as after the race.
My advice is to drink often and early and keep drinking throughout the race, and I would choose an electrolyte replacement drink like Gatoraide over water considering the environment. The key with these drinks is to find one you like the taste of. That way, you are more likely to stay hydrated longer. Water is not a good substitute in a race like this because you are likely to get less well rehydrated with water, and you do not get the electrolyte replacement that you do with some of these synthetic products. Fruit juice has too much sugar.