Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
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I am a MAJOR sweater and will be doing a long ride tomorrow. It wont be too hot so I don't need to add salt to both my bottles. My question is to I drink the bottle with the salt first or the pure water bottle first. Thanks.
Ideally, you will consume enough fluid and fuel to replace the minerals and sweat you lose. However, without knowing anything about you, your riding habits, nor your age, weight of any medical conditions - there is no way to give any more advice than just what I already posted.
In most cases, any sports drink, or any salt snacks will do more than enough to keep sodium levels adequate. Only those athletes that exercise with deliberately high intensities, or in dangerous heat s need "special" attention to food and drink.
The concept of "more is better" isn't a good idea with respect to supplements. And unfortunately, it isn't followed in Internet forums and giving "advice."