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Endurance Saddles for you information only (not a personal endorcement):
Angie McGhee, The Lighter Side of Endurance: http://www.lightersideofendurance.com/ Julie Suhr, Ten Feet Tall, Still: http://www.endurance.net/juliesuhr/ Kathryn Nankeris and David Marlin: Equine Exercise Physiology Linda B., DVM, Ph.D. Schultz: Howell Equine Handbook of Tendon and Ligament Injuries Nancy S. Loving: Go the distance: The Complete Resource for Endurance Horses Mark W. Patteson: Equine Cardiology
Hyponatremia Information: Hyponatremia Electrolyte Replacement May Save Your Life
While it's important to drink enough to remain hydrated during a marathon, triathlon or other endurance sport, overhydrating by drinking too much can lead to a condition called hyponatremia, which is serious and sometimes deadly. What you eat and drink during exercise also plays a critical role in hyponatremia, and the Electrolyte Energy formulations of e-Gel and e-Fuel can help you avoid this serious condition.
Hyponatremia can result in seizure, coma, and death, so it is vital that athletes learn about the condition and how to prevent it. Please take a moment to read this article for a complete explanation of hyponatremia, symptoms to watch out for, who's at risk and how to avoid it through proper hydration and nutrition.