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We are not sedentary mammals consuming processed food---Insulin is controlled, sodium intake is low due to whole foods, and excretion is high.
Excretion via training: Thee most excreted mineral from sweating; if we are training 6+ times/week, we are losing a lot more than the average person
Inadequate dietary sources: Think clean, dialed "Paleo"-esque diet...think there's enough sodium there? Think again! Natural sources include sea vegetables, fish, shellfish, beets, carrots, celery, spinach, and turnips....but those aren't always in everyone's diet.
Adrenal Dysfunction: Most folks will have some form of this at some point in their training; cortisol levels drop, as do levels of aldosterone, which regulates sodium balance. They need for sodium becomes even greater. This is why I recommend adding 1/4tsp to each liter (1000mL, 33oz) of water.
Endurance Athletes: More essential than any other group, due to prolonged exertion, increased fluid intake, and risk of hyponatremia.
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