Did you know that one athlete might lose 100 times more sodium than another? While sweat rate is generally correlated to body size and gender, electrolyte losses through sweat are unique to each athlete regardless of size, activity, intensity, or gender. Simply put, a one-size-fits-all hydration and sodium plan does not work.
In addition, an athlete’s sweat rate and concentration of sodium loss varies throughout the year, especially in different environmental conditions.
Levelen sweat testing is a scientific approach critical for all athletes seeking to optimize performance and maintain adequate hydration during training/racing while minimizing heat-related illness, low energy, dehydration, cramping, and GI issues – all of which can be due to an inadequate hydration and sodium-replacement plan.
By determining your individual hydration and electrolyte loss in different climates, a personalized fueling and hydration plan can be created to meet your specific fluid and electrolyte needs.