The folks at Kramp Krusher sent Theia some free samples of their product. On hot days I normally use Scratch in the bottle and supplement the electrolytes with Salt Sticks. Today I tried the Kramp Krusher. I took 5 at the start of the ride and 5 during the ride (as instructed). Along with Scratch in the bottle. Today was pretty hot and humid. So it was a good day to try them out.
I did not get dehydrated and can see replacing the Salt Stick with this. I didn’t get cramps, but I normally don’t. Only on really long, hard, and hot rides. They tasted good and the additional salt was perfect for the hot conditions today. I think Theia is going to do more research on the ingredients. That’s beyond my pay grade. I just use stuff and hope it does not hurt me.
About 1 hour after the ride I do have the “salt” feeling in my mouth. Not sure how to describe it. It’s the taste / feeling you get when you eat too much salt. I’m use to this feeling from Salt Sticks, and expect it after long hot rides when I eat salt.
I’m going to try them again tomorrow on a long, hot gravel ride. I’ll report my findings here.
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