Podcast: Episode 122: The Science of Electrolytes - Andy Blow, Precision Hydration

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Hydration, electrolytes, cramping ... do you need to know more?  Of course you do!  This podcast delivers excellent information - Andy knows what he is talking about - and our own Allison Mercer tested the products.

We used to be told to drink up to a gallon of water per day - but more people are hospitalized with Hyponatremia than dehydration!  Now we're told to "Drink when thirsty" - is that correct??


"The body will protect blood sodium at all costs. Even shutting itself down."

Blog posts with great info for runners:

1) Preloading
2) Cramping 
3) Drink to Thirst? 

Full CV

Andy Blow

  • Age: 42
  • City: Christchurch, Dorset, England
  • Occupation: Founder, Precision Hydration.  BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science University of Bath.
  • Family: wife Lucy and 2 children Bobby and Bethany
  • Sports Highlights: An ex-elite triathlete with a couple of Ironman top 10 finishes. He founded precisionhydration.com to help other athletes better understand the nuances of individual fluid and electrolyte replacement after it made such a difference in his own racing. 
  • Social Media - -
    • Website: precisionhydration.com
    • Facebook: @precisionhydration
    • Instagram: @precisionhydration 
    • Twitter: @thesweatexperts 
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