S!CAPS (Buffer/Electrolyte Capsules)

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Developed in 1995 by scientist and ultramarathoner Karl King, SUCCEED! Electrolyte Caps have become The Gold Standard for Electrolyte Replacement™.

S! Caps are 100% electrolytes. Beware of imitations that use ineffective, non-electrolyte fillers such as sugars or the carbohydrate maltodextrin.

  • Alleviation of cramping
  • Buffers to help stabilize the stomach
  • Protection against potentially fatal hyponatremia
  • Sodium and potassium in effective amounts
  • Phosphate and citrate for energy production
  • S! Caps is the ONLY electrolyte product that delivers the correct ratio of electrolytes (cations and anions)
  • Vege caps for vegetarians!

The First Aid patrol at the Western States 100 found me along the trail at 52 miles suffering from leg cramps. They were kind enough to share their Succeed S Caps (half their stash) to get me going and get me through to the finish. I recovered faster than I thought I would. I have used S Caps in all of my 100's (and ultras) since then.

Mike Gleman

Check out the Trail Runner Nation podcast on electrolytes!

Electrolyte supplementation is primarily about sodium replacement, and S! Caps deliver more for your money than any other supplement. Don't waste your money on imitations that supply less than half the sodium of S! Caps and will let you down when the heat is on. Of course, others have tried to imitate this formulation, but have failed to deliver a product as good as S! Caps.

Nutrition Facts labels normally list sodium content as the element, but some products have misleading labels that express the sodium content as sodium chloride (table salt). This leads the unsuspecting reader to think that they are getting more sodium because the numbers are large.

The S! Caps label lists sodium as the element, 341 mg per capsule. If you want to compare to other products that list the sodium as sodium chloride, S! Caps supply 867 mg of sodium as sodium chloride.

We encourage you to read labels so that you understand why S! Caps are the superior electrolyte supplement. See our Integrated Solution page to see why we don't load up our formulations with the “kitchen sink” list of ingredients that are present in quantities too small to have any real effect.

S! Caps provide all of the major blood plasma electrolytes that other formulations are missing [ sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, and phosphate ]. S! Caps contain ONLY electrolytes with no fillers or vitamins that aren't really needed in an electrolyte formulation.

What about magnesium? “Magnesium is another intracellular ion that, like potassium, is lost in sweat and urine during exercise. But the losses are trivial. There is no published evidence showing that magnesium deficiency is either common amongst the physically active, or that magnesium supplementation can either increase the intracellular magnesium stores, or enhance performance.” Dr. Timothy Noakes Sports Nutrition: Fluid, Electrolytes, and Minerals (Report from the World Forum on Physical Activity and Sport, Quebec City, Canada, 1995.)

S! Caps give you the electrolytes you need without unneeded stuff taking up room in the capsule.

Heavy sweating during athletic performance lasting for many hours can cause loss of critical electrolytes from blood plasma. Modera te loss of electrolytes can degrade performance, while heavy losses can lead to hyponatremia (low blood sodium) that can cause collapse and death in extreme cases. Sports drinks can provide adequate sodium input for a few hours of exercise, but are insufficient over longer periods. Energy bars and gels are low in sodium and should be supplemented with electrolytes. SUCCEED! BUFFER/ELECTROLYTE CAPS provide electrolytes that are commonly found in blood plasma (sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, phosphate), in the proper proportions for hours of exercise. When taken with sufficient water, they help the body maintain good hydration status, which allows performance at a high level. As we claimed back in 1995 before others had even thought about appropriate electrolyte replacement in endurance events: they also contain a chemical buffering system that neutralizes the acids formed during heavy exercise. Neutralization of excess acid will help performance and reduce the nausea associated with exercise in the heat. Maintenance of proper electrolyte levels will reduce swelling of hands and feet after many hours of exercise, and that will reduce “hot spots” and blisters on the feet. The buffers in S! Caps also help soothe the stomach.

 

MIGRAINE – RELIEF WITH S! CAPS

Endurance athletes know that dehydration and electrolyte imbalance can lead to big problems during an event, but recent studies show that dehydration can also lead to migraines. Fortunately for some people, taking an S! Cap with a glass of water can prevent a migraine that is coming on, or stop one that has started. Instead of taking medications for migraine, some people can simply take an S! Cap with water to get relief – no drugs needed, just your body’s natural electrolytes as supplied by S! Caps.

Serving size: 1 capsule Servings per container: 100
NutrientAmount per capsule%RDA
Sodium 341 mg 13.6
Potassium 21 mg 0.5

* No RDA established at this time.

8 Reviews

5/5
Kevin Jun 13th 2019

summer fun

Being from the mid west you have to manage cold and heat and I've always found the hot humid summers a considerable challenge. I tried all the electrolite products in the local technical running stores but none worked to keep this heavy sweater hydrated and from developing muscle cramps hours into an endurance event. Eventually a work colleague and seasoned ultrarunner from the early days of ultrarunning who cut his teath in the dry Utah desert suggested S-Caps! and what a difference it made. I go aggressive with the usage (2 every hour as directed) due to being a heavy sweater and the results are good as dehydration and cramping are rarely an issue anymore.

5/5
Bill Helmling May 12th 2019

NO MORE GI DISTRESS

This supplement is amazing! I have been using this product for years and have not had any nausea/GI issues since I started! I have been a distance runner and triathlete for 20 years and until I found this product I would often suffer with nausea and GI issues related to training and racing. I have literally had zero problems since I started taking it! No exaggeration...it is a game changer!

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