While sweat rate is generally linked to size (larger athletes typically sweat more) and gender (males sweat more than females), the concentration of electrolytes in sweat is uncorrelated. Two similar athletes can have different sweat rates and sweat composition, and the electrolytes lost can vary over 200 fold.
Electrolyte depletion can lead to a gradual and subtle loss of performance. As electrolyte depletion becomes more extreme, debilitating muscle cramps can suddenly set in. For every athlete, the point at which performance decreases or muscle cramps start is different. Athlete sweat testing & sweat composition analysis is the only way to know what your body’s specific needs are.
Athlete sweat testing is critical for optimizing performance and minimizing heat-related injuries. Knowing your exact needs takes the guess work out of fluid and electrolyte replenishment, allowing you to maintain peak performance, to prevent heat-related issues like muscle cramping, and to focus on other aspects of your game.
Just like elite professional & collegiate teams and athletes, you can now determine your Individual Sweat Profile, and end the electrolyte replenishment guessing game. Our LEVELEN™ Electrolyte Replenishment System (ERS™) is the only integrated solution of sweat testing and electrolyte replenishment products customized to your specific needs.
After performing an Athlete Sweat Test, you will receive your Individual Sweat Profile. Your Sweat Profile details your hourly hydration strategy and specific recommendations of LEVELEN™ products that are customized for your specific electrolyte replenishment needs.
We recommend that serious athletes test twice a year (pre-season and mid-season), and more frequently (quarterly/monthly) for those that train/compete in very different climates and conditions.
If you’re interested in purchasing multiple tests for a club or team, e-mail us for information and customized pricing.