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How Athletes Use

The following are examples of how various athletes most effectively utilize The Right Stuff.

DISCLAIMER: Athletes often solicit recommendations for how to best use The Right Stuff®. Given the scope of sports, the level of athletes’ condition, environmental considerations, level of exertion etc., it is difficult to provide universal guidance. However, various athletes have generously offered to share their experience and individualized protocols for you as a directional guide. The Right Stuff is a valuable tool for you to test personally to optimize your own usage protocol. Once dialed in, we’d appreciate hearing from you, so you can share your thoughts with others (custsvc@wellness-brands.com). Thank you for your understanding and support.

Uli Bromme – Long Distance Triathlon and Marathon Running

Prior to The Right Stuff, I would get cramps in my feet during the run of an Ironman, that were manageable but annoying. It helps me stay hydrated in long events such as an Ironman, especially in hot conditions and The Right Stuff helps me avoid slowing down due to muscle cramps caused by dehydration. With The Right Stuff, I suffer from less muscle cramps which allows me to have a better ability to stay focused on a hard effort. I have a pretty high sweat rate and I get rather salty.

Training: I do pre-load with one half to a whole vial blended in water in 24oz water bottle, during hot summer months before long rides or long runs. I train 7 days/per week for various durations (1-7 hrs). I use up to 2 vials/bottles per session about 4 out of 7 sessions in summer especially on very hot days, or for long workouts, or for consecutive long, hot training days. I often blend it with Carbo Pro for long rides to get extra energy

Race Day: I pre-load with a bottle with 1/2 vial if it’s going to be a hot race. The Right Stuff is what I drink on bike, I also carry small bottle of it on run.

Seasonality: I use less during winter months since I live in CO and sweat alot less in the snow

Phil Rosenstein – Ultrarunning

Occasionally, I experience different levels of dehydration severity. I was doing much, much better already when I first started using The Right Stuff. It is very effective, now that I’ve figured out how much and how often I need it. The Right Stuff has prevented any cramping issues and I’ve found that my muscles feel stronger later into the race. Not one muscle cramp since I started using The Right Stuff. I don’t know my sweat rate. Plus it varies, for example depending on if I’m “heat-training” for Badwater. I do have a good feel for what is normal for me though, so I can tell if I’m sweating more or less than usual and then I can adjust my electrolytes and hydration accordingly.

Training: I don’t use it during pre-training. I also don’t use it if the training run is only going to be 3 hours or so. I know I should use it in training if I’m going to use it in racing, but I’m comfortable enough with the product to use it this way and I’m too cheap to “waste it” unless I need it.

Pre-Race: I don’t use it as part of any pre-race routine. I use it only during races and longer than 3 hour training runs. I don’t mix it with anything else and I don’t use any other form of electrolyte (pill or beverage). Just pure water.

During Events: I switch off every other bottle with just pure water (1 bottle with The Right Stuff, then 1 with just water, then 1 with the Right Stuff) during the day and every 3rd or even 4th bottle during the nights depending on temperature. This has led to much better results with literally no issues at all.

Seasonality: I do use less in the winter The cold weather means I’m drinking less and I also have needed fewer electrolytes when it’s cold out.

Overall: I’ve found there are more than a few ultrarunners who have extreme difficulty taking electrolyte pills. They gag, throw up and just can’t get them down. I’ve given them The Right Stuff and it’s worked for them. I was surprised by how many people I’ve met like this. They’re basically forced to use Gatorade (awful) or something like Heed (good for a few hours before fouling up your stomach).

Two of my “students” are just so forgetful that they can never remember to take the electrolyte pills. They like The Right Stuff because it is just easier for them to remember – if they are filling up their water bottle, it is time for another vial of The Right Stuff. No need to remember how many pills to take and when was the last time they took some etc…


Uli Bromme – Long Distance Triathlon and Marathon Running

My dehydration symptoms prior to The Right Stuff included very serious leg cramps. Overall, The Right Stuff is extremely effective, for me! I was first exposed to The Right Stuff at the Leadville Trail 100 in 2010. I have been using it and recommending it to my teammates and anyone who will listen, ever since. I have used them all. Succeed has been the best until The Right Stuff. I much prefer liquid to large pills. I need to consider how to dispense during long events such as LV and 24 hour + adventure races. With The Right Stuff, I have no cramps, no stomach upset, no gagging on pills, minimal peripheral edema in my feet, ankles and no sausage fingers. While I don’t know my specific Sweat Rate, I estimate that I am a medium sweater.

Pre-Race: I pre-load about an hour before my races with one bottle, sometimes mixed with Endurox and Accelerade and I do refrigerate before drinking for better taste and refreshment

During Events: I use The Right Stuff on about an hourly basis, sometimes in combination with Endurox and Accelerade

Seasonality: I haven’t needed it in the winter and in cold weather

Overall: The Right Stuff will revolutionize the treatment of cramping

Phil Rosenstein – Ultrarunning

Occasionally, I experience different levels of dehydration severity. I was doing much, much better already when I first started using The Right Stuff. It is very effective, now that I’ve figured out how much and how often I need it. The Right Stuff has prevented any cramping issues and I’ve found that my muscles feel stronger later into the race. Not one muscle cramp since I started using The Right Stuff. I don’t know my sweat rate. Plus it varies, for example depending on if I’m “heat-training” for Badwater. I do have a good feel for what is normal for me though, so I can tell if I’m sweating more or less than usual and then I can adjust my electrolytes and hydration accordingly.

Training: I don’t use it during pre-training. I also don’t use it if the training run is only going to be 3 hours or so. I know I should use it in training if I’m going to use it in racing, but I’m comfortable enough with the product to use it this way and I’m too cheap to “waste it” unless I need it.

Pre-Race: I don’t use it as part of any pre-race routine. I use it only during races and longer than 3 hour training runs. I don’t mix it with anything else and I don’t use any other form of electrolyte (pill or beverage). Just pure water.

During Events: I switch off every other bottle with just pure water (1 bottle with The Right Stuff, then 1 with just water, then 1 with the Right Stuff) during the day and every 3rd or even 4th bottle during the nights depending on temperature. This has led to much better results with literally no issues at all.

Seasonality: I do use less in the winter The cold weather means I’m drinking less and I also have needed fewer electrolytes when it’s cold out.

Overall: I’ve found there are more than a few ultrarunners who have extreme difficulty taking electrolyte pills. They gag, throw up and just can’t get them down. I’ve given them The Right Stuff and it’s worked for them. I was surprised by how many people I’ve met like this. They’re basically forced to use Gatorade (awful) or something like Heed (good for a few hours before fouling up your stomach).

Two of my “students” are just so forgetful that they can never remember to take the electrolyte pills. They like The Right Stuff because it is just easier for them to remember – if they are filling up their water bottle, it is time for another vial of The Right Stuff. No need to remember how many pills to take and when was the last time they took some etc…