4 Painful Problems Only Runners Understand & How To Fix Them

EVER FELT ANY OF THESE PAINFUL SYMPTOMS BEFORE OR AFTER A RUN?

1. Dizziness

2. Headache

3. Heavy or tired legs

4. Painful muscle cramps

If you answered YES to any of the above, don't worry, you're not alone.

We've been in the hydration game for over decade and we've seen these exact symptoms in thousands of endurance athletes.

In fact, we used to experience the same painful, crippling symptoms. Until we discovered why they happen, and most importantly, how to fix them.


"We used to experience the exact same painful symptoms, and we’ve spent the past decade learning how to cure them."


1. DIZZINESS & LIGHTHEADEDNESS

HOW IT FEELS

You know the feeling.

Your head gets heavier, you feel off balance and you may even feel like you're going to pass out.

It's a horrible, crippling feeling and one that can stop you in your tracks.

WHY IT HAPPENS

A few reasons why you may experience dizziness or lightheadedness during your run are improper breathing, running on an empty stomach, hypoglycaemia or dehydration and fluid/electrolyte loss.

2. RUNNING HEADACHES

HOW IT FEELS

Another incredibly painful symptom that creeps up on you, seemingly, out of nowhere.

You'll feel the throbbing pain of a headache across one side of your face or throughout your entire head.

If you've ever experienced it, you know that the pain makes it difficult to concentrate on anything else and almost impossible to keep pushing through your run.

WHY IT HAPPENS

Similar to dizziness, headaches are caused by the following reasons - running on an empty stomach, sleep deprivation, a drop in blood pressure or dehydration and fluid/electrolyte loss.


"The interesting thing is that all of these symptoms have one thing in common and, in our experience, it's actually quite a simple fix."


3. HEAVY & TIRED LEGS

HOW IT FEELS

We've all been there.

Your legs turn to jelly and it feels like your feet are blocks of lead. You're not sure if you can move them another step.

Often following this dreaded feeling is cloudy concentration and creeping negative thoughts and emotions.

What a combination.

WHY IT HAPPENS

In our experience, common causes for heavy or tired legs are a drop of blood pressure, incorrect nutrition, fatigued muscles or dehydration and loss of fluids and electrolytes.

Heavy and tired legs are a severe warning sign that your body needs carbohydrates, fluid and electrolytes, as soon as possible.

4. MUSCLE CRAMPS

HOW IT FEELS

It's an all too familiar feeling, you're enjoying your run, then out of nowhere - crippling pain.

A side stitch, stomach or leg cramp has chosen you as its victim.

The pain is unbearable and this symptom alone often causes many runners to cut their runs short.

WHY IT HAPPENS

Cramping is an issue that we've come across in thousands of athletes over the past decade.

It's caused by dehydration, fluid and electrolyte loss over an intense period of exercise. This leads to muscular fatigue and weakness which then leads to your muscles painfully cramping.


"At over 100km in, I had not experienced one cramp at all. My body was far from dehydrated..."


If you've suffered from any of the symptoms above, you're not alone. They used to stop many of our athletes dead in their tracks.

Until we discovered the solution.

THE SOLUTION

The interesting thing that we discovered, over a decade ago, is that all of these symptoms have one thing in common;

Dehydration, fluid and electrolyte loss.

It really is that simple.

WHAT IS DEHYDRATION?

Dehydration is what happens when you don't have enough fluid or electrolytes in your body.

Studies have shown that a 2% drop in body weight, due to fluid/electrolyte loss, can lead to a 6% decrease in athletic performance.

That’s the difference between running a 3:52 and 4:00 marathon.

HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?

As you exercise, you sweat, sweat is part water and part salt (salt contains electrolytes).

The more you sweat, the more fluid, salt and electrolytes your body loses.

If you lose enough of both, your body enters a dangerous state that can leave you feeling fatigued, low energy levels, dizziness and cramping, to name a few.


"It's a scary thought that 3 in 4 people aren't consuming enough, considering how vital it is..."


WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES?

Electrolytes are minerals such as sodium, magnesium and potassium.

They're vital for your health and wellbeing as they help to regulate hundreds of your body's vital functions.

Magnesium, for example, regulates your heartbeat and keeps your muscles contracting properly.

It’s a scary thought that 3 in 4 people aren’t consuming enough considering how important it is.

HOW ELECTROLYTE LOSS IMPACTS PERFORMANCE

To recap, here’s how dehydration, fluid and electrolyte loss affect elite athletic performance.

  1. Dizziness

  2. Headache

  3. Heavy & tired legs

  4. Cramping

  5. Vomiting

  6. Extreme fatigue

These are crippling symptoms and, if not treated correctly, they can swiftly put an end to your run.

INTRODUCING, THE SOLUTION.

Once we discovered the reason behind these symptoms, dehydration and electrolyte loss, we made it our mission to cure the problem in all athletes.

We spent the past decade tinkering with the ocean’s natural minerals in the hopes of, one day, creating the world’s most complete hydration formula.

A hydration formula that will cure the painful symptoms dehydration, fluid and electrolyte loss can cause.

A hydration formula that’s low in sodium, because 91% of people consume too much already, but also high in Magnesium, because 3 in 4 people are deficient.

A hydration formula that’s all natural and contains the perfect amount of each mineral, no added preservatives and flavouring from real fruit.

So, we gathered ocean water off the Southern coast of Australia and learned how to harness the power of the oceans natural minerals.

We extracted the minerals and turned them into our Complete Ocean Mineral Complex (cOMx®).

We blended cOMx with 100% real fruit, and created...Edge Electrolytes.

An all natural hydration formula designed to help athletes, like you, test their limits.

THE SOLUTION

SINGLE SACHET - $2.95

SEVEN PACK - $18.95

TWELVE PACK - $28.95

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