12-06-2005, 12:08 AM #1
Trying to cut, just wondering if sodium is something that is going to hurt gains in the long run. Rambo's thread says:
Q: Is sodium an issue?
A: Outside of the bloating issue, or if you have high cholesterol, no.
I'm Not questioning his knowledge I was just wondering if there is more to it than that. I season the hell out of everything I make and was wondering if it'll hurt my progress.
12-06-2005, 04:34 AM #2
i salt food like it's my job....the only time i dont is when i am in my last week of dieting for a comp and im playing with the numbers more.
12-06-2005, 08:18 AM #3
High sodium intake for long periods of time can cause hypertension (high blood pressure). Normal intakes of sodium will aid in muscle recovery by keeping muscle cells full of water-dispersed nutrients. It is important, when using high-normal levels of sodium, to consume plenty of water throughout the day. If sodium intake is high, supplementing potassium may be necessary to help maintain a positive water balance.
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