Sweat that comes from tiny glands over most of the body is called eccrine sweat. It has a primary function of allowing the body to regulate temperature by evaporative cooling. It contains sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are referred to as electrolytes. Our research shows that sweat also contains large quantities of certain amino acids.
- It is common for people to lose 1-2 litres of sweat per hour during exertion. This will obviously vary depending on intensity and ambient temperature.
- Workers in a hot climate can lose 10-12 L per day!