Have you ever wondered what smelling salts and ammonia capsules are, or how they’re used?
Smelling salts and ammonia capsules are two forms of medication that are used to treat fainting and dizziness. While these medications may seem like a relic from the past, they’re actually still widely used today in sports such as powerlifting.
Powerlifting is an exercise sport that involves performing three lifts: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. To prepare for competitions, powerlifters often use smelling salts or ammonia capsules to help them perform better during their lifts.
Smelling salts work by stimulating the central nervous system—they make you more alert by releasing adrenaline into your blood stream. Ammonia capsules work by increasing blood flow to the brain and muscles. This helps your body perform better when lifting heavy weights!
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