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Consarned thermodynamics!

Gatorback said:
I think the next logical thing is someone will develop a pill, with time release capabilities like some drugs already have (oxycontin for instance) which provides repeated doses of some type of cooling agent during the planned course of exercise. I can see it now. Right next to the gels and sports drinks will be the one hour cooling pill, the 2 hour, the 6 hour, the full Ironman, etc.
Yeah, the only problem with this brilliant concept is that it is thermodynamically impossible. If you used a salt that has an endothermic heat of solution, you'd have to use so much it would probably be toxic. If you developed something that made you sweat (for cooling) it would then mess up both your hydration and electrolytes. But it's a great idea :)
 
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