SaltStick® Caps were developed as a study of scientific literature on electrolyte loss in sweat, highly bioavailable ingredients, and field testing. SaltStick Caps has since become the accepted standard for electrolyte replacement capsules.

Jonathan Toker is an elite-level trail runner and triathlete who hails from Canada and lives in Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute in 2001. Dr. Toker was a chemist at Cardinal Health in San Diego prior to becoming an analytical chemist at Amgen Inc. concurrently while developing the SaltStick products. He left Amgen in 2007 to focus on SaltStick®, and is also the Science Editor. He continues to train and race.