What Do Smelling Salts Do?

What Do Smelling Salts Do?

Smelling salts are a chemical compound that releases small amounts of ammonia gas, which essentially jump starts your body's nervous system.

The ammonia causes blood vessels in your nasal passages to expand providing an instant increase in oxygen to your brain meaning an instantaneous boost of alertness and power.

Smelling Salts, Dangerous?

In moderation, smelling salts are perfectly safe. For weightlifting we recommend not to use before each lift. My suggestion would be to keep usage to competition and/or one-rep maxes.