2nd March 2023
Hydration Drinks: What Makes Them So Effective
As we all know, hydration is key to maintaining good health and wellbeing. If we don't drink enough fluids, we end up feeling fatigued and lightheaded, while underlying issues quietly develop without us realising it. But did you know that not all beverages are equally effective at rehydration?
For instance, plain water can dilute the sodium in our blood… and that means we're right back where we started. It’s no surprise that we’re turning to hydration drinks as an alternative. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes these refreshing beverages so effective.
Firstly, What Are Hydration Drinks?
Hydration drinks are specially formulated beverages that aim to replenish lost fluids. They're usually made up of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes (namely, sodium and potassium) to help regulate fluid balance in the body.
A typical hydration drink will have a carbohydrate content of 40g to 80g per litre (which is around a 4-8% carbohydrate solution). Many hydration drinks also contain essential vitamins and minerals like zinc to support immune function and overall health. iPRO Hydrate, for instance, contains two particularly potent vitamins - vitamin C and vitamin B - for natural energy release and recovery.
Unlike the bland taste of water, hydration drinks are normally flavoured, and iPRO Hydrate is no exception. This naturally-sweetened range comes in four delicious flavours: Berry Mix, Orange & Pineapple, Citrus Blend, and Mango. So, whether you're working out or just need refreshing, a hydration drink like iPRO Hydrate is an excellent choice for staying replenished.
What Makes Hydration Drinks So Effective?
Electrolytes are the key component of hydration drinks, as they help the body maintain proper fluid balance and keep us feeling refreshed and energised. When we sweat, we lose these valuable minerals, which can lead to dehydration, muscle cramps, and other unwanted effects. By replenishing with an electrolyte drink, we can restore our body's mineral balance.
But that’s not all. Carbohydrates are another key ingredient in hydration drinks, providing the body with a source of quick energy during physical activity. iPRO Hydrate takes it up a notch with its use of maltodextrin, a vegetable-based carbohydrate that the body can quickly absorb and convert into glucose. Not only does this give us the energy boost we need, but it also helps our bodies absorb fluids more effectively, leading to better hydration overall.
Talking about absorption, let's not forget about the speedy absorption rate of hydration drinks. Unlike plain water, hydration drinks are quickly absorbed by the body thanks to their electrolyte and carbohydrate combination. This means we can rehydrate more efficiently and get back to crushing our workouts or conquering our day in no time.
The Hydration Drink Everyone Trusts
Staying hydrated is key to wellbeing, and iPRO is a brand that has become synonymous with this. iPRO Hydrate is the brand’s low-sugar hydration drink that is made with purified water and sweetened with premium plant-based Stevia extract - making it the perfect choice for those who want to hydrate without worrying about their calorie consumption.
So go ahead and quench your thirst with iPRO Hydrate. Right now, you can grab a multi-pack with 25% off when you order through iPRO.Run.
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