Eating the right types of foods is extremely important for your athletic performance, but drinking enough fluids is also essential for optimal training performance and everyday normal functions well-being. During exercise, the main way the body maintains optimal body temperature is by sweating. Heat is removed from the body when beads of sweat on the skin evaporate, resulting in a loss of body fluid. Sweat production, and therefore fluid loss, increases with a rise in ambient temperature and humidity, as well as with an increase in exercise intensity.
As I have mentioned in past blogs, a mere 1 percent dehydration level will hinder your athletic performance and health. Signs of dehydration are fatigue, headache, light-headedness, dry mouth and dark-colored urine. A study published in 2015 Asker Jeukendrup & Michael Gleeson at Humankinetics, suggests that “A loss of sweat equal to 2% of body weight causes a noticeable decrease of physical and mental performance. Losses of 5% or more of body weight during physical activities may decrease the capacity for work by roughly 30%”.
Therefore we conclude that the lack of proper hydration will cause major damage to your athletic performance as shown. Making sure you are always replenishing fluid and electrolytes if you are engaged in a physical activity is a must if you are looking to perform at optimum levels.
Staying hydrated enables your body to provide adequate circulation to both your muscles and body surface. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, proper hydration is key during exercise. Water is an essential element, and our bodies depend on it significantly for maximum health and fitness. Good hydration means getting the right amount of liquid (water, sports drinks, juice) before, during, and after exercise.
With so many options for ‘hydration’, it seems that simply saying “stay hydrated” or “drink fluids” doesn’t really cut it anymore. Recognized as Louisiana’s successful sports drink company, Hydra-Guard Sports Drink knows a thing or two about keeping #TheGuardians well hydrated in the third coast heat.
Hydra-Guard Sports Drink is strategically formulated with the 5 major electrolytes to replace what you lose through sweat at optimum levels. We use simple ingredients, natural flavors and only 5 grams of real cane sugar per bottle as well as 2x-6x the electrolytes than our competitors. Hydra-Guard’s performance tested formula provides more of what you need for optimum performance and less of what you don’t.
Here are 7 Reasons Why Hydra-Guard Sports Drink is the best source of premium natural hydration for you:
No Artificial Anything
Only 5g Sugar Per Bottle
5 Essential Electrolyte Blends
Only 30 Calories Per Bottle
Performance Tested To Reduce Cramps
2x-6x More Electrolytes Than Competition
After years of research and collaboration with pro-athletes and scientists we knew we could create a much more premium and healthier sports drink for today's athlete. Our focus is to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat at optimum levels without the excess levels of junk commonly found in other sport drinks! Some call it science, others call it modern innovation, we call it #ProperHydration.
Paul Millsap, 4x NBA All-Star and Hydra-Guard Partner has always made his nutrition and health a priority, which reflects his elite performance and extremely successful career in the NBA. Paul’s ability to maintain playing at the highest level has been nothing short of amazing. It's a professional career that every athlete strives for.
The key for longevity in any athlete’s career is to take care of their bodies first and that's something that Paul has obviously done very well. Hydra-Guard Sports Drink caught Paul’s attention in early 2019, when he officially partnered with them in efforts to bring the brands healthy benefits more readily available to more households across the country.
"Being a professional athlete naturally encourages me and my family to live a healthy lifestyle. Hydra-Guard Sports Drink raises the bar to unprecedented heights with its beverage innovation. It’s packed with electrolytes, and being an all natural sports drink with low sugars is a game changer, this product is changing the industry," says Paul.
Minnesota Vikings’ Running Back Alexander Mattison also emphasizes the importance of Hydra-Guard in his preparation to play in the NFL level. “I believe that staying Properly Hydrated with products such as Hydra-Guard is very important because as an athlete, it becomes part of a healthy lifestyle choice and it helps me to prevent any injuries,” says Alex.