In the search for the best hydration drinks, it can be confusing which ingredients are vital, and which are simply added for color or flavor. Many sports drinks are simply sugar water, with an athlete’s endorsement that it will help you perform like a pro. Our favorite hydration drink stays away from all the fluff, and only puts in the stuff your body really needs to get and stay hydrated. This explanation of Wilderness Athlete’s Hydrate and Recover product is written by the company’s founder, Mark Paulsen, an industry expert and coach who understands the importance of staying hydrated.
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Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover represents the latest generation of sports rehydration drinks – complete, correct, and comprehensive in formulation. What’s left out of sports drinks is equally important as to what’s included in them. That’s why Hydrate & Recover contains no artificial colors, no oils or fats, and no stabilizers. Not only can some of these ingredients have a negative health impact but they also make a sports drink far less effective and even slow down its ability to replenish and refresh a tired and thirsty body.
What’s included in Hydrate & Recover is the ideal spectrum of nutrients, electrolytes, antioxidants, and energy pathway cofactors to make this the premier rehydration beverage available. Based on well- documented research studies, Hydrate & Recover provides the exact molarity, (concentration of solid nutrients dissolved in fluid), to allow fast, unimpeded uptake of fluids into the bloodstream. In fact, its absorption through the digestive tract is faster than pure water alone, making possible the quickest rehydration and recovery.
Next, Hydrate & Recover delivers a balanced ratio of electrolytes to assure that energy production, muscle pH, and tissue fluid levels all stay within their proper ranges. Unlike most other leading sport drinks, Hydrate & Recover delivers the correct amounts of both sodium and potassium to restore these important nutrients that are lost during physical activity. Inclusion of glucosamine in the formula further supports the crucial retention of fluids in various physiological compartments so that joints work smoothly, energy production is unimpaired, and internal organs function properly.
The balanced complement of complex carbohydrates and low glycemic index sugars in Hydrate & Recover helps provide reserve fuel to meet the high demands of physical
performance. These nutrients, combined with vital energy pathway cofactors, (compounds that are required to convert sugars and fats into energy), assure that there will still be “gas in the tank” when the muscles are called upon for continued or renewed activity.
Lastly, the Hydrate & Recover formula is rounded out with antioxidants and botanical adaptogens to boost product efficacy to the highest possible level. During even moderate physical activity, the body produces a highly elevated level of free-radical molecules which can damage and age tissues prematurely. The robust antioxidant profile of Hydrate & Recover helps counter these toxic free- radicals, preventing inflammation, stiffness, and soreness. Meanwhile, botanical adaptogens, (Schisandra and Rhodiola), support the body’s adaptation to the stresses and demands of physical activity while further keeping energy production optimized.