Are Hydration Drink Tabs Any Good?

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Are Hydration Drink Tabs Any Good?

May 10th, 2020
Summary:

Everyone knows it's important to stay hydrated during strenuous activities like mountain biking, but with so many hydration options on the market, how do you know what actually works? Do hydration tabs work? We'll answer that important question.

Category: Nutrition

Are Hydration Drink Tabs Any Good?

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GU Hydration Drink Tabs are designed to keep you hydrated during any activity and in all conditions. Tablets are easily dissolved in 16 ounces of water, perfect for dropping into a sport bottle or bike bottle for hydration on-the-go. The light, effervescent tablets are also appropriate for everyday use, during training, travel, and hot weather, or anytime you need a hydration boost. The 12-tablet portable tubes easily fit in pockets, jerseys, and running belts. All flavors are caffeine-free and made with vegan ingredients.

Hydration is defined as the process of absorbing water. The human body is roughly 60% water, so hydration is crucial for everything you do daily, especially exercise. Without enough hydration, your body lacks the water levels necessary to function optimally, this is called dehydration.

Athletes should generally be supplementing water with electrolytes both DURING activity as well as throughout the day. Good hydration is always important, but particularly in the days and weeks before an event or after a hard workout. Use GU Hydration Drink Tabs and you'll see a boost in preparation, sustenance, as well as recovery.

Hydration drink tabs help to provide a good balance of fluids and electrolytes. Fluids from water combined with the key electrolyte sodium in Gu's Hydration Drink Tabs help your body hold onto hydration. If you drink water alone, the body will expel it quickly. If you drink water with sodium, the water will hang around longer in your body to help keep you hydrated and prevent dehydration.

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Sodium is the primary electrolyte lost in sweat and crucial to replace during exercise to help avoid dehydration, and a more serious low blood sodium condition known as hyponatremia.

Hyponatremia can be life-threatening, and athletes are at a greater risk of developing it either by drinking too much plain water, or by losing too much sodium through sweat.

During exercise, you sweat. When you sweat, you lose both fluids (water) and electrolytes (mostly sodium). Inadequate hydration negatively affects performance and can lead to dehydration, or more serious conditions such as hyponatremia. You need to stay on top of hydration during your workout to perform and feel your best.

Gu uses organic Stevia, an all-natural plant-based sweetener from the botanical world, and cane sugar. Each serving of Hydration Drink Tabs contains 320mg of Sodium and 55mg of Potassium. The tablets are Gluten-Free, Vegan friendly, and Kosher certified.

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About The Author:

Hazard County Shuttle is the only shuttle company in Moab that offers mountain bike trailhead departures for Mag-7, Porcupine Rim, Raptor Route, and the Whole Enchilada Lower Section.

Contributing since February 17th, 2022.

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