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5 Common Myths about Sports Drinks

5 Common Myths about Sports Drinks Myth 1: Water is the best fluid replacement during activity. Fact: Whilst water is good, it does have its limitations in terms of athletic performance. The subtle flavour actually encourages drinking more than water alone does.1 Water turns off the thirst-mechanism before rehydration is complete.2 Water lacks electrolytes and […]

Which Sports Drink is the BEST?

Choosing the best sports drink: Understanding Osmolality – Hypotonic; Hypertonic and Isotonic Osmolality is a measure of the number of dissolved particles in a fluid. These particles or solids could be maltodextrins, sugars, salt or other electrolytes. The osmolality of the drink determines the rate at which the fluid moves from the gut and into […]