What makes it Awesome?
Cost effective hydration for the gym or sport
Refreshing and light to drink
Support your training and avoid cramping
In the world of fitness and sport, it seems people do 1 of 3 things during exercise, drink water, drink electrolytes (maybe with carbs), or drink a BCAA drink. Now, unless you are training in the fasted state (on an empty stomach), there is no benefit to BCAA drinks (if you are consuming a diet adequate in protein), and, if anything, at the cost, it could also be wasted money.
What we do need during exercise is fluid, water, and if the exercise we are doing is tough, we need electrolytes to maintain optimal cellular hydration and muscular contraction (as electrolytes have an electrical charge and aid in the utilisation of water by the call). If you have a lack of electrolytes in the body when exercising you could get a decline in physical performance, which if severe leads to cramping, and a general decline in performance. Proper hydration is essential to life and optimal human performance, so if there is a way to enhance or improve hydration, we should use it.
Awesome Electrolytes also have an added benefit you might not be aware of. During exercise, if you sip something that tastes sweet, you perform harder, for longer, even if the drink you consume doesn’t contain any energy or calories, i.e. sugar (which is traditionally found in sports drinks, and is in our Awesome Electrolytes + Carbs formula). It does this by tricking the body into thinking it’s got more energy coming in by assuming you are drinking carbohydrate (sugar), because it tastes sweet, and sweet things contain sugar. The body then mobilises more stored fuel so that you have more available circulating energy to exercise with. This mechanism is called ‘the mouth swilling’ effect, often quoted in endurance sport discussions around improving performance.
What we have done with Awesome Electrolytes is to create an effective, refreshing, awesome tasting orange flavour drink that can be taken during exercise, competition or sport to enhance hydration and sustain performance. We’ve used the perfect blend of electrolytes to balance performance, hydration and taste.
There’s no need for expensive BCAA drinks or overly technical intra-workout formulas during exercise, just keep it simple, and to what works. Awesome Electrolytes and Awesome Electrolytes + Carbs taste amazing and they give you all you need.
Another simple product to keep you Awesome, while you do the thing you love, training!
Suitable for vegans
Our products are all already in myfitnesspal for dietary tracking, just search for 'Awesome Awesome Electrolytes'.
|Electrolytes||Per 100g||Per 8.3g|
|of which saturates||0g||0g|
|of which sugars||59g||4.9g|
Allergy advice: Produced in a factory that also handles gluten, egg, peanuts and various types of nuts and seeds.
Research behind the ingredients
When we reference the research we reference Examine.com, the go to source of understandable scientific research on nutrition, supplementation and health, allowing you to be informed about the ingredients we use and the research behind them.
Electrolyte blend (Potassium sulphate, calcium citrate, di-potassium phosphate, magnesium oxide, sodium chloride), dextrose monohydrate, flavouring, malic acid, citric acid, colouring (turmeric), sucralose.
"Besides containing water, sweat contains electrolytes that are lost. If not appropriately replaced, water and electrolytes imbalances (dehydration and hyponatremia) can develop and adversely impact on the individuals exercise performance and perhaps health.” Read the ACSM Position Stand on Fluid Replacement
If you exercise intensely for a long period of time (over 60 minutes), then it’s advised you use Awesome Electrolytes + Carbs (e.g. During endurance exercise, sport over 60 minutes such as rugby, football and hockey, and long gym sessions), otherwise use Awesome Electrolytes for your training hydration needs. Simply add ½-1 scoop per 400-1000ml of water (its often good to go by taste to ensure you enjoy the drink so it’s not too sweet for you) and sip as you exercise.
Awesome Electrolytes can also be used as a drink in hot weather, or for people that sweat a lot as these people will have an increased need for electrolytes due to their sweat rate (which increases in the summer due to the hot conditions).
Take during training or sport, or use as a drink in hot conditions
- 30 servings