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Happy Summer! The time of year where you go outside and are immediately coated in sweat. Is that just me? When I workout, indoors or outdoors, I’m a super sweaty mess, and in the past, I’ve struggled with proper hydration.
Hydration isn’t just about water intake, but as many of us know, it’s also about electrolytes. As great as it would be to be able to just get some water from the faucet during or after a workout, I definitely need more, or I end up with crushing headaches.
I got the chance to try out Science in Sport’s GO Hydro this summer and I’ve been really pleased. I tried the cola, lemon, and pineapple and mango flavors. They’re all very different, and I think I like pineapple and mango the best, which was not the result I expected. I’m usually a sucker for cola flavors, but I don’t love this one as much as I had hoped.
GO Hydro comes in tablet form and meets your sodium requirements at a specific concentration (30mmol/L) that is scientifically proven to produce superior hydration compared with water alone. It was developed to keep the British Sailing team optimally hydrated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The tablets only contain 10 calories, so while you may need more fuel for a long workout, these are perfect to keep you hydrated through a workout or even a just a sweaty summer day. They don’t have the weird taste that some electrolyte drinks can get, and I’ve been generally pleased with all of the flavors I’ve tried.
On the recommendation of a fellow BibRave Pro, I tried putting the pineapple and mango Go Hydro tablet into a glass of iced tea (pro tip – put the tablet in before the ice – the cold makes it dissolve very slowly). It was super tasty and definitely a great afternoon beverage before an evening workout. At some point, I’ll probably try the lemon in tea as well (maybe hot!). The cola… probably not made for combining with tea.
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