Taking in the right amount of water will get you halfway to properly hydrating, but if that is all you do, then your performance will suffer and you could seriously injure yourself. The other half of the equation involves replenishing the electrolytes lost in sweat. The electrolyte content of sweat is dependent on many factors and can vary greatly from person to person. Although sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are all lost in sweat, sodium is, by far, lost in the greatest concentrations, with losses ranging from 200-700mg per 16 oz of sweat. By choosing a hydration beverage that contains electrolytes at effective levels, you ensure you’re giving your body both the water and electrolytes it needs to perform optimally, while preventing cramping and dehydration.
Gnarly Hydrate is here to help. We’ve recently reformulated Gnarly Hydrate to contain 250mg of sodium/12-16 oz serving, getting you in the 500mg range when taking in the recommended 24oz water/hr. Additionally, Gnarly Hydrate contains calcium, magnesium, chloride, and potassium as well as the full spectrum of B vitamins needed by athletes for energy metabolism and cellular repair.
If you’ve been a Gnarly Hydrate user, you may also note that we’ve switched up the packaging a bit. In order to both reduce packaging and increase convenience, we’ve switched from a box of single serve packs to bulk packaging in a bag. The great news for you is that in this switch we’ve increased the serving per container to 40, but left the price point the same. Take home message: more value, less waste, same great Gnarly taste.