Proper hydration is the key to good performance during a workout. This is why we are welcoming Replenish™ to the AMPED product line under a new name: AMPED™ Hydrate. AMPED Hydrate has the same quality ingredients and refreshing flavors as Replenish, but now has a new name and a new place in the Performance line.
Maintaining adequate hydration is vital for everyone, but it’s especially important for people who are physically active. Even mild dehydration can have a serious impact on athletic performance. Athletes begin to experience measurable decreases in performance after a loss of just 1 or 2 percent of their body weight from dehydration (1). For example, runners who were dehydrated by only 2 percent of body weight had a 7 percent decrease in speed compared to when they were well hydrated (2).
Physically active people can face additional challenges to maintaining good hydration compared to those with a less active lifestyle. Not only do those who train hard need to replace water, but it is also critical to replace electrolytes lost in sweat. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that are present in blood and body fluids. They help to regulate many functions within the body including hydration, pH, blood pressure, and nerve and muscle function. While all electrolytes are important, sodium and potassium are the two that need most attention during exercise. Sodium and potassium work together to support peak functioning, but are lost in the highest amounts during heavy sweating. Both physical and mental performance are impaired when sodium and potassium levels become unbalanced.
Active people can lose a significant amount of sodium in a short period of time through perspiration. For example, a study using elite soccer athletes found that the players lost an average of 2 grams of sodium through sweat during a 90-minute training session (3). For comparison, government guidelines recommend that most people limit daily sodium intake to 2.3 grams (4). The soccer players in this study lost about a day’s worth of sodium in just 90 minutes of exercise. Even though the body loses a much smaller amount of potassium through perspiration, it’s still necessary to replace potassium to keep electrolyte levels in balance. Muscle cramping, weakness, and low energy levels are common when potassium or sodium levels are out of balance.
Athletes can’t simply rely on water to provide right hydration. Proper hydration requires the right balance of both fluids and electrolytes. AMPED Hydrate is formulated with the electrolytes an active person needs most, including sodium and potassium, to support complete hydration and optimal performance. In addition to electrolytes, AMPED Hydrate also contains vitamin C and B complex as well as the right amount of fast-absorbing carbohydrates to support performance without overloading on sugar. At only 35 calories per serving, it’s a sports drink that provides proper replenishment and hydration for athletes and non-athletes alike.
- Sawka MN, Pandolf KB. Effects of body water loss on physiological function and exercise performance. In: Gisolfi CV, Lamb DR, eds. Perspectives in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine: Fluid Homeostasis During Exercise. Indianapolis, Ind: Benchmark Press;1990:1-38.
- Armstrong LE, Costil DL, Fink WJ. Influence of diuretic-induced dehydration on competitive running performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1985;17:456-461.
- Maughan RJ et al .Water balance and salt losses in competitive football. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2007 Dec;17(6):583-94.
- US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Health and Human Services, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, January 2011.