There are so many sports drinks on the market, since the dawn of Gatorade in the 60’s. With a plethora of brands, such as Gatorade, Vitamin water, Powerade, Propel to name a few, you may wonder are they all the same? Why drink electrolyte drinks? Sports drinks typically replenish the loss of water through sweating and electrolytes during strenuous activities. They contribute to the lessening of muscle aches and improve endurance. When tested, sports drinks ranged as acidic in pH, like soda and other carbonated beverages. The other problem with sports drinks is they have added sugar. Gatorade is 6% sugar, whereas Powerade is 8% sugar.
Symptoms of Dehydration
Are you chronically dehydrated? Do you experience, headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness cramps or constant thirst? Do you experience heart palpitations when working outside in the heat? You are experiencing dehydration. At this point, water is much needed. Once you are experiencing thirst, you are already in a state of dehydration! Sports drinks help by restoring electrolytes with calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, and phosphate. They help balance acid and alkalinity, which is necessary for normal activity and facilitate electrical balance throughout the body. Electrolytes are electrically charged ions that help conduct electricity. They enhance human and animal performance and stamina.
Alternative to Acidic Sugar-Filled Sports Drinks
Almost 40 years ago, a Japanese company introduced alkaline water machines for home use. They call it Kangen Water ®, which means, back to the origin. Electrolysis is the means of how minerals in water are split and changed by an electrically charged process called electrolysis. Sports Drinks are good for hydration but are also filled with sugar, empty calories and when tested are found to be very acidic.
Alkaline water replaces electrolytes, super-hydrates the cell because the molecules of the water are much smaller than regular water. It also detoxifies the body, while increasing stamina, strength and performance and quicker muscle recovery.
In short Alkaline water:
- Replaces electrolytes
- Elevates alkalinity
- Super-hydrates on a cellular level
- Detoxifies the body
- Increases stamina
- Improves muscle recovery, all with no added sugars and calories
Alkaline water is the wisest alternative to power and energy drinks. No matter what you do. Whether you are an athlete or not, drinking alkaline water can improve, your health, well-being, and performance, prevent dehydration and encourages optimum health. Drinking half your body weight in alkaline will help improve and maintain optimum benefits.