A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that dehydration can negatively impact running performance by increasing heart rate and perceived exertion, while reducing running speed and distance covered.2 Another study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance found that dehydration can impair endurance performance by reducing maximal oxygen.3
Studies have shown, dehydration can lead to muscle soreness, fatigue, and reduced muscle strength and power, which can slow down recovery after exercise.4 Plus, a review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that dehydration can increase the risk of muscle strains, cramps, and heat-related illness during exercise.5
A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that dehydration and electrolyte imbalances were associated with an increased risk of muscle cramps in athletes.6
Up until this point, there has been only a few choices for hydration products, plain water or drinks loaded with Sodium. Consuming a significant amount of water surprisingly offers ineffective intracellular hydration and can dilute the electrolytes in the cells, leading to frequent trips to the restroom7. Most modern hydration beverages contain high levels of sodium (salt) and sugar, which primarily hydrate the extracellular space. Unfortunately, neither of these options provides the necessary hydration within your cells.
The notion of consuming 8-10 glasses of water daily has become ingrained in our awareness. However, as a means of hydrating our cells, water exhibits some inefficiency. It’s extremely low osmolality (0-10) allows it to pass through our cells and bodies rather quickly7.Excessive water intake can lead to hyponatremia8, a condition where electrolyte minerals in the body become diluted. Furthermore, the water from our faucets may contain detrimental impurities such as chlorine, lead, arsenic, PFAS, and others, and even bottled water can harbor contaminants9.
When it comes to maintaining hydration, the crucial aspect lies not in the quantity of water consumed, but in what our bodies can retain. Water simply doesn’t remain in our systems long enough to have a substantial impact13.
The common factor among popular hydration beverages is the presence of a significant amount of sodium (salt), typically ranging from 160 to 600 mg. Additionally, many of these drinks also contain a considerable amount of sugar, ranging from 9 to 21 grams. This situation creates a dilemma. While sodium and sugar are used to transport electrolytes to the system, they also result in a high osmolality (300+), which slows the transfer of water and electrolytes to the cells . This condition is referred to as extracellular hydration. Furthermore, most physicians advise reducing salt intake rather than increasing it, as our regular diet already provides an ample amount of sodium through the foods we consume.
Cellular Hydration™ fulfills the requirements of intracellular hydration by combining ultra-pure water (99.999+% pure) with a carefully formulated electrolyte blend consisting of potassium, magnesium, chloride, and calcium. Unlike many commonly consumed hydration beverages, Cellular Hydration does not contain any sodium or sugar, making it an excellent option. 9
Utilizes highly pure water (99.999+% pure) and a precise electrolyte blend.
Completely free of sodium and sugar, making it a superior choice.
Boasts an osmolality of 200, falling well within the WHO's recommended range for quick absorption and efficient intracellular hydration.