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You only have to do a quick search online on the importance of hydration and results are unanimous — hydration is critical to the optimal functioning of our physical bodies.
As a runner, or athlete, our bodies also need electrolytes to aid in our recovery.
I am terrible at staying hydrated. I’ve said it many times before. Especially during the winter, I just don’t feel like I need as much water when I’m exercising. I know this is bad and I need to improve. This was one of the reasons I wanted to try out NOW® Sports Effer-Hydrate and NOW® Sports Effer-Energy tablets.
I received my sample pack just before Christmas, which included the flavors, Lemon-Lime, Orange Strawberry, Tropical Punch and Mixed Berry.
The tablets dissolve easily and quickly in water, giving the water a slight carbonation feel and flavor. I have used them on rest days, before runs, during runs, and post runs.
One thing I did notice was, when dissolved in bottles that I ran with, because of the “fizziness” the bottles would leak a little from all the shaking around. This can be alleviated by shaking the bottles well and releasing the pressure before starting to run.
My favorite flavor is, by far, Mixed Berry, while my second go-to is Tropical Punch, as it is designed to provide a little more energy. *
I keep a tube on my desk so that I remember to pop a tablet in my glass of water while I work. Since I have a few tubes I can place them in other places, like the car, where I can just drop in a water bottle to hydrate and replenish on the go.
In previous training cycles, I’ve often made the mistake of over-training, and this ends up derailing all the hard work I’ve put in. So far, my current training cycle is going well. I’m running less miles, running only “quality” runs. This gives my body time to recover between sessions, and the NOW® Sports Effer-Hydrate and NOW® Sports Effer-Energy supplements have been helping with that recovery.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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