hydration 101

dehydration

a mere 2% loss in body weight through sweat while exercising has been known to decrease exercise performance greatly. dehydration cannot only lead to decreased performance, but it can cause muscle cramping, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. in order to prevent dehydration, hydrate according to thirst, replenish lost electrolytes with nuun active or nuun energy, and drink more water throughout the day

sweat loss

average sweat losses ranges from 1-1.5 liters per hour; however, is very dependent on (but not limited to) the individuals fitness level and environmental conditions. sodium is the most abundant electrolyte lost via sweat; therefore, it’s important to consume sports drinks with higher amounts of sodium during the activity

electrolytes

electrolytes are tiny particles that are electronically charged and are lost to some extent via sweat when exercising. electrolytes play a key function in maintaining fluid balance, and supporting normal body function. sodium and potassium are the two electrolytes needed at greater quantity, due to their important roles in fluid retention and preventing muscle cramping respectively. magnesium and calcium complete the electrolyte profile by aiding in muscle contractions and movement

water

consuming an adequate amount of water throughout the day can help increase energy, and delay the onset of fatigue, it can keep your skin and hair healthy, it can help digest and absorb food faster. the institute of medicine (iom) recommends the adult men intake about 3.4 liters per day, and the adult women intake 2.7 liters per day in order to maintain healthy body functions

hyponatremia

serious condition, in which blood sodium levels are significantly decreased, resorting in a negative balance within the internal na/k pump. this incidence can occur when an athlete consumes too much plain water. with over-hydrating with plain water you can flush out critical electrolyte stores that are needed for working muscles and normal body function. to avoid this situation, consume an electrolyte rich drink while exercising

how does nuun help?

nuun_tab fizzhealthy hydration

our electrolyte enhanced drink tab is gluten free, dairy + soy free, safe for clean sport, and made from plant based ingredients

speed of absorption

nuun uses a combination of effervescent technology and non-gmo sourced dextrose so that your body can absorb fluids and nutrients faster

electrolytes

nuun contains an optimal blend of electrolytes that keep you hydrated for all levels of activities – whether you are running a marathon or a marathon of errands