Sports drinks contain electrolytes (mostly potassium and sodium) and sugars to replenish what the body has lost through sweating that water alone can’t replace.

According to Strahm, who was previously a regional vice president for sales and marketing at Red Bull, Nth Degree is a low glycemic sports drink made with “no artificial anything.”. Inadequate hydration will cause significant decrements in performance, increase thermal stress, reduce plasma volume, accelerate fatigue, and possibly cause injuries associated with fluid and sweat loss.

At least sports drinks fare better than soda and juice. Instead of filling your water bottle with fizzy soda, try a drink that is full of electrolytes.

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