Blonyx Hydra+ - Mango & Passionfruit
Contrary to popular belief, you perform at your best when you are between 0-2% dehydrated. In addition there is little need to replace the sodium lost in sweat as it has minimal impact, and blood sodium increases as we dehydrate.
Understanding the latest research this way has enabled us to create Hydra+, a versatile, real food based hydration drink mix developed to help you maintain 0-2% dehydration when training.
Hydra+ contains lower levels of sodium and carbohydrate to create a hypotonic drink focused on driving water into the system at the right speed at the right time.
- Electrolytes and carbs provided by real food ingredients like coconut water, mango, passionfruit and sea salt (you can imagine how that tastes!)
- Additional electrolytes and a little organic cane sugar to maintain a healthy fluid, electrolyte and nutrient balance
- No artificial sweeteners or unnecessary additives
- It’s versatile, and can be mixed to get more water into the system, or to prioritize electrolytes and energy
HOW TO USE IT:
If your training is going to be high intensity and short in duration (~1h):
Mix 1 scoop with ~8oz water and sip through training or drink to thirst. This will prioritize electrolyte and energy replacement for faster recovery.
If your training is going to be lower intensity but for longer duration (~2h+) and/or in the heat:
Mix 1 scoop with 16oz water for each hour of training, sip throughout and always drink to thirst.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
The real fruit particles in Hydra+ may float to the top after mixing. This is normal.
Just 35 calories per scoop.
Getting hydration scientifically correct
Two myths about dehydration and performance:
1. Dehydration is bad for performance
Research shows that dehydration of up to 2% body weight is perfectly ok, and may even benefit performance as you’re a little lighter [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22763119].
2. You should drink lots of salty sports drinks to replace sodium lost in sweat
Studies on competing athletes show that blood salt (sodium) levels increase when you dehydrate. Also, consuming salt does very little to impact this sodium level [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16344476].
One thing that science is clear on is that water loss of more than 2% body weight will start to hamper performance. Hydra+ contains just a little sugar and sodium as they help your gut move water into your system faster. Using it tactically will help you maintain performance by staying in that 0-2% range.
What to expect:
A great natural taste
Hydra+ has a crisp, light fruit juice like taste and is made with real organic cane sugar so there is no stevia or sucralose aftertaste.
Expect some separation
It will mix well, but as it’s made with real fruit you will get some separation of fruit particles at the surface. This is completely normal.
Using Hydra+ to keep you between 0-2% hydration level will make you feel great when training. Not bloated from over drinking or low and lethargic from over-dehydration.
Hydra+ contains the right balance of electrolytes and carbohydrates for easy absorption in the gut. Drinking it post training will kick start your recovery.
Real food ethos
Hydra+ is made with real food ingredients like coconut water and fruit - peace of mind if you try to stick to clean eating.
Free from common allergens
No dairy, nuts, gluten or wheat in sight.