In New Orleans, where the sun can take the moisture out of you between the heat and the humidity, you can tend to get a little dehydrated, no matter how much water you drink. I put one of these packets in my large water bottle and I start to feel better soon after I drink one. It’s very high in electrolytes, so I reserve this drink for only the days when I’m training out or if I’ve spent a lot of time outside in the heat. It reminds me of lemon/lime sports drinks without that awful sugary after taste. - Travis
What's better than water?
Liquid IV is. It's one of the newer hydration products on the market and is awesome.
Their formula uses the breakthrough science of Cellular Transport Technology (CTT), which is based on an optimal ratio of ingredients that help hydrate you faster.
Why do we love it?
Hydration Multiplier is an electrolyte drink mix that tastes great, and is free from GMO's, artificial flavors, gluten, dairy, and soy. It uses their patented CTT to hydrate you more rapidly and efficiently than water alone.
Just one stick of Hydration Multiplier in 16 oz. of water provides the same hydration as (and is more effective than) drinking 2-3 bottles of water! When compared to traditional sports drinks, Liquid IV also packs 3x more electrolytes and 5 essential vitamins.
What's in it?
Liquid IV sources premium ingredients to ensure their products are clean and simple, so you get the hydration you need without ingredients that you don't. So what's in their Hydration Multiplier formula? All of these awesome ingredients:
Mined salt: provides essential electrolytes lost through sweat and is necessary for optimal water absorption
Pure cane sugar: works with the salt to improve water absorption
Sodium citrate: a salt from citric acid that provides tartness to balance out the sweetness
Dextrose: provides a form of glucose that works to improve absorption of the nutrients in the formula
Vitamin C: important for tissue repair, improving immune function, and fighting off illnesses. This formula has more vitamin C than an orange!
B Vitamins: help support energy production and healthy cellular function
Potassium citrate: an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance, carry nutrients into the bloodstream, and help prevent cramping. This formula has more potassium than a banana!
Another awesome thing about Liquid IV is that their company is dedicated to giving back and environmental sustainability. With every Liquid IV purchase, they donate a serving to communities in need, such as those impacted by natural disasters. They are also working towards more responsible packaging while reducing the social and environmental impact of their operations.
What're my options?
The Liquid IV comes in indiviudal packets of: singles, 16, 32, 64, and 96! They have three tasty options: Acai Berry, Lemon Lime, and Passion Fruit.
How to use it:
Hydration Multiplier is a great option to have 30-60 minutes before workouts, to help hydrate post-workout, or to have when traveling, recovering from illness, or are feeling dehydrated.
Mix one stick with 16 oz. of water, shake, and hydrate!