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Bob Herald 09-07-2014 10:59 AM

Hydration supplements
 
Anyone use them? Like "elixir" or "nuun" etc. I sweat like an animal. And lifting and bjj everyday I'm constantly dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. If I take 2 days off, I weight 215. After a few days of training, I weigh 205. I've always been like this.

Chris Mason 09-07-2014 12:13 PM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
[QUOTE=Bob Herald;1241556]Anyone use them? Like "elixir" or "nuun" etc. I sweat like an animal. And lifting and bjj everyday I'm constantly dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. If I take 2 days off, I weight 215. After a few days of training, I weigh 205. I've always been like this.[/QUOTE]

Alex Viada, who has an account here, was involved in the formulation of one and it sounds pretty darn effective. Try to contact him about it.

Sebastian B. Vaneria 09-08-2014 10:01 AM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
I'm a big fan of Nuun tablets. You simply drop a tablet into your water bottle and you're good-to-go. I like Nuun tablets because they don't have any sugar in them, yet still have a pleasant taste. I've seen Invictus recommend them for its competitive athletes. I've been using them prior to some longer rowing workouts this Summer and have found them to help quite a bit.

One issue with following a Paleo/"clean" diet is that you don't take in much salt unless you're adding it yourself. By cutting out processed foods, you also cut out a lot salt. If you're training hard and eating a Paleo/"clean" diet, then adding lots of salt to you food and supplementing with something like Nuun tablets can be very beneficial in maintaining requisite hydration levels.

Chris Jones 09-08-2014 10:33 PM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
[QUOTE=Sebastian B. Vaneria;1241600]I'm a big fan of Nuun tablets. You simply drop a tablet into your water bottle and you're good-to-go. I like Nuun tablets because they don't have any sugar in them, yet still have a pleasant taste. I've seen Invictus recommend them for its competitive athletes. I've been using them prior to some longer rowing workouts this Summer and have found them to help quite a bit.[/QUOTE]

I think the Nuun tablets are pretty effective, however i DONT think they have a pleasant taste. Me and a couple of my cycling buddies tried them and didnt really care for them, they seem to have a slightly bitter taste to me anyway. BUT if Invictus is recommending them, that says a lot about the product to me. Those guys do their homework and know how to produce great athletes.

Andrew Bell 09-09-2014 08:42 AM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
[QUOTE=Chris Mason;1241560]Alex Viada, who has an account here, was involved in the formulation of one and it sounds pretty darn effective. Try to contact him about it.[/QUOTE]

It's called Mercury, and here is the details about it:

[quote]One of the hardest things to explain to a neophyte athlete is the utility of branched chain amino acids for the average person. It's not that they're not useful, but it's that no one can "feel" them, so they have idea if they're achieving their desired effect. The time for that is over, as Olympus Mercury is the first targeted BCAA product that does what it says and makes itself noticed the second you glide through the "wall" in your training like it was never there.

Olympus Mercury is the first BCAA product specifically designed to improve endurance, whether it's on the track, on the trail, on the road, or in the gym. Not only does it contain your standard BCAA in a 2:1:1 ratio, but it also contains Waxy Maize Starch, Taurine, Sodium Bicarbonate, and Citrulline Malate for sustained energy and power, Glutamine for improved recovery, and Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, and Magnesium Citrate for electrolyte management.[/quote]

[URL="http://www.chaosandpain.com/mercury-endurance-bcaa/"]Link to buy. (mostly wfs, but links from there may not be)[/URL]

Andrew Bell 09-09-2014 10:50 PM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
Here is a facebook post with a video explaining it.

[url]https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10100767875553044&id=1302662[/url] (wfs)

Alexander Granick 09-10-2014 05:26 AM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
[QUOTE=Chris Jones;1241641]I think the Nuun tablets are pretty effective, however i DONT think they have a pleasant taste. Me and a couple of my cycling buddies tried them and didnt really care for them, they seem to have a slightly bitter taste to me anyway. BUT if Invictus is recommending them, that says a lot about the product to me. Those guys do their homework and know how to produce great athletes.[/QUOTE]

I've tried some flavors that I hate (most), and one that's not bad (strawberry lemonade).

Dylan Farr 11-11-2014 03:57 PM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
I use [url]www.hdxmix.com[/url] wfs

BCAA's, electrolytes, small amt of protein, but I take it for the Carnosyn [beta alanine]

Thats during pre training or post. Other than that water with copious amounts of raw lemon.

Chris Mason 11-12-2014 10:11 AM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
Another effective product is Pedialyte. You can combine it with BCAA as well.

Jon Clingenpeel 11-19-2014 05:20 AM

Re: Hydration supplements
 
I like Ultima, no weird after taste and they use stevia in it. Pretty cheap for the amount you can get. On Amazon its about $25 for 90 servings

W/F/S
[url]http://ultimareplenisher.com/[/url]


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