Replenishing electrolytes with sports drinks not only helps to replenish mineral losses, but also allows you to maximize the use of water, which is an essential element of hydration. No matter the terrain or the conditions, there is always water to be had – so no need to worry about dehydration!
The electrolytes you eat with sports drinks can help increase your energy and stamina for longer hikes, such as those in the Black Canyon. We recommend a maximum of 6-8 glasses of water per hour (7-9 per day).
We recommend starting with 5-6 hours of hiking and gradually increasing your water intake as you go further and further up the trail. If you’re using sports drinks as part of your daily eating plan, you can drink 1.5-2 glasses of water for every quart of electrolyte solution (about 4-5 oz.) you have.
In addition, for each liter of electrolyte solution you eat, you should take in approximately 2-3 ounces of fluids (such as water). A single bottle of electrolyte replacement is enough for 3-4 hikes, so plan to fill one bottle of fluid replacement with about 3-4 ounces of fluids every hour.
For tips and advice on hydration, check out our top 10 tips on hydration!
Always watch your hydration levels. Just because you’re using a sports drink, doesn’t mean it’s working for you! Be sure to supplement with plenty of water. Also, make sure you are hydrated on a regular basis. Visit our Be sure to watch your hydration levels.
Just because you’re using a sports drink, doesn’t mean it’s working for you! Be sure to supplement with plenty of water. Also, make sure you are hydrated on a regular basis. Visit our one-time hydration tracker page to check your hydration levels at specific times on your adventure.
Concentrate of natural electrolytes and minerals Sport Hydration mineral water features crystalline mineral-based electrolytes and minerals (1 teaspoon per 2 ounces water) that help in preventing thirst, boosting energy and hydration levels.
Testimon® mineral water is an American school beverage company which is recognized for providing high quality, innovative products for daily use. Try it and decide for yourself.
1 teaspoon (7g) per 2 ounces (250ml)
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But if you need more than just energy, Energy Infusion Toning Gel can help replenish the lost energy, tone the muscles, improve blood flow and improve digestion. You may even notice a restful and rejuvenating shift in your overall health. Try it.
— NEW — Lite Flavor Chews (Perfect for the Everyday Traveler) — Their unique four-in-one package of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and proteins provides more than just the basics. We have several flavors to choose from including the energizing Coconut Water and the No-Salt Ready-to-Drink electrolyte packs. Choose from flavors like Grape or Berry, and enjoy one or all!
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Vitamin B Complex helps provide the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and zinc which have been shown to improve energy, reduce hunger, and stimulate the thyroid gland. The supplement, along with a soluble fiber tablet that supports digestive health, acts as a preventive against constipation.
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