À votre santé. L’chaim. Na zdrowie. Cent’ anni.
When it’s time to toast an honored guest, many cultures salute good health and long life.
And after we raise that glass, we need to drink it down. Because staying hydrated can help you achieve a longer, healthier life.
Medical experts agree that you need to drink six to eight 12-ounce glasses of fluid each day (depending on your weight). This holds true whether you’re biking a mountain trail, hauling laundry, or typing away on a computer.
When you add the delicious flavors of TruLabs Hydrate to your drink, it makes it easier to reach your hydration goal — while also getting 18 essential vitamins and minerals.
The many Benefits of Hydration
We know that staying hydrated helps improve energy, better sleep, and proper organ and cell functions. So, how does it help you reach a ripe old age?
Adults who are well-hydrated develop fewer chronic conditions, which means they may live longer and healthier, according to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“The results suggest that proper hydration may slow down aging and prolong a disease-free life,” said Natalia Dmitrieva, PhD, a study author and researcher in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of NIH.
The research looked at serum sodium levels in the blood, which go up when fluid intake goes down. Adults with higher serum sodium levels were more likely to show signs of faster biological aging and be at greater risk for heart failure, stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and dementia.
“Decreased body water content is the most common factor that increases serum sodium, which is why the results suggest that staying well hydrated may slow down the aging process,” Dmitrieva said.
While this doesn’t prove that optimal hydration can promote healthy aging, most people can safely increase their fluid levels and gain many benefits.
Don’t forget the Electrolytes
But water alone is not enough.
When you sweat, especially after vigorous exercise, you lose more than water. You also lose electrolytes, which regulate how your body stores and uses water. Common electrolytes include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.
By adding Hydrate, you help prevent dehydration and the muscle cramps, headache, fatigue, and nausea that come with it.
TruLabs Hydrate is the only complete rehydration electrolyte drink mix that contains 503 mg. of electrolytes and 18 vitamins and minerals, along with immune-boosting vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. It has three times the hydration of most sports drinks.
Thirsty and Confused
Dehydration can also affect your ability to think clearly, according to another study linking hydration to brain function.
They found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2% of their weight had decreased mental reasoning, inability to pay attention, and diminished motor coordination.
“We’ve known that physical performance suffers at a threshold of 2% of body mass, particularly when it’s from exercise in a warm environment,” said study coauthor Mindy Millard-Stafford, a professor in the school of biological sciences and director of the physiology lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“So the question was, what happens in the brain with the same amount of loss, which is pretty common with people who are active or work outside in the heat? Just like a muscle cell needs water, so do the cells in our brain.”
With no sugar and only 5 calories, HYDRATE supports your endurance and recovery. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or fillers and is gluten-free, vegan, and great tasting.
Clearly, staying hydrated with TruLabs is good for you. So drink to your health!
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