Nuun electrolyte tablets: for optimal hydration and energy
The arrival of summer means warmth and outdoor physical activity. Stay well hydrated and energized with Nuun’s electrolyte tablets.
Why consume electrolytes?
After oxygen, water is the most important element for life because it is essential for all vital processes. Depending one’s morphology, the body is made up of 60 to 70% of water and eliminates on average more than two liters per day (one liter through urine and another through sweat, stools and breathing). If the water requirements vary for each person, they are much greater in hot weather. As a general rule, it is recommended to drink two to three liters of water daily and to consume an additional liter for each hour of exercise. It is also advisable not to rely on the thirst signal: make it a habit to drink regularly throughout the day1.
A simple and effective way to ensure optimal hydration is to incorporate electrolytes into your water. Electrolytes are mineral salts – sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc. – which circulate in the blood. Each has a specific role. For example, sodium retains water in the body and potassium acts in balance with it. When there is an imbalance between the two (if the body sweats due to heat or during physical exertion), there can be a hydroelectrolytic imbalance and in turn dehydration2. Therefore, adding electrolytes to your water is particularly recommended during hot weather or during sustained physical activity.
Nuun’s electrolyte tablets
In addition to being vegan, Nuun’s effervescent tablets are low in sugar (they contain less than one gram of sugar per tablet) and are gluten, soy, preservatives, and artificial sweetener free. Their formula, rich in electrolytes and essential minerals, provides optimal hydration and energy, helps relieve muscle cramps and promotes general muscle function before, during and after working out. Just dissolve one tablet in 500 to 650 ml of water and you’re good to go! The available flavors are: Sport Strawberry Lemonade, Sport Citrus Fruit, Sport Lemon Lime, Sport Tri-berry, Sport + Caffeine Cherry Limeade, Sport + Caffeine Mango Orange.
(This content was developed in partnership with Nuun.)