TruFact: approximately 75% of North Americans are dehydrated (1). Dehydration can cause unclear thinking, headaches, overheating of the body, and mood swings (2). Hydrating with water alone is beneficial, but maximized hydration can only be attained with the help of electrolytes.
The withinUs Team is composed of active women, and we found it challenging to find an electrolyte mix that lived up to our premium standards. Many of the electrolyte products we found included excess vitamins and minerals, high levels of sugar, and artificial flavours.
We wanted to create something simple, pure, and delicious… enter ReHydrate + Collagen.
Our team carefully formulated this premium electrolyte blend using organic, non-GMO ingredients, adding the boost of withinUs™ TruMarine® Collagen for additional recovery benefits.
What are electrolytes?
The clue is in the name! Electrolytes are minerals in the body. These important minerals cannot be produced within the body, and instead are acquired through food and supplements. Electrolytes include Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Chloride.
These minerals are imperative for two main processes:
- Regulating the flow of water in and out of cells
- Igniting nerve impulses (responsible for muscle contractions and heart function) (3)
Why do we need them?
Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function, balance blood pH and blood pressure, and help in rebuilding muscle tissue. Dehydration is the primary reason that we require electrolytes. Electrolytes lost after sweating or exercise are difficult to replace naturally. Rehydrating with water alone does not replace the lost electrolytes (4), which is why supplementation is important after sweating and exercise.
When do we need them?
Working up a sweat during exercise depletes your body of both water and electrolytes. Be sure to rehydrate with an electrolyte during or after a workout session to improve your athletic performance and speed up recovery. Remember, what you do before and after your workouts is equally as important as the workout itself!
Dehydration is common when exposed to the sun and heat. The addition of an electrolyte supplement to your water will replace the electrolytes and water lost in order for you to enjoy the heat!
When traveling by air, your body undergoes drastic physiological changes due to the change in altitude. Additionally, airplane cabins are low in humidity, which is why your skin tends to feel dry. Including an electrolyte supplement prior to boarding your flight can decrease the effects of dehydration once you have landed.
Symptoms of electrolyte imbalance (2):
Restlessness - Muscle aches, spasms, twitches and weakness - Insomnia - Anxiety - Frequent headaches - Blood pressure changes - Thirst - Fever - Heart palpitations or irregular heartbeats - Digestive issues (cramps, constipation or diarrhea) - Confusion and trouble concentrating - Bone disorders - Joint pain - Changes in appetite or body weight - Fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome) - Numbness and pain in joints - Dizziness
Head to our withinUs ReHydrate + Collagen webpage to see what makes our electrolyte formulation one of a kind.