NUTRITION & PERFORMANCE

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is an amino sugar that plays a major role in cartilage formation and repair. It stimulates the production of water-binding glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage and also inhibits the production of chondrocytes – enzymes that break down cartilage.

Glucosamine also appears to suppress the destructive enzymes collagenase and phospholipase. In effect, supplementing with glucosamine is akin to giving your body the raw materials it needs to rebuild cartilage – naturally.

It helps form tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nails, and has very few side effects primarily because it is already a natural component of the body. Natural production of Glucosamine in the body lessens with time, injury and ageing. Supplementing can help replace the body’s Glucosamine deficit and restore proper balance.

Dehydration

Dehydration decreases blood volume, meaning that the heart has to beat more often, increasing fatigue. Body water is also critical for homeostatic temperature control. However, replacement of water alone is not sufficient to avoid problems associated with dehydration. For optimum rehydration, water, sodium chloride and other minerals must be present in an optimum balance. As the body is incapable of producing or storing sodium chloride, potassium chloride and other salts, these must be replaced from external sources. The proportion of electrolytes and water in the blood remains relatively constant, so drinking pure water in the absence of salts can result in the body excreting additional water in order to keep the salinity constant, increasing dehydration. Therefore, water alone is not the best fluid replacement in the treatment of dehydration.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a critical component in fluid replacement. Glucose can stimulate water absorption and increase passive and active sodium transport in the small intestine. However, the correct carbohydrate balance is critical. The wrong type of sugars can also cause problems.  REHYDR8 contains glucose, fructose and Maltodextrin but not sucrose. Sucrose, the major sugar in many drinks, can decrease blood glucose levels and induce fluid absorption from the small intestine.

Fructose stimulates both potassium and water absorption in the small intestine. Maltodextrins clear the stomach faster than glucose and maintain a greater plasma volume than simple carbohydrate drinks or plain water. Studies show that beverages with the correct amounts of these carbohydrates are absorbed better than plain water by the body. REHYDR8 is designed to contain optimal ratios and amounts of these carbohydrates for rapid rehydration.

Electrolyte

The body’s ability to absorb water is enhanced by the active transport of both glucose and sodium in the small intestines, and by passive absorption of potassium and other solutes. Anions such as chloride are also important for maintaining electrolyte homeostasis.

Minerals and Trace Elements

REHYDR8 contains more than 84 minerals and trace elements. One of these elements is magnesium,  which activates over 300 bodily enzymes but is decreased in the body due to sweat loss. REHYDR8 has been developed to contain minerals and trace elements in a similar ratio to those found within the blood stream, lymphatic fluid, cells and extra cellular fluid. For good health, not only is water needed after dehydration, a proper balance in the saline and ion composition of blood and other bodily fluids also needs to
be achieved.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

REHYDR8 contains the BCAAs valine, leucine and isoleucine as part of its formula. BCAAs play an important role in stress, energy and muscle metabolism. These amino acids can enhance sodium transport and thus water uptake across the epithelial cell membrane, which means an increase in the speed of rehydration. BCAAs can also curb muscle wastage and increase both mental and physical performance. One reason for the effectiveness of BCAAs is that they can increase blood insulin to higher levels than glucose. Leucine is a natural amino acid that is used in the body to produce protein, modulate the uptake of neurotransmitter precursors by the brain and can help inhibit pain. Leucine has also been used to treat both fever and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

BCAAs are natural compounds that are essential to life. The presence of BCAAs in REHYDR8 can help to prevent dehydration and also decrease the symptoms of jetlag.

Nutritional Information
Mixed Berry – Nutritional information
1 scoop (30gm) to 250ml water
Average quantity per Scoop per 100g
Energy 450kJ (107.6cal) 1500kJ (358.7cal)
Protein 0.28gm 0.95gm
Fat Total 0gm 0gm
– Saturated 0gm 0gm
Carbohydrate Total 23.5gm 78.25gm
– Maltodextrins 22gm 73.25gm
– Fructose 1.5gm 5gm
Natural Sodium 186mg 620mg
Potassium 0.78mg 260mg
Amino Acids 160mg 400mg
Glucosamine 160mg 400mg

Orange – Nutritional information
1 scoop (30gm) to 250ml water
Average quantity per Scoop per 100g
Energy 450kJ (107.6cal) 1500kJ (358.7cal)
Protein 0.28gm 0.95gm
Fat Total 0gm 0gm
– Saturated 0gm 0gm
Carbohydrate Total 23.5gm 78.25gm
– Maltodextrins 22gm 73.25gm
– Fructose 1.5gm 5gm
Natural Sodium 186mg 620mg
Potassium 0.78mg 260mg
Amino Acids 160mg 400mg
Glucosamine 160mg 400mg

Lemon Lime – Nutritional information
1 scoop (30gm) to 250ml water
Average quantity per Scoop per 100g
Energy 450kJ (107.6cal) 1500kJ (358.7cal)
Protein 0.28gm 0.95gm
Fat Total 0gm 0gm
– Saturated 0gm 0gm
Carbohydrate Total 23.5gm 78.25gm
– Maltodextrins 22gm 73.25gm
– Fructose 1.5gm 5gm
Natural Sodium 186mg 620mg
Potassium 0.78mg 260mg
Amino Acids 160mg 400mg
Glucosamine 160mg 400mg

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