There is record breaking heat for long stretches this summer across the United States, and that brings the risk for dehydration and the consequences that can result from it.
It’s important to keep your body hydrated, and electrolytes can help.
Fluids will help maintain your normal body temperature and deliver energy and nutrients to your body so that you are able to function well even in the extreme heat.
Activity levels outside still need to be monitored and you won’t be able to go about business as usual outside in the extreme heat.
It might be best to move most activities indoors, if you aren’t able to keep hydrated; and if you are without air conditioned it’s time to find some AC.
Your body needs water for survival, with your body weight being about 60% water.
When it is as hot as it is in the country right now, your body can lose water fast.
Plan for hydration and don’t wait until you are feeling thirsty before you look for a drink.
Many times you will have started to deyhdrate before you realize you need water, especially during physical activity.
Hydrate Well During Extreme Heat
How can you replenish fluids when you are losing them rapidly?
Electrolytes help by getting into your blood stream fast and hydrating your body quickly.
They give you more energy as well so you don’t feel like you are dragging, or worse.
Drinks that contain carbohydrates and electrolytes help balance your thirst levels with your fluid needs.
You should hydrate strategically, and you should understand that your body can’t absorb fluids as fast as you can lose them.
The right kind of drink can help maximize absorption: fluids that contains water, and the right amount of carbohydrates and electrolytes.
How Does Your Body Respond to Fluid Loss
When your body loses fluids, electrolytes along with water, it compensates by taking fluid from your bloodstream.
That means there is less blood flowing through your heart so it has to pump harder and faster to get fuel to your muscles, and you’re going to have less energy.
Next, you may experience other symptoms that can be scary and dangerous to your body.
The reason why fluid loss and energy loss can become serious is because it results in your body temperature increasing, and that leading to deterioration of both your physical and mental capacity.
People experience physical collapse and even death. The best way to prevent any of that is to keep drinking.
Plan to keep your body hydrated during the heat so that you feel your best.
For many years now, my family has used Shaklee Performance as our hydration drink of choice because water with electrolytes is absorbed faster and more efficiently than water alone.
We mix the Performance powder with our own water. It comes in both Lemon/Lime and Orange, and it’s clinically proven to hydrate better than water.
Plus, Performance has more electrolytes and provides more energy than the leading hydration drink.
More about Shaklee Performance: “proprietary OPTI-LYTE™ electrolyte blend plus our unique mix of carbohydrates delivers instant and sustained energy and supports optimal hydration.”
Performance was also used in the NASA program to re-hydrate astronauts when returning from space. As part of the Shaklee Sports Nutrition line that are really state-of-the-art products that are not known to the general population,
Performance has multiple purposes.
Athletes use it to continually hydrate during practices, games or competition, and to preload carbohydrates prior to big events.
Everyone can drink Performance to maintain adequate hydration and electrolyte balance, especially when the temperatures are high outside like they are in the summer.
During illness when the digestive system is compromised, including during treatments like chemotherapy, and for the elderly who struggle to keep hydrated, Performance has been very beneficial for a long time.
Two choices of healthy electrolytes
1. Shaklee now has 2 forms of healthy, natural electrolytes. Used and loved for many, many years is Shaklee Performance Hydrate+ – high performance hydration that is better than water.
Clinically proven to hydrate better than water. Proprietary Opti-Lyte® blend helps maintain blood glucose levels to sustain energy and increase endurance.
Performance® Endurance Electrolyte Drink is powered by our proprietary OPTI-LYTE® blend of six electrolytes plus our unique mix of carbohydrates to deliver instant and sustained energy. Supports optimal hydration and increases endurance for better athletic performance.
- Clinically proven to hydrate better than water
- Helps maintain blood glucose levels to sustain energy output and increase stamina
- Provides more energy than the leading hydration drink†
2. Performance Low-Calorie Electrolytes hydrate better than water without the carbs and sugar. If you are not an endurance athlete and/or want a low calorie option of hydration to help fuel your workouts or help keep hydrated anytime, this is a healthy, natural, excellent option.
- Replenishes electrolytes lost during physical activity
- Contains more electrolytes than the leading brand†
- Only 10 calories and 1 gram of added organic sugar to increase electrolyte absorption
Performance Low-Calorie Electrolyte Drink provides the essential electrolytes your body needs without the extra sugar, calories, and artificial ingredients typically found in leading rehydration beverages.
Ingredients clinically tested to hydrate better than water using an electrolyte blend that includes natural electrolytes from coconut water.†
The Shaklee Performance line
A safe, proven, comprehensive way to get the optimized nutrition you need to support your specific activity and fitness goals. Whether you visit the gym twice a week to stay fit and active, or you’re a competitive athlete, Performance has the solution to help maximize your results and speed recovery.
† using 2 stick packs in 8 oz. of water
To learn more about Shaklee Performance, message us for an information sheet or visit the #1 Natural Nutrition Company in America that creates unique, all-natural health products at: Click here for low calorie, natural, healthy electrolytes Shaklee Performance Hydrate, and click here for Shaklee Endurance Hydrate+.