As a single mother of 2, and an avid gym-rat, I’m always looking for ways I can make my workouts more effective, spend time with my kids, do my job, and not injure myself all at the same time. I had the opportunity to talk to Adam Legas, founder of Utah-based Nanohydr8. He recently launched a state-of-the-art pre-workout supplement, applying proprietary technologies to create the first nano pre-workout product in the market. I have had the chance to start taking Nanohydr8 myself, and I think it’s time I shared some of what I’ve learned with the parenting community here on Today.
When you work out, you sweat. When you sweat, you lose fluids and electrolytes – especially sodium and chloride (which is why your sweat tastes salty). Now, when you’re lacking fluids and electrolytes, your muscles suffer and your performance suffers. Which is where regular supplements and drinks like Gatorade step in and say “Drink us, we’ll help you rehydrate.” What they don’t tell you is that it takes about an hour or even 2, for any electrolytes from your very first sip of Gatorade to actually make it into your cells.
What Are Electrolytes And Why Do You Need Them
Electrolytes are chemicals that form electrically charged particles (ions) in body fluids. These ions carry the electrical energy necessary for many functions, including muscle contractions and transmission of nerve impulses. Many bodily functions depend on electrolytes. Electrolytes are analogous to the motor oil in your car—they don’t make the engine run, but they’re absolutely necessary to keep everything running smoothly. Proper functioning of the digestive, nervous, cardiac, and muscular systems depends on adequate electrolyte levels.
Using their proprietary Hydrozome™ technology, Nanohydr8 addresses this electrolyte absorption issue, making water-soluble electrolytes and essential amino acids taste better, and become bioavailable within MINUTES of ingestion. Which is about 100x the rate at which Gatorade, or any other hydration drink, can deliver even one electrolyte molecule to your cells.
Founder Adam Legas told me, “The Hydrozome™ technology represents a shift in how nutritional supplements, and even pharmaceuticals, can be delivered. This integrative approach is far superior to liposomes in terms of unlocking the true potential of natural remedies, optimizing the speed and breadth of nutrient delivery throughout the body.”
The human body is normally only able to replace, at best, only about one-third of what it loses during exercise. This is true for fluids, calories, and electrolytes. If you try to replace all the fluids at once with a drink like Gatorade or simply water, you may end up with dilutional hyponatremia (overly diluted blood sodium levels) or water intoxication. If you attempt to replace all the fuel you expend, your stomach will back up in total rebellion, and refueling will grind to a halt. Likewise, if you try to replace in equal amounts all of the electrolytes you lose, a number of hormonal triggers may create all sorts of problems such as gastric distress, edema, muscle spasms, and cramping.
Nanohydr8 bypasses all of that intestinal trouble, hormonal trigger and fluid loss in one small bottle of nano-sized electrolytes and amino acids that the body can absorb completely in minutes. “We have taken major steps forward in creating a rapidly absorbed and nano-sized bioavailable form of electrolytes and essential amino acids which provides a healthier option to other hydration drinks for quick effect. In fact, even people with compromised gastro-intestinal tracts can easily absorb these products and feel a difference within minutes,” said Legas.
When I use the Nano Shooter™ – which is the Hydrozome™ technology mixed with 8 different essential amino acids and electrolytes, I can tell a difference in my workouts, my recovery, and my focus during the day. And I think as parents, we could all use alot more energy and focus in just about every area of our lives!