It is important to stay hydrated at all times, as even a small percentage drop in fluid levels can have dramatic effects upon your running performance, leaving you feeling tired and lifeless. It is best to replace fluid both during and as quickly as possible after exercise, so no matter where you are, always have a water bottle to hand, filled with your favourite sports drink.
High5 Waterbottle: These bottles are very cheap, made of plastic with a re-sealable cap, often able to hold 750ml of liquid. Some are shaped to be particularly convenient for carrying during a run.
Zero Electrolyte Tabs: ZERO is the new SUGAR FREE electrolyte drink from High5; it’s virtually calorie free (less than 1 Cal per 500ml) and has a light refreshing taste. ZERO is naturally free from preservatives, allergens, artificial colours and flavours*. Researchers have also found that simply drinking ZERO instead of a normal carbohydrate sport drink 22 participants on average burn 41% more fat during exercise. Independently tested; Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. ZERO is easy to use, drop a tablet in your bottle and it quickly dissolves in water to give you a delicious, refreshing, advanced electrolyte drink with added magnesium. The small recyclable tube contains ZERO CHERRY-ORANGE: CHERRY-ORANGE FLAVOUR ELECTROLYTE DRINK TABLET. Ingredients: Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sweeteners (Sorbitol, Sucralose), Malic Acid, Tri Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Carbonate, Flavouring, Colour (Beta-Carotene), Maltodextrin, Calcium Carbonate, Polyethylene Glycol, Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract. Nutritional Information Per 100g / [Per 4g Tablet]: Energy 34Kj/8Kcal [1Kj/ 0.3Kcal], Protein 0g, Carbohydrate 2g [0.08g], Fat 0, Fibre 0g, Sodium 6.5g [0.25g], Magnesium 800mg [32mg]. of drink in your own reusable sports bottle, which means optimal hydration with less waste so it’s good for the environment too.
CRAMP - The American College of Sports Nutrition state that “Skeletal muscle cramps are associated with dehydration, electrolyte deficits, and muscle fatigue”. ZERO can be an essential part of your anti cramp strategy as it contains key electrolytes; sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. ZERO is perfect for runners, cyclists, hikers, the gym, pro athletes, footballers, racket sports or anyone who wants to stay active and hydrated.
Tips - For ultra light no clutter cycling, just wrap one or two individual tablets in cling film or aluminium foil and slip them in your jersey.
ZERO has a very light taste, for normal use mix one tablet per 750ml of water. If you are using a bladder system mix 2 tablets per 1 1/2 litre. If you like your drink stronger or require the extra electrolytes, simply mix 2 tablets per 750ml bottle. The tablets are scored to allow for an easy break.
Buy High5 Hydration Special Offer from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store for every cyclist.