waterdrop®’s latest arrival is Microlyte, an innovative drink whose special blend of electrolytes and vitamins makes it ideal for quick hydration, especially post-exercise.
This product has within it 5 electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride) and 9 vitamins (A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12), compensating for mineral losses that occur during physical activity. In fact, when we sweat we lose mainly water, but also electrolytes, depleting needed nutrients and lowering hydration levels. Without compensating for these losses, our body leads us to feel more fatigue and exertion, as well as increasing our recovery time.
Why then are electrolytes so important for an athlete? Simply because, on average, athletes sweat more than an untrained person. It is most important, therefore, that they replenish during and, especially, after a workout to give the body what it needs to maintain balance and healthy hydration levels. Dehydration especially can reduce an athlete’s ability to train over the course of an entire season, with 1-2% reduction in body weight due to fluid loss, athletes’ perceived exertion increases, and performance decreases. In addition, post-workout recovery is slower because, without the right level of fluids, the system that carries nutrient and oxygen delivery to working muscle tissues and the removal of waste products from the bloodstream is fatigued.
Microlytes are naturally flavored cubes that provide quick and intense hydration by turning plain water into a great sports drink in a matter of moments: tasty, functional, sustainable, convenient, and still sugar-free.
The Microlyte line will be available from October 30 worldwide with the three flavors melon, grapefruit, blueberry and the new 800 ml Sport Water Bottle with removable cap, in yellow, red and blue.