What's all the hype about BASE Hydro?

March 21, 2016

With so many sports drink options on the market, why use BASE Hydro? In short, it works. As a carbohydrate source, it's specifically formulated to provide the highest energy content that your body can effectively absorb. The sugar actually moves from the gut into the bloodstream, where it will work. Additionally, it won't sit in the GI tract causing the nausea, bloating and other issues that plague athletes. Plus it contains all of the electrolytes you need to optimize hydration and keep you going strong until the finish. Including a hearty 275 mg of sodium. Want to know more? BASE Hydro contains an optimal blend of three different types of sugar--dextrose, fructose and maltodextrin.
  1. Dextrose is a form of glucose that absorbs more easily. Considering glucose is you body's primary source of energy, this provides rapid and effective fuel.
  2. Fructose is a sugar that is more soluble in water than glucose. It absorbs via a different pathway than glucose and maltodextrin, so even if you're saturated with those sugars, you will be able to absorb fructose and maximize carbohydrate intake.
  3. Maltodextrin contains chains of 3-17 glucose molecules that are linked by bonds that are very easily broken. It is also very easily and rapidly digested and absorbed. It's chemical structure, though, enables much higher concentrations to dissolve in water than other types of sugar and releases glucose at a rate that provides more sustainable energy.
This triple threat maximizes your body's ability to absorb and utilize the carbohydrates that keeps your body performing optimally. While your body can absorb a dextrose/maltodextrin blend at a rate of approximately 1.0 grams/minute, adding fructose increases that rate to 1.75 grams/minute. So, not only does it prevent the sugar from sloshing in the stomach, but it also contains very high quality product that avoids the GI distress that cheaper ingredients can cause. You'll also note that the taste of Hydro isn't as overpowering as other brands which will enable you to come back for bottle after bottle during your long training and racing days. Still not convinced? Go ahead and try it. If you don't like it, send it back within 30 days for a full refund. We don't think you'll need to, though. hydro

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