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What if achieving your next level of high performance didn’t have anything to do with building more muscle?
According to research, your highest level of optimal health and athletic performance may be more about using the resources you already have to their highest capacity…
And it all comes down to a new way of managing your hydration.
Athletes sweat. A lot. And with that sweat, they lose huge quantities of electrolytes.
You’ve almost certainly heard about the importance of electrolytes at some point. And you probably already “know” about the benefits of staying hydrated.
But did you know that dehydration of even 1-2% significantly compromises performance?
Dehydration of 3% can lead to cramps, heat exhaustion, and even stroke!
And in hot conditions, even 1 hour of intense exercise can cause dehydration of up to 3%.
Now, most of this is nothing new.
Professional sports teams and athletic competitions are plastered with sponsorships from “sports drink” companies claiming all kinds of benefits of their neon-colored electrolyte liquids.
But behind all the marketing hype and multimillion dollar commercials and celebrity endorsements… what really works? And what do you really need?
In this article we’re going to show you exactly what matters most when it comes to your hydration.
Let’s start with a definition. Electrolytes are minerals that give water –– and your blood –– an electrical charge.
They create the critical internal environment your cells and organs need for optimal function.
Beyond that, they are involved in hundreds and hundreds of chemical reactions necessary for your health and athletic performance.
The most important ones include: sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, chloride, and magnesium.
Beyond the biochemical, they have a powerful effect on your health and performance.
The right balance of electrolytes can...
On the other side of the coin, dehydration and loss of electrolytes can create massive problems.
Here’s just a few of the consequences of dehydration and electrolyte loss:
From that list, it’s easy to see that electrolytes profoundly affect athletic performance.
There are several factors that come together to make this happen.
The negative effects don't stop with the muscles. Compounding the problems of dehydration is the protein breakdown. This often happens during intense exercise.
When muscle cells break down protein for energy, they create nitrogen waste in the form of urea.
If you’ve ever made it through an intense workout, you may have noticed your urine becomes a bright yellow. That’s from the extra urea caused by muscle breakdown.
The problem is that this urea –– combined with thickened blood from dehydration –– places a lot of stress on the kidneys and can catalyze further kidney damage .
Clearly, dehydration and loss of electrolytes has some profound consequences on our health and performance.
But before you reach for the nearest sports drink, there’s something you need to know…
The sports drink industry developed in the late 80s and early 90s. This was the same period of time that saw the rise of “Fat Free” as a “healthy” choice (it’s not).
Sports drink companies followed typical food-product marketing protocols and added sugar to their drinks to make them taste better –– nevermind the performance-crashing effects this can have on your insulin levels.
Since then, they experimented with new chemicals and synthetic carbohydrates –– ALL of which spike your insulin and impair performance.
And with so much data about ketosis, paleo-style diets, and the countless benefits of reducing sugar intake, many athletes and weekend warriors are left without an option to stay hydrated and in peak performance.
Drawing upon 30+ years as a functional medicine doctor AND 43-time full-Ironman competitor, Dr. David Minkoff created a perfect combination of electrolytes, trace minerals, and essential amino acids.
Because it’s not just “electrolytes” that are important. It’s the ratio that matters.
And PerfectAmino Electrolytes is formulated in the exact ratio your body needs to maintain high performance even in the most rigorous training and competition conditions.
PLUS, it’s fortified with PerfectAmino, our special formula of essential amino acids –– your secret weapon for endurance and performance.
These amino acids prevent protein breakdown and keep you strong all the way to the finish line.
It has ZERO sugar, is 100% keto safe, and vegan –– so no matter what your diet, you know you can continue to hit personal bests and live your optimal performance.
You know that the cardiovascular system is responsible for pumping blood and oxygen throughout your system, right? And that the endocrine system manages hormones? And that your nervous system relays messages throughout your body?
Well, underlying all these systems is an astoundingly complex electrical system.
This electrical system is busy sending an almost uncountable number of messages to the muscles, bones, brain, and the cells. The human brain is the home to approximately 100 billion neurons, each firing about 200 times every second.
Sometimes it feels like there are more types and brands of water than drops in the ocean. You go to the grocery store and discover a huge shelf packed with different brands of water that all claim to be health-beneficial. Add in the hundreds of in-house water purifiers, and it can seem like a “sea” of confusing options (cue the pun).
Thankfully, your choice doesn’t have to be that complicated.
Everyone knows that too much sugar is bad for you. You heard it from your parents, and if you have children, you avoid allowing them to have too many sweet drinks and candy, right?
Well, we have some bad news for you. The for-profit food industry has developed ways of sneaking sugar into your diet without making it obvious. In other words, you and your family are likely consuming much more sugar than you thought – and paying the price.
To understand this, we have to take a step back and walk through exactly what sugar is, what it does to your body, and how you get it. Let’s begin.