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WHY DRINK D1 ELITE?

For athletes, maintaining proper electrolyte balance is particularly important for several reasons. First, electrolyte imbalances can lead to dehydration, which can impair athletic performance and increase the risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Electrolyte imbalances can also lead to muscle cramps, which can be particularly problematic for endurance athletes who are competing over long distances or for prolonged periods of time. ​

Electrolytes are important for athletes because they play a critical role in maintaining proper fluid balance, regulating muscle contractions, and supporting nerve function. When we exercise, we lose fluids through sweat and respiration, and along with that, we also lose essential electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. These electrolytes help regulate fluid balance in the body and are crucial for proper nerve and muscle function.

By replenishing electrolytes through proper hydration and/or consuming electrolyte-rich foods or beverages, athletes can help maintain proper fluid balance and prevent dehydration, muscle cramps, and other related issues.

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THE SCIENCE:

  • ​ American College of Sports Medicine, Sawka, M.N., Burke, L.M., Eichner, E.R., Maughan, R.J., Montain, S.J. and Stachenfeld, N.S., 2007. American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Exercise and fluid replacement. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 39(2), pp.377-390. Link
  • Institute of Medicine. (2011). Dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Link
  • Manore, M. M. (2015). Sports nutrition for young athletes. Pediatrics in Review, 36(6), 255-263. Link
  • National Institutes of Health. (2021). Magnesium. Office of Dietary Supplements. Link
  • Institute of Medicine. (2005). Dietary reference intakes for water, potassium, sodium, chloride, and sulfate. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Link
  • Manore, M. M. (2015). Sports nutrition for young athletes. Pediatrics in Review, 36(6), 255-263. Link
  • National Institutes of Health. (2021).Potassium. Office of Dietary Supplements. Link

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