Electrolytes are quite simply, essential to life. They are minerals that carry an electric charge within liquids in the body such as blood. These electrolytes help regulate nerve and muscle function and maintain acid-base and water balance in the body. Essentially, they are responsible for controlling the shift of fluid in and out of cells in our body.
- Dehydration has a negative impact on physical and mental performance
- Electrolytes are required in specific ratios to drive hydration
- Low sodium levels can be life threatening
- Many older products don’t contain Magnesium and Potassium
- Triple Electrolyte Advantage© will replenish, maintain nerve and muscle function, and drive hydration
- Bindi is hydration created by Australians, for Australians
We know that dehydration has a negative impact on physical performance. Studies are showing us that dehydration can also affect your mood and brain function. Basically, even mild dehydration can lead to lowered mood, increased fatigue, and a decline in your ability to think clearly. Given that the human body is made up of 60% water and electrolytes are responsible for fluid regulation in the body, the daily consumption of water and electrolytes is quite simply, essential to our survival.
In the early days of sports drinks, the focus was to provide sugar (energy) and salt (electrolyte). These were simple formulas and were certainly an improvement on simply drinking water during exercise or at work. However, as sports science progressed it was shown that using combined carbohydrates could increase performance by 55% over simple carbohydrate sources or water. Modern and more effective formulations are now based around these combined carbohydrate combinations.
More recently, there has been a deeper understanding of the electrolytes required not only to replenish what an athlete or worker is sweating out, but to drive that cellular hydration that is so vital to performance both on the sports field and at work too. Simply including salt in a sports drink is not enough, however using a combination of Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium in a unique ratio provides what we call the Triple Electrolyte Advantage©.
Let us take a look at the electrolytes that make up our Triple Electrolyte Advantage© and exactly what they do in the body.
Sodium is the major regulator of fluid balance and volume in the body and is essential for nerve transmission and muscle function. Having enough sodium in your fluids is vital; without it you risk hyponatraemia which is a life-threatening condition. Sodium also helps to draw fluid across your gut and stops the ‘sloshy gut effect’ and gets the fluid out of your stomach and into your body more quickly.
This is what we call ‘driving hydration’ and using a higher sodium content in our Triple Electrolyte Advantage© formula allows for rapid and effective hydration.
Potassium is critical to the maintenance of fluid balance, nerve transmissions and muscle contractions. Potassium loss can contribute to muscular weakness and cramping, and abnormal heart rhythms may develop.
Magnesium is an essential electrolyte for energy production, and it regulates muscle contraction along with calcium. It plays an important role in muscle function during exercise or vigorous work, helping to minimise the risk of muscular cramping. Consuming too much magnesium on the other hand can cause digestive issues and there is a fine balance required.
Our Triple Electrolyte Advantage© formula is carefully created and has been vigorously tested to ensure it provides vital magnesium without any negative side effects.
taking science and creating a formula
In the early days of sports nutrition, there were some simple options available, but none addressed the full electrolyte profile that endurance athletes and workers require to perform at their best. Crafting the perfect combination is a unique skill that required bringing all the latest science and research together into an electrolyte combination that we now know as Bindi’s Triple Electrolyte Advantage©
What is so unique for Bindi is that it ticks all the boxes in terms of performance for hydration and muscle function, however the magic of the formula lies in the fact that it tastes good and is gentle on the stomach. Without this, athletes simply wouldn’t consume enough to support them, or workers would choose other hydration options which may be less healthy.
The future of hydration is here. With thousands of litres of Bindi consumed in the harshest of conditions, we can proudly stand behind our Triple Electrolyte Advantage© and know that it can survive any endurance test. Bindi has created a genuine hydration product by Australians, for Australians. We are so proud to be at the forefront of performance hydration in Australia.
The future of hydration is here. With many thousands of litres of Bindi consumed in the harshest of conditions, we can proudly stand behind our Triple Electrolyte Advantage© and know that it can survive any endurance test. Bindi has created a genuine hydration product by Australians, for Australians. We are so proud to be at the forefront of performance hydration in Australia.
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