Thursday, September 26, 2013


*I was provided with samples of Oral I.V. to test and review.  All reviews are my own opinion.

All athletes (and non-athletes) know the importance of hydration.  Water is extremely important to a body's health and as I found out in my half marathon on the first day of summer this year- without the proper hydration- trouble can ensue!  A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to try Oral I.V. which is a rapid hydration ultra concentrate.  You can read more about it here including how to best use it.  Basically you should use it before you exercise and then again as needed.  It is a little vial and I drank it straight out of the vial (you can also add it to water).  I'm still playing around with it and want to try it in a different manner (cold, add to water, etc) to see if that changes anything.  I will say that when I have had it I have noticed I have been able to run a little bit longer and stronger.  I have no idea if that was because of the actual product or the thought in my mind that I had had it (which is why I want to play with it a bit more).  The product is an crystalloid electrolyte rapid hydration fluid and is designed to prevent dehydration.  I am starting to add in some longer runs (after being sick and busy) so will continue to sample this and see what I notice.

What do you do to stay hydrated? 

1 comment:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I use one bottle of water and one bottle of G-2 on my bike. When I am done I try to drink more G-2. When I sweat I need more than water. I'll be interested to hear how this goes.