I’ll be the first one to own the fact that I hate drinking water.
I like my water in my coffee, and that’s about it.
However, when I’m sweating it out 4 to 5 times a week between Equinox and Barry’s Bootcamp classes, I need something to keep me on my feet and performing at my best, that doesn’t include a triple shot of espresso.
That said, I am always up for trying anything that hides the boring taste of water, and doesn’t involve tons of added sugar or processed ingredients, like most of the better tasting sports drinks out there. I was invited to try a shipment of SOS Hydration, and I must say I am totally impressed by their ingredient breakdown, intense science behind their formulation, and the fact that the result is a taste that’s not barf-worthy.
EVERYONE’S first question is “WTF is in it?”
As a personal trainer, I’m gonna break down the science for you.
Made by docs, SOS actually focuses on getting you the stuff you need, and kicking out what you don’t. It includes 6 essential ingredients your body needs in order to hydrate successfully during your daily routine/workout:
Sodium is what allows muscles to contract. It also keeps a balance with water, which is basically a word for water retention. It also helps in regulating blood pressure.
This electrolyte allows for proper functioning of your kidneys and heart. By keeping your potassium levels stable, you can prevent heart arrhythmia and cramps.
Chances are you are depleted of this, and shouldn’t be, as it’s involved in all sorts of stuff, like immune system support, muscle and nerve function, heart rhythm regulation, energy creation, and protein synthesis.
This electrolyte controls acidity, which means it prevents cramping and fatigue.
Chloride helps control metabolic processes, and it the second electrolyte lost through sweat, the first being sodium.
News FLASH: Glucose is the main fuel for the body. So if you’re sucked into that “anti-sugar” fad, listen up and learn. Sugar ain’t all bad, and your body actually needs it. SOS contains the ideal amount and the right kind of sugars (sucrose and dextrose) to help enhance the water absorption process and provide a constant and healthy energy source.
OK. Enough science-y shizzazz and back to why this stuff rocks:
EASY as hell to travel with and add to anything.
I added it to my water bottle before my classes this week at Barry’s Bootcamp, and I must say I was impressed. Most of the time, additives tend to settle in the bottom of your water bottle, giving you that gross grainy texture which is less than appetizing. Secondly, most taste gross, making hydrating during class impossible.
It doesn’t taste like crap.
SOS actually tastes good, and doesn’t you feeling worse by the end of the day with sugar and caffeine crashes. I love the Berry flavor, but for you Citrus fans, SOS’s Citrus flavor is equally amazing! Try one or both, and be prepared to change your hydration struggles forever, in the healthiest way possible.
Thank you Sweat Guru and SOS for letting me test drive some kick ass product! It has become a staple in my daily nutrition routine, and will quickly become a favorite of my clients!
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Oh, I am SO with you on not loving when there’s sludgy stuff at the bottom of a bottle, so thrilled that SOS blends well. Glad it got you through a crazy week, hydrated & happy! TGIF 🙂
LOVE those pants in the top picture! I’m with you on hating to drink water. It’s something I really struggle with.. and am constantly working on. Nice to hear SOS is an option that tastes good and doesn’t settle at the bottom of your bottle – sounds like a win-win way to hydrate! 🙂
I’m SO with you on the water thing, I totally suck at drinking water. I am a huge fan of SOS!
I need to try this! Most of those mixes taste HORRIBLE, happy to hear this one doesn’t suck!