Physiotherapist reveals best ways to rehydrate after sport

Properly rehydrating after sport is a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the body’s recovery – namely because it can be such a chore. But a simple new tablet could have the solution.

PHIZZ was founded in the UK by Daniel Cray, Rory Simmance-Freemantle and Jon Knight who all have a passion for living life to the full and needed a healthy solution to the pitfalls of pleasure-seeking 21st century lifestyles.

Phizz scientifically helps you stay hydrated and healthy and will help you survive anything life throws at you. The tablets are a unique rehydration formula with a mix of essential vitamins and minerals – everything the body needs to keep mental and physical fatigue at bay.

But with hundreds of sport drinks and hydration tablets on the market which ones are the best to use?

Physiotherapist & Head of PHIZZ Sport, Yasmin Badiani, (previous physio of Leicester City Football Club) reveals exactly what type of beverage you should choose when trying to stay hydrated.

THE TRUTH BEHIND SPORT DRINKS – revealed by Physiotherapist & Head of PHIZZ Sport, Yasmin Badiani

Glucose is important when rehydrating: On the surface of the intestines are ‘sodium-glucose co-transporters’, which is a protein that absorbs salt much better in the presence of glucose. Sodium absorption in turn helps water to be absorbed, thus rehydrating the body. Hydration tablets which state they contain no sugars and are calorie free are actually missing out on a large proportion of the hydration benefits. PHIZZ has ensured we have a scientifically balanced formula of glucose, electrolytes and minerals, to encourage the absorption of sodium and maximise the volume of water reabsorbed.

Be careful when selecting sport drinks: Sports drinks and even diets sport drinks often contain a higher quantity of sugar compared to sodium, which is not an effective way of treating dehydration. Due to this, glucose is osmotically active and too much of it will actually inhibit the absorption of the extra salt therefore leading to fluid in the intestines and not rehydrating you.

Water may not cut it: The body needs glucose to absorb water, so if you’re working out hard water on its own might not cut it. Although water is very important and often the most obvious choice for dehydration, it’s not always the best choice as fluid passes through the digestive tract too quickly to be absorbed through the intestines, and can be passed out of the body. Additionally, when you’re exercising or playing sports, you lose a lot of electrolytes through sweat which aren’t replenished when you drink water. PHIZZ increases the volume of water absorbed and helps it get where it’s needed. It contains the right balance of sodium and glucose in a hypotonic solution, so your body can get the most out of it.

Keep rehydrated with PHIZZ – stocked at Anthony Joshua’s BXR Gym, as well as various sports clubs and gyms across the UK. You can also pick up a tube of 10 for RRP £4.99 or 20 tablets for RRP £7.99 from Ocado, Amazon and select independent pharmacies.

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