electrolytes

OptimAAte Amino Acids vs Protein Supplements

By Hugh Dunstan / 06/08/2020 /

The following is a discussion with Hugh Dunstan (InnovAAte Scientist) focusing on the principles behind how the OptiomAAte and ElectrAAte amino acids work for supporting exercise and recovery – and an explanation of why proteins don’t make the cut. Why doesn’t taking protein supplements help during exercise? When you are exercising, your digestive capacity is…

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Develop your personalised hydration strategy

By Hugh Dunstan / 06/08/2020 /

Hydration: Whether you are working out, competing, training or working in a hot environment, you need to know how much fluid to replace and replenish electrolytes and amino acids. 1. Work out how much fluid you lose during a workday or exercise session. This can be estimated by measuring your body mass before and after…

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Recover from hard work and exercise: amino acids and electrolytes

By Hugh Dunstan / 19/05/2020 /

Did you know that you lose amino acids as well as electrolytes when you sweat? ElectrAAte is a new hydration formula designed to replace what is lost most during hard work and exercise. Sweating is essential for cooling the body, but the process loses fluid, electrolytes and amino acids. To achieve hydration, you need to…

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ElectrAAte at BridgeClimb Sydney

By Hugh Dunstan / 08/04/2020 /

Over our summer peak period at BridgeClimb Sydney, I recommended an optional amino acids supplement to be available for our teams – ElectrAAte by InnovAAte. ElectrAAte is an amino acids + electrolytes supplement that assists with muscle fatigue recovery and hydration. With all team members across the business working longer shifts in higher temperatures, some…

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How does the body provide amino acids to support exercise?

By Hugh Dunstan / 16/03/2020 /

During exercise, the body breaks down some of its own proteins via a process called “catabolism”. This process releases the amino acids needed to support exercise and recovery. However, the main demand is only on six amino acids – this means that the other 14 are not needed in such high quantities and because they…

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Hydration: replace fluid, amino acids and electrolytes

By Hugh Dunstan / 11/03/2020 /

Sweating is essential for cooling the body, but the process loses fluid and hydration is critical. Sweating also helps remove some waste products generated by the body. But did you know that you also lose electrolytes and amino acids when you sweat? To achieve hydration, you need to replenish fluid, electrolytes and amino acids to…

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Hydration requires electrolytes + amino acids

By Hugh Dunstan / 14/02/2020 /

Summer weather can be extremely hot and present a challenge for maintaining good health – the key is to maintain good hydration. When you are working in the heat or exercising, you can lose litres of sweat every hour and hydration becomes important . You can easily lose litres of fluid just sitting and surviving…

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