Rapid Rehydration is the only product on the market today that is specifically designed to aid weight cutting athletes in recovery after periods of intense dehydration. This unique blend of all natural ingredients is more rapidly absorbed into your system, forcing needed fluid back into your dehydrated cells.
Although specially formulated to rehydrate you after cutting weight, Rapid Rehydration can also be used during training and competition, especially in the heat. This will ensure that you stay fully hydrated, while also replenishing the electrolytes lost during sweating.
Rapid Rehydration is based on a unique formula designed specifically for quick and efficient absorption into the body. But how does Rapid Rehydration differ from other, more traditional sports drinks? The answer can be found in the chemistry of our product.
All fluids consumed by the body can be broken into three main categories: hypertonic, isotonic, and hypotonic. These distinctions are made based on the fluid's concentration of water. A healthy human cell has a very finely tuned water concentration. If your beverage has a lower concentration of water than a healthy cell it is called hypertonic, if the concentrations are equal it is called isotonic, and if the concentration is higher it is called hypotonic.
Most conventional sports drinks are isotonic, having the same ratio of carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water as your cells. Since the fluids inside and outside the cell are essentially the same, water flows freely back and forth across your cell wall, keeping you properly hydrated. This process of free flow is actually quite slow. In a dehydrated state, your cells are not healthy and need to quickly absorb fluids from their surroundings. A hypotonic solution, such as Rapid Rehydration, will have higher concentration of water outside of your cells than inside. As a result, there will be an osmotic pressure on your cell walls that will want to force water in until the concentration on both sides in the same. In this way, water is more rapidly absorbed by the body.
In a nutshell, sports drinks have too much stuff (sugar, electrolytes, sometimes protein) which slows down the absorption of water into your cells. This is fine when your fully hydrated and you don't need water too quickly. Rapid Rehydration has less sugar (almost none) but a balanced mix of electrolytes to facilitate quick absorption into the gut and muscles and prevent cramping. Further, the electrolyte mix present in our product facilitates continued absorption while fighting by providing the right blend of processed electrolytes to the kidneys. (this is why dehydrated patients in the ER are given saline and not just water). Finally, our product tastes awesome. Studies have shown that post-workout athletes will drink more if the beverage is well flavored.
RR is sold in a ready-to-mix powder. Simply use one tsp (scoop provided) per 16 fl oz of water. It is recommended to drink 1.5 times as much as the amount of weight you cut. So if you lost 1lb (16oz), drink 24 fl oz of RR (1.5 servings).
Yes. All ingredients in Rapid Rehydration are drug test compliant and perfectly safe. Guaranteed
In short, it is delicious. It has a light lemon flavor. It is not too overpowering so you are able to drink massive quantities after to make weight, but not too light as to not taste anything. It is just right.
Carbonation delays hydration. Just as long sugar molecules slow absorption into the stomach, blood, and muscles, CO2 (the bubbles) puts more "stuff" in your drink that blocks optimal speed of absorption. Of course, you're free to mix RR with anything you want, it just won't work as well as with plain water.
- Why is Rapid Rehydration better than other sports drinks for rehydrating after cutting weight?
- How do I use Rapid Rehydration?
- I am a professional/Olympic level athlete and I get drug tested on a regular basis. Can I use Rapid Rehydration?
- What does RR taste like?
- How many calories are in RR?
- Just 15 calories per 16 fl oz serving. This is just enough to facilitate the rehydration of your cells, but not enough to give you a sugar rush/crash.
- Why can’t mix RR with carbonated water instead of just plain water, I like the fizziness?