Other essential elements replaced
Staminade is an electrolyte drink and it’s also Isotonic.
So first up, it replaces electrolytes. These are vital minerals including sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chlorides, carbonates and phosphates which are necessary to your body’s proper fluid balance and allow your body to function normally. As you sweat, you risk losing these vital electrolytes. (Some sports people can lose one to two litres of sweat in an hour!)
To successfully replace electrolytes after heavy exercise, your electrolyte drink works better when it’s an isotonic solution. Why? It’s all to do with osmotic pressure – this is what keeps essential nutrients and water in balance inside cells. Beverage solutions that have identical osmotic pressure to body fluids – an average osmomolality of 250 – 340milliOsmol/L – are said to be isotonic solutions and can be absorbed into your cells, and won’t shock your body when you drink them.
Staminade powder, when made according to directions, have an osmomolality of approximately 275milliOsmol/L and contain the electrolytes sodium, potassium and magnesium plus sucrose and glucose. So Staminade is isotonic with your body’s nutrient and water balance and it’s readily absorbed when your cells need it.