5 Benefits of Drinking Staminade
Staminade; it’s neon, it’s bright and it’s damn tasty. But alongside just tasting good and looking cool, Staminade also has some serious benefits for when you’re really in the zone sweating it out, as well as when for you’re really not in the zone, and need all the help you can get. Here are 5 benefits of drinking Staminade.
First and foremost, Staminade helps to keep you hydrated. When you live in a country like this, where an English summer barely scrapes by as an Australian winter. Sweat is no stranger, and as soon as we become even slightly dehydrated it can affect both our mind and our body (neither impairment is particularly conducive to exercise). So, stick to the basics, drink up and stay hydrated.
‘But if you just want to hydrate then drink water!’. Yes, we hear you, you’re right. But cool it; water doesn’t contain electrolytes and electrolytes are essential to maintaining fluid balance in the body. Low levels of electrolytes can result in fatigue, mental confusion and impaired judgement which some experts say is far from ideal.
Well, thankfully Staminade contains plenty of Magnesium (one of the four main electrolytes) and Magnesium plays a vital role in the body’s energy metabolism. If you’re sweating profusely, you’re losing electrolytes as well as water – so make sure to replace them with an electrolyte drink like Staminade.
Okay, maybe not perfect, but drinking Staminade during long duration exercise (over 60-90 minutes) will help to keep your energy levels high and your legs less lead-like. Staminade contains two sugars; quick and slow release, that when combined provide our bodies with an immediate energy boost along with a more sustained, prolonged supply of energy. You might not think you need it, but when you’re on that saddle for 3 hours those legs can start to feel rather heavy.
Lighten the Cold and Flu Load
When you’re unwell with something like the flu there can be a lot of fluids coming out of you (it’s no coincidence that the Latin root of flu literally means ‘flow’). Sweat, vomit and diarrhoea. Okay, you get the picture.
But if you fail to replace these fluids (eg. water and electrolytes), then you’ll only feel worse. So, in these instances – Staminade can actually help to both rehydrate you and replace lost electrolytes when you’ve got such a dreaded illness like the flu.
Up the Aussies
It goes without saying that 2020 was a bit of a rollercoaster for everyone. But with such little travel overseas in comparison to normal, at least we were helping support the Aussie economy (got to take all the silver linings you can get)!
Fortunately, Staminade will do just that as well. It’s been an Australian brand since the late 70s back when John Newcombe and his infamous moustache advocated the drink, and it’s still manufactured in Sydney’s western suburbs today. Staminade is an Australian owned and Australian made sports powder drink. So, the more Staminade the merrier – it’s all for a good cause.
Well, you can’t deny it, there’s a lot to like about Staminade. Oh, and did you know it’s 100% recyclable as well, how about that? So, if you’re prepared to put in the work and get a sweat on (or alternatively feeling pretty rock bottom ill with fluids pouring out of you!), then treat yourself to a Staminade or two.
10 Signs You May Be Lacking in Magnesium: https://staminade.com.au/10-signs-lacking-magnesium/