How to hydrate better during the summer
The summer's heat and humidity can have a serious effect on your hydration.
No matter if you are spending time on the beach, in the park, or if you are going for a walk or a run, by sweating your body is loosing electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals and water alone cannot replenish them.
To keep your energy levels up and maintain muscle function you have to replace those electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals. Here is where BIX comes in.
What is BIX designed for?
BIX effervescent tablets are designed to replenish your vitamin, mineral and electrolyte stores when excercising as well as in hot and humid climates. BIX is a great alternative to those commercial sugary sports and electrolyte drinks as it comes without any unnecessary sugars, artificial colors or flavours. Bonus: It's low in calories, gluten free, vegan and has a delicious, refreshing natural taste!
What is the best time to take BIX?
Benefits of taking BIX BEFORE a workout
It is beneficial to start any workout well hydrated by taking 1 tablet of BIX ACTIVE dissolved in 300ml of water prior to your workout. That way your body is fuelt with electrolytes before you even start sweating. This will keep your energy levels up and ensure that you can perform your workout at your best, since even a small fluid deficit can cause symptoms of dehydration, such as dizziness, low energy, muscle cramps or an increased heart rate.
Benefits of taking BIX DURING a workout
Workout under 60 minutes: If you are exercising under 60 minutes, we recommend taking 1 tablet of BIX ACTIVE dissolved in 300 ml of water.
Workout between 1 - 3 hours: If you are exercising between 1 - 3 hours (and especially if in a hot or humid environment), we recommend to replenish your fluid levels and electrolyte stores with 2 tablets of BIX ACTIVE dissolved in 500 ml of water.
Workout over 3 hours: If you are exercising for more than 3 hours, we recommend to replenish your fluid levels and electrolyte stores with 3 tablets of BIX ACTIVE dissolved in 800 ml of water.
Note: For optimal fluid and electrolyte balance during your longer workouts, do not only rely on BIX but also consume plain water.
Benefits of taking BIX AFTER a workout
Taking BIX RECOVERY post exercise will replenish lost fluids, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes which will speed up your body's recovery process and thereby make you feel less sore and tired the next day.
How much fluids do I need to drink?
If you want to get really specific on how much fluid you should drink after a workout, the best way is to weigh yourself pre- and post- exercise.
Expert Dr. Dana Cohen says:
"If you have lost around 1. 5 % of your bodyweight, you are well hydrated, if you have lost between 1. 5 - 4. 5 % of your bodyweight, you are dehydrated. And if you have lost more than 4. 5 % of your bodyweight, you are severely dehydrated."
BIX ACTIVE is formulated to hydrate your body before and during a workout while BIX RECOVERY is formulated to replenish your body's vitamin, mineral and electrolyte stores after a workout.
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