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Sports Hydration

The benefits of staying properly hydrated during training and competition are well documented and recognized. Still, there will always be athletes who become so dehydrated that it compromises their return to play.

Sodium is the primary electrolyte required during and following any physical activity that results in sweat loss.

Sodium intake during exercise is important for the following reasons:

1) sodium in a beverage helps maintain the physiological drive to drink, stimulating greater voluntary fluid intake 

2) in concert with glucose, enhances fluid absorption in the proximal small intestine  and

3) stimulates the rate and completeness of rehydration

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