Hydration is an important, yet overlooked, factor for optimizing athletic performance, both physically and mentally. A properly hydrated muscle is more resilient, can stay stronger longer, and recovers faster. Simply put, if you want to maximize your potential, then you absolutely cannot ignore hydration.
To support an athlete’s increased fluid and electrolyte requirements, hundreds, if not thousands, of “hydration supplements” have been created. The sad truth of the matter is that most of the products are vastly under-dosed, both in terms of the electrolytes included as well as the dosages.
Apollon Nutrition set out to develop an electrolyte supplement that delivers premium-quality electrolytes and minerals that can actually help athletes to perform better and recover faster.
Introducing Apollon Nutrition Hydration + Recovery!
Hydration + Recovery Benefits
- Greater stamina & endurance
- Increased cell hydration & volumization
- Improved resistance to thermal stress
- Enhanced power & work output
- Delays the onset of fatigue
- Improved energy production
- Faster recovery
Hydration + Recovery Features
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid found predominantly in the brain, heart, and muscles. It serves as an important antioxidant in the body as well as an osmolyte, which helps maintain the integrity of cells and improves fluid balance.
A 2018 review in Sports Med concluded that taurine ingestion (between 1-6 grams) improved overall endurance performance. A 2021 meta-analysis in Frontiers in Physiology noted that in addition to enhancing endurance, taurine can decrease muscular fatigue and increase enzymatic antioxidants. Other research indicates that taurine may benefit cardiovascular health as well by promoting healthy blood pressure.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are a type of carbohydrate composed of short fructose chains that is found in many foods common to the diet, including onion, chicory, garlic, asparagus, banana, and artichoke. Supplementation with FOS has been shown to support GI health and improve the gut microbiome.[4,5] FOS have also been shown to improve the absorption of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.[6,7]
Coconut Water Powder (1,000mg)
Coconut water is a naturally abundant source of numerous vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, sodium, and magnesium which help to improve hydration status and replenish key nutrients lost through intense physical activity.
Potassium is of particular interest as it regulates fluid inside the cell. It also helps to regulate muscle function and heartbeat. Concerning exercise performance, potassium forms the other half of the electrical pump that maintains electrolyte balance and allows conductivity between cells.
Lastly, potassium can help balance sodium’s effects on blood pressure, and even provide a modest blood pressure lowering effect, which supports overall cardiovascular and kidney health.
Pink Himalayan Salt (500mg)
Pink Himalayan salt is a premium form of natural salt rich in sodium and several key minerals. Sodium regulates fluid volume outside the cell and is used by the body to regulate blood pressure and volume. It helps maintain fluid balance and is essential for proper muscle function.
While there is much fear-mongering around consuming sodium, the reality is that the human body needs it to maintain proper function. The bare minimum amount of sodium the body requires (on average) is ~500mg / day to function properly. Athletes involved in rigorous exercise and competition have significantly increased electrolyte requirements, including sodium.
Aquamin TG is a multi-mineral complex derived from the red marine algae Lithothamnion coralloides. It’s particularly rich in calcium and numerous other trace marine minerals. Calcium is best known for building strong bones and healthy teeth. It is also critical for cardiac function, vasodilation, hormone secretion, nerve transmission, and muscle function.
Intense exercise, environmental factors, and lifestyle stress can increase the production of free radicals and oxidative stress. Excessive free radical production can result in damage to cells, tissues, and DNA.
Spectra is a scientifically-validated formula of 29 fruits, vegetables, and herbs shown to inhibit free radical production and optimize cellular metabolic activity. Human studies indicate that supplementing with 100mg Spectra per day may significantly decrease levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Moreover, Spectra may enhance workout performance (and muscle pumps!) increasing nitric oxide levels.
Developed by NuLiv Science, AstraGin is a patented complex of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng noted to increase the absorption of various key nutrients, including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. One other benefit of AstraGin that’s lesser-discussed is its ability to promote gut health by reducing inflammation. Combining FOS and AstraGin together in Hydration + Recovery offers enhanced nutrient absorption and gut health benefits.
Hydration + Recovery is stimulant-free and can be taken any time of day -- pre workout, intra workout, post workout, or with meals to support hydration, recovery, energy production, and focus.
It can be used by itself or combined with any of the following Apollon Nutrition supplements, including:
- Bloody Hell
- Universal Soldier
- Bare Knuckle
- Over the Top
- Cluster Bomb
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- Chen, Q., Li, Z., Pinho, R. A., Gupta, R. C., Ugbolue, U. C., Thirupathi, A., & Gu, Y. (2021). The Dose Response of Taurine on Aerobic and Strength Exercises: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Physiology, 12(August). https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.700352
- Waldron M, Patterson SD, Tallent J, Jeffries O. The Effects of Oral Taurine on Resting Blood Pressure in Humans: a Meta-Analysis. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2018 Jul 13;20(9):81. doi: 10.1007/s11906-018-0881-z. PMID: 30006901.
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