Protein, Carbohydrates & Electrolytes
Based on extensive scientific research and numerous published studies, the team at Innovative Health Solutions developed the unique proprietary formula for H2O Overdrive™ to provide effective rehydration, boost energy and sports performance and aid muscle recovery. Hydration research studies have demonstrated the positive proof that a precise ratio of protein and carbohydrates promotes cellular rehydration and supports muscle recovery, including a recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism which measured the effectiveness of three different beverages in rehydrating athletes. This particular study was conducted on 13 endurance athletes who drank either (a) water or (b) a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink or (c) a protein-carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink or water after losing 2.5% of their body weight through exercise-induced sweat loss. Investigators found that the protein-carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink rehydrated athletes 15% better than the carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink and some 40% better than water. Previous studies have also shown that a carbohydrate-protein sports drink, when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports drink or electrolyte only sports drink improves endurance, reduces post-exercise muscle damage and even improves performance in a subsequent exercise bout or sports event. All of this combined scientific data and research supports the development of our unique proprietary formula.
A product with added benefit – We have formulated a product that delivers more than the competition. We have formulated a beverage that is more than just an energy drink, more than an electrolyte drink and much more than a carbohydrate drink. We have formulated the perfect blend of essential nutrients into one great tasting beverage that is like no other on the market today. We have created a new “sub-category” of functional beverage—we have created the future of hydration.
Overdrive Protein Substrate - the protein used in H2O Overdrive ™ is 100% Whey Protein Isolate
Overdrive Carbohydrate Complex ™ - a precise blend of low glycemic response rice oligodextrins, maltodextrin, fructose, glucose and glycerol designed to deliver a balanced longer lasting boost of energy and glycogen replenishment in combination with a balanced ratio of protein to facilitate cellular rehydration, optimized glycogen resynthesis, balanced insulin and nutrient metabolism and enhanced protein synthesis.
Overdrive Balanced Electrolyte Complex ™
Sodium - is the key “extracellular” ion (outside the cell) which is vital in the utilization of nutrients and cellular metabolism. It is necessary for the maintenance of proper blood pH, and proper water balance in the body. Sodium is vital in the control of muscle cramps and spasms. It is one of the vital nutrients (electrolytes) lost during exercise and strenuous workloads through sweat.
Potassium - is the key “intracellular” ion (inside the cell) and is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. Many cellular enzyme systems rely on potassium. Muscular contraction is one of the most vital. Potassium is necessary for a normal heart rhythm and stable blood pressure. Potassium is also another vital nutrient (electrolyte) that is lost through sweat during exercise or sports.
Magnesium - is needed for almost all cellular chemical reactions; this mineral is vital for regulating cell metabolism and is vital to enzyme activity. Your muscles require a correct balance of magnesium in order to function properly.
The “reason” water and most other sports drinks are ineffective and can cause a sodium imbalance is the fact that they do not deliver a balance of electrolytes (like water) or they deliver more sodium than potassium in their ingredients (like most sports drinks) – read the labels. None of these beverages supply the proper 2:1 potassium over sodium inclusion that H2O Overdrive™ does. These so-called hydration, isotonic and sports drinks actually hinder true intracellular hydration due to their sodium content and lack of potassium. Sodium is the number one ion outside the cell, with potassium being the number one ion inside the cell – to drive intracellular hydration the ionic force INSIDE the cell must be greater than outside the cell (and since the body cannot store potassium – it must be ingested from an outside source). This is the reason H2O Overdrive has 2:1 potassium over sodium to ensure that the inner cellular ion is greater than the sodium outside the cell so that intracellular hydration can be achieved. Think of the proper balance of electrolytes as being the “key” that unlocks the cells and allows for the transmission of fluids and nutrients into the cell - allowing for true intracellular hydration.
Years of extensive scientific research has shown the importance of consuming a combination of protein and carbohydrates in restoring the body after exercise or strenuous sports activity and that replenishing the body’s minerals and electrolytes lost through these strenuous activities is also paramount for recovery. Science has shown how minerals and electrolytes combined with carbohydrates and protein are far more effective for rehydrating the body and replenishing vital glycogen stores for recover and muscle repair than simple water or electrolytes and carbohydrates drink that do not contain protein. In addition to a balanced ration of electrolytes, the other essential nutrient provided in H2O Overdrive are formulated into a precision matrix to support physiological mechanisms and functions necessary for optimal nutrient uptake and transmission as well as drive intracellular hydration to support energy, stamina, muscle functions and recovery.