We always glaze over whenever scanning a grocery or vitamin store’s aisles of hydration drinks. These soft drinks, powders and water-soluble tablets are supposed to contain special nutrients to make you feel better, but they always seem to be named things like Trounce or Dominate, and since we’re not running an Ironman Marathon any time soon, they aren’t for us, right?
Wrong, according to health professionals and new products in this growing category of electrolyte drinks. These water additives are meant for all of us, everyday people who are potentially among the estimated 75 percent of Americans suffering from dehydration, a condition which contributes to problems in energy levels, cognition and more. We learned more from Dr. Dana Cohen, a Manhattan-based integrative medical doctor and co-author of Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration.