Are you aware of all the harmful ingredients in traditional sports drinks? More importantly, how are those ingredients impacting the overall health of your children?
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “We get it, sugar is bad for you.”
Many parents still allow their children to consume commercial sports drinks in efforts to keep their kids hydrated. Sadly, commercial sport drinks like Gatorade and Vitamin Water are saturated with harsh chemical additives, liquid sugar, and artificial sweeteners that can actually hinder proper hydration.
Active kids are constantly losing hydration, natural minerals and electrolytes through respiration and sweat that must be replenished.
Not only are these drinks not properly hydrating your children, but they’re also negatively impacting the vital stages of their development. Studies show that between 50 and 75 percent of boys and girls attending summer sports camps are significantly dehydrated.
There is a considerable difference between simply filling your body with liquids and hydrating. Your body cannot absorb fluids into its tissues without the electrolytes natural minerals supply. The same, of course, applies to your kids.
Hydration from natural, earth grown minerals and electrolytes are required for for fluid absorption and protein synthesis. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are the four major electrolytes that maintain the body's fluid balance and allow your childerns body to fully recover after a big soccer tournament or a summer day spent in the sun.
Drinking water alone will not replace the minerals needed that properly hydrate your body. Greater Than is packed with 2-3x the amount of electrolytes that the bigger artificial sports drinks have. Too few electrolytes, on the other hand, will cause muscles cramping, muscle fatigue, general daily fatigue and increased heart rate. In fact, water consumed in large quantities that contains little or no minerals may actually leach minerals from your body.
Water and typical sports drinks do not contain significant enough bioavailable levels of these minerals for you to fully recover. These minerals are found most abundantly, and easiest for your body to absorb, in nature from coconut water and other fruit juices.
Your kids are losing important nutrients when playing games, spending time out in the sun and just leading healthy active lives. With Greater Than, you’ll be sure that your kids are restoring both the essential minerals that make up electrolytes but proper hydration levels.
In addtion, healthy eating habits are always best instilled at a young age. Children will be much more likely to make better dietary choices later in life if they are taught to do so early on. A healthier lifestyle, in turn, will feel much more like a choice than a chore.
Greater Than is an all-natural drink is packed with two to three times the amount of electrolytes that the bigger artificial sports drinks have. Greater Than is coconut water based and uses other super fruits to recover from the electrolyte washout during exercise and ensure your child’s muscles and tissues are properly hydrated.