Did you know some sports drinks actually cause dehydration? Not to mention weight gain, and lower energy levels…
We all know that when we work out, go running, or spend the day in the sun, we can get dehydrated. Not just from losing water, but from losing essential minerals through our sweat, minerals that balance the water levels in our cells and regulate nerve and muscle function.
This can cause very dry skin, a dizzy feeling, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion and irritability. Not to mention some pretty bad headaches. We obviously need something to rehydrate our cells and get us back on top.
But did you know that many of the top sports drinks promoted as “energy and hydration boosting” are actually loaded with two ingredients that Lower Energy Levels, Dehydrate Cells and Cause Weight Gain?
Sugars & High-Glycemic Maltodextrin
Not only do most well-known hydration drinks contain high amounts of sugar, causing weight gain and sugar spikes, but Maltodextrin actually actively inhibits fat-burning.
And to top it off, they don’t just not rehydrate your body. These two ingredients deplete important minerals like potassium and magnesium — minerals necessary for hydration that the drink is supposed to be giving to you — not taking away!
Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.