Skip to content

Svenson's Blogs

Prevent dehydration during exercise

Door Claudia Smet 13 Feb 2021 0 comments
Uitdroging voorkomen tijdens het sporten

The influence of the right isotonic drinks on sports performance.

Prevent dehydration? Years of experience with (top) athletes has made us realize that it is essential to hydrate. In short: 'you have to drink'

Drinking water ?

During exercise, drinking water does not provide energy. Drinking only water in large quantities can cause a dilution of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia) and thus cause negative effects due to overhydration. No isotonic drink at hand, use pure water in combination with Svensson endurance gel.

Isotonic drinks ?

Sports drinks can provide the 'all in one' solution, because they bring water, sodium and carbohydrates to the liver. Several studies confirm the effectiveness of sports drinks in function of endurance. Compared to a placebo (sweetened water), these drinks make it possible to maintain a longer effort at a constant moderate intensity and to increase the number of repetitions of an intense effort. Optimal sodium and carbohydrate concentration and molarity levels ensure that the drink remains in the stomach for the shortest possible time. This results in rapid absorption into the bloodstream.

Criteria for choosing a sports drink

  • Tonality or osmolarity: the ideal drink for your exercise should be isotonic or possibly hypotonic, but especially not hypertonic. An isotonic drink has the same concentration as the blood, a hypotonic drink is less concentrated than the blood and a hypertonic drink more. An isotonic solution is easily absorbed and leaves the stomach quickly (better digestive comfort) for optimal efficiency.
  • Carbohydrate content The ideal carbohydrate amount for performance is between 60 and 80 g carbohydrates per litre.
  • Quality of carbohydrates The glycemic index must be high. Some drinks combine different types of carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, dextrose, sucrose, …), increasing the amount of exogenous carbohydrates used during exercise. If only a glucose solution is taken, the amount of carbohydrates consumed during exercise reaches 1 g / min (60 g / hour). If a mixture of carbohydrates (glucose and fructose) is ingested, the amount of exogenous carbohydrates you consume will reach 1.2 to 1.7 g/min (72 to 102 g/hr). This increase in the amount of carbohydrates consumed is explained by the different way in which the carbohydrates enter the cell. The ideal is to combine different types of sugars. Be careful not to consume too much fructose due to the risk of diarrhea.
  • Electrolyte Level: Electrolyte recommendations are 500 to 700 mg sodium per liter of water. The addition of potassium is advised because of the losses due to perspiration
  • pH: A daily and repeated intake of acidic drinks destroys tooth enamel. It is therefore recommended to avoid excessively acidic drinks and to use drinks with a pH above 5.5.
  • Taste also plays a fundamental role. Studies show that a drink with a pleasant taste is more effective because it will be consumed more easily.

Revolutionary development Svensson

Svensson's isotonic drinks contain 30 g carbohydrates/500 ml + electrolytes
  • 100% natural color and flavors
  • Contains no aspartame or artificial sweeteners
  • Liquid concentrate with which 14 water bottles can be prepared

Easy to use due to its liquid form, no more messing with powders

Click here for the video: how to prepare the isotonic drink Svensson.

Previous post
Next post

Post comment

Note: Comments must be approved before they are published.

Thanks for subscribing!

This email has been registered!

Shop the look
Popular Products
Zero 3 Forte - afvallen met afslankpillen. 50 jaar ongewijzigde formulatie
Zero 3 Forte, weight loss aid
ZERO 3 forte, slimming pills to support intermittent fasting. A safe tool for dieting. For more than 40 years, ZERO-3 has been the most successful slimming pill. Difficulty losing weight People who want to lose weight often have a compulsive attitude to eating, which...
Normal price
Normal price
Offer price
Snel afvallen met Zero 3+ Vitamine C maandkuur, remt de honger tijdens het intermittent vasten.
Zero 3 + Vit C monthly treatment, 180 vegetarian capsules
Fast weight loss with ZERO 3 + Vitamin C Loose weight quickly? ZERO 3 + Vitamin C has been our supplier since 1980. A safe tool and support for intermittent fasting. Difficulty losing weight quickly? People who want to lose weight often have a...
Normal price
Normal price
Offer price
Iso drink Appel concentraat isotone drank
Iso drink Apple concentrate isotonic drink
Isotonic drink from Svensson With Svensson's isotonic drink you prevent dehydration. During exercise, your body will perspire (loss of fluid and electrolytes) and also consume sugars. This can affect your performance, so it is important to keep drinking well. User-friendly packaging Liquid 1 dosing...
Normal price
Normal price
Offer price
Gel endurance met elektrolyten banaan - energiegel Svensson
Add to cart
Notify me
Endurance energy gel with electrolytes Banana
Energy gel endurance the nutritional gel with a unique carbohydrate structure Energy gel endurance is the Svensson nutritional gel to use in all sports: Unique carbohydrate structure: Svensson energy gel provides you with 30 g of carbohydrates High and fast absorption (2:1) Long energy...
Normal price
From €1.95
Normal price
Offer price
From €1,95
Notify me
50 ml Nertsolie, met enorm veel beschermende en herstellende eigenschappen naar de huid toe.
Mink Oil Pure 50 ml
The pure, natural mink oil Pure mink oil with skin-repairing properties. Mink oil pure is suitable for every skin type, but can also be applied in the hair. Origin Mink Oil Mink oil comes from the subcutaneous fat of the animal. This oil is...
Normal price
Normal price
Offer price
Choose the options
Change the option
Do you have a question ?
Email me when item is back in stock
this is just a warning


Shopping cart
0 Items