Why Do Sports Teams Use Hydration Tablets?
O.R.S Hydration Tablets are used by many sports teams in order to get the best out of their players. Using science to accurately provide athletes with electrolytes, minerals and vitamins which are lost during exercise, several teams amongst a variety of sports have reaped the benefits of using O.R.S Hydration Tablets.
Some of the sports teams which use O.R.S include:
Football teams that use ORS:
- Derby County FC
- AFC Wimbledon
- Brewers FC
- Bolton Wanderers FC
- Coventry City FC
- Clyde FC
- Bury FC
- Gillingham FC
- Burnley FC
- Tottenham FC
Rugby teams that use ORS:
- Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Club
- Leeds Rhinos
- Leinster Rugby
Tim Streather of Saracens says:
“You lose strength, you lose speed, you’re in a greater risk of injury. Hydration is vital to performing well week in and week out, and O.R.S helps all the boys here at Saracens immensely with that issue we face every day.”
Brad Barritt of Saracens says:
“A new product at Saracens, can already see from the performances this season that it’s had a huge positive effect on the team and the squad. The great thing about O.R.S is the real lack of sugar within their product. There are sports drinks out there which contain a lot of sugar, and things you don’t necessarily need for performance.”
Jason Davidson, lead strength and conditioning coach for Leeds Rhino’s and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Club says:
“You just put two tablets in and it’s easy. We all use them every day during training, and during matches as well. Hydration is a big thing in sport; if you’re not hydrated, and you aren’t putting the right things into your body, you aren’t going to get the performances you want at the end.”
Leeds Rhinos won the treble in the first season the used O.R.S Hydration Tablets.
Cricket teams that use ORS
- Yorkshire County Cricket Club
- Warwickshire County Cricket Club
- Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
- Glamorgan County Cricket Club
- Surrey County Cricket Club
- Sri Lanka Cricket
- Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
- Central Districts Cricket Team
- Middlesex County Cricket Club
Andrew Gale, captain of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club says:
“You want the same energy levels from the first ball of the day, to the last ball of the day. I find drinking O.R.S helps me to concentrate.”
Kunwar Bansil, head physiotherapist of Yorkshire County Cricket Club says:
“Muscle or soft tissue injury rates are consistently low, so from that point of view, it is one facet of our overall approach to player health and recovery, which does seem to be helping us.”
Yorkshire have won back to back County Championships since using O.R.S Hydration Tablets
Prudential RideLondon, a series of large cycling events in London, have chosen O.R.S Hydration Tablets to hydrate participants for the world’s largest cycling event.
Hugh Brasher, Race Director for Prudential RideLondon says:
“O.R.S Tablets will enable our cyclists to quickly, easily take on those important minerals and electrolytes, carry on cycling ad get the best out of themselves on the day.”
WHAT ARE THE ‘RIGHT THINGS’ TO PUT INTO YOUR BODY?
It’s clear that sports teams use hydration tablets to administer effective minerals and electrolytes into their bodies, but it’s important to choose a product that contains a scientifically correct formula, which serves to hydrate and replace electrolytes and minerals.
O.R.S Hydration Tablets supply your ordinary drinking water with important electrolytes, minerals and vitamins which aid in hydration. You lose electrolytes like potassium, chloride and sodium via sweat, so O.R.S Hydration Tablets aim to replace electrolytes and minerals lost through the sweaty process of exercise.
Not only is hydration a key to these teams’ success, so is maintaining a balanced diet; you can also get electrolytes and minerals from certain foods. Eating a balanced diet calls to seek for a range of minerals and electrolytes available from a plethora of sources, like:
Sodium and Chloride – Sodium and Chloride are electrolytes table salt is made of, and they serve to maintain fluid balance within the body, and also support the functioning of cells. Sodium Chloride can be found in; table salt, cheese and meats like beef or pork. It’s abundant in a lot of processed or readily available foods, like nuts, pretzels and sauces like ketchup and mayonnaise, so chances are you get plenty of sodium chloride already.
Potassium – Potassium supports normal cell function and regulates blood pressure. Bananas, avocados, spinach and sweet potatoes are exceptional providers of potassium.
Magnesium – Magnesium supports bone and teeth development, as well as keeping blood pressure low and muscles functioning properly. Leafy green vegetables like spinach, beans, lentils, whole grains and avocados contain great sources of magnesium.
Calcium – Calcium keeps bones and teeth in strong form, and muscles and enzymes working effectively. Dairy products like milk and cheese are excellent sources of calcium, as are eggs, beans and asparagus.