Recently, I decided to try another electrolyte supplement Liquid I.V. Liquid IV is made for fueling life’s adventures…like running. As runners, it seems like one of the most consistent messaging no matter what is: hydration hydration hydration.
There are A LOT of different products out there.
It used to be that almost all hydration products had hundreds of calories and were filled with sugar. These fueling drinks had just as much sugar as soda. Many of those hydration products have been replaced with gels like Maurten, Huma, Muir, or Gu. Or even more, the list is really limitless.
I wrote a post about why runners need electrolytes and why hydration alone is not enough. Next up, I’ll be working through different brands of electrolyte supplements and what makes them different.
So What is Liquid I.V.?
Liquid IV’s Hydration Multiplier is an electrolyte drink mix that uses the science of “Cellular Transport Technology” (also known as CTT)® to deliver hydration to your bloodstream faster.
To understand Liquid I.V., we must understand Cellular Transport Technology:
Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) is designed to enhance rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients into the bloodstream.
When you digest fluids and drinks, they pass through the digestive system. Sometimes you lose water before you can absorb it. CTT allows water to be delivered to the bloodstream earlier so you won’t lose as much water. Basically, it fast tracks your body and prevents the loss of water.
There are all different Liquid I.V. Products:
- Hydration Multiplier
- Hydration Multiplier +
- Energy Multiplier
- Sleep Multiplier
The Liquid IV Hydration multiplier is made for athletics and running.
Why use the Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier?
- Non-GMO and No Artificial Ingredients
- 2-3x More Hydration than Water Alone
- 3x the Electrolytes of Sports Drinks
- 5 Essential Vitamins: B3, B5, B6, B12, and Vitamin C
It’s also important to note that Liquid IV has one of the higher electrolyte concentrations and boasts 500 milligrams of sodium and 370 milligrams of potassium.
Even with more electrolytes, it has lower carbohydrates than many other brands with 12 grams. (From beet sugar and dextrose).
I’ve tried all of Liquid IV flavors, and they are all salty but easy to digest. One reason I do appreciate Liquid I.V. is that it is sweeter than many other electrolyte mixes. When I’m working out, I like a sweeter drink, and sometimes other electrolyte mixes are not sweet enough for me.
I’ve drunk Liquid I.V. during the day as well as mid-run and even mid swim. I can definitely feel the electrolytes entering my bloodstream faster, and it tastes good. Liquid I.V. has become one of my more favorite electrolyte mixes recently.
Finally, Liquid IV Gives Back:
In the last few years, I’ve been trying to align myself more with companies that give back to the world as well as sustainability. Liquid I.V. is both!
In 2014, Liquid I.V. donated 500 servings to a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. In 2015, they 28,000 servings to the people of Haiti. In 2018, Liquid IV partnered with Direct Relief, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, to expand its reach.
In April of 2020, Liquid IV donated over 2.3 million sticks to 1800+ hospitals around the country to support all the frontline workers battling Covid-19. Currently, they have donated 5 million servings donated globally.
Sustainability: Liquid IV sources ingredients from sustainable farms, works to reduce carbon footprint in transportation and as well as distribution centers.
After using and taking Liquid IV for the last few months, I can say it’s one of my more favorite brands. I like that it’s more sweet than other brands and has more calories.
Liquid IV has offered readers 25% off by using the code “FueledbyLOLZ,” or you can use this link.
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Questions for you:
What is your hydration of choice?
Have you tried Liquid I.V.?
We just got Strawberry flavored Liquid IV here in South Jersey and it is quite good, borderline almost too sweet! I really like this stuff a great deal and we always have NUUN and BeachBody Hydrate in the house as well to compare it to and I believe Liquid IV is my favorite!
Ha, I love the sweetness. The sweeter the better.
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