As I continued trying new hydration products, I found myself trying Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration. I bought it in hopes of finding something new that would keep me hydrated in whatever I was doing, whether that was hiking, running, swimming, or just living life.
About the Brand Osmo:
When Dr. Stacy Sims was racing triathlons, she set out to find a better way to fuel endurance athletes. Based on research and field testing, she created hydration and recovery formulas that better-powered athletes.
In 2013 she partnered with pro cyclist Peter Sagan. During the Amgen Tour of California, Peter cramped badly. She offered him Osmo Nutrition, and he won Stage 3. After that, they created a partnership.
About Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration:
According to the website, the Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration contains the optimal ratio of sucrose, glucose, and electrolytes to replace water. It uses real fruit and natural ingredients to give you the powder you need while reducing cramps and fatigue.
What makes Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration Different?
- It was developed as the fastest way to rehydrate during exercise
- Optimal ratio of sucrose, glucose, and electrolytes
- Improves circulation and muscle respiration
- Reduces cramps and delays fatigue
According to their website, Osmo Active Hydration is more effective than other sports drinks. It’s developed from published scientific research to maximize fluid absorption in the body. It’s also made with natural and organic ingredients (making it much less sweet than other brands). While there are 70 calories in the Active Hydration, it’s optimized for hydration with sucrose, glucose, and sodium. It cuts down on the “residual slosh” that can sit and upset your stomach while working out.
My experience with Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration:
I first decided to use Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration to hike in Los Padres National Forest. I mixed it as suggested and poured it into my bottles. I was surprised to see the bright purple hue. I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting it to be purple.
Unlike many hydration products, I appreciate that Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration has 70 calories. My body does well on products with calories.
Taste: I don’t know what I expected with Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration, but it’s one of the most diluted flavors I’ve tried. I can’t say I liked the Blackberry flavor, but I drank it. When I first saw the bright purple hue, I thought it would be extremely sweet, but it’s not. It’s probably the most muted hydration flavor I’ve ever tried. As someone who prefers more flavor I cannot say it was my favorite.
Using the Active Hydration on the hike went well. I could feel the energy coming back, and I continued to drink it. It was hard for me to enjoy drinking it because of the flavor, but it did the job, and I didn’t have an upset stomach either. I’ve tried it on other occasions, too, including running, swimming, and living life. I do think, as the name suggests, it’s better for long activity. Most people don’t need to drink a lot of calories during the day.
Cost: $2 for a single-serve or $20 for 20 servings
It’s not a bad price when you see what you are getting. Buying a single-serve is more expensive, but as far as hydration and calorie count, it’s a fairly average price.
Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration Conclusion:
I like that the Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration does what it says. I feel better using it and working out, but I wouldn’t know it’s my favorite flavor or favorite thing to drink. If you prefer a muted taste or don’t like anything too sweet, you would probably enjoy the Osmo Nutrition Active Hydration.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Osmo Nutrition?
What is your favorite hydration product?