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The impact of post-exercise hydration with seawater

The Department of Physiology of the University of Arizona (USA) has carried out a study that compared the positive impact of seawater compared to spring water and sports' drinks for the recovery of hydration and exercise performance further to a dehydrating exercise protocol. The study proposes the hypothesis that seawater, in this case, water extracted from the ocean at a depth of 915 m, improves the hydration of the organism and its physical recovery, compared to spring water or sports' drinks. For their study, they subjected 8 subjects to a protocol of dehydration through static cycling until they lost 3% of their body mass. During recovery after the exercise, subjects were given the three drinks in a volume equivalent to the body mass loss.

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The subjects who drank the seawater showed a significant quicker return to their pre-exercise hydration state and an improvement in their muscle performance in comparison with the other two groups. The study concludes that seawater taken from the depths of the ocean is promising as an optimal rehydrating source over spring water or sports' drinks. Montse Puyol (www.aquamaris.org/)

Source: Keen, D., Constantopoulos, E. & Konhilas, J. (2016). “The impact of post-exercise hydration with deep-ocean mineral water on rehydration and exercise performance”. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2016 13:17. Taken from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-016-0129-8 - Fundación Aqua Maris

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