The healthy alternative to sugary sports drinks

Contrary to popular belief, dehydration is not the biggest problem facing athletes. Overhydration is.

Why? Because we’re taught from a young age to drink beyond thirst—like the advice to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water a day, or chug water during races even if you’re not thirsty for it. That’s why you see so many watering stations on marathon courses.

It’s also why so many endurance athletes over-hydrate, diluting blood sodium levels and causing a dangerous condition called hyponatremia.

Hyponatremia (low serum sodium) can cause headaches, fatigue, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, and confusion. Severe hyponatremia can result in brain damage, seizures, and death.

Many athletes have perished from hyponatremia. None have perished from sports-related dehydration. In fact, some research suggests that dehydration doesn’t even impair exercise performance.

The takeaway is obvious: We should be focusing more on preventing hyponatremia than preventing dehydration. This means drinking to thirst and ensuring adequate electrolyte intake.

Enter LMNT, which is now sold at No Excuses CrossFit.

LMNT is a science-backed, zero-sugar electrolyte drink mix designed to support active hydration and a healthy lifestyle.

Created by former research biochemist Robb Wolf and ketogains founder Luis Villaseñor, LMNT has enough sodium, potassium, and magnesium to help you feel and perform your best. Plus it has ZERO sugar, artificial colors, or other dodgy ingredients to hold you back.

The best performers in the world use LMNT for their hydration needs. LMNT is:

• The exclusive hydration partner of Team USA Weightlifting

• Used by coaches, health practitioners, and teams across professional, collegiate, and high school sports leagues.

• Recommended by hundreds of the world’s leading health and fitness experts

Top performers are always looking for an edge. That’s why they use LMNT.

LMNT can expand your limits outside of the gym too. Want more energy while low-carb dieting or intermittent fasting? How about sleeping better or crushing your next busy work day? Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and magnesium are essential for energy, as well as muscle and brain function. And unlike other electrolyte products, LMNT has generous portions of them.

You’re also guaranteed to find an LMNT flavor you love. Try fan-favorites Citrus Salt or Raspberry Salt, get spicy with Mango Chili, or mix Chocolate Salt into your morning coffee for a mean mocha.

Whether you’re training for strength, endurance, or longevity, make it a point to put electrolytes in your water. Consuming enough electrolytes can really improve how you feel and perform. And what’s more important than that?

-Coach Brandon