How BODYARMOR's Unique Formula Helps Athletes Avoid Disaster During Crunch Time

Dehydration and low blood glucose levels are two of an athlete's worst nightmares. BODYARMOR's unique formulation helps make these worries a thing of the past.

It's crunch time, and you're distracted.

You feel slow, sick and weak.


It's crunch time, and you're distracted.

You feel slow, sick and weak.

The chances of you finishing your game, practice or workout with authority are toast. Instead of ending with a bang, you walk away with a whimper.

Most likely, you've fallen prey to one of an athlete's worst nightmares—dehydration, or low blood glucose levels.

Let's start with dehydration. The human body is roughly 60 percent water, and water plays a crucial role in almost every important bodily process. Water transports nutrients and oxygen, supports proper muscle contraction, improves joint function and fights fatigue. Being even slightly dehydrated can cause decreases in reaction time, mood, focus, endurance and exercise performance. Dehydration and a lack of electrolytes often go hand in hand, as both fluid and electrolytes are lost via sweat. Low levels of electrolytes such as potassium can lead to issues like fatigue, weaker muscle contractions, muscle cramps, muscle aches and digestive issues.

When you exercise intensely, you drain your glycogen reserves. Glycogen is carbohydrate stored in the muscles and liver, and it's our most efficient source of energy. During sustained intense exercise, these stores get drained. This can cause low blood glucose levels, which leads to fatigue and nausea. For an athlete in the midst of an intense training session or crucial competition, experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms can be a disaster.

That's where BODYARMOR comes in. Unlike traditional sports drinks, BODYARMOR is made with natural flavors, natural sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. Also unlike traditional sports drinks, it's an awesome source of potassium. Potassium-packed electrolytes are critical in the hydration process, as they help prevent cramping due to their role in nerve function and muscle control. Traditional sports drinks utilize sodium as their key electrolyte, but the average American gets plenty of sodium via their daily food consumption. The same is not true of potassium. Per ounce, BODYARMOR contains nearly 12 times as much potassium as the leading traditional sports drink, yet just a fifth the amount of sodium.

With 18 grams of carbohydrate per serving, BODYARMOR also helps prevent your glycogen stores from falling too low and keeps blood glucose levels at an optimal level during intense activity. While other sports drinks incorporate carbohydrates via added sugar, BODYARMOR is naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar. The combination of the formula being both more natural and more in line with the needs of the modern athlete are why elite athletes like James Harden, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Diana Taurasi and Andrew Luck choose BODYARMOR.