You Go Girl! Brode Hydration Vitamin for Gals on the Go
We got a hold of Brode, the first hydration supplement, and I love it!
I live an active lifestyle. I run (voluntarily), work out more days than not, and have a job that keeps me on my feet for hours at a time. Somehow I also find the time for my volunteer commitments and seeing my amazing friends. I also like to maintain a healthy diet, which means finding alternatives to sugary post-workout drinks and packets of gel, and ingesting useful instead of empty calories.
WHAT IS BRODE?
Brode: The First Hydration Vitamin fits the bill as a vitamin that allows my body to replace lost electrolytes and maintain hydration without weighing me down with unnecessary sugars and other carbs. What is Brode made out of? Brode is made up of all four major electrolytes in a medically calibrated ratio first used by hospitals. If you want to get into the nitty gritty of it, here are the supplement facts:
WHAT DOES BRODE DO?
Dehydration can come from a number of circumstances for many different people. As for myself, the main cause of dehydration is my active lifestyle. When you exert yourself physically you lose a lot of fluids, and drinking water is not enough to keep yourself hydrated and performing well. Brode allows for you to get the optimal amount of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and performing at peak levels. Proper hydration also helps in lessening hangovers after a night of drinking, or to help you keep fresh when on a long flight. These two are also circumstances where a Brode can come in handy.
When you exert yourself physically you lose a lot of fluids, and drinking water is not enough to keep yourself hydrated and performing well. Brode allows for you to get the optimal amount of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and performing at peak levels. Proper hydration also helps in lessening hangovers after a night of drinking, or to help you keep fresh when on a long flight. These two are also circumstances where a Brode can come in handy.
Check out my Brode selfie!
THE STORY OF BRODE:
According to Brode, their founder “Marc Brodeur…didn’t want the calories of a sports drink, the weird additives of energy drinks and didn’t want to deal with the gross flavors of electrolyte drinks. Why couldn’t there be a vitamin solution that could remove the flavor and be more convenient to boot?
In the fall of 2010, Marc bought his first tiny capsule machine to make the first prototypes to what would become Brode Electrolyte Vitamin. After going through countless iterations, and turning his New York apartment into what looked like a drug lab, Marc found his original formula.”
The portability of Brode makes it ideal for any situation. You can bring it with you anywhere, and take it with a glass of water should the need arise. I did some pseudo-scientific controlled testing, taking Brode partway through a busy work day, after a few hours of lazing in the sun, and at the tail-end of a two-hour workout. In all these cases, I found that taking Brode with water gave me a nice boost of energy without too much of a rush. (I have to say that I pay a great deal of attention to my overall hydration in general, but I did like the alertness that came with taking Brode.)
WHERE TO GET BRODE:
Want to try Brode out for yourself? You can order Brode online from their website, which gives practical options to Brode patrons – ranging from single packets containing 2 supplements for people who just want to try them, to a monthly supply of 10 pouches/month so that you can be guaranteed that you monthly hydration needs are taken cared of.
Price: $4/pouch, $24.97 for a 10-pack pouch, and $18.97 for a monthly subscription you can cancel anytime.
Where to Purchase: brode.co
For even more information follow Brode on Facebook, Twitter, or their blog where they recently gave a Kiva loan to Layale, a teacher in Lebanon. Brode will definitely be taking a permanent place in my running belt, backpacking gear, and work bag this summer!
This review and giveaway in partnership with Brode. All opinions are of a Ms. Career Girl (our own).
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