As OCR athletes, one of the most critical components to performing your best is hydration. No brainer there… Short or long distance, frigid temps or blistering sun, proper hydration is key to staying ahead of fatigue, warding off cramps and performing at your “OCR maximum”.
However, a key component to keeping your body hydrated is not just “drinking” more water, but in fact having a proper ratio of key nutrients and electrolytes to allow your body to “absorb” it. Hyburst, the world’s first energy and electrolyte drink matrix – made organically, is an ultimate way to get your body what it needs to perform. After some trials and athlete testing, we give Hyburst a thumbs up for OCR athletes.
We’re giving it a solid 4 1/2 stars…Here’s a quick review.
Taste and Flavor
Of course, one of the biggest makers or breakers of most supplements is the taste. That being the case, here’s the skinny on that. Hyburst has two main product flavor profiles that they offer, Strawberry-Lemonade and Orange-Pineapple. Both are actually quite good, although it IS important to note that they aren’t overly sweet. In fact, they are very subtle and refreshing and because they use Organic Coconut Water and purely Plant-Derived, Sugar-Free Sweeteners, the taste isn’t overpowering.
Moreover, because Hyburst includes natural sea salt there is a hint of that salty taste which is also quite refreshing and different. What we found is that unlike many sports and hydration drinks that utilize sucralose and/or other artificial sweeteners, Hyburst won’t leave you with an upset stomach or “gassy” during long runs or events. Its subtle, naturally sweet (and slightly salty) taste is refreshing and quenching.
Here’s a tip: Try mixing one packet with about 16-20 oz of water, or even drop some ice and let it melt over time so it’s more dilute than not. This will yield a drink that is just hinted with flavor, and that’s sometimes more than enough during a longer distance.
Well…Does It Work?
Ok, this is obviously the most important factor…is Hyburst going to deliver? We think this is where Hyburst really does the job. As mentioned, one of the most critical components to staying hydrated is the body’s ability to absorb water that you give it. Hyburst utilizes a fantastic combination of electrolytes, essential vitamins and minerals and a small dose of natural sugars to deliver a solid science-based oral hydration product…and it’s organic!
Along with a potent sodium, potassium and electrolyte matrix, Hyburst includes a good dose of B Vitamins to aid with metabolism and re-energizing your body during vigorous exercise. Rounding out the profile with Organic Young Coconut Water, Hyburst delivers an awesome way to help your body replenish lost electrolytes and nutrients, absorb the water consumed, and re-energize during any OCR or endurance event. What’s more, Hyburst is Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, and uses Organic and Natural Oils for flavors. Not too shabby!
In a nutshell:
- Less than 1 gram of added sugar
- Just 15 calories per packet, made from Organic fruits
- Made with Organic Coconut Water
- Includes 4 B-Vitamins
- Includes a potent electrolyte & mineral matrix
- Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free
- ZERO artificial flavors, sweeteners or sugar alcohols
Hyburst is a solid oral rehydration product that can be really useful on or off the OCR course. In addition, it’s packaged quite nicely, with convenient on-the-go single serve packets available. Overall, Hyburst is a great solution if you are looking to perform at your OCR maximum!
If you are looking for a great hydration product, head over to their site at Hyburst.com. Join the 7-day challenge or you can read a bit more about their ingredients and science.