O.R.S Hydration Tablets named as Official Sports Hydration Tablet to Prudential RideLondon

Clinova, the makers of O.R.S, the soluble hydration tablets, today announced a three-year agreement as official supplier to the 2016 Prudential RideLondon beginning this year. Prudential RideLondon, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, will see more than 100,000 participants cycle in events over the weekend of 30-31 July 2016.

“We are really proud to be the official Sports Hydration Partners of Prudential RideLondon,” says John Honey, Chief Strategy Officer for Clinova. “We already work with a number of elite athletes in a variety of different sports, but are particularly excited to be involved with an event such as Prudential RideLondon and believe that the cyclists taking part will benefit from O.R.S Hydration Tablets.”

“We can confidently say that O.R.S Hydration Tablets will optimise the fluid balance of the cyclists involved in Prudential RideLondon,” says Yasmin Badiani, Physiotherapist and Head of O.R.S Sport at Clinova. “Staying hydrated is essential for all cyclists, as even low levels of dehydration can have a significant impact on your performance; both mentally and physically.

“It’s really important to train using the product that you’ll be given on the day of the event, which is why we are giving all Prudential RideLondon cyclists 30 per cent off all O.R.S Hydration Tablets from www.ors.uk.com using the discount code RL2016.”

As part of the agreement, O.R.S. Hydration Tablets will be available on the route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and at Festival Zones during Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle. O.R.S. will also be at the Cycling Show at ExCeL London, the perfect show for connecting and inspiring cyclists of all ages and abilities.

“We are looking forward to working with O.R.S over the next three years,” said Hugh Brasher, Event Director for Prudential RideLondon.

“O.R.S. has been extremely popular with a wide range of sports and this partnership means that the cycling community will now be able to benefit from the products.”

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Read more about cycling hydration tablets in this article.

How well do different drinks hydrate you?

Just what the Doctor ordered…

Dehydration and rehydration are important factors to maintain both health and performance. People choose to hydrate in a number of different ways after exercise – whether it be water, a sports drink, Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) or milk. This study carried out by Runners World looked at which of these drinks stays in the body the longest and therefore hydrates you more effectively.

The results? Oral Rehydration Solution is the most hydrating drink due to the sodium and glucose content.

Clinova’s O.R.S® hydration tablets contain a combination of glucose, salts and electrolyte’s and help replenish the body of water and salts that have been lost through sweat.

 

A new “hydration index” tests how fast water, juice, beer, milk, coffee and other drinks pass through your system.

 

Not all drinks take the same amount of time to reach your bladder. This fact, a team of researchers write in a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition article, “is of real clinical and practical benefit in situations in which free access to fluids is limited or when frequent breaks for urination are not desirable.”

Sounds a lot like a long run, doesn’t it?

As it turns out, there are a lot of factors that affect how quickly you pee out a given drink. For example, drinks with lots of calories or electrolytes tend to be retained in the body for longer, while diuretics like caffeine and alcohol speed things along. How much you drink at a time also has an influence. And despite all the folk-wisdom out there, there’s very little actual data comparing different drinks.

To address this gap, researchers led by the University of Loughborough’s Ron Maughan, along with colleagues from Bangor University and the University of Stirling, recruited 72 subjects to test 13 different drinks (each subject tested water plus three other drinks). At each testing session, the subjects drank a liter of the chosen beverage, then collected all their urine for the next four hours.

The result is a “beverage hydration index” that compares how much of the drink was retained after two hours compared to a liter of water. (They used two hours because most of the urine had been passed by then, and it represents a more realistic time interval between drinks than four hours.)

So, without further ado, here’s the data:

A higher bar indicates more fluid retained. The dashed line represents twice the coefficient of variation away from water, meaning you can be relatively confident it’s a real effect above that line.

So milk stays in the body, presumably because of its calorie or potassium content. The same is true (barely) for orange juice. Oral rehydration solution stays in, thanks to its calories and sodium.

The biggest surprise? Neither beer nor coffee nor tea seem to produce significantly more urine, though coffee is marginally the lowest value on the index. One possibility is that the diuretic effects of alcohol in beer are counterbalanced by its retention-promoting calories. That’s supported by a previous study that compared regular and alcohol-free beer and found that regular beer triggered 12 percent more urine. Larger doses of caffeine or alcohol might get things flowing more noticeably, the researchers point out.

O.R.S app launched at Wired Health 2016

The O.R.S app launch at the Wired Health conference was a big success. Our team successfully demonstrated the app to hundreds of attendees, and we got great feedback from a very qualified group of people.

You can download the app for both Android and iPhone from Google Play and the App Store, respectively.

 

Highlights from the Wired Health Conference 2016: