InnovAAte Amino Acids: Hydration

Maintaining good hydration is critical for good health and well-being. As little as a 3% loss of water from your body can lead to lack of energy, difficulty in concentrating, sub-optimal brain function and an overall loss of up to 50% decrease in personal performance.

  • This would be equivalent to a 70Kg person losing about 2L of fluid

Working in hot environments, you can lose 1-2L fluid per hour – but don’t be fooled – you can also lose significant quantities of fluid in colder conditions. The fluid can evaporate in gyms running heating systems or can be held in clothing.

Sweating is essential for cooling the body but the process loses fluid, electrolytes and amino acids and proper hydration is critical.


Taking OptimAAte® as a pre-workout drink can help you hydrate before you start exercise and also provide you with the amino acids that will be in high-demand during the exercise.

Taking ElectrAAte® in your drink bottle either during or straight after the exercise, will help replenish stocks of fluid, high-demand amino acids and the electrolytes lost in sweat.

InnovAAte Products

OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® are the next generation amino acid supplements designed to replenish what is lost most during the day from general exertion. These losses are amplified during exercise and life in a hot climate, and can also be exacerbated during bouts of infection.

Daily amino acid supplementation with OptimAAte® can supply the key amino acids that are in greatest demand during the day to support active lifestyles.

  • Usage of OptimAAte® as directed may assist in the development of muscle mass and the product is useful before, during, or after sustained strenuous exercise.
  • Daily supplementation of amino acids has been shown to help reduce fatigue.

The ElectrAAte® has been designed to provide the high-demand amino acids, plus the electrolytes, that can be lost through sweat and urine.

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly.

  • OptimAAte® can be mixed with water in your drink bottle or cup.
  • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle or cup and has a light lemon flavouring.

See our blog on exercise and recovery

See more about the differences between OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

Shop for OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

By Hugh Dunstan

Hugh is a foundation member of the InnovAAte team and has has played a key role in the amino acid research





S.G., Retail Manager BridgeClimb Sydney
Over our summer peak period at BridgeClimb Sydney, I recommended an optional amino acids supplement to be available for our teams – ElectrAAte by InnovAAte. ElectrAAte is an amino acids + electrolytes supplement that assists with muscle fatigue recovery and hydration. With all team members across the business working longer shifts in higher temperatures, some climbing the bridge 3 times/day, assisting hydration and recovery is a huge asset for us to be able to continue to deliver the highest possible standards for our customers. Team members who used the product found they were less fatigued and ready to bounce back quicker in the following days. If you have high performing teams and heading into a period where they might be feeling tired and stressed, using this product might help maintain your teams’ optimal performance. Thank you to Hugh Dunstan and the InnovAAte team for helping us deliver a fantastic summer period for customers and staff alike!

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