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 ensure you are properly hydrated before you start and also provide you with the amino acids that will be in the highest demand for the exercise.

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

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly. Both products have been tested by an independent laboratory to be sure that that they do not contain WADA banned substances so they are safe for use by elite athletes and people in restricted workplaces.

  • OptimAAte® can be mixed in water or drinks such as fruit juices and smoothies, or blended into foods such as bread.
  • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle with a light lemon flavouring.

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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