Thursday, January 07, 2010

Shaklee Performance - Thirst-Quenching Endurance Drink

Dehydration is the number one performance inhibitor, whether you are a world class athlete, a weekend warrior, or just a home gardener. Athletes who exercise for long periods or anyone working in the heat will surely face the limiting effects of dehydration. That's why Shaklee Performance was specially designed to keep you well hydrated and supply your working muscles with the energy you need.

The Story Behind Shaklee Performance
Shaklee Performance was originally designed to fuel human flight for the Daedalus Project. This project was named for a legendary flight, and experts wondered if it could really be accomplished. The project required one pilot to pedal a super light plane over the open ocean for 72 miles between the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini. This flight would be the energy equivalent of running 3 marathons back-to-back without stopping. Scientists and researchers from MIT and Yale worked with Shaklee to overcome such a critical limitation. The result: Shaklee Performance, a drink with such power and energy it could stand up to the tremendous physical challenge of this muscle powered flight.

On April 23, 1988 the impossible became record history - and the pilot's only fluid and fuel for that grueling flight was Shaklee Performance- about 3 1/2 quarts during the 4 hour flight.

Provides More Energy and Stamina
A strenuous workout draws constantly from an athletes glucose - the 'fuel' that helps sustain intense energy output. When exercising without an external source of carbohydrates, the body's blood glucose levels decline steadily. Shaklee's OptiCarb formula in Performance contains three sources of carbohydrates - matodextrin, fructose, and glucose. Every refreshing glassful is loaded with 67% more carbohydrate muscle fuel than Gatorade.

Shaklee Performance delivers that right amount of fluids, electrolytes, and carbohydrates so that it enters the bloodstream quickly and stays there longer. This minimizes your weight loss, keeps your blood volume up, and your heart rate down, Equaling more stamina.

Strategic Hydration
The body does a poor job of communicating its real fluid needs. By the time you feel thirsty, your athletic performance has already started to decline. Furthermore, drinking enough water to satisfy a parched throat replaces only about 50% of the actual fluid lost during exercise. Electrolytes must be replaced.

The electrolyte concentration in Shaklee Performance is at the right amount. These minerals (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium) are absorbed into your blood to encourage your body to maintain this all-important balance between "thirst drive" and fluid needs. Shaklee Performance not only helps your body cool itself - it is an excellent way to rehydrate after a bout of the stomach flu.

Peak Performance
Many Olympians and world-class athletes such as Gary Hall, Jr., Mia Hamm, Kent Bostick, Laura Dias, Carly Piper, Shannon Porges, an the U.S. Ski Team, and U.S. Snowboarding, just to name a few, have made Shaklee Perfomance and integral part of their training routine.

The NASA space shuttle astronauts have been using Shaklee's Perfomance drink for the last 15 years as their re-hydration beverage during re-entry. They refer to it at "Astroade."

Shaklee Perfomance offers immediate hydration and sustained energy in a great-tasting, thirst-quenching Lemon Lime or Orange flavor. Just mix in water. Drink 8 ounces for each 15 to 30 minutes of activity for more energy, lasting stamina, and proper hydration.

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