Meteorologists are predicting a warmer than usual summer. When we are out on a hot summer day our body naturally tries to cool itself by perspiring, and in doing so we lose crucial fluid and electrolytes. This can be a problem because most of our body is made of water and needs water to function in a most marvelous way. Water lubricates our joints, our tissues, and helps us eliminate wastes and toxins. Our blood and brain contains a high percentage of water, so becoming even a little dehydrated can make us feel tired. And deadly heat stroke can develop in an hour or less.
Normally, we drink fluids in response to thirst, but older adults and children may not feel as thirsty, and may be more at risk for dehydration. We need to drink enough liquids to maintain normal colored urine; dark colored urine is a sign of dehydration. Another sign you need fluid is a dry or sticky mouth. National Geographic explains some of the dangers of summer heat waves.
Marathoners, or others who exercise for a long period of time and drink only water, can dilute their body's supply of electrolytes, causing a potentially dangerous electrolyte imbalance.
To stay hydrated our body needs not only water, but also electrolytes. Fruit juices and sodas, either flat or bubbly, are not recommended for rehydration. They have too much sugar and do not replace lost minerals.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends Sustain Sport for over twenty conditions. It notes that Sustain Sport is the ultimate "fatigue buster" and, unlike caffeine or sugar, will not make us feel wired. Sustain Sport is the only performance drink with four electrolytes, plus, antioxidants, vitamins, and only 30 calories. It comes in three refreshing flavors, packaged in a canister that makes 60 servings. It is also available in packets that can be added to a 16oz bottle of water.
Dehydration can catch us by surprise. "Heat waves" can be especially dangerous, whether we are active or inactive. Keep some Sustain Sport at home and remember to include a few Sustain Sport packets in your travel first aid kit. Enjoy summer.
~ Richard M Barry
Sustain Sport in ...The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
Sustain Sport is listed in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide as being helpful in some way with the following conditions:
ADD & ADHD pg103
Arms/Legs Asleep pg108
Athletic Injuries pg112
Chronic Fatigue pg133
Leg Cramps pg174
Morning Sickness pg181
Multiple Sclerosis pg183
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Sustain Sport Reviews
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I just love Sustain Sport. My dad used to roll on the floor with "charlie horses" (muscle cramps) in his legs. I must have inherited this from him. I had the same problem until…Sustain Sport! Now when I first feel one coming on, I hobble to the kitchen and mix a glass of Sustain Sport and guzzle it down. Almost instantly, the "charlie horse" (leg cramp) disappears! And life goes on. Whenever I ride my bike or hike, a packet goes along just in case! I feel Sustain is just as important as my Bee Sting Kit! Just love Sustain Sport! Where did I get the idea? From The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, of course!
My son plays baseball. We were in Florida at the National World Series during his senior year. It was unseasonably HOT during our time there. The team gathers players from all over the United States, and we got to know a couple of the parents who were also there. One in particular was suffering in the heat. She complained of not feeling well, feeling super thirsty with no way to effectively quench her thirst. We had carried our own cooler with waters, and of course, we had Sustain in one of the side pockets. Immediately after hearing her say that she couldn't quench her thirst, we knew that she was suffering from the onset of dehydration. We mixed up a Sustain for her. She drank it and shared that she was feeling better. We mixed another for her, and set an appointment! Sustain brought them to Melaleuca!
Sustain Sport is kept in our bathroom cabinet for "emergencies" - those times when painful sudden leg cramps grab either of us, often in the middle of the night. A quick drink of Sustain in a glass of water calms the intensity immediately, and soon there is no trace of the cramp and sleep returns. It really is a life-saver!
I've been having health problems for the last few months. It has been hard to keep any food or drink down, and nausea washes over me daily. If it wasn't for Sustain I would be in bed and not getting around. I love the orange Sustain. I put it in Sprite and freeze it so I can have a frozen slushy, or just freeze the Sustain by itself. I have no taste or smell sensation at present, but I know I am getting better because of the electrolytes being kept up with using the orange Sustain. My husband uses it when he is working out in the heat to keep his self in balance. We love the Sustain, and I can't see not having it to improve an unknown health issue that just doesn't give me relief without it.
I am so excited to tell you that we LOVE Sustain Sport in our household!! This is my husband’s favorite Melaleuca product!! He is a horseshoer, and works very hard outside in the sun all day. He mixes up a large bottle of Sustain Sport each morning before he leaves for work and stays hydrated and energized all day!! He has told me that he can really tell a difference in his energy level when he drinks his Sustain Sport. We also have 3 small children who are sensitive to the high amounts of sugar in OTHER "sport drinks." We have switched them over to Sustain Sport also and have seen them stay hydrated without that unhealthy sugar spike that they used to get. Thank you Melaleuca!!
Hi my name is David and I have been a Melaleuca customer for over a year. When I first started I opened my account for one product. That product is Sustain Sport. I have a problem dehydrating and Sustain is the only thing that helps. Being a martial arts instructor means being active for long periods of time every day. Sustain tastes great and keeps me hydrated all day long. Thank you Melaleuca for this great product. And a big thank you to my student that got me started.
I received the Raspberry Lemonade Sustain Sport in my Essentials Pack when I enrolled as a customer with Melaleuca back in October, 2013. Immediately, I measured out all my cleaning products and dove into the vitamins, Access Bars, Sei Bella products, etc. One product I didn't touch for weeks was the Sustain. I am not in the habit of using that type of product, as I am not in the habit of regular, sweat-inducing exercise. One day, as I was watching my son run track, I thought, "Oh my goodness! I can't believe I haven't given my son any of that Sustain!" The night before the next track meet, we loaded him up on carbs (he is a long distance runner), water and Sustain. The next day he ran a personal best in the 3200 (2 mile) race. He was ecstatic! He wholly attributes his new record to the introduction of Sustain to his pre-meet regimen. I totally agree with him. He now uses Sustain regularly for his training work-outs and track meets. What a wonderful product, and I can feel good giving it to him! Thanks again, Melaleuca!
I am a director and owner of an in home daycare. On the very hot and humid days I serve my children the Sustain. It keeps them hydrated better than anything and doesn't contain all that sugar. Best of all they love it. I also use it when they have stomach bugs. My husband marches with a fife and drum corps and it doesn't matter how hot and humid it is the parade still goes on so he drinks one before the parade and another one after the parade. He's not young and also doesn't need all the sugar other products have. It sure has cured my worrying about them being able to handle the heat and humidity.
I love the great taste of Sustain Sport. It is my "go-to" product when I have a cluster headache. I can grab a Sustain Sport packet and stir it up in some water and usually my headache is gone within 15 minutes if not sooner! I even drink Sustain when I just do not feel like myself or need a quick pick me up!