Scientific Evidence Supports the Hydrating Power of The Right Stuff®
NASA scientists also conducted multiple studies (with athletes) to assess the efficacy of the patented formula.
Among the dozens of published studies, the following are some of the most relevant summaries:
Finding: The formula provides greater endurance (over 20% more) when compared with water or carb-containing beverages during high-intensity 30-minute exercise
Finding: As carbohydrates are burned, their osmotic benefits diminish so the tested carbohydrate(sugar)-beverages are less efficient at rehydration.
Isotonic sodium solutions are more effective for restoring and increasing plasma volume than dilute sodium solutions.
Finding: The formula maintained plasma volume at rest and during 70-minutes of exercise whereas carbohydrate products did not.
Finding: The formulation raised resting plasma volume significantly more than carbohydrate-containing beverages and maintained it better during a 70-minute exercise session.
Finding: After 12 hours at 9,000+ feet of elevation, plasma volume was better maintained by the patented formula than water or carbohydrate-containing beverages.
Finding: Among trained female cyclists, drinking high sodium beverage (The Right Stuff) raises plasma volume before and persists during exercise and is associated with improved physiological status and exercise capacity along with decreased cardiac strain compared with low sodium sports drinks in warm weather conditions.
This study is the first to investigate effects of an acute sodium load on exercise tolerance and physiological strain of endurance-trained female cyclists.
Study Title: Pre-exercise sodium loading aids fluid balance and endurance for women exercising in the heat, J Appl Physiol (April 26, 2007);S. Sims, Rehrer, Bell, and Cotter (NOTE: right-click to download)
Finding: Among trained male runners, drinking high sodium (with sodium citrate) beverage (The Right Stuff) raises plasma volume before and persists during exercise and is associated with improved physiological tolerance and exercise capacity compared with low sodium sports drinks in warm weather conditions.