Named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness, health coach, biohacker and best-selling author Ben Greenfield knows a thing or two about sports drinks and hydration beverages. According to Ben, most hydration replenishment drinks are either laden with sugar or high fructose corn syrup or they fall short when it comes to the minerals we need to efficiently hydrate.
“Even if I get a healthy sports drink made with stevia, it doesn’t have the right kind of minerals in it or it tastes like crap,” Ben says. “Or, I’ll get a sports drink that has what it needs as far as minerals and the things that we need to replenish during heavy sweating or exercise, but is indeed sweetened with the equivalent of sugar or corn syrup.”
The sad thing is that most athletes are consuming too much of the sweet stuff and not enough of the minerals they need. “They’re guzzling down oodles of either sugar or the equivalent of high fructose corn syrup along with inadequate amounts of minerals, artificial sweeteners, food colorings and all of the other things you find in the typical sports or hydration replenishment drink.”
In this video, Ben explains what sets HALO apart from other hydration beverages with its bespoke mix of organic lemon juice, trace minerals and electrolytes and only 10 calories and 2 grams of naturally occurring sugar in each bottle.
“I have been incredibly impressed with it. I occasionally will mix it half and half with sparkling water, which is also really tasty. I’ve used it in cocktails and I’ve used it of course while exercising. I love to down a bottle of this after the sauna. This stuff freakin’ works.”