Pro athletes have long known that there are advantages to alkalizing the body, before and during your workouts. The benefits of alkaline water have been documented in two different studies. One study shows that alkaline water can hydrate better than plain water. The second study shows that – when mixed with an electrolyte – alkaline water becomes a potent sports performance beverage.

Alkaline Water Hydration


Better hydration = better performance

One of the main alkaline  water benefits for athletes is improved hydration: A study conducted on the effects of a water alkalizing supplement shows that hydrate mineral-rich alkaline water can hydrate better than plain water, and helps the body rehydrate faster after exercise. The study evaluated the effect of a simulated bicycle workout on a group of cyclists, and found that the cyclists who drank alkaline water reported that the exercise felt less strenuous than it did when they drank plain water.

After the workout, researchers measured how much water each cyclist lost during the workout. They then monitored how much water each cyclist had to drink to restore them to their pre-workout level of hydration. The cyclists that drank alkaline water retained more of their water, and re-hydrated faster.

Click here to learn how to test your hydration level

Alkaline Water and Electrolytes = Gator-crack!

Alkaline water alone makes a measurable difference in your workout intensity. But another one of the alkaline water benefits for athletes comes when you mix it with a powdered electrolyte. Research conducted in San Diego (home of Life Ionizers) reveals that alkaline water mixed with an electrolyte – for example powdered Gatorade drink mix – becomes a potent sports beverage. The study compared the effects of electrolytes mixed in plain water to electrolytes mixed with alkaline water – and there was a huge difference.

When enhanced with alkaline water, study subjects reported that they had a lot more endurance. Compared to drinking electrolytes mixed with plain water, the subjects in this study said they felt like they had a lot more energy and that their workouts were significantly less strenuous.

Author’s note: I ride my bike to work here at Life Ionizers, so I tested Gator-crack on myself. It made a huge difference! I can confirm everything the study reports.

Alkaline Water and Professional Cyclists

With solid research backing the benefits of alkaline water for cyclists, it begs the question: Are any professional cyclists using alkaline water? The answer is: You Betcha!

Life Ionizers is endorsed by 5 time national champion Dotsie Bausch who swears by alkaline water for hydration:

“Drinking alkaline water over the past month has greatly increased my hydration at the cellular level. I had a hydration saturation test done pre and post alkaline water consumption and the numbers don’t lie. I love my Life Ionizer and alkaline water! Thanks so much!”

Her brother Kirk Bausch, also drinks alkaline water and swears by it.


Want to know how easy it is to add alkaline water by Life Ionizers to your workout? Call us today at 877-959-7977.



Study on Alkaplex alkaline water supplement – supplemented alkaline water

Heil, Daniel, and John Seifert. “Influence of bottled water on rehydration following a dehydrating bout of cycling exercise.” Springer Link.

BioMed Central, n.d. Web. 3 Jul 2013.

Study on alkaline water benefits for athletes combined with Gatorade

Ostolic, S.M. “Al. Drinks with alkaline negative oxidative reduction potential improve exercise performance in physically active men and women: double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial of efficacy and safety..” Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences. 5.3 (2011): 83-89. Print.

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