The Best Sports Drinks for Dehydration

All athletes know the importance of hydration in sports and wellness. But with so many sports drinks out there, it can be hard to know what to choose. We created this handy guide on the best sports drinks for dehydration to help you make more informed decisions. Keep reading to discover:

  • why plain water isn’t enough to keep you hydrated
  • what ingredients the best sports drinks should contain
  • why BrightFox is one of the best sports drinks with electrolytes

Why plain water isn’t enough to keep you hydrated

You’ll find countless articles on the internet advocating for just plain water to rehydrate. Of course water replenishes your fluid levels. But it doesn’t replenish vital electrolytes and nutrients consumed during a vigorous workout. (Or a night at the bar with friends.)

Electrolytes and fluid levels go hand-in-hand. Electrolytes determine how much water our bodies retain and how much is lost through sweat and urine.

Exercising and drinking results in a major loss of electrolytes. And replenishing those electrolytes is essential to build muscle and prevent hangover.

What should the best sports drinks for runners and athletes contain?

The next time you go to buy a sports drink, take time to read the ingredients list. You might be shocked to find high sugar content, harmful additives, and artificial colors.

Did you know? Some of the most popular sports drinks contain more sugar than a candy bar.

Compare that to BrightFox, which contains:

  • zero sugar
  • zero calories
  • zero stimulants
  • zero sweeteners
  • zero artificial colorants

What ingredients should you look for in a beverage that claims to be the best sports drink for dehydration? Here are just a few:

  • Zinc
  • Choline
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • B-complex vitamins, like B5 and B6

Why BrightFox is one of the best sports drinks for dehydration

As you just saw, BrightFox is chock full of the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. (Without all the added sugars and artificial ingredients of other sports drinks with electrolytes.) 

Let’s take a closer look at the role these nutrients play in your body’s biological processes.


Zinc is a vital component of a healthy diet, especially for athletes. All three BrightFox flavors contain 0.2 mg of zinc. How does zinc maximize the effectiveness of your workouts?

  • Aids in protein synthesis
  • Promotes muscle growth
  • Boosts your immune system and metabolism
  • Heals injuries by reducing blood loss and repairing tissues and cells
  • Helps form neurons responsible for learning, memory, and concentration


Adequate choline intake is particularly important for endurance athletes. During endurance sports, nerve cells source choline from blood cells to optimize muscle function. With 2.2 mg of choline, BrightFox provides a healthy dose of this vital nutrient.

Did you know? Choline wasn’t classified as an essential nutrient until 1998. It was first discovered in 1862.

What else does choline do for your body? The following list just scratches the surface. Scientists are still researching its benefits.

  • Regulates heartbeat and blood pressure
  • Aids in the production of cell membranes
  • Removes cholesterol and fat from the liver
  • Helps prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Transmits messages between nerves and muscles


Some of the most well-known electrolytes include sodium and potassium. BrightFox is packed with double the electrolytes of other sports drinks. Each can contains 84 mg potassium, 80 mg sodium.

Here are just a few ways these electrically charged particles benefit your overall health:

  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Balance pH and fluid levels
  • Maintain healthy bones and teeth
  • Prevent stroke and type 2 diabetes
  • Enable proper blood flow and clotting 

B-complex vitamins

With 1.5 mg of vitamin B5 and 0.6 mg of vitamin B6, BrightFox delivers a healthy boost of B-complex vitamins. Here are a few ways these essential nutrients keep you healthy:

  • Regulate mood
  • Boost metabolism
  • Alleviate depression
  • Improve cognitive performance
  • Facilitate the production of serotonin

Hydration benefits of BrightFox

The lists of health benefits in the above section describe how each of these nutrients keeps you healthy. From head to toe, from inside out.

But how do those health benefits influence your active lifestyle? They keep your mind sharp. They keep your body performing at its best. They keep your organs in top shape. They keep your moods regulated.

The vitamins and minerals in BrightFox work together to optimize your body’s ability to retain water. They also relieve everything from muscle fatigue to nausea to jet lag

One of the key hydration benefits of BrightFox is its sugar content. (Or lack thereof.)

Did you know? Sugary, calorific sports drinks can lead to weight gain. This is particularly true for those engaging in low- to moderate-intensity exercise.

What makes BrightFox the best sports drink for dehydration: wrapping up

As we’ve already seen, BrightFox is packed full of the nutrients your body needs to achieve peak performance. It provides the healthy, hydrating boost of nutrients consumed during a light, moderate, or intense workout.

But BrightFox isn’t solely an electrolyte drink for runners and athletes. It’s for everyone.

It’s for early birds who need an extra boost before work. It’s for tired professionals who need to beat the afternoon slump. It’s for night owls who need to stay hydrated while enjoying their favorite mixed drinks.

BrightFox supercharges your morning routine, powers up your workouts and your workdays, and fuels your nights out.

In other words, BrightFox is so much more than one of the best sports drinks for dehydration. It’s a ritual. Our three crisp flavors will tantalize your taste buds and give you the kickstart you need. Morning, noon, and night.

We’re so confident in our product that we’ll even let you try it before you buy it. Grab your FREE three-pack of BrightFox today, available in still and sparkling. (Just pay shipping.)

We’re not just committed to providing a healthier alternative to popular sports drinks for dehydration. We’re actively shaping a better, #BrighterTomorrow. We package our game-changing beverages in aluminum cans. Aluminum is the preferred, more sustainable packaging choice.

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