Osmo Nutrition: SERIOUS Hydration Revolution

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  1. gino

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    Hey everyone

    http://osmonutrition.com

    I am always looking for a product that can better hydrate me, without overloading my cells with sugar and throwing toxic chemicals in my stomach.


    I wanted to create a discussion for the relatively new Osmo nutrition line of hydration and nutrition products. I am not affiliated with Osmo in any way, I am simply a college tennis player looking for an extra edge when it comes to hydrating for long matches in the heat.

    I am hoping we can use this thread as a way of sharing experiences about Osmo on the tennis court and document if we believe that Osmo can provide us with additional benefits.

    Osmo Nutrition currently has three products


    Osmo Pre-Load Hydration: this essentially is an endurance athlete product and in my opinion does not apply to tennis players. Osmo claims the " PreLoad increases plasma volume and sodium stores. It also contains aerobic and anaerobic buffers."

    Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxT2Th-wKvs


    Osmo Active Hydration***: This product works with the Osmoality of your blood to improve cooling, perspiration, and hydration. This in turn helps you absorb fluid and calories better, while improving your circulation. Gatorade, the most famous sports drink in the world, using too high of a solute to have an effective osmoality. OSMO, employs science with a better glucose/sucrose ratio and OSMOality that will assist in the fluid absorption.

    Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmldWk5bBWM

    Acute Recovery: Also an intriguing product. Seems to me like an organic version of a whey protein powder without extra carbs and unwanted sugars. I will definitely be experimenting more soon.

    Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBslNQPVLRo

    Anyways, Osmo is making waves on the Tour de France this year and I hoping to see this sports drink revolutionize the way we hydrate as tennis players.

    Feel free to offer your thoughts, criticisms, and praise
     
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  2. OKUSA

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    Thinking about it, gatorade always makes me nauseous and water just doesn't cut it. This stuff has way less sugars so it looks promising
     
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  3. gino

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    I'll tell you what, it doesn't taste have a syrupy (more organic) sweetness that Gatorade provides, but in the three weeks I have used Osmo, I can not ever go back to Gatorade.

    It is worth the investment, in my opinion, to stock up on a fews tubs and learn better what your individual body needs. After all, every single ATP pro has their own sports drink
     
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  4. gino

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    Its proven science that these dominant sports drinks don't work, exactly why when we look on TV, we won't catch Djokovic, Federer, Murray, or any top ATP pro drinking Gatorade/Powerade/etc. Because they know better, they understand that Gatorade and other convention drinks load the body with sugar and distort the true ratio that hydrates a cell.

    Let the pictures do the talking boys:

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  5. Sleepstream

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    Looking at the ingredients does not lead me to believe it's anything amazing.

    Although you say you aren't affiliated, the first post in this topic reads just like an advertisement.

    I'm sure it's a fine drink.
     
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    Yep, OP reads like advertorial spam.

    I guess spreading rumours that XYZ uses your product is a heck of a lot cheaper than paying them to endorse.

    Andy Murray uses Science in Sport products, by the way. I'm not going to wax lyrical about the science behind their products, but I use them and like them :)
     
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    I like the sqwincher sugar free stuff. I water it down to half strength though.
     
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    Ever notice that almost anything labeled SERIOUS is bound to be garbage? This is part of a more general phenomenon I call The Law of Hyperbole. Other examples: A deli that calls itself "gourmet deli" usually serves food that is barely edible. A hotel that labels itself "deluxe hotel" is bound to feature bedbugs. I'm sure you can think of others.
     
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    Epic post :)
     
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    Coconut water acco to my friend, slice bh compliment.
     
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  11. gino

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    Sorry for the late reply, I was suspended for looking into future Nike products.

    I just wanted to let you guys know that there are no hidden motives here. I don't work for Osmo, I am not endorsed by them, and I pay full price for their products.

    I am truly enthusiastic about their hydration products and I think that other companies available in the United States, are going about hydration the wrong way, and in turn are limiting athletes to using products that don't work.

    I don't know about you guys, but I would be open to something that is certainly catching waves in other sports, and try not to criticize someone's honest review.
     
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    "This is the one folks. The moment we've all been waiting for" is not a review, it's post-decapitation foaming at the mouth.
     
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    Maybe I like it, that much ^^^^^^^^^^

    Sorry if I came across as too extreme, I've waited a while to test this product or anything like it
     
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    Give us a review.

    Then maybe we can get Fedace to give us a review of that cherry juice he was hyping.:twisted:
     
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    I edited the post to make it a bit more simple, sorry to hype it up so much.

    I will try and get a week long review in for you guys and I will compare it to some other brands
     
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    Does anybody know what these off-colored drinks are?^^ I've been seeing it between changeovers for years and years... mainly to poke fun...but now I'm a bit of a health freak. :)
     
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    Meh- Orange & Blackberry are their only flavors for all but 1 of their products. I was intrigued for a brief moment until those were my choices. I don't care how well it works if those are the only 2 flavors. I may have to buy it for some of the guys I play with & let them be guinea pigs.
     
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  18. gino

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    I actually don't enjoy the taste much, I have just noticed that when I'm on court that I my body is performing in a more efficient way. You can feel it, in my opinion, when your cardiovascular system is in sync, and it is not as hard to rhythmically breathe between points.

    The 15 second cure is the model I have used to recover between points since I was 12 yrs old, and as a college player I can say that those 15 seconds can sometimes not suffice, leaving me winded. Lately, wether or not I have been hydrated prior to a match, I have not had trouble breathing between points. My during exercise hydration/recovery is much improved
     
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