Athletes, service members, and everyone living an active lifestyle simply do not need more magnesium than what a healthy diet provides. Worse, ORS products that add magnesium to their product increases the Osmolality, or particles in the solution, of the product. If the concentration exceeds a 310 Osmolality score, it will actually dehydrate you.
In order ensure that this does not happen, they have to take something out. Often times they reduce the amount of chloride. Unlike magnesium, as Dr. Sack pointed out, chloride is a critical electrolyte to rehydrating your body.
When you sweat you lose the same amount of chloride as you do sodium. Not replenishing these electrolytes to an equal proportion to what you sweat out mean you risk decreased athletic or mission performance, cramps, and heat injuries.
When we created the formulas for our Cerasport and Ceralyte families of rehydration beverages, we started with an absolute commitment to use only what works. We partnered with the pioneers in the field of rehydration, an elite team of scientists from Johns Hopkins. Men and women with decades of real-world experience. It took Cera two years to perfect the formulas you can use today.
With only sodium, chloride, potassium, citrate, a little all-natural flavoring, sweetener, and our medically proven best in class rice-based carbohydrate source we created a continuum of rehydration beverages that have only what you need to keep your body hydrated, and performing at its best. All natural, Non-GMO and with organically grown California rice.