Recently, I had a little “trial” with a recovery drink called Code Blue, by Halo Labs. Among other natural ingredients, it features something called Sustamine, which is being heralded as the newest advancement in hydration. I must say that I was fairly impressed with the results, and so I’m going to recommend it to our readers (that means you, mom!).
So what exactly is Sustamine? Two of the amino acids I’ve introduced in earlier posts are alanine and glutamine. A company out of Japan called Kyowa Hakko has managed to combine these two amino acids into a
dipeptide, termed l-alanyl l glutamine. And in a recent study, it was shown to rehydrate athletes far better than regular water, most likely by enhancing fluid and electrolyte uptake. And, as I’ve discussed, normal recovery drinks like Gatorade are basically salt, water, and sugar, so it proves to be a better option than those as well.
Sustamine is also featured in several products, including a few powders from GNC. It is also available in pill form from Swanson Vitamins, which I am going to begin trying soon, since it is a more concentrated amount of the supplement. As an added bonus to those of you out there who have difficult laying off alcoholic beverages (not condoning this in any way), many anecdotal reports have shown that it may also provide relief for hangovers. Further bolstering this notion: Code Blue’s co-founder, Mr Michael Sachs, was a former brand manager at Grey Goose Vodka. As one person put it, “He surely knows the ins and outs of hangovers.” So party on, my friends!