CAN SQWINCHER® CAUSE DIARRHOEA?

In addition to our smaller packs, Swhincher® is available in a range of bulk packs for value. These bulk powder and liquid formats are highly concentrated and must be diluted with water and/or ice correctly, according to the instructions on the packaging. As with any food product incorrect mixing or direct consumption of concentrated forms of Sqwincher® exceeds the recommended serve size and can cause your body to have problems with digesting it. Sqwincher® mixed from concentrate is meant for consumption on the same day, and is not to be consumed if left overnight.

For any questions or queries regarding product use, mixing or serve sizes, please refer to the packaging. Alternatively please contact your authorised distributor or our customer service team on 07 3374 4544, for help.

ARE AMINO ACIDS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE HYDRATION?

Amino acids collectively are also known more commonly as protein, which is found in most foods. The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) reviewed 11 research studies into the addition of protein in electrolyte drinks. According to the AIS the benefits of consuming protein during exercise on performance, are contentious.

IS MAGNESIUM REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE HYDRATION?

Research indicates that significant quantities of Magnesium are not lost whilst sweating from strenuous activity. According to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) it is unlikely the addition of Magnesium in an electrolyte drink will enhance hydration goals or reduce cramping.

SQWINCHER® HAS SODIUM. CAN I CONSUME TOO MUCH SODIUM?

Excessive Sodium is detrimental to health. That is why Sqwincher® has been formulated with safe levels of Sodium. According to research conducted by a leading Food Technologist, out of 52 electrolyte beverages reviewed, Sqwincher® had one of the lowest levels of Sodium recorded.

SQWINCHER® SUGAR –FREE HAS NO SUGAR, CAN DIABETICS CONSUME IT SAFELY?

Sqwincher® is a food product and is formulated to provide hydration to combat fluid loss and dehydration. Sugar free Sqwincher® contains no sugar and is prepared to contain no calorific value. Diabetes however, is a medical condition and must be treated in accordance to medical advice from a qualified medical practitioner. To find out if Sqwincher® is safe for you medically, please consult a physician. For a complete list of ingredients and nutritional panels, please refer to the back of the pack, or click here.

SQWINCHER® HAS POTASSIUM. CAN I CONSUME TOO MUCH POTASSIUM? CAN IT CAUSE KIDNEY STONES?

According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, the recommended intake for
Potassium for men is 3,800 mg/day and for women 2,800 mg/day. To put this in perspective, approximately 1 litre of Sqwincher® made from Sqwincher® Qwik Stik mixes to give 180mg of Potassium which is a fraction of the daily intake. In comparison one small banana can contains on average 467mg of Potassium. Sqwincher® Qwik Stik contains potassium citrate, which according to the Mayo Clinic is actually a treatment for the removal of kidney stones resulting from a condition called renal tubular acidosis.

HOW MUCH SQWINCHER® SHOULD I DRINK?

Our standard recommendation is one standard serve every fifteen minutes under periods of sustained strenuous activity. Under the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSANZ) Sqwincher® is classified as a food, not a medicinal product and as such Sqwincher® can be consumed without a prescribed dosage.

WHY DO I NEED ELECTROLYTES? WHY CAN’T I JUST DRINK WATER?

Human sweat is composed of water and essential nutrients called electrolytes. When you sweat your body loses fluid and electrolytes – both need to be replaced. During high intensity activity and/or extreme environmental conditions the body sweats at very high rates and cannot replenish fluid and electrolytes fast enough. Under these conditions, drinking water alone can lead to an electrolyte imbalance leading to symptoms such as muscle cramps and dizziness.