Running is synonymous with stress blasting and endorphin releasing. The feeling of freedom and movement to clear the head after a long day at your desk can feel glorious. However, nothing interrupts a jog or workout like a muscle cramp. That shooting pain can kill all the good mood hormones you're aiming for. When we get hit with that muscle cramp we almost always automatically reach for some water to help us through it.
Looking into this instinctive knee-jerk reaction further, we were perplexed to learn that research actually shows that people who drink only plain water before and after exercise could be even more prone to cramps. Pure water actually dilutes the electrolyte concentration in our bodies. Electrolytes are precisely what's already what being naturally depleted by sweating, and they are essential to helping the muscles avoid cramping.
Science shows that work out beverages like mineral water containing electrolytes are a much smarter choice than regular water to prevent and provide relief for muscle cramps. The naturally occurring magnesium in Found Bubbly (72mg/L) also works to maintain muscle performance.