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ACTIVE HYDRATION FOR WOMEN SINGLE SERVES
Single serving packet
HYDRATION IS POWER. Osmo Active Hydration for Women is a during exercise hydration drink that was scientifically developed to be the fastest way for women to rehydrate.
During the full menstrual cycle, internal temperature varies by 0.5°C, while sodium losses increase and plasma volume drops. Osmo Active Hydration for Women was developed based on peer-reviewed science to address these physiological realities and to help female athletes:
- Increase Power Output
- Improve Endurance
- Avoid Premenstrual Performance Decline
Women Are Not Small Men
Throughout the history of sports medicine research (and even primary medical research), study participants have primarily been 18- to 22-year-old men. Most of the scientific community believed that the findings from this research were applicable for women. They are not. Women have been excluded from this human performance research in the past because hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle impact performance. In short, women were considered “too difficult” to include as participants in the studies. The same fluctuations of hormones that alter physiological responses to exercise, metabolism, recovery, and training that present challenges for researchers create challenges for female athletes.
We saw these challenges as opportunities to better serve female athletes.
There is now solid research that is specific to women and their physiological differences. By knowing the differences between female and male athletes, every athlete can achieve their true potential by applying sex-specific methods and recommendations, including nutrition.
During the menstrual cycle, women have two hormone phases: high and low. During the high hormone phase, estrogen reduces the availability of carbohydrate and increases the amount of fat used for fuel; thus women have problems hitting high intensities. Elevated progesterone increases our core temperature by ~0.5’C, increases total body sodium losses, and increases muscle breakdown (and at the same time, reduces the body’s ability to rebuild muscle). If this wasn’t enough, the combination of elevated estrogen and progesterone drops available plasma volume by ~8%, which reduces heart-stroke volume, thereby reducing oxygen available for aerobic metabolism.
Based on peer-reviewed science, including research done by Dr Stacy Sims, who developed all of the Osmo products, we have developed three products to help female athletes feel and perform their best by addressing these physiological realities.
Osmo Active Hydration for Women helps female athletes increase power output, improve endurance, and avoid premenstrual performance decline.
Osmo Preload Hydration for Women counteracts hormone-induced drop in body water, increases performance during hot & intense efforts, maximizes sustained power, and improves recovery.
Osmo Acute Recovery for Women promotes muscle synthesis, reduces hormonal influences on recovery, and optimizes training adaptations.
Hydration is Power
To maximize and sustain power, stay hydrated. As body-water drops, so does aerobic power; by the time you’re thirsty you’re already about 2% below optimal body water, which can result in an 11% reduction in power output.
Individual body-water loss varies among athletes and according to exercise intensity and weather conditions. Most people, under most conditions, should drink 20-25 ounces of Osmo Active Hydration per hour of exercise (roughly one small or large water bottle). Lighter athletes or athletes exercising in cool weather conditions may only require 16-18 ounces an hour. Larger athletes or athletes exercising under hot and humid conditions may require up to 30 ounces an hour.
As endurance athletes, our bodies produce power through aerobic metabolism. Aerobic metabolism requires oxygen-rich blood to flow to the muscles. As body-water drops (due to perspiration and respiration), blood “thickens”, which reduces heart-stroke volume. This means that if you don’t start your effort hydrated, you won’t be performing at your best. If you don’t replace body water rapidly during your workout, your heart rate can hold steady (or even rise), but power will drop (known as “Cardiac Drift”).
In many cases, an athlete’s rate of fluid loss is greater than their body’s ability to replace it orally. What this all means is 1) you should start your workout fully hydrated, 2) you can’t wait until you’re thirsty before you start drinking, and 3) you should be drinking Osmo Active Hydration, because it’s been developed to be the fastest way to replace body-water orally.
How is Osmo so fast at replacing body-water?
To answer this question, we want to tell you about an American Chemist named Dr. Robert K. Crane. In 1960, Crane presented his discovery of the sodium-glucose cotransport system. Later, The Lancet called Crane’s discovery: “…the most important medical advance this century.”
In plain language, when glucose and sodium are present in the small intestine, water is drawn into the bloodstream at a much faster rate.
Crane’s discovery of cotransport led directly to the development of oral rehydration therapy. Oral rehydration therapy has saved the lives of millions of people suffering from dehydration in underdeveloped countries since.
Crane’s scientific cotransport discovery paved the way for Osmo Active Hydration. We have studied, tested and perfected the science of oral rehydration, honing the ratio of sodium (and other electrolytes), glucose and the other natural and organic ingredients to maximize the rate of fluid absorption and palatability.
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Free US Ground Shipping
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Returns and Exchanges
All of our products have a 30-day money back guarantee, except as specified below. We do not refund shipping charges unless the item was mis-shipped. If you are returning an item, it must be unused in its original packaging and have its original tags. A return of a used item will only be accepted if there is a manufacturing defect. We do cover 1st class USPS postage for exchanges from Triathlon LAB to you (excluding closeout items and international orders). Please allow 7-14 business days to process your exchange/refund. If an exchange is needed sooner, please contact customer service for alternate options. Within the first 30 days, please follow the procedures listed below to ensure a prompt replacement, refund, or credit. In addition, please keep a record of shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise. If you are returning an item that was sold with a promotional item, such as a free gift card, then the refund will be the purchase price less the free gift with purchase value.
If an item has a defect which does not appear within the first 30 days, please email Customer Service for a return authorization (RA) number. We do reserve the right to turn down a return if the item appears damaged due to misuse. Some manufacturers require items be sent directly to them for repairs (wheels, wetsuits, etc.), so please contact our Customer Service Department.
The following points apply to all returns/exchanges:
- All items must be returned in new and unused condition with all parts, original tags, and packaging materials within 30 days of purchase. Used items will not be accepted by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you AT YOUR EXPENSE.
- Due to health concerns, triathlonlab.com is unable to accept any returns of nutrition, supplements or consumable food products.
- Clothing items must be unworn and have all hang tags attached.
- For health reasons, swim items cannot be returned or exchanged if worn in the water. This includes but is not limited to swim suits, goggles, fins, paddles.
- DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, and Software that are unopened and still in their original plastic wrap can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Defective or damaged items may be exchanged for the same title only.
- Wheels and powermeters must not be ridden.
- Tires, tubular or clincher, must not be mounted or glued.
- There will be a 10% restocking fee on all returned bike travel cases, trainers, and wheels.
- All Special Order sales are final and will not be accepted for return or exchange unless defective or damaged. A Special Order is an item that triathlonlab.com does not actively stock or sell and specially orders from a manufacturer or distributor for a customer.
- Close-Out sales are final and can only be returned for an exchange or a store credit.
- triathlonlab.com will only accept returns or exchanges with valid return authorization numbers clearly marked on the outside of packages. Items not returned with valid numbers on the packaging will not be accepted by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you at your expense. The RA# is equivalent to your order number found on your invoice included with your order. It is only valid for 30 days from the day of shipping. triathlonlab.com will refund the actual 1st class standard shipping costs to return damaged merchandise or to return merchandise due to a mis-shipment.
- The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges unless otherwise noted. Upon receipt of your return, triathlonlab.com will notify you of the receipt via email and will work to process the return or exchange as quickly as possible. All credits will be placed on the credit card used for the original purchase. Please allow 1 - 2 billing cycles for the credit adjustment to appear on your statement. Bike and Wetsuit returns are subject to the following additional rules:
Framesets and Complete Bikes
Triathlonlab.com accepts returns on framesets and complete bikes within 15 days of the original shipping date under the following conditions:
- Defective or damaged - If the bike or frameset arrives to you defective or damaged, you can return it for replacement, store credit or refund with no penalty. We will refund the actual ground shipping costs of your return in such a situation.
Incorrect Size- If you determine that you chose the incorrect size bike or frameset, you can return it for a properly-sized replacement within 15 days of the original shipping date. The bike or frameset must be in new condition and must not have been ridden outside. You will be responsible for a restocking fee of 10% of the retail price of the bike or frameset, which covers the administration, labor, and depreciation costs associated with a returned bike or frameset. You will also be responsible for all shipping costs and proper insurance.
We will do everything within reason to help you fine tune the fit of your new bike within this 30 day period, including trading out stems, handlebars, and seatposts. Please note that if we send out replacement items, your credit card will be billed for such items and a full credit will be issued once we receive the original parts back from you.
Returns for exchange or store credit
If you are otherwise unsatisfied with your frameset or bike purchase, you can return it within 15 days of the original shipping date for an exchange or a store credit. The bike or frameset must be in new condition and must not have been ridden outside. You will be responsible for a restocking fee of 10% of the retail price of the bike or frameset, which covers the administration, labor, and depreciation costs associated with a returned bike or frameset. You will also be responsible for all shipping costs and proper insurance.
Returns for refund
If you choose to return non-defective merchandise to us within this 30-day window for a refund, you will be responsible for a restocking fee of 20% of your purchase price. The bike or frameset must be in new condition and must not have been ridden outside. You will also be responsible for all shipping costs and proper insurance. The steer tubes on forks must not be cut. Cut forks will be charged full replacement cost. Stock seat posts may be cut for fit purposes. After market seat posts that are cut or scratched beyond a reasonable degree will be charged full replacement cost. Special order bikes and framesets are final. triathlonlab.com considers a special order to be a bike custom ordered from a manufacturer for you. This includes, but is not limited to, bikes or frames ordered with custom sized tubing and/or custom paint. If a customer wishes to cancel a special order bike before it has shipped from the manufacturer, there will be a $200 cancellation fee (typically to cover fees charged by the manufacturers). A Return Authorization (RA) number is required for all frameset and bike returns/exchanges and can be obtained by calling: 1.310.374.9100. triathlonlab.com will only accept returns or exchanges with valid RA numbers clearly marked on the outside of packages. Items not returned with valid numbers on the packaging or not within the 30 day return period will not be accepted by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you AT YOUR EXPENSE.
Purchasing a triathlon wetsuit can be difficult. At triathlonlab.com we want to be sure you receive the correct size. If you are unsure about your correct size or have any questions or concerns about proper sizing or fit, please contact us so that our experts can help you make the appropriate decision before you place your order.
triathlonlab.com accepts returns on wetsuits within 15 days of the original shipping date per our FIT Gaurantee policy under the following conditions:
If you are unsure of the fit of your wetsuit, do not wear the wetsuit in the water. Please call us so we can assist you with fit questions. Wetsuits must be returned in unworn, new condition with all tags and original packaging for a full refund. Wetsuits that have been worn in the water will only be accepted per our fit gaurantee policy by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you at your expense. If the wetsuit is defective, you can return it for warranty (at the discretion of the wetsuit manufacturer) or store credit within 30 days of the original purchase date. Note: All wetsuits are inspected for damage by triathlonlab.com prior to shipping to ensure a quality product. Please use caution when trying on a wetsuit. A tear or splitting at a seam is considered a manufacturing defect, but nail digs or cuts in the center of a panel are not defects and will not be accepted by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you at your expense.
If you determine that you chose the incorrect size wetsuit, you can return it for a proper-sized replacement within 15 days of the original shipping date. The wetsuit must be in new condition and must not have been worn in the water. You will be responsible for return shipping costs. A Return Authorization (RA) number is required for all wetsuit returns/exchanges and can be obtained by calling Triathlon LAB at: 1-310-374-9100. triathlonlab.com will only accept returns or exchanges with valid RA numbers clearly marked on the outside of packages. Items not returned with valid numbers on the packaging or not within the 30 day return period will not be accepted by triathlonlab.com and will be shipped back to you at your expense.
Returns With an Original Sales Receipt:
Unused, or defective items returned within 30 days after the invoice date which meet the requirements listed above will receive a refund based on the original form of payment. A mail check will be issued for items paid for by check. A return/exchange, even exchange, or gift receipt does not serve as an original receipt.
Returns with a return/exchange, even exchange, or gift receipt:
Unused, or defective items may be returned within 30 days after the invoice date for a merchandise exchange or a store credit for the purchase price. Applicable restocking fees for bikes, framesets, and wheels will be deducted from the store credit, or charged for exchanges. A merchandise exchange only or online store credit may be issued for any returned merchandise in the event it does not meet our refund criteria. A gift receipt serves as proof of purchase only.
Note: The lowest online sale, clearance or blowout purchase prices may be applicable, these prices are subject to frequent change without notice.
triathlonlab.com offers a one-time price adjustment when an original sales receipt is presented within 14 days of your purchase. Please fax us a copy of your original invoice and call our customer service number (310) 374-9100if you have any questions or to obtain an adjustment. Or you can also mail your original offline invoice with a note indicating the item and its new price to:
Triathlon LAB, Inc.
1512 Aviation Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA. 90278
Attn: Price Adjustments
Note: The envelope must be postmarked within 14 days of the invoice date noted at the top of the invoice. We credit the credit card used for the original purchase. We cannot issue refund checks for price adjustments.
Returning or Exchanging Items by Mail Policy
Follow these instructions to return any Triathlonlab.com Online purchase by mail.
1.Make a photo copy of your original invoice for your records. Send us the original only!
2.Circle the item(s) that you are returning or exchanging on the bottom portion of the invoice and note the specific reason why.
3.Indicate if you want us to credit the card used to place the order or if you'd like an exchange, let us know what you want by noting on the reverse side of the invoice. We won't charge for shipping an exchanged only order, standard U.S. Mail.
4.Pack and seal your return or return's securely, in the original packaging if possible, and include the original invoice. Packages must be returned prepaid -- we do not accept C.O.D. deliveries.
5.Important...We recommend you Insure your return for the proper merchandise dollar amount, this covers you in the event the package is lost or damaged by the post office.
Send returns to:
1512 Aviation Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA. 90278
Note: We reserve the right to refuse a refund in full on any damaged returned merchandise on behalf of the post office or shipping company for uninsured returns. Triathlon LAB will only refund shipping charges if we've sent the wrong item or if the item sent is defective. (All Special orders and closeout specials are non-refundable.)
Credit Card Refunds
On returns, we can only credit the credit card used for the original purchase. Please allow 1-2 billing cycles for the refund credit to appear on your statement.