Hydration Science

Healthy Hydration | Calories

Jul 27, 2020 Sword Performance

This week, Shawn and Kaitlin talk calories with sports medicine physician, ultra-distance runner, and Sword Performance Co-Founder, Dr. Scott Black.

Healthy Hydration | Osmolality

Jul 20, 2020 Sword Performance

This week, Shawn and Kaitlin talk osmolality. This technical term is not as intimidating as it sounds! Join us as we explain the basics of osmolality and why it's important. 

Healthy Hydration | Carbohydrates

Jul 06, 2020 Sword Performance

This week, Kaitlin and Shawn talk fuel. Join us as we discuss the importance of carbohydrates, their function in our bodies, and how SWORD® is formulated to fuel you for the task at hand.

SWORD® 101

Introducing Sword 101

Feb 13, 2020 Sword Performance

Curious to learn more about SWORD®? This series will dive deeper into the major purposes behind our performance hydration.


Feb 13, 2020 Sword Performance

You are standing in your kitchen. You fill up your bottle of water and drop a scoop of SWORD® into it. After a quick shake you give it a taste. Hmm. Your first impression is that it's mild. Surprisingly mild. This is intentional.

Why Sodium?

Feb 13, 2020 Sword Performance

Sweat is absolutely essential to exercise because it is our body's most important means of cooling off. Learn what makes up sweat, and how SWORD functions during exercise to replace what you lose when you sweat.

The Case for Calories

Oct 08, 2015 Sword Performance

Calories are a critical component to your performance nutrition plan. SWORD has calories that are scientifically designed to improve endurance. Learn about them here.


Sep 02, 2015 Sword Performance

When you use most sports drinks, you can feel the liquid sloshing in your stomach. This is osmolality gone wrong. We explain what this means and how to avoid it. 


Aug 24, 2015 Sword Performance

There are some misunderstandings about the role of carbohydrate in exercise. Carbohydrate is a fuel used by your muscles to perform work. It is also used by many other organs in your body and is the preferred fuel for your brain.  It is stored in relatively limited amounts in the body.  There are carbs in SWORD. Find out why.  

A Brief History of the Sports Drink