Bubbles and exercise - Is carbonation bad during exercise?

Bubbles and exercise - Is carbonation bad during exercise?

This is a question we get all the time here at Bobelo, and the fact is that carbonation and exercise can actually go great together, it depends on where you get your bubbles.

Carbonation, or the presence of carbon dioxide bubbles, is often associated with sugary, high-calorie drinks that are not recommended for exercise. However, carbonation itself is not inherently bad for exercise. In fact, carbonated water can be a refreshing and hydrating alternative to still water during and after exercise. Studies have shown that drinking carbonated water does not negatively affect hydration levels or exercise performance and may even enhance perception of effort during exercise.

One concern about carbonated drinks during exercise is that the bubbles may cause gastrointestinal discomfort or bloating. However, this is not a universal effect and varies among individuals. Additionally, carbonated drinks can be helpful for reducing nausea and aiding digestion after exercise, as the bubbles can help to break up food in the stomach. It is important to note that some carbonated drinks, such as sodas or artificial energy drinks, can contain high levels of sugar, lab made caffeine, or other ingredients that may have negative effects on exercise performance, but this is not due to the carbonation itself but the poor ingredients they use.

In conclusion, carbonation can have some great benefits while exercising. Carbonated water is a great way to stay hydrated and can aid in digestion and reducing nausea after exercise. However, it is important to choose carbonated drinks wisely and avoid those with high levels of sugar, caffeine, or other ingredients that may negatively impact exercise performance.  

Bobelo is the first self-carbonating hydration drink with smooth bubbles, balanced electrolytes, and a plethora of other stress reducing, immune boosting, and clean energy ingredients to make your exercise sessions more enjoyable and effective.  Our patented micro bubbles can even help in absorbing the electrolytes better than sugary hydration drinks.  


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