High Altitude Sickness or also called Acute Mountain Sickness
High Altitude Sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, is brought on by the body’s exposure to extreme altitudes to which it is not acclimatized. The severity of symptoms can vary from mild to life threatening. Recognizing the symptoms of altitude sickness, getting to a lower elevation, using supplemental oxygen, staying hydrated with water and Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink may help to prevent or reduce the severity of altitude sickness. (Immediate medical attention is advised for moderate to severe High Altitude Sickness!)
Common symptoms of altitude sickness include: fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle cramping, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, shortness of breath, water retention and dehydration. Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is an excellent choice for the mountain visitor and athlete; it may also be used at any elevation for energy and improved hydration.
At altitude the body is faced with the challenges of lower atmospheric pressure, manifesting in less oxygen per breath. This causes the body to hyperventilate (breathe faster) in an effort to deliver more oxygen to the lungs. Air at elevation is often much drier and increased respiration robs the body of moisture via the lungs. (Each breath you exhale contains 100% humidity). The challenges of elevation are more complex than rapid breathing and moisture-loss but these two issues alone amount to a significant increase in hydration needs. This is why proper hydration is fundamental to high-altitude well-being. Drinking Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink naturally assists the body in effective acclimatization.
To read more about the Physiological Effects of High Altitude check out How Stuff Works.
To read more about Acute Mountain Sickness you can check out US National Library of Medicine.
Directions for Optimal Acclimatization:
Plan your vacation responsibly.
The higher and faster you go up, the greater risk you incur for AMS. Consider spending a night or two at moderate elevation if you are prone to High Altitude Sickness.
For best results, use Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink at 3 servings daily started at least three days prior to travel and/or exercise at elevation. If you are unable to use Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink before arriving at elevation start upon arrival or at the first indication of altitude stress. Continue to use daily while at elevation.
ADULTS: Three servings daily before 7 PM. Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is not recommended in late evening as the B-vitamins are energizing and may cause restless sleep. Taken earlier in the day, Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink aids in more restlful sleep cycles by helping the body adapt to the stressors of elevation.*
KIDS: 1-2 servings daily. For very young children (babies and toddlers) dilute Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink by 1/2. Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is safe for all ages and contains no stimulants or artificial ingredients. Generally, kids love the flavor and getting them to drink Acli-Mate® is no problem! Getting them to stop drinking it is more the issue.
Already Acclimated? Use Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink to enhance Mountain Sport Performance!
How Does it Work?
In addition to the hydrating benefits of water and electrolytes, our MOUNTAIN SPORT DRINK also contains B vitamins, Vitamin C, Rhodiola root, Schizandra berries and Ginkgo leaf extracts to help promote optimal acclimatization, performance and recovery as well as calcium and magnesium to help reduce muscle cramping and support bone health.*
Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink for the Mountain Athlete
Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink has been designed to aid in acclimatization and assist mountain athletes with performance at elevation. Our proprietary combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and electrolytes make Acli-Mate® MOUNTAIN the perfect sport drink for mountain athletics. Use 1-2 servings 30 min to 2 hours prior to exercise for optimal nutrient loading and hydration. Continue to use the Mountain Sport Drink during activity for electrolyte replacement, energy and adrenal support. If your caloric demand is higher use our Endurance Sport formula. For additional information and specific instructions on best uses of these formulations before, during and after exercise as well as for optimal acclimatization visit our For Best Results page. You may also contact us and we will answer all your questions as best we can!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.