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FLY SMART!  Guard against Dehydration
WHY TRY electroBlast?     

AVOID PILOT ERROR
STAY SMART AND ALERT!

THE ELECTROLYTE ADVANTAGE"
electroBlast's leading edge delivery system encourages
hydration with essential electrolytes.  

Dehydration can contribute to electrolyte depletion;
inattention; feelings of fatigue/ jet lag.        

TASTES GREAT
Simply add electroBlast contents in water for a
refreshing drink.        

NATURALLY BETTER
Natural flavors without unnecessary artificial flavors,
colors, or sweeteners.  

COMPACT, CONVENIENT

electroBlast packs or pump bottles fit in pocket, pack, or
flight bag.  electro-pak easily slips into a water bottle.  
No messy powders or heavy bottled drinks.        

LOW CARB, LOW CALORIE
Each serving has less than 1 gr carbs and only  5
calories without using unnecessary sugar or artificial
sweeteners.        

MAKES A GREAT COFFEE, TEA, OR SODA ALTERNATIVE
For refreshment anytime and anywhere, just dissolve
electrolytes  into cold or hot  water.  Stay hydrated and
avoid the sugar high/crash cycle.        

FAST ABSORPTION PLUS
Ionic trace minerals in electroBlast are highly
absorbable once dissolved in water.  
What pilots are saying about electroBlast:

"I think the electroBlast is a great product.  Our flight crews take long
flights, both as airline passengers and as pilots checking out ILS's and
VOR's in other countries flying in our Hawker.  Our pilots added the
electroBlast tablets to the bottled water we carry on board, drank it
instead of soda and also used it during exercise.  Overall, the electroBlast
helped reduce fatigue by keepiing crews hydrated with some good tasting
drinks.  I would recommend it to any flight crew."
Capt. C.L. FAA Flight Inspection Pilot, Oklahoma

"I thought it was terrific!"
E.I. Commercial Charter Pilot, MA

"At first I was a skeptic, but now 'electroBlast' has become required
equipment on all of DSFI flights.  I wouldn't think of spending the day in
the cockpit without electroBlast."
D.S., 2004 FAA National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year,
President/Chief Flight Instructor DSFI, New York

"Our company specializes in ferrying helicopters throughout Asia, which
may require a time period of one week or more to complete.  In the past
few years, three of our pilots have been hospitalized for hyponatremia
during ferry flights.  Subsequently, we ensured that each aircraft departed
with an ample supply of both water and isotonic drinks.  With
electroBlast's generous mineral content, we're confident there'll be no
more cases of hyponatremia."
D.S., Chief Test & Delivery Pilot AviAsia, Singapore

"Apart from being just right for our special flight, they also have a very
pleasant taste.  Congratulations for this product..."
M.D., Travesia 2004 Trans Andean and Transatlantic Flight Project, Chile

"I was surprised how effective it was as well as how good it tastes. ( I
have to admit, I was a bit skeptical).  Have you considered making it
available to airline pilot groups through their companies?  Thanks again
and good luck with your product."
C.W., Kentucky
AEROMEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DEHYDRATION - DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? By Nina
Anderson, Corporate Pilot,  ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition(SPN), FAA WINGS Seminar
Human Factors Leader, and Author of "Eliminating Pilot Error"

The FAA has recently updated a requirement in the Practical Test Standards that applicants for pilot
certificates explain the symptoms, causes, effects, and corrective actions for at least three physiological
conditions.  The list includes hypoxia, hyperventilation, middle ear and sinus problems, spatial
disorientation, motion sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, stress and fatigue, and now dehydration.  
Most pilots associate dehydration with thirst and assume an easy fix is just to drink any type of liquid.  
This is not always the case.  A pilot's dehydration condition can be caused by a lack of water within the
body cavity due to high body temperatures, a hot/dry aircraft environment, excess caffeine consumption,
antihistamines, and not drinking appropriate fluids.  Many soft drinks, teas, and juice drinks do not
constitute good water substitutes as they may contain caffeine and sugars that can compromise
absorption of the water content.
The symptoms of dehydration go beyond thirst.  In an effort to respond to the brain's need for fluid, the
kidneys reabsorb water through the urine creating fluid retention and frequent urges to visit the
bathroom (a disadvantage on extended flights).  Dry skin is also an indicator of dehydration as the skin
gets most of its moisture subdermally.  The brain is approximately 75% water, and when it needs to
replace lost fluid, it can manifest a symptom such as headaches, lightheadedness, and fatigue.
Dehydration also can contribute to fuzzy thinking, poor decision-making and muscle fatigue.  Long-term
effects can manifest in wrinkled skin, impaired memory function, dry hair, brittle nails, constipation,
susceptibility to colds and sinus infections because of extremely dry nasal passages.
The primary dehydration avoidance procedure has been to simply drink water.  Another option to
encourage rehydration has been to use flavored sports drinks.  Sports drink ingredients commonly
contain electrolytes and carbohydrates (added as sugar, glucose, or fructose).  Depending upon the
individual and amount of carbohydrates in the drink, these ingredients may affect muscle performance,
fatigue levels, and put the pilot on a glycemic roller coaster whereby the body will crave more and more
carbs to sustain focus and concentration.  
Many pilots are using a relatively new rehydration aid, electroBlast, which they can carry in their flight
bag and which makes a pleasant tasting drink when added to bottled water.  It is a naturally flavored
effervescent tablet with essential electrolytes, but without added refined sugar carbohydrates, artificial
dyes or sweeteners.  
The Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin, Spring 2000: Dehydration and the Pilot, lists rehydration
procedures.  They advise drinking cool water and not to rely on the thirst sensation as an alarm. To
encourage drinking more water, they recommend adding some flavoring to it and caution against excess
caffeine as it is a diuretic.  Their final message is to " Fly safe and never pass up an opportunity to have
a fresh glass of water."  I would like to add - with electrolytes!
See article below on FAA Aeromedical information regarding dehydration
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