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The Activity Drink That Keep's Working Muscles Working

  • WHAT IS SQWINCHER?
  • HOW SQWINCHER KEEPS WORKING MUSCLES WORKING!
  • MEET THE JUDGES - SQWINCHER TASTE TEST
  • HOW IS TASTE IMPORTANT?
  • WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES?
  • HEAT STRESS INJURIES
  • SQWINCHER PRODUCTS

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    What is Sqwincher?   

    Sqwincher, the Activity Drink, is a great tasting, scientifically-formulated electrolyte replacement drink designed to restore important mineral salts and fluids lost through dehydration, physical exertion and heat stress. Sqwincher is more satisfying than water or soft drinks because the body absorbs it more quickly and it restores the depleted body to its proper electrolyte and fluid balance. Sqwincher, the Activity Drink, is the natural recovery source for dehydration.

    Sqwincher has served industrial workers since 1975. It's the only electrolyte replacement drink specially created for the high heat-stress environment of the workplace. What's more, Sqwincher has a solid track record of successes directed against heat stress among industrial workers. And since many workers say they like the taste of Sqwincher better than other popular sports drinks, they're more likely to use Sqwincher on a regular basis and protect themselves and your company against heat stress injury or accidents.

    Spend Pennies, Save Thousands. The Odds Are In Your Favor.

    During the last two decades, plant managers, safety directors, plant nurses and industrial hygienists have relied on Sqwincher to protect workers in heat environments and help protect their operations against high disability costs, lost time and lowered productivity. For an average cost of less than a penny per ounce*, you can provide your workers with an electrolyte replacement drink program that is easy to administer and highly effective. With Sqwincher as part of your safety program, the odds are in your favor.

    ...So Are The Options.

    Sqwincher offers a wide variety of dispensing options, such as ready-to-drink, liquid and powder concentrates and package sizes - plus several, great tasting flavors. Talk to your Sqwincher distributor about the size of your department and the heat stress demands your workers face. Your distributor can recommend which Sqwincher package and dispensing option will be most effective in your environment.


     

    How Sqwincher KeepsWorking Muscles Working   

    In industrial heat-stress environments, the body cools itself by perspiring. When this occurs, much more is lost than just water; magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium are also depleted. These minerals, or "electrolytes," are crucial to workers if they are to maintain healthy muscles and a productive energy level. Without electrolytes, workers become dehydrated and heat stress - or more serious injury - can be imminent. It's proven that water alone cannot sufficiently replace electrolytes to prevent heat stress. Pure water is absorbed slowly and cannot be retained in the extra-cellular cavity. The rate of absorption of Sqwincher as compared with water is 98% faster in the first minute.

    Can other products created for a sports environment, where people are active for short periods on random days, be expected to perform in an industrial environment where workers are active up to eight hours a day, five days a week? Why take a chance? With 50 percent less sodium and approximately 50 percent more potassium than most sports drinks used in industry, Sqwincher gives workers one of the most effective electrolyte replacement drinks available.


    Meet The Judges   

    Taste Test Conducted At The University Of Alabama

    In a recent blind taste test of the leading Electrolyte replacement drinks, Sqwincher was chosen to be the best tasting, most overall accepted drink available to industry. Quite an accomplishment considering this was one tough bunch to please. But then again, we've been pleasing the tastes of industrial workers and protecting them from Heat Stress injuries for over 25 years.

    To qualify for a FastPak free sample, send us your request from our feedback form.  Now, You Be The Judge.


     

    How Is Taste Important   

    Sqwincher simply tastes great. Better taste assures acceptance. When workers drink Sqwincher, they are not just fighting thirst, they are restoring the electrolytes their body needs to replenish and maintain a productive and balanced energy level. Sqwincher supplies energy to tired muscles through a scientific balance of carbohydrates-the fuel the body runs on.

    In a study, workers consumed significantly greater quantities of Sqwincher than water. Palatability tests indicated that workers found Sqwincher to be significantly more pleasurable as a carbohydrate - electrolyte fluid replacement. As a fluid replacement while working, and as a pre- and post- work refreshment beverage, Sqwincher was overwhelmingly selected as the beverage of choice over four other commercially available carbohydrate beverages.

    Sqwincher is very useful in promoting fluid ingestion and also promotes weight maintenance when workers are exposed to elevated temperatures that induce high sweat rates.


     

    What Are Electrolytes?   

    Technically, electrolytes are minerals (magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium) that are lost through perspiration or other forms of dehydration, particularly in heat stress situations. Under ideal conditions, electrolytes flow through muscle cells to keep them functioning normally. Perspiration depletes cells of fluids and weakens the muscle tissue. Within seconds of drinking SQWINCHER, the electrolytes are put back where they belong. And in the process, energy is back where it belongs.

    Water is the largest single component in the body and serves as a vehicle for electrolytes because body fluid composition is largely water. Electrolytes are those substances or compounds which, when dissolved in water, dissociate into positively and negatively charged ions. Optimum nerve reaction and muscular activity are dependent on proper exchange of these ions outside and inside cells. Electrolytes can be simple inorganic salts of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium or complex organic molecules. These minerals are lost through perspiration or other forms of dehydration, particularly in heat stress situations. Loss of body fluid means what it says; loss of water plus its contents (electrolytes) from the body. Intake of plain water replaces part of the loss; intake of an electrolyte drink replaces fluids plus the lost simple inorganic salts, all of which work together in keeping the body functioning properly. Within seconds of drinking SQWINCHER, the electrolytes are put back where they belong. And in the process, energy is back where it belongs.


     

    Heat Stress Disorders   

    Implementing an electrolyte replacement program with SQWINCHER , prevents or reduces the severity of heat stress disorders and provides a supplemental source of energy plus quenches thirst in a great tasting way. The following describes the symptoms of various heat disorders and what preventative measures can be taken to prevent dangerous situations from occurring.

    Heat Disorder Symptoms First Aid

    Heat Cramps

    Heat Index @ 90° - 100°

    Painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen, possible heavy sweating Firm pressure on cramping muscles, then gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of SQWINCHER every 15 minutes.

    Heat Exhaustion

    Heat Index @ 105° - 129°

    Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, skins cold, pale and clammy. Pulse steady, normal temperature, possible fainting and vomiting. Get victim out of sun, lie victim down, loosen clothes, apply cool cloths. Fan or move victim to air-cooled room. Give sips of SQWINCHER every 15 minutes for 1 hour. If victim vomits, get medical attention.

    Exertional Heat Illness 

    Heat Index @ 130° or Higher

    Stuporous appearance, tired and nauseated, may vomit, uncoordinated unsteady gait, perspiring heavily, dehydrated, overheated body temperature (up to 108 ° F) often accompanied by headache, rapid respiration and pulse. Cease exertion, promptly cool body exterior, and initiate replacement of fluids - water first, then SQWINCHER. If victim cannot retain fluids, transport to hospital.

    Heat Stroke

    Heat Index @ 130° or Higher

    High body temperature (106° F or higher), hot red dry skin, rapid and strong pulse, possible unconsciousness. Heat stroke is a severe medical problem, get victim to hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal. Move victim to cooler area. Reduce body temperature with cold baths or sponging. Use fans and air conditioners. DO NOT GIVE FLUIDS!


     

    Prevention   

    Proper work procedures for reducing ill effects of heat stress involve scheduled work/rest cycles that keep you from over-doing it. In this case, rest means minimal activity, not stopping work completely. You may alternate light/heavy work or indoor/outdoor work. Duties may be rotated among work teams.

    Fluid replacement is the most important way to protect your body's thermo-regulation system. You must take in as much fluid as you lose during the day and replace electrolytes your body uses up in cooling. Often your body needs fluid before you feel thirsty, so don't wait for thirst to drink fluids.

    Remember that it is much easier to prevent heat stress injuries than to recover from them. Be aware of the environment in which you work and drink fluids with electrolytes, such as SQWINCHER, on a regular basis throughout the workday.

    Proper work procedures for reducing ill effects of heat stress involve scheduled work/rest cycles that keep you from over-doing it. In this case, rest means minimal activity, not stopping work completely. You may alternate light/heavy work or indoor/outdoor work. Duties may be rotated among work teams.



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