Vacationing at Elevation

In an effort to make your TransRockies Run the most enjoyable one possible, please consider preparing for acclimatization ahead of time. The Run is 8,000 feet or more above sea level and we’d like to help you get the most out of your event, after all, you deserve the best experience ever!

Most people do not suffer from severe Altitude Sickness when they visit Colorado, however, mild to moderate altitude related symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle cramping, insomnia, shortness of breath, increased blood pressure, water retention and/or dehydration may occur. Altitude sickness can be prevented, decreased or even eliminated by taking a few simple steps:

  1. If you have had altitude sickness in the past, be sure to go to elevation more slowly. Stay a night or two at ½ or ¾ of your final destination altitude to allow your body to better adapt and acclimate.
  2. Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  3. Stay hydrated. This is critical. Studies show that staying hydrated, particularly with a sport drink containing electrolytes, improves performance and energy at elevation. Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is a unique and energizing mountain sports drink designed to aid in the prevention of altitude sickness AND to assist mountain athletes in maximizing performance at elevation. Acli-Mate® contains only natural ingredients and a unique combination vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and electrolytes making it ideal for mountain visitors and athletes, other mountain and outdoor enthusiasts, kids and seniors.

How does it work?:

Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink works by helping the body to adapt. For optimal acclimatization, Acli-Mate® should be taken 3 days prior to arrival at elevation. Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink Supplement helps to support healthy adrenal function, optimal hydration, energy production and red blood cell integrity, all pathways that promote well-being and performance at elevation. For these reasons, Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is the perfect sport supplement for the mountain visitor AND for the mountain athlete.

Recommended Use For Mountain Visitors:

Drink 1-3 servings daily of Acli-Mate® starting 3 days prior to arrival at elevation (4,000 feet or above). Adjust dosage according to age, size and need. Call or email Acli-Mate® for additional information ( Continue to drink Acli-Mate® Mountain daily for the duration of your stay at 1-3 servings daily.

Recommended Use For Athletes Coming to Elevation:

Drink 3 servings daily of Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink starting 3 days prior to travel and exercise at elevation (4,000 feet or above).

For endurance events and activities use the Mountain Sport Drink formula 30-60 minutes prior to exercise as an energy supplement. During activity, use Acli-Mate® Endurance or Endurance PLUS Mountain for sustained energy and optimal performance. Either formula may be used for recovery. Many athletes appreciate the additional herbal extracts in the Mountain formula for enhanced recovery.

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