SWORD Performance Drink Solutions are giving your usual electrolyte drinks an upgrade by using all natural ingredients that keep you hydrated and healthy all day long. We know how important it is to have reliable PPE on the jobsite, but protecting your body from the inside out is another critical component for preventing injury, illness, and fatigue. That’s where SHIELD products by Sword Performance can help hydrate and restore your body as a form of “drinkable PPE” for those long workdays.

What Makes SHIELD Unique?

There are a number of big-name electrolyte drinks out there that already have a cult following, so you may be wondering why there would be a need for yet another drink mix to join the conversation. Most well-known brands like Gatorade (owned by Pepsi) and Powerade (owned by Coca-Cola) contain high levels of sugar, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, chemical preservatives, and color dyes that can cause a range of health issues for your body and actually slow you down. SHIELD does not contain any of these ingredients, and only uses natural sources of energy and flavorings that benefit your body.

SHIELD drinks are naturally flavored with real fruit pulp rather than the artificial sweeteners that are typically used to flavor sports drinks. This gives them a light and refreshing taste that wont bog you down or hurt your stomach when doing physical activity. They fight dehydration with a balance of Sodium and Potassium electrolytes to support fluid balance, muscles, and nerves.

SHIELD Yourself From Dehydration at Work

The creators of SWORD Performance are both doctors and endurance runners, so it’s safe to say they have a good understanding of what the body needs to keep it going in high-energy environments. They combined their medical knowledge with their passion for running to create two lines of electrolyte drinks for different situations. SWORD drink mixes are formulated for high intensity situations like marathon running or high heat/humidity environments where you are constantly sweating and exerting yourself. SHIELD drinks are great for day-to-day consumption and routine activity where you don’t need as intense of an electrolyte replenishment.

“Our CEO previously came from a steel mill and understood the need for hydration in an industrial space. We bring a scientific advantage from the athletic world to the industrial space and the industrial athlete. Before, the products available to them either tasted good but didn’t work or they medically worked but tasted terrible. SWORD Performance offers effective, all-natural performance hydration.”

— Shawn Stasko, Co-Founder of Sword Performance

While most electrolyte drinks and mixes are marketed towards athletes, the creators of SWORD and SHIELD recognized the glaring need for hydration solutions in industries like steel manufacturing and construction because of the likelihood of heat stress in these environments. Their products have been tested in these fields by professionals and are backed by science to hydrate you naturally without any extra additives that slow you down. Staying hydrated throughout the day improves every aspect of your daily functioning and helps maintain and improve:

  • Mental clarity – eliminates brain fog
  • Endurance – delays physical and mental fatigue
  • Motor control skills – no shaky hands or loss of grip due to fatigue
  • Muscular strength – helps avoid cramping
  • Productivity – less downtime from fatigue means more time doing what matters
  • Prevents heat stress – hydration helps the body regulate its temperature and keeps organs functioning properly

Even mild dehydration (1-2% body water loss) can negatively affect your cognitive function. That, along with the already inherent risk involved in industries like heavy manufacturing, mining, and construction adds to the potential for illness and injury. Because these jobs are at higher risk of heat stress and fatigue-related illness, it’s crucial that workers stay hydrated year-round when exerting themselves on the job.

SHIELD Covers All the Bases

You can now stay hydrated with a variety of SHIELD products. They come in powdered drink packets, bottled beverages, and freezer pops! These are the perfect solution to bring along with you to work, on a run, a bike ride, travelling, or even to rehydrate after a long weekend.

The SHIELD drink mixes are available to order at Ohio Power Tool now! If you have any questions about these or any other heat stress PPE we have in stock, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at sales@ohiopowertool.com, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!