It might not look like much, but this drink is touted as the sports elixir of tomorrow.

Developed by Flinders University in South Australia, ‘Prep’d’ is the culmination of 20 years of research into sports hydration, and could change the landscape of elite sport.

The drink’s secret formula is a starch not commonly found in sports drinks, which helps absorb fluid more effectively, and gives it the consistency of a smoothie.

Unlike regular sports drinks, it’s consumed in two stages: 18 hours before exercise, and two hours post activity.

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