AJ Safety is proud to promote the Thorzt Hydration range. Thorzt is a brand of Paramount safety, has spent close to 10-years scientifically unpacking dehydration in the workplace. Over five million serves and three million icy poles later, the Thorzt team have developed a product range packed with electrolytes, vitamins and branched-chain amino acids for rapid rehydration.
It only takes 1% of dehydration to result in lowered productivity! What is dehydration? THORZT is the hydration solution for the weekday worker and the weekend warrior so it doesn’t matter if you are on a construction site, the footy field, about to ski down a mountain or sitting in an office with the air conditioner on, THORZT has a product for you.
Paramount is committed to researching and developing quality cooling and hydration products for hard workers all around Australia whatever the job.
Dehydration occurs when fluids and nutrients are lost from the body at a faster rate than they are replaced. This results in an imbalance of the essential components of an efficiently working body. If you don’t replace the lost fluids and minerals (electrolytes), you will become dehydrated. Blood is approximately 80% water and is responsible for the efficient transportation of vital nutrients around the body. Any imbalance reduces the efficiency of our bodies.
Symptoms of dehydration are difficult to determine in the early stages, but can include dryness of the mouth and thirst, dry warm skin, dizziness, or cramping in the arms and legs. Darker urine and thirst are the first signs of dehydration as it is your body’s way to reduce fluid loss and increase water intake.
As dehydration increases, signs may include: – irritability – drowsiness – irrational thinking – skin inelasticity – facial flushing – increased pulse rate – darker urine with an odour – passing less urine than normal – sunken eyes – fatigue (feeling tired)
The Thorzt formula, electrolytes are naturally occurring essential minerals that control osmosis or movement of water within the body. Electrolytes also help maintain the acid-base balance required for normal cellular activities. Common electrolytes include Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Chloride and Magnesium.
The body depends on electrolytes to perform vital functions by sending electrical signals from the brain to nerves that activate your muscles to perform mechanical functions. Maintaining this electrical capability and voltage output of cellular communication is dependent on electrolytes. Most bodily functions require electrolytes, especially during neuromuscular processes. When the body loses fluid and electrolytes, both must be replaced for the body to rehydrate, retain fluid and return to efficient functioning before heat illness sets in. A common result of strenuous physical work or exercise is electrolyte loss.
According to research, a deficiency in electrolyte may reduce physical performance and capacity as well as contribute to muscle cramps and weakness and injuries. Sodium is directly related to the control of body water, enhancing water absorption. Sodium also stimulates thirst, which increases voluntary drinking. The greater the sodium concentration of the hydration beverage the greater the restoration of fluid balance. Potassium aids in water absorption (lesser extent than Sodium) assists in muscle cramping. Magnesium Helps hold onto Potassium – water absorption. Allows the cell to use carbohydrates and amino acids and assists in reducing the risk of muscle cramping. Zinc, helps maintain structural integrity of proteins and regulate gene expression. Branch chain amino acids play an essential role in protein synthesis and muscle building as well as recovery, accounting for over a third of essential amino acids. The addition of amino acids to carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks has been shown to increase fluid retention 15% greater than carbohydrate-electrolyte-only drinks, and 40% greater than water. The B vitamins group are important for a normal appetite, good vision, healthy skin and nervous system, and red blood cell formation. They function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food and drink. The body needs vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate, to remain in proper working condition. Vitamin C benefits the body by holding cells together. Since our bodies cannot produce or store vitamin C, an adequate daily intake of this nutrient is essential for optimum health.
Thorzt – the hydration solution for hard work.
Thorzt is a great tasting, scientifically proven mix of cutting-edge branch chain amino acids, combined with magnesium and a formulated blend of electrolytes for optimum hydration in all conditions, and the new addition of B and C group vitamins.
Designed to maintain mind and body function at a cellular level, THORZT can boost your physical and mental potential, relieve muscle pain, cramps and spasms, reduce anxiety and sleep disturbance and improve the body’s stress response.
Available in 3g sachets for quick addition to your 600ml bottle. The solo shots are 99% sugar free and five distinct flavours include Wild Berry, Lemon Lime , Tropical, Blue Lemonade and Orange. Each 3g sachet makes 60MLS.
Also available in an Icy Pole option for freezing. Initially trialled in 2003 with athletes and studied prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the ingestion of ice was shown to be a superior method of lowering core body temperature than fluids served at 4ºC. In addition to the cooling benefits, crushed ice ingestion also improves endurance performance in the heat. The cooling benefits observed for elite athletes have been replicated in occupational settings. Firefighters wearing protective clothing while working in an extremely hot fire cell were able to lower their core body temperature more effectively when they consumed crushed ice during a rest break than the standard practice of resting in the shade with a cold drink
The Essential Guide to Hydration in the Workplace
Almost every bodily process requires water to carry the function out. The human body can survive for a far longer period without food than it can without water.
The body cannot produce water by itself so any fluid lost must be replaced. The amount required depends on body size, metabolism, climatic conditions, the food we eat and activity levels.
Heat Stress in the Workplace
Heat stress is a serious issue in the Australian workplace and can have serious health and safety implications from headache to potentially death.
During the summer months nearly all Australian workers will face dangerously hot conditions, while many others must deal year-round with the sun and its associated perils. Research has found that workplace accidents are highest in the summer months when injury rates increase along with hotter ambient temperatures.
Many workplaces have implemented measures to monitor potential heat stress threats using tools such as the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and Thermal Work Limit (TWL) indices in an attempt to protect workers; however, such tools have limitations and must be used in conjunction with other protection measures.
Those measures should include monitoring workers to guide the implementation of strategies to maintain their health, safety and performance. Managing worksite heat stress is also likely to lead to increased productivity through fewer accidents, injuries and less downtime.
Workplace Dehydration: Minimisation and Management
Dehydration is a serious issue on Australian worksites that can lead to reduced productivity and morale along with increased dangers for everyone on site.
Essential to minimising risks is both the employer and employee developing an understanding of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of dehydration, as well as specific preventative measures that must be tailored to individuals and environmental conditions.
This white paper investigates dehydration prevention, management and monitoring methods and provides realistic and actionable guidelines for minimising its occurrence.
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