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  • The essential salts, minerals, and electrolytes as a supplement to Pro Isotonic for hot weather or indoor sports.
  • Consume less but stay hydrated.
  • High-quality dosage in the most absorbable form.
  • Low-calorie sticks with the freedom to use them as Hydro (1 Stick) or O.R.S. (2 sticks).
  • pH neutral.
  • Tasteless, suitable for any (Pro Isotonic) sports drink.
  • 15 Sticks per box.
  • Can be used in combination with Pro Elite Carb Max.
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De eenvoud en kwaliteit in het assortiment is het grootste voordeel. Goede smaken ondanks beperkte keuze maar doet altijd wat ze beloven te doen. Goed voor m'n gevoelige maag.

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The focus is often on the intake of energy (carbohydrates) to optimally support our body during exertion. Maintaining the fluid balance is frequently overlooked. However, a disrupted fluid balance leads to a 40% to 60% reduced absorption of energy (carbohydrates), causes cramps, and results in less strength. The Pro Elite Hydro & ORS sticks contain a balanced mix of essential salts, minerals, and electrolytes to maintain your fluid and salt balance in warm weather and during prolonged exertion.

  • 100% match: Compatible with any isotonic drink. 100%
    100% match: Compatible with any isotonic drink. 100%
  • 100% absorbed by the best absorbable substances. 100%
    100% absorbed by the best absorbable substances. 100%

Hydro Formula

During (endurance) exercise, you lose fluids and electrolytes through sweat. As a result, your fluid and salt balance will no longer be at the optimal level, leading to a decrease in performance. Pro Elite Hydro sticks contain a low-calorie blend of essential salts, minerals, and electrolytes to help maintain your fluid and salt balance.

O.R.S. Formula

With a double dose (2 sticks in 500ml water/Pro Isotonic), an ‘Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)’ is created. This concentration contains 7.5g glucose (maltodextrin) and 900mg sodium. The combination of sodium and glucose in a hypotonic solution maximizes fluid absorption in the small intestine. It is the ideal solution for athletes who sweat a lot.

Why Hydration is Crucial

An imbalanced fluid balance results in a 40% to 60% decrease in the absorption of energy (carbohydrates) and can cause cramps, leading to reduced strength. To prevent energy and strength loss, it is important for endurance athletes to use an isotonic drink. An isotonic drink contains a high volume of carbohydrates, fluids, salts, and minerals. Pro Isotonic combines the ideal amounts of these nutrients, actively maintaining your fluid balance and enabling the conversion of carbohydrates into energy and strength.

How to use

Kristof: Use 1 (hydro) to 2 (ORS) sticks as an addition to Neapharma’s Pro Isotonic in warm weather or during increased sweating during exercise. The composition is designed to work ideally with the formula of Neapharma’s Pro Isotonic.

These sticks have a ratio of minerals and electrolytes that we have tested extensively over the last 3 years. This composition demonstrates a noticeably quick and complete absorption. Therefore, often, one stick is sufficient, and there is no need to use two (ORS). That says it all.

– Kristof De Kegel

Pro tip: You can use Hydro both before, during, and after your workout. Before, it helps build up a buffer; during, it maximizes your performance, and afterwards, it aids in faster recovery and conditioning. Standard recipe after every cycling tour: mix 3 Hydro sticks in water!

Ingredients: Maltodextrin, trisodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, tricalcium phosphate, trimagnesium citrate. Sweetener: sucralose. Anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide.


Per 6g (1 Stick)

63 kJ

Per 12g (S sticks)


Per 100g



15 kcal




0 g




3,72 g



Of which Maltodextrin

3,72 g




0 g




0 g




1 g



Sodium (natrium)
Potassium (Kalium)





Rating: 5/5
Based on over 280 recent reviews, customers give us an average rating of 9.2 out of 10.
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Rating: 5/5
“Easy to digest, doesn't sit heavy on the stomach or stick in the mouth.”

Brecht , Triathlon

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“I used to experience severe cramps in my lower legs at night. Since I started using your product, I haven't had that issue anymore.”

Christophe , Cycling

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“The Isotonic drink is really customizable, important for heavy sweating like mine.”

Danny , Cycling

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“Isotonic drink has a good taste and doesn't leave a sweet aftertaste.”

Stefaan , Cycling

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“The products are the epitome of the evolution in sports nutrition over the past few years. Personally, I'm a big fan of the isotonic Tropical flavor. However, the concept of customization is really cool. We didn't have that as professionals, and it truly makes a difference. For the boundary-pushing, extreme rides, we use the Neapharma app and products. After all, when tackling 225 km of gravel, you're on the road for quite a while!”

Bram Tankink , Former professional cyclist.

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“The products of Neapharma are quite literally the thread running through my entire career. From my early years as a professional, I've been using their products. The Recovery Forest Fruits is incomparable and remains my loyal choice. The new isotonic Lime provides a refreshing change of taste alongside the tropical!”

Dries De Bondt , Professional cyclist.

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Rating: 4/5
“Good taste!”

David , Wielrennen

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Rating: 5/5
“Love the focus on the quality!”

Barry , Cycling

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“Tastes good. No sticky residue. Gets the job done.”

luc , Triathlon

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“The taste of the sports drink. It doesn't stick...”

Kelly , Cycling

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Do extra scoops of powder in the water bottle help?
No. The products are formulated with the best ingredients in the correct proportions to ensure optimal absorption. Additional scoops will not have a greater effect. They may, however, intensify the flavor.
How can I build endurance after a workout?
Of course, various factors play a role in this. Duration, intensity, sequence, ... but nutrition and recovery also play a crucial role:
  • Building endurance starts during the training; drink enough: a dehydrated body can convert up to 25% less endurance building from a workout.
  • Afterward: Everything is proportional: short workouts versus long workouts. For short workouts, effective endurance building is possible. Then we use Pro Leucine: focus on muscle recovery and building. For long workouts, we aim for complete recovery with Pro Elite Recovery. You can find more information and details on the detail page.
How can I personalize my isotonic sports drink?
At Neapharma, we combine our Superior sports nutrition with our own Fuel Plan App. But that's not a must! You can use each Neapharma product on its own: an energy gel, recovery shake, or isotonic drink. Or you can personalize your sports nutrition with Kristof De Kegel's Fuel Plan App. Based on your energy expenditure, temperature, sweat profile, and 28 other parameters, you can personalize your isotonic drink and carbohydrate intake, and our free Fuel Plan App will assist you. - Pro Carb Max sticks: You turn your isotonic drink into a hypertonic drink because you want to absorb much more carbohydrates (=energy). This is perfect in the final stages or at the start of a significant challenge. Add 1 to 2 sticks to your isotonic sports drink. - Hydro & O.R.S. sticks: Add 1 to 2 sticks to your isotonic drink to maximize support for your fluid balance. You can combine both the Carb Max sticks and the Hydro sticks in one water bottle with your isotonic sports drink.
Can I combine discount codes?
Sometimes, discount codes of 5% can be combined with 'quantity discount' promotions on the website. Other discount codes cannot be combined. Neapharma products represent quality and are worth their price. That's why our prices are what they are. Do you have a discount code larger than 5%? Then it is advisable to add your product without quantity discount to your shopping cart and select the desired quantity under quantity. This way, you add your products at full price to your shopping cart, where you can calculate the best price with your discount code.
Can I combine Pro Carb Max, Hydro, and O.R.S. sticks in the Pro Isotonic?
Yes! That's the idea! This way, you personalize your isotonic drink.
Where can I go if I have questions about products?
You can reach us via info@neapharma.be, our website chat at the bottom right, WhatsApp (0468133037), and phone (0468133037). We always provide a complete and accurate response, so you can ask questions about our products anytime and anywhere.
"What is the 6-carbohydrate strategy?
The 6-carbohydrate strategy is the latest insight from top coach and Performance Manager at the cycling team Alpecin Deceuninck, Kristof De Kegel. He researched which carbohydrates are best used by athletes and what the ratio of these different energy sources is in relation to endurance and strength. He developed a strategy that, when you combine the right sources of carbohydrates at the right time, you can process up to 35% more energy. The key here is alternating between 6 different carbohydrates in the right proportion. Therefore, all Neapharma products have been adjusted since 2023, making us the only brand in the world where this strategy works. To simplify these calculations, Neapharma has created the Fuel Plan App, where your personalized nutrition plan is generated.
What is a neutral pH?
All Neapharma products are pH-neutral. Without flavorings and acids that affect the pH, everything is absorbed more quickly and effectively, resulting in maximum outcomes without burdening the stomach and intestines. Additionally, pH-neutral products are gentler on your tooth enamel. Do you have a strong stomach and this is not important to you? A neutral pH also guarantees faster and complete absorption of nutrients. So, a neutral pH is not only good for your stomach, intestines, and teeth. It also enhances performance!
What is the importance of salts and minerals?
Salts and minerals play a crucial role in the overall health and performance of athletes. These substances, also known as electrolytes, are essential for various bodily functions and can be lost during physical activity through sweating. Here are some reasons why salts and minerals are important for athletes:
  1. Fluid Balance: Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, help maintain fluid balance in the body. During exercise, excessive sweating can lead to the loss of these electrolytes, which may result in dehydration if not replenished.
  2. Muscle Function: Calcium, potassium, and sodium are crucial for normal muscle function. A proper electrolyte balance is essential to prevent muscle cramps and weakness.
  3. Nerve Function: Electrolytes are involved in transmitting nerve impulses in the body. A balanced electrolyte status is crucial for effective communication between nerve cells, which is important for muscle contraction and coordination.
  4. Energy Production: Various minerals, including magnesium, are involved in cellular-level energy production. Adequate energy production is crucial for sports performance.
  5. Recovery after Exertion: After exercising, it is important to replenish lost electrolytes to promote recovery. This helps reduce muscle soreness, fatigue, and maintains a healthy electrolyte level.
  6. Prevention of Hyponatremia: During prolonged exertion, excessive water intake without sufficient electrolyte intake can lead to hyponatremia, a serious condition where the sodium concentration in the blood becomes too low.
Athletes can replenish electrolytes by consuming sports drinks, dietary supplements, or by eating foods naturally rich in these minerals. It is important to pay attention to individual needs, depending on the intensity and duration of physical activity, climate, and individual factors such as body weight and sweat level. It is recommended to seek advice from a nutritionist or health professional for personalized guidance.
What is the importance of moisture in energy gels?
Hydration Balance Energy gels are potent energy boosters, but don't expect to extract 300 ml of fluid from a 60 ml gel. It is important to have realistic expectations, as each gel has limited capacity to maintain your hydration balance. Digestibility A good energy gel also includes moisture to facilitate the smooth absorption of carbohydrates. The moisture acts as a conductor for the carbohydrates in your intestines, promoting better digestibility. It is always beneficial to have fluid in your gels to enhance proper digestion. Speed of Absorption An additional benefit of moisture in energy gels is the faster and more complete absorption of carbohydrates. Thick, sticky gels can cause up to a 50% loss in absorption. Therefore, moisture in gels is advantageous to increase the efficiency of carbohydrate absorption. Isotonic Gels Isotonic gels are an outdated science where you receive fewer carbohydrates and overly focus on fluid intake. A good energy gel contains sufficient moisture (without being isotonic) for the above reason and, in reality, has nearly the same fluid absorption as an isotonic gel but with a lot more energy.      
What is the difference between an energy gel and an isotonic gel?
Isotonic gels are outdated in science, providing fewer carbohydrates while overly focusing on fluid intake. A good energy gel contains sufficient moisture (without being isotonic) for the above reason and, in reality, has nearly the same fluid absorption as an isotonic gel but with a lot more energy.
What is isomaltulose?
Isomaltulose is one of the most powerful and complex carbohydrates in sports science. It has a slower metabolism than sucrose, resulting in a more gradual increase in blood glucose levels. It is often used as a carbohydrate source with a low glycemic index. This means that it can provide both quick and sustained energy. It prevents energy dips because of its prolonged effect. Therefore, it is also an ideal substance for carbohydrate loading. This way, with a combination of various carbohydrates and isomaltulose, you can go up to 120g of carbohydrates per hour!
Who is co-founder Kristof De Kegel?
Kristof De Kegel, the Head of Performance at the renowned cycling team Alpecin-Deceuninck and the women's team Fenix-Deceuninck, is also the passionate exercise physiologist behind the innovative Neapharma products. Among the list of athletes are Mathieu van Der Poel, Wout Van Aert, Puck Pieterse, and Stijn De Volder. Together with sports dietitian Kjell De Potter, Kristof consistently strives for the ultimate support of athletes through the development and testing of cutting-edge supplements and their application. Kristof and Kjell are also the developers of the Free Fuel Plan App, where you can create your own sports nutrition plan by combining 6 carbohydrates with each other.
Are single doses of powders and bars available?
Yes, you can purchase each product individually. On each product page, you will see 'quantity discount.' By default, this is set to the most favorable price. If you select '1 piece' there, you can buy 1 bar, 1 shot isotonic, or 1 shot recovery.
Why neapharma
💣💣💣 We combine 6 different carbohydrates for a tangible effect. It is a new method to quickly and completely access your maximum strength and endurance during exercise without experiencing energy dips.
💣💣 Personalize your sports nutrition (or not)!
At Neapharma, we combine our Superior sports nutrition with our own Fuel Plan App. But that's not a requirement! You can use each Neapharma product individually: an energy gel, recovery shake, or isotonic drink. Alternatively, you can personalize your sports nutrition with Kristof De Kegel's Fuel Plan App. Using your energy consumption, temperature, sweat profile, and 28 other parameters, you can customize your isotonic drink and carbohydrate intake, with assistance from our free Fuel Plan App.
💣 Superior products with ultra-fast absorption.
Neapharma combines science with the experience of Top Performance coach Kristof De Kegel. The products feature ultra-high concentrations of the highest quality ingredients for a tangible effect. The key ingredients are absorbed first, in the most optimal proportions, for maximum effectiveness.
How fast do you deliver the package?
All orders placed before 5 PM will be delivered the next day. We collaborate with bpost as our distribution partner. Once your parcel details are shared with bpost, you will receive an email with a track & trace code, allowing you to track your order. Please note that orders for the Netherlands, Germany, and France may be delivered one day later.