Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Now Hydrates in Pink Lemonade

Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Pink Lemonade

Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Pink Lemonade is out, and it’s fantastic! But keep reading to learn the true origin of pink lemonade!

Whether you use it as a standalone hydration supplement, or a low-artificial-sweetener flavoring system for your unflavored supplements, the feedback is always the same: Hydra-Charge rules!

But now it rules even more, because Kris Gethin and the team behind Kaged Muscle have released their incredibly popular hydration supplement in the new Pink Lemonade flavor!

As discussed in our original Hydra-Charge blog post (which will have the most details on the ingredients), this wasn’t even supposed to be a standalone supplement! It was originally meant to be used as the flavoring system for Kaged Muscle’s unflavored series of stackable supplements.

As Adam Kossoff of Kaged Muscle told us late in 2019,

“HYDRA-CHARGE started as the flavoring system for the mix-your-own stack (and it still makes a great flavor agent for any “unflavored” supplement on the market) – but it’s become an essential part of a lot of our customer’s stacks.”

— Adam Kossoff, Kaged Muscle

Below we briefly discuss this flavor system, show our tasting review, and discuss its benefits, both. But before we do that, sign up for PricePlow’s Kaged Muscle’s news alerts and check out our PRICEPLOW coupon-powered deals:

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What is Pink Lemonade anyway? Get ready for a story…

The story behind “pink lemonade” is actually quite absurd. Pink lemons do exist, but this “flavor” didn’t come from them (and those lemons have clear juice like regular lemons anyway). So where is it from?

According to the Smithsonian Magazine,[1] there are two theories in play, both from the wild world of circuses in the 1800s. The following research was dug up by Josh Chetwynd, who wrote How the Hot Dog Got its Bun: Accidental Discoveries And Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat And Drink[2] and Harvey W. Root, who wrote The Ways Of The Circus: Being The Memories And Adventures Of George Conklin, Tamer Of Lions (1921):[3]

  1. Theory 1: Cinnamon candies were accidentally dropped into the lemonade

    Some believe that a man named Henry E. Allott invented pink lemonade when he accidentally dropped red-colored cinnamon candies into the lemonade.[2] As they say, “The show must go on”, so he sold them and they were a popular hit.

    Hydra-Charge Pink Lemonade

    What’s the origin of pink lemonade? Who knows, but this flavor is terrific!

    That’s reasonable, but we tend to like Theory 2 even better:

  2. Theory 2: Water from washing the pink tights

    A bit more appalling, many believe that the true inventor of Pink Lemonade was Pete Conklin in 1857, who was running the lemonade stand but ran out of water. With some quick thinking on his feet, he grabbed the quickest water he could find: dirty water from a tub that had just been used to clean a performer’s pink tights![3]

    Because of this, the water was dyed pink, so he called it “strawberry lemonade”, and given the novelty of the drink (remember – as we know in the supplement game, “color tastes better”), sales doubled and the rest was history.

It’s unclear which story is really true, but pink lemonade has taken on a life of its own, and we can guarantee you that Kaged Muscle’s Pink Lemonade flavor system does not come from Kris Gethin’s dirty pink tights!!

With that said, let’s get down to business: Hydra-Charge.

“Hydrate and defend” with Hydra-Charge

Kaged Muscle Stack

The incredible Kris Gethin showing how you flavor the solo ingredients from KM: with Hydra-Charge!

Again, you can read the details on our main Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge blog post, but the long story short is that this supplement is built with electrolytes and micronutrients. When used alone, it’s typically a way to get some electrolytes, hydration, and to satisfy the sweet tooth. In addition, it provides some defense against free radicals with SPECTRA, an antioxidant blend of high-ORAC fruits, vegetables, and other herbal extracts.

The Hydra-Charge stacking system

As mentioned above, Hydra-Charge was originally meant to be stacked with KM’s unflavored powders! Some examples are Kaged Muscle’s Citrulline (for nitric oxide pumps), Fermented BCAAs and/or KM’s Glutamine for anti-catabolic effects when training, or CreaClear creatine for some extra strength, power, and size.

But truth be told – most consumers (ourselves included) just love to sip on it solo!

The Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Ingredients

Below is a brief explanation of what you’ll find in Hydra-Charge:

  • The Electrolytes

    Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Ingredients

    Keep the electrolytes coming, and the taurine brings ‘instant’ endurance in Hydra-Charge

    Hydra-Charge has five electrolytes – magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and calcium — which are all essential for optimal hydration demands, especially for athletes. These minerals conduct electric signals (hence the name “electro”-lytes) and in turn help regulate nerve and muscle function, bone mineral density, blood pressure, fluid balance, and even assist with muscle tissue damage repair.

    As we stripmine our agriculture more and more over time and avoid using proper farming methods (which involves manure to replace the above elements and more), our vegetables are becoming more and more devoid of these minerals over time.

  • Taurine and coconut water powder

    In addition, there’s 500mg of coconut water powder and a clinical 1g taurine to complete the hydration matrix. Coconut water powder helps add some flavor and more electrolytes, which taurine has several benefits for hydration and increases endurance and athletic performance, as well as several other benefits.[4]

  • SPECTRA antioxidant blend

    Next, we have SPECTRA, a trademarked blend of antioxidants from fruits, vegetables, and herbal extracts / concentrates. Kaged Muscle calls it the “next generation of free-radical defense” because it has high-ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) components that may protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Again, you can read far more details with more sources cited in our primary Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge article.


Hydration system or flavor system? Kaged Muscle’s Tawna Eubanks-McCoy knows the truth: it’s both! Have you tried it yet?

Kaged Muscle flavoring system

As the driving force of Kaged Muscle, Kris Gethin follows a mostly-holistic lifestyle, and like all other KM supplements, Hydra-charge has no artificial colors or flavors. It’s colored with one of the best beet root extracts on the market. There’s mostly stevia sweetening, but a bit of sucralose (less than other supplements) to beat the stevia aftertaste down. The system works and it works well.

To learn more about this, read our article titled Above and Beyond: How the Kaged Muscle Flavoring System Works, which discusses how Brian Rand, chief formulator for Kaged Muscle, made it happen.

All Hydra-Charge Flavors Available:

Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge Powder

Look at those flavor crystals! Hydra-Charge’s Fruit Punch is insanely good!!

This pink lemonade flavor system is fantastic. It is refreshing, delicious, and enjoyable. The only question is, “Can it beat the fruit punch flavor?” Because quite honestly, Hydra-Charge’s fruit punch flavor system is top-tier — quite possibly the best fruit punch on the market.

    If you’re a fan of Pink Lemonade flavors, you will love Kaged Muscle’s take on it. But if you love KM’s fruit punch as much as we do, you know that it’s nearly impossible to beat that flavor – and that’s not saying anything bad about this new flavor here!

    Kaged Muscle’s second Pink Lemonade supplement

    Pre-Kaged Pink Lemonade

    Not everyone is Branch Warren sized and can chug 20oz like it’s nothing. Tawna Eubanks is stoked for a full dosing of Pre-Kaged in just 12oz!

    Fans of Kris Gethin and Team KM will note that this isn’t their first time using a pink lemonade flavor system – in October of 2019, they launched the Pink Lemonade flavor of Pre-Kaged. On top of being a fantastic flavor, the big news is that it required far less water than other flavors of Pre-Kaged, which many customers had asked for.

    With a successful launch there, it was time to take this fantastic flavor to Hydra-Charge.

    Conclusion: Hydra-Charge rules that much more

    Now that you know the ‘disputable’ origins of Pink Lemonade, and what makes Hydra-Charge so special, the only question left is which flavor to get. This supplement is a life-saver (see the additional videos below), and we call on it for help any time there’s cramps, stomach sickness, or anything requiring additional hydration.

    Every supplement cabinet should have at least one tub of Hydra-Charge, and now you can add the infamous pink lemonade flavor to your menu of options!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public. Mike is currently experimenting with a low Vitamin A diet.

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    1. Kiniry, Laura, “The Unusual Origins of Pink Lemonade”; Smithsonian Magazine; August 16, 2016; https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unusual-origins-pink-lemonade-180960145/
    2. Chetwynd, Josh; “How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun: Accidental Discoveries And Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat And Drink”; Lyons Press; May 1, 2012; https://www.amazon.com/dp/0762777508
    3. Conklin, George, Woods Root, Harvey; “The Ways Of The Circus: Being The Memories And Adventures Of George Conklin, Tamer Of Lions (1921)”; September 10, 2010; https://www.amazon.com/dp/1166531090
    4. Roberto, Mike; “TAURINE: The Underrated Endurance Supplement (New Meta-Analysis!)”; The PricePlow Blog; March 23, 2018; https://blog.priceplow.com/supplement-research/taurine

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