I wanted to develop a mouth guard that not only protects the athletes, but aids in pushing them to new levels of performance during competition. I wanted to create a mouth guard that would change the game forever.
Hydration is one of the most influential factors on athletic performance. Why, then, should an athlete be limited to hydrating only on the sidelines or during time-outs? Hydra-Guard, the “World’s First Refillable Hydrating Mouth Guard,” provides a solution to this paradox by allowing athletes the ability to replenish fluids and maintain optimum levels of performance while remaining in the game.
The idea for creating a hands-free hydration system originated in 2012 while I was training for a marathon in Dallas, Texas. During this time, I had bought several hydration devices that were available on the market, but I could not find one to give me the mental or physical edge that I desired. I wanted something durable, discreet, and deliberate. On route to the race, I tore out a piece of notebook paper and created an amateur sketch of what would eventually become our first mouth guard prototype, and, almost without intention, Hydra-Guard was born.
As athletes, there is an understood expectation that we must push through the inevitable mental and physical struggles of intense exertion in order to give 100% effort 100% of the time. With this in mind, I was determined to find a way to lessen the physical hardships of game-time activity through providing the opportunity for re-hydration at any time. After three years of engineering and designing and perfecting our product, we are incredibly proud to finally introduce Hydra-Guard to the person it was created for—YOU, the athlete destined and determined to CHANGE THE GAME.
occurs frequently during an athletic event
occurs frequently for a drink of water
from sporting event due to effects of dehydration
- 77% of athletes stated a hydrating mouth guard will keep them in competition longer (extended performance).
- 99% stated a hydrating mouth guard will greatly improve their performance on the field.
- 100% stated a hydrating mouth guard will keep their mouth from drying out.
- 100% of athletes stated they would recommend their friends wear a hydrating mouth guard.