R3 can be used before, during or after activity. When consumed before a workout- some athletes notice increased endurance. When consumed after, some athletes have told us that they recover faster. Because it tastes delicious, some seniors have found that drinking R3 as a beverage helps them to get in their daily water allotment more easily. Regardless of when you drink it, R3 tastes great, balances electrolytes and keeps you hydrated.