I have never really been a fan of women-only products, Whether it's a bike or energy bar, I just figured the men's versions have been more thoroughly tested with greater attention to detail. I tried the OSMO Pre-load hydration mix, however, and was pleasantly surprised that it did everything that it was touted to do. In all my years of training, it never occurred to me, nor was mentioned, that as a female, I may need a slightly different amount of salt, potassium, and other electrolytes than a male.
The Pre-Load Hydration mix is salty tasting, but as the base flavor is pineapple margarita, it complements it nicely. I used it before several long, hot mountain bike rides in the desert and never cramped or felt fatigued. Additionally, I had no GI issues, which is something that I have had issue with while using products with too much sugar. I am looking forward to trying it for some long, hot runs once spring rolls around.
I highly recommend that you try OSMO's women's Pre-Load mix especially for women to race in blazing midsummer conditions.