We recommend drinking your Hydration formula drink surrounding your workouts. It could be before, during, or afterwards. Feel free to choose your preference! If you are using it to aid in prevention of muscle cramps during your workouts, it might help to consume it before or during. If you would like to drink your Gainful Hydration on days you are not exercising, you can simply include it at any time of the day, or centered around when you are more active.