Guide to Sports Drinks

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Guide to Sports Drinks - Isotonic, Hypotonic and Hypertonic


Isotonic Drinks


What are they???


Isotonic Drinks are used to replace fluids that are lost due by sweating. They also supply a boost in carbohydrates. Most Isotonic drinks contain carbohydrate sources are glucose with a 6-8% concentration.

When should I drink them and in which sports???


Isotonic drinks are used in most sports especially if you desire a carbohydrate hit. It is recommended that you drink 250mL every 15 minutes of intense activity.

How to make one at home


Seeing that Isotonic drinks are expensive here is a simple recipe that you can use at home -

INGREDIENTS:

200 mL of Orange Squash
1 Litre of Water
A pinch of Salt

Mix all ingredients together and keep chilled.

Hypotonic Drinks


What are they???


Hypotonic drinks are used to quickly replace fluids lost by sweating. Used by Gymnasts and Jockeys to replace fluids without giving the added boost of Carbohydrates.

How to make one at home

INGREDIENTS:

100 mL of orange squash
1 Litre of water
A pinch of salt

Mix Ingredients together and keep chilled.


Hypertonic Drinks



Hypertonic Drinks are used as to supplement daily carbohydrate needs after exercise, to top up muscle glycogen stores. In ultra distance events high levels of energy are required and Hypertonic drinks can be taken during exercise to meet the energy requirements. If used during exercise Hypertonic drinks need to be used in conjunction with Isotonic drinks to replace fluids.

When should I drink them and in which sports???


Hypertonic drinks can be used after any sport. And are regularly used in conjunction with Isotonic drinks during long distance sports such as Marathon, Cycling, Triathlon and Iron Man events.

How to make one at home


INGREDIENTS:


400mL of Orange squash
1 Litre of water
A pinch of salt

Mix ingredients together and keep chilled.

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Excellent guide, oobee. Just one question-what are some examples of these 3 types of drinks? Like, what type is Gatorade?
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Great, good enough to be a sticky IMO! :D
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Most common sport drinks are isotonic such as gatorade, powerade and lucozade
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Wow Oobee. That is all I have to say. Wow.

-5 stars from Iwannagopro

and stickied.


By the way what is "Orange Squash"?

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Yeah, I have a few questions.

Is orange juice from concentrate okay?
Or is it something organic that does the trick...

Can I use Chinese mandarin orange juice?
California fruit is going to get expensive here pretty soon :lol:
Damn that cold eh? (I'm Canadian *cough*)

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I gathered this info from a number of sites and they all said orange squash, so i guess it is concentrated orange juice or cordial
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I just Googled Orange Squash, and found it's a mixed drink:(this is for 1 serving)

Ingre:
3 cl lemon juice
10 cl orange juice

Dir:
Pour lemon juice and orange juice into a large tumbler over one ice cube. Stir well. Serve with sugar and cold water on the side, a drinking straw, and a spoon.

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http://www.drinksmixer.com/recipes/5701/

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Lol. orange squash is something we drink ove here in england. Its a strong orange flavoured liquid that you just add water to, to drink it. the more water you add the more weaker it becomes.

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thatz a mad guide oobee. If i was a mod id give that at least 4 stars.
Im definetely trying that recipe at home. :wink:
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lol may as well post the original source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/health_ ... 289704.stm

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~Dynamic_Dinamo~ wrote:lol may as well post the original source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/health_ ... 289704.stm
well if your trying to imply that he copied it which im not saying you did, he didnt copy it but took the source and used it to create a great guide. once again well done.

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Wow, Im seriously impressed! You sound just like my Biology teacher, weve been talking about that stuff in class the last couple weeks. I totally hate to say this cuz Im gonna sound so stupid, but how much is an mL? Im an American so I dont exactly know.... Like how many ounces?
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1 milliliter = 0.0338140226 ounces

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I've heard of Powerade. Is Gatorade the same thing? Ingredients wise.

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