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A sports drink is a beverage designed to help athletes rehydrate, as well as replenish electrolytes, sugar, and other nutrients, which can be depleted after strenuous training or competition. Companies marketing these products point out the fact that plain water, despite its association with good health, can actually be toxic if consumed in large amounts (cf. water intoxication). This can happen because overconsumption of water reduces levels of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium in the body by dilution, interfering with the nervous system. An example of a sport drink is Vitamin Water, or what is possibly the best known sports drink in the United States, Gatorade, which was introduced in 1966. The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... Look up Athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An electrolyte is a substance containing free ions which behaves as an electrically conductive medium. ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Water intoxication (also known as hyperhydration or water poisoning) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by a very rapid intake of water. ... Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by PepsiCo. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Currently the largest growing segment of the sports drink market is non-athletes.[1] This market shift has led some sports drinks manufacturers to specifically target and develop products aimed at non-athletes, such as low-sodium or low-calorie sports drinks. Non-athletes who use sports drinks should also be aware that sports drinks for athletes typically contain high levels of carbohydrates which will result in weight gain if consumed without a corresponding increase in exercise activity.[2] General Name, Symbol, Number sodium, Na, 11 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 3, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 22. ... A calorie is a unit of measurement for energy. ... Carbohydrates (literally hydrates of carbon) are chemical compounds that act as the primary biological means of storing or consuming energy, other forms being fat and protein. ...


Sports drinks are not to be confused with energy drinks (e.g. Lucozade or Mountain Dew AMP or Monster Energy). Sports drinks are intended to replenish electrolytes, sugar, water, and other nutrients, and are usually isotonic (containing the same proportions as found in the human body). Energy drinks, on the other hand, simply provide lots of sugar and caffeine. A variety of energy drinks are available; the skinny bullet can shape is popular. ... Lucozade logo Lucozade logo Lucozade is an energy drink containing glucose syrup and caffeine, produced by GlaxoSmithKline plc. ... AMP is an energy drink produced and distributed by PepsiCo under the Mountain Dew soft drink brand. ... Monster Energy (usually simply known as Monster) is a brand of energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Company of Corona, California, owned by parent company Hansens. ... Impact of a drop of water Water is a chemical substance that is essential to all known forms of life. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a stimulant in humans. ...


The sports drinks on the market today include Gatorade and All Sport by Monarch Beverage Co., Powerade by Coca Cola, Accelerade by PacificHealth Laboratories, Lucozade Sport by GlaxoSmithKline and many others. Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by PepsiCo. ... All Sport was a sports drink similar to Gatorade and POWERade. ... POWERade logo Powerade (or POWERADE, as stylized on logos) is a sports drink by The Coca-Cola Company and currently number two in the sports drink market worldwide. ... The Coca-Cola Companys headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is an international beverage and food manufacturer whose headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America. ... Lucozade logo Lucozade logo Lucozade is an energy drink containing glucose syrup and caffeine, produced by GlaxoSmithKline plc. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ...


More effective than just water, sports drinks may be used to treat dehydration due to illness if oral rehydration therapy is unavailable. Dehydration (hypohydration) is the removal of water (hydro in ancient Greek) from an object. ... Oral Rehydration Therapy, or ORT, is a simple, cheap, and effective treatment for diarrhea caused by, e. ...


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Sports drink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
In Scotland and Ireland, for example, sports drinks are often used as hangover cures by young males, or as a mixer for spirits.
Sports drinks are not to be confused with energy drinks (e.g.
Sports drinks are intended to replenish electrolytes, sugar, water, and other nutrients, and are usually isotonic (containing the same proportions as found in the human body).
Active.com - Which fluid hydrates best: Water or a sports drink? (751 words)
Again, because sports drinks contain these nutrients, they do a better job of allowing the body to maintain optimal fluid balance, which is an important aspect of hydration that few athletes consider.
A third advantage of sports drinks over water with respect to hydration is that the sodium content of sports drinks stimulates thirst, so athletes usually drink more when they have a sports drink than when they have plain water.
Drink A was a conventional sports drink containing 15 grams of carbohydrate per 100 ml.
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