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A 25-year-old male asked:

can i drink pre-workout mix then drink one scoop of sports drink mix while working out? i work out 1hr and 30 mins everyday.

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
It depends what: ingredients are contained in each mix. Pre-workout mixes USUALLY contain protein and carbohydrate to improve energy performance during exercise. Sports drink mixes usually contain simple carbohydrates and electrolytes (salt) to replenish losses during heavy perspiration. As long as the two mixes don't duplicate protein and salt intake, it should be fine.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
But also...: I agree with Dr Saurborn. It is important for you to evaluate/analyze your needs for a particular workout. If it is not aerobic and you are not sweating profusely, then you likely are not in need of significant electrolyte replacement and you may even be overcompensating with the glucose. Check it carefully to get maximum benefit. Supplemental fluids are excellent, but often misused. (USAT Coach)

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