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A 47-year-old male asked:

I have ibs and i am a runner. i avoid sugars. is there another drink other than gatorade that can help replenish my electrolytes, but without sugar?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Electrolytes: There are many sugar free electrolyte replenishing options. Some are made with artificial sweeteners, some are not. It is important to note, though, that the one substance most readily depleted by high intensity exercise is glycogen which is found in muscles and your liver. The precursor for your body to store this is glucose. Without replacing glucose, you will have a longer recovery time.
Last updated Feb 28, 2021


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