A 37-year-old male asked:
Is it better to hydrate with water or "gatorade" when exercising?
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Family Medicine 47 years experience
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Pharmacology 17 years experience
Depend on intensity: When you exercise, you lose electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Gatorade contains sugar, sodium, and potassium, which may help. However, water is better if not doing an intense workout due to added sugar (if you have diabetes, that will also be a consideration). Even when exercising heavily, there are other drinks that provide more than sodium and potassium.
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Last updated Feb 4, 2019
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