A 59-year-old male asked:
during my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? are these electrolytes? value?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlo Hatem answered
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Electrolytes: When you sweat you loose salt and water. Sports drinks with electrolytes try to replace both. Carbs are added for quick energy. Unless you are doing competitive sports, either drinks ar ok.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
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