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During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? are these electrolytes? value?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

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 Jun 10, 2013



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