A member 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?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
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

5.1k views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...