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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?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 10, 2013

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