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Doctor insights on: Accelerate Sports Drink

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I was wondering are sports drink good for the skin?

I was wondering are sports drink good for the skin?

The best drink is: water. Many of the sports drinks are loaded with sugars as well as other "chemicals" that are not healthy. ...Read more

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Do you know which sports drink has the least amount sugar?

Do you know which sports drink has the least amount sugar?

Water: The most common fluid replacement for sports-related activities actually contains no sugar at all: WATER. Drink water to replenish your fluid loss during activities. Rule of thumb is 8-8 ounce glasses per day with increased adjustments with higher degrees of sweat loss. Pre and post activity protein bars such as Questâ„¢ Replenish fuel and some electrolytes. 1/2 bar before and after works well. ...Read more

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I mixed 17gm of polyethyene glycol with a sports drink! its been over 12 hours and i still have not had the urge to use the toilet! is this normal?

I mixed 17gm of polyethyene glycol with a sports drink! its been over 12 hours and i still have not had the urge to use the toilet! is this normal?

PG: Well, the best way to take it is with water! water is the best thing for helping form a good bowel movement so that it is not hard to pass. It may take 1-4 days for a bm. Take it daily with an 8 oz glass of water. Make sure to make an appointment with your physician if indeed you have had a major weight loss in 4 months if unintentional. You want to make sure your GI tract is ok. ...Read more

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To treat dehydration, what is better, water or a sports drink?

It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read more

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Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

You're fine: Sports drinks do very little for you beyond replacing the water and electrolytes you lose from exercising, and they won't cause any misleading results that might affect the management of your health. ...Read more

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Can i drink pre-workout mix then drink one scoop of sports drink mix while working out? I work out 1hr and 30 mins everyday.

Can i drink pre-workout mix then drink one scoop of sports drink mix while working out? I work out 1hr and 30 mins everyday.

It depends what: ingredients are contained in each mix. Pre-workout mixes USUALLY contain protein and carbohydrate to improve energy performance during exercise. Sports drink mixes usually contain simple carbohydrates and electrolytes (salt) to replenish losses during heavy perspiration. As long as the two mixes don't duplicate protein and salt intake, it should be fine. ...Read more

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What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade? I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you! Thanks

What is better for you to drink, water or gatorade?  I heard the sodium in sports drink is not good for you!  Thanks

Sports drinks: You are better off w/water. Sports drinks can contain sugar, artificial colors, sodium, etc. An alternative to water would be lemonade or iced tea you make yourself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although i gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

Why is my stomach bloated all the time? I do sports drink water although i gained 1-2 kgs. Iam 163 CM and 64 kg.

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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Are there many common health risks involved with drinking powerade everyday without the exercize, as sport drinks are meant for exercizing?

Are there many common health risks involved with drinking powerade everyday without the exercize, as sport drinks are meant for exercizing?

Sports drinks: Call me a cynic but sports drinks were not intended for exercising but rather for making money. You'll do just fine drinking water, unless you're in the midst of an intense long distance, endurance event. And even then, you'll most likely do fine w/water. Most weekend warriors won't notice fractional improvement reported by collegiate teams that started this craze. ...Read more

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Dear sir, dose it good to use ors drink everyday or during sport?

Dear sir, dose it good to use ors drink everyday or during sport?

Not needed: An oral rehydration solution like pedialyte is for vomiting/diarrhea in an illness. Drinking pedialyte every day adds no benefits, compared to drinking water, because the small amount of "other stuff" in the ors is already obtained from the normal foods a person eats. Ors is not needed during normal sports activities but special drinks are available for times of overexertion or prolonged exercise. ...Read more

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If i want to be taller what foods should I eat? What should I drink? And what exercise / sports should I do?

If i want to be taller what foods should I eat? What should I drink? And what exercise / sports should I do?

Some things to try:: Our height is mostly determined by our genes so your ability to influence this is limited, but a healthy diet, good sleep (esp. Before midnite) and exercise may help. There are several specific strategies that can increase your production of human growth hormone. See http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels for good info! ...Read more

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I am a lineman for my company! what can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc! I work 13hrs a day in the sun!

I am a lineman for my company! what can I drink to keep hydrated throughout the day? Besides water sports drinks etc!  I work 13hrs a day in the sun!

Any Commercial: electrolyte containing drink will do but make certain that you drink enough PLAIN WATER! Follow your won body..it "tells you" when you need water...you get THIRSTY ...THIRST indicates you need plain water..sweating will result in Sodium loss as well thus the electrolyte "drinks" during the day.. CARRY BOTH! Hope this helps! DO NOT FORGET SUN BLOCK!!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a clear liquid sport drink for clear liquid diet?

Docs can you explain what is a clear liquid sport drink for clear liquid diet?

Almost all : Clear liquids mean you just have to be able to see through it, even if it has color. So just about all sport drinks will work.. Gatorade, powerade, vitamin water. All will work. ...Read more

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My dad smoke&drink coffee a lot.He don't do sport .I don't know what to do to let him stop.I Tell him a lot about the side effects but he didn't stop ?

Let: His doctor discuss your concerns with him. Also let other family members aware of your concerns. If all fails it could be his choice not to change. Then tell him you still love and respect his choices even though you prefer a change ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut juice while playing sports results in arteriosclerosis?

Is it true that drinking coconut juice while playing sports results in arteriosclerosis?

No.: Coconut water / juice is a lot like water with some sugars, potassium and antioxidants. Arteriosclerosis has not been associated with any specific activity. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut juice in the middle of practicing sports results in more arteriosclerosis?

Is it true that drinking coconut juice in the middle of practicing sports results in more arteriosclerosis?

NO: I know of no evidence that coconut water (aka coconut juice) increases atherosclerosis in any way, and, looking at the nutritional content of coconut water i see absolutely nothing in it that would cause atherosclerosis. Have you heard this, and if so, where? To learn more about what is in coconut water see http://www.Nutrition-and-you.Com/coconut-water.Html. ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more