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Accelerate Sports Drink
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
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 Quest™ Replenish fuel and some electrolytes. 1/2 bar before and after works well. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
During my workout when is it necessary to switch from water to a sports drink that has sodium, potassium & carbs? Are these electrolytes? Value?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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