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Does powerade zero have caffeine in it?

Does powerade zero have caffeine in it?

Powerade Zero: The product web site for powerade zero does not show caffeine as an ingredient. http://www.poweradegb.com/powerade/zero.html. ...Read more

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Is Powerade bad for kids? And, if, so what are the possible negative effects?

Is Powerade bad for kids?  And, if, so what are the possible negative effects?

No: Not bad but regular powerade contains a large amount of a sugar called fructose. The electrolyte content is safe. All the best. ...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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Is it ok to take vitmamins if you drink vitamin water and powerade?

Is it ok to take vitmamins if you drink vitamin water and powerade?

Vitamin water etc: Drinks that you ask about are generally a large load of sugar, calories and salt and a few vitamins. It is much healthier to drink pure water and take multivitamins and minerals speparately to stay hydrated and healthy. ...Read more

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Can drinking powerade+red bull+coke before playing streetball give me an edge?

Can drinking powerade+red bull+coke before playing streetball give me an edge?

Probably not: Except for the sugar rush, there is no reason that it will give you an "edge". Practice and proficiency in what you are playing will enable you to do more then will any combination of "sports drinks". ...Read more

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Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should i worry?

Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should i worry?

High glucose: means you need to manage your glucose level better. I don't know what is in Powereade but many of those drinks are loaded w/sugar. Consider switching to lemon water. Please see your doc. He/she may give you a A1c test which measures your glucose over 3-4 months rather than one moment in time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more