sports drink


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A thirst-quenching beverage used in sports and related activities, to rehydrate, boost energy and replenish electrolytes lost to sweating. All sports drinks contain water, sugar, salt, potassium; some contain extras—e.g., amino acids—meant to build muscle mass

sports drink

Performance drink Sports medicine A thirst-quenching beverage used in sports-related activities, which may boost energy and/or help build muscle mass; water, sugar, salt, potassium are common to all SDs. See Hydrotherapy, Water.
Sports drink
True Isotonic drinks Replace fluid and electrolytes lost during lengthy exercise
Carbohydrate drinks Contain glucose polymers and are intended to replenish energy reserves during and after exercise
Protein drinks Amino acid drinks Commonly made of whey, a bovine milk product and are used to help recuperate fatigued or overly stressed muscles NY Times 7/12/94; C6
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s revival of Gatorade caused sports drink sales to rebound.
SIR - It is well established that one of the factors that can help sporting performance is drinking the right amount of the right kind of drink, and there is a range of sports drinks available which are designed to meet the varying requirements of different kinds of exercise ("The sports drink myth: They don't boost energy and can be harmful", Sep 11).
An investigation by a British medical journal has revealed that some of the claims made by leading sports drink brands are baseless, with meagre research, and are mere marketing hype.
With this in mind Britvic is investing heavily in 2010 to ensure consumers understand where the global brand Gatorade sits within the sports drink sub-category and how it differentiates from its nearest competitors.
They immersed one half of the specimens in a sports drink, the other half in water, then compared the two halves and discovered that the one exposed to the sports drink displayed a significant amount of erosion and softening.
According to Euromonitor, the sports drink category must continue to cater for more specific needs to maintain its growth.
It's a convenient way to get nutrients and boost energy for people who may not always eat right, and there's no more convenient place to pick up a sports drink than a drug store.
The presence of sodium in water or another beverage, such as lemonade or a sports drink, improves the body's ability to absorb fluids.
I'd like to know what is the better option, having a daily diet of fruit juices or a daily diet of sports drink.
Tuff Guyz Sports Drink is available in five flavors, including Orange Mango Fire-Basketball, Citrus Berry Blue Fire-Football, Lemon Lime Green Fire-Skateboard, Grape Berry Deep Purple Fire-Easy Rider and Fruit Punch Red Fire-Soccer.
Dr Tony Smith, the school of dentistry's head of research, said: 'This study has shown that while an existing sports drink was erosive, it has been possible to formulate this new sports drink with negligible erosive potential.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Purgative solution followed by a sports drink chaser can head off hypovolemia and improve visualization with colonoscopy, Dr.