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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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M2 EQUITYBITES-August 15, 2018-Coca-Cola to Acquire Minority Stake in Sports Drink Maker Bodyarmor in New Partnership
The researchers found that sports drink consumption in the previous week increased from 57.6 percent in 2010 to 59.9 percent in 2015 (P = 0.0002).
In a preliminary experiment, published in 2012, the scientists found that cyclists performed better during a strenuous bike ride if they had either a banana or a sports drink compared to only water.
For example, in marketing its product, the manufacturer of Coco5 Coconut Water avoids the "sports drink" label, opting instead to call the product a "hydration beverage." Even so, as with mainstream sports drinks, the beverage is intended to replace fluids lost during sweat and to restore electrolytes depleted during exercise.
Although sports drink consumption was linked to higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sport participation, the overall pattern of associations indicated that sports and energy drink consumption should be addressed as part of a clustering of unhealthy behaviors among some adolescents.
Succeeding in her cause, Coca-cola removed the harmful ingredient in its sports drink.
This may be as simple as grabbing a sports drink first thing in the morning, then using fountains, coolers and cafeteria beverages as triggers for drinking throughout the day.
The sports drink market has been forecast to hit a market value of US$55 billion by 2018, driven by shifting consumer attitude towards health and fitness, rising enrollments at health clubs, fitness centers and gyms, and a surge in demand for healthier refreshment options.
Sports drink makers have developed their own " science of hydration" to boost sales.
Six to eight percent of the average sports drink is carbs.
1 Sports Drink Boosts Regional Presence* Introduces a Range of Performance-Boosting, Thirst-Quenching DrinksPepsiCo International, makers of Gatorade, today announced its entry into the Saudi Arabian market in a bid to boost its presence in the region's largest consumer market.