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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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The report considers, Sports Drinks as a performance-enhancing product, described as 'isotonic', 'hypertonic' or 'hypotonic', meaning 'in balance with', 'lighter than' and 'heavier than' body fluids, respectively.
Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Sports Drinks industry in Colombia with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.
Market size for Sports Drinks in Belgium is given in EUR and litre with a minimum of five years' historical data.
Researchers note that like most other beverage categories, the market for sports drinks underwent a downturn during the recession as consumers pulled back from a wide range of discretionary expenditures.
The report provides data to help companies in the Sports Drinks industry better understand the changes in their environment, seize opportunities and formulate crucial business strategies.
Their formulation is based on the latest scientific evidence and medical knowledge, and sports drinks carry nutritional information on the label, including the calorie content.
It has revealed a nexus between healthcare professionals, researchers and manufacturers of sports drinks.
A recent study had revealed that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth's smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth to soften and weaken.
Sports drinks targeting the rehydration category contain carbohydrates in amounts calculated to deliver the optimal levels of fluid and energy throughout and after exercise.
Fitness-conscious young people want sports drinks, but so do aging baby boomers trying to keep in shape.
If you want the benefits of sports drinks but prefer something natural, try coconut water.