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I typically drink a bottle of Vitamin Water Energy just before and during my workouts, which are mostly weight-training for gaining mass. There are 13g of carbs (all sugar), but not much sodium or potassium. G2 has only 5g of carbs, but much higher sodium and potassium. Considering the trade-off between carbs and electrolytes, which one of these drinks is likely to be better for my workouts?
For short term workouts (less than an hour) there is no reason to drink anything other than water. If, for some misguided reason, you need or want to workout longer you probably need a carb/electrolyte replacement drink. Since it's only sodium loss that causes any immediate issues, adding a little salt and sugar to tap water will probably do the job. For better flavor, use diluted (50%) fruit juice with 1/5 tsp salt per litre. You'll pick up the rest of the missing elecotrolytes in your post workout meal (assuming you eat real food.)
Last edited by stuward on Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Truth. Just add some fruit juice if you're going to be running extremely long distances.Jungledoc wrote:If your goal is to lose money, either will do fine. If not, drink water.
Edit: Damn, didn't see that you beat me to it, Stuward. Typical.
Normally water is all you need ... most of the sports drinks available contain sugars and additional carbs as well as vitamin b12 and caffeine ... while none of this is particularly bad for you it's probably unnecessary ...