G2 vs. Vitamin Water

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G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by kualjo » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:33 pm

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?

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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:57 pm

If your goal is to lose money, either will do fine. If not, drink water.
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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by stuward » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:30 pm

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.)
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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:37 pm

I sip on BCAAs, presuming it's been a while since my last protein

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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by Jungledoc » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:28 am

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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by commodiusvicus » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:08 am

Jungledoc wrote:If your goal is to lose money, either will do fine. If not, drink water.
Truth. Just add some fruit juice if you're going to be running extremely long distances.

Edit: Damn, didn't see that you beat me to it, Stuward. Typical.

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Re: G2 vs. Vitamin Water

Post by chrisd » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:07 pm

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 ...

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