Athletes and Sports Drinks: What to Choose?

That’s the question asked, and answered in a new article in Olympic Coach Magazine.

There recomendations for how to choose a good Sports Drink for an Athlete are as follows:

When choosing a sports’ drink, it is important that it provides a combination of carbohydrate, sodium and fluid in the following quantities:

  • Carbohydrates: 14-17 grams per 8 ounces (a 6-7% carbohydrate solution).
  • Sodium: dependent upon athlete’s sweat rate and sweat sodium concentration but a range of 70-1266 milligrams per 8 ounces of fluid is recommended.
  • Fluid: dependent upon athlete’s sweat rate but a range of 3-8 ounces per 15-20 minutes is recommended.
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