The Anatomy of the Sports Drink


The Truth about Sport’s Drinks

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If Sports Drink Commercials Were Honest

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Sports Drink or Body Wash LIVE!

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Can You Tell a Sports Drink From A Body Wash?

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Make Your Own Sports Drink! How to Make “Greaterade” Homemade Sports Drink Recipe

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Do sports drinks and energy bars make you a better athlete? (CBC Marketplace)

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SHOCKING! What Everyone Must Know About Water & Popular Sports Drinks

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The Anatomy of a Sports Drink Water (92–94%). This may seem intuitive, but good ol’ water is the key to rehydration! The goal is to drink enough fluid Carbohydrates (6–8%).

At high intensities and for long-duration exercise, carbohydrates (sugars) are the primary fuel Electrolytes (Less than. The anatomy of a sports drink By Joel Enoch • Guest Writer • 4th February 2016 During intense exercise, there are two major factors that will result in a reduction in performance: the depletion of the body’s limited carbohydrate stores; and dehydration. For a sports drink to effectively hydrate, it needs to have the same osmolality or a lesser one. If a drink’s osmolality is greater than our blood’s, then it will cause liquid to be pulled from the blood and into the intestine to equalize the two concentrations and (at least briefly) worsen hydration.

The basic sports drink formulation, however, is extremely simple: the essential elements of a sports drink are water, sugar and salt. The major factors that can be manipulated to alter the functional characteristics of sports drinks are the carbohydrate (sugar) concentration and the type of carbohydrate used, the electrolyte content, the osmolality and the flavouring components. Gatorade generally gets credit as the first sports drink, but there was actually a sports drink on the market in the U.K. decades before this iconic brand: Lucozade. A chemist named William Owen developed Lucozade in 1927, and the initial purpose of the glucose-and-water mixture was to provide an easy source of calories and energy for people.

Most sports beverages are well-diluted and contain relatively few calories. If the flavor of a sports drink helps you drink up and maintain hydration, by all means enjoy. If you’re worried about.

Ben-David Says: “This drink contains a tremendous amount of sugar, as the second and the fourth ingredients on the list. It also contains sugar alcohol, with acidity regulators, added colors and flavors. Overall, an ultra-processed drink. Don’t touch this drink and choose something else.” 7. Gatorade Original Thirst Quencher. Sports drinks are a big part of athletics and big business around the globe, but some debate whether they’re any more hydrating than water.

This article investigates whether you should drink. These drinks claim to make you more alert or boost your sports performance or both. But here’s the danger: Most energy drinks get their kick from stimulants, such as caffeine, guarana.

Sports drinks were made specifically to help high-level athletes re-hydrate during long workouts. Their formula was designed to replace water and minerals lost when sweating heavily. They generally contain electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, carbohydrates, and water.

List of related literature:

The major ingredients in sport drinks are water, carbohydrate (e.g., fructose, glucose, and/or sucrose), and electrolytes (e.g., sodium, potassium).

“Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice” by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
from Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
Lulu Publishing Services, 2019

An athlete using a sports drink should familiarize himself or herself with the contents of the beverage of his or her choice.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

Sports drinks contain glucose and electrolytes that enhance the taste, help maintain blood glucose levels, and enhance absorption.

“Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
from Nutrition
by Paul M. Insel, R. Elaine Turner, Don Ross
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

The rate at which an athlete’s beverage can leave the stomach and be absorbed will be studied when a sports beverage is being formulated.

“Nutrition and Dietetics' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition” by Mcwilliams, Margaret
from Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2007 Ed.2007 Edition
by Mcwilliams, Margaret
Rex Bookstore, Inc.,

Gatorade and other sports drinks contain excess carbohydrate (6% to 8%); they should be diluted with one or two parts water to one part drink for children, but older adolescents may tolerate the carbohydrate load.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong, Annette Baker, R.N., Patrick Barrera, Debbie Fraser Askin
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

A sports drink is intended to replace the fluid and electrolytes that are lost in sweat while also providing a quick hit of simple sugar to help fuel the working muscles.

“Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes” by Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim, PhD, Taylor Phinney, Tim Johnson
from Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes
by Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim, PhD, et. al.
VeloPress, 2013

Sports drinks are formulated to optimize the absorption of carbohydrate, fluid, and electrolyte.

“The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.” by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
from The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.
by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
VeloPress, 2017

Much research has gone into the development of sports drinks in an effort to come up with the ideal fluid for athletes to consume during their workouts.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

If sports drinks are consumed before exercise, there is the possibility that the athlete will tire of the flavor of the sports drink before the end of the endurance training session, potentially lowering overall fluid intake and possibly affecting performance.

“Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition” by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
from Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition
by Heather Hedrick Fink, Lisa A. Burgoon, Alan E. Mikesky
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006

Commercial sport drinks contain water, sugars, and electrolytes (usually sodium, chloride, and potassium).

“Athletic Training and Sports Medicine” by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert S. Behnke
from Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

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  • I really wanted to watch this, but the way the “chef” speaks is so irritating! Who hits so many high notes in each and every word like that? Maybe I’ll try to get the video with captions…

  • I come back and watch this every now and then. Not only is it the best Food Wishes video, but probably the best cooking video on YouTube.

  • I’ve had all those drinks with the exception of Nuun. I play recreational hockey. As a goalie I lose quite a bit of water. I have 2 bottles on top of the net. 1 with Gatorade and 1 water and alternate drinking from those during breaks. After I sometimes drink Liquid IV to replenish. I do this since I almost blacked out after playing hockey while driving home. Checked into an emergency room and after tests I was diagnosed with dehydration.

  • But they’re so delish and refreshing!,although there was this disgusting one in the 90s with some kind of vegetable oil in it.
    I believe that one was called:ALL SPORT

  • Omg this was so good and so fun. Except I would have definitely drank soap 4 times (but only cuz they sounded like caprisun or Gatorade flavors)

  • If you’re an athlete or doing a strenuous job, you will need the carbs in the sports drinks. Not for the calories, but because glucose is important for the process of storing sodium to rehydrate you.

  • U guys reminded me of the muppets show…the two muppets on the balcony over the audience…cracking jokes about each other….lol

  • Parent: my kid had a good game, got him a sports drink with 8 spoons of sugar, he deserves it! Sugar is addictive more than cocaine. Focus goes out the window after sugar use. Watch Robert Lusting videos.

  • In the second vodka or water, it was obvious that the vodka wasn’t Polar ice because Vodka doesn’t freeze. That’s why people keep vodka in the freezer.

  • Ha, love you and your weird units… in metric land near on all are compared ‘per 100ml’ for liquid and 100g for solids/food, so you don’t need to have the same size containers to know what ratios are in them and per serve, Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ.

  • I bought a bottle of Powerade before an early morning gym session. I was sitting on the exercise bike, I noticed the amount of sugar in it, shocked I checked the ingredients “Oh my god! this is all sugar. It’s just sugar.” That was the first and the last time I bought an energy sports drink.

  • 14:00 so to be honest im broke to own shoes for gym and now as i see that it’s much better without them i guess i’m going to continue to run without them.

  • Good stuff. How does alkaline level play a part? Congrats and pray that you both do well in the #ironman competition. ����. JK. ��

  • Your combination of nutrition wisdom, culinary creativity, delicious results & wit-filled humor is far-more valuable than offering it all to us mere YTers for free. Thank you so much for your kindness at doing so!

  • Body needs sugar which is like glucose which uses it into atp. Salt to keep water in to stay hydrated. And water. That’s why it’s preferred to only people that exercise that are like athletes

  • Fresh lemon juice, water, a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of honey. That’s my favourite drink when I come home from work in hot summer days.

  • I’m surprised that you guys didn’t do the different flavor packets. Some have sugar and some are sugar free. Gatorade has a zero sugar one as well.

  • May Allah(God) protect you from those wicked people and punish those who try to hurt or kill you for wanting to help your human brothers and sisters brotherman.Thank you for this recipe formula.

  • I remember working and my coworker would go on runs and she said something like “you actually need electrolytes like in Gatorade after excising. I didn’t say anything. But on that logic do you think the gladiators in Rome drank electrolytes after battles and training? No… Ur body doesn’t NEED Gatorade for anything.

  • Just need plain ol h2o and a balanced diet with fruits and veggies.. no need to reinvent the wheel or pretend we are smarter than Mother Nature.

  • Honestly this is the complete truth. I drank that while I was racing my mountain bike. I had to stop because I almost vomit. Basicly its Cancer in a bottle

  • You 2…omg/lol, have to be brothers, for you guys work perfect together; your characteristics complement each other…which makes the/your channel AWESOME. Thanks for the…always informative, videos.

  • 7 for 9! For the ones I lost, I found reasonings for both sides and the aqua one I had correct originally. They both could’ve gone either way, but great game! Keep up the great work guys, because this is the kind of humor and talent I subscribed for!

  • I feel like this was a contributing factor to the Tide Pod challenge. I mean it’s just as risky only they’re unwilling to put soap in their mouth.

  • I’ve been using the Nuun product for a while now and I find it to be great for hydration during long runs (8-20 miles). On short runs I tend to stick with water.

  • These power drinks different kinds are all owned by Coca-Cola Pepsi vitamin water is owned by Coca-Cola at people that are read the labels and open their eyes

  • 3:16 I agree with this woman 100% plus I have no patience for meal prepping, cooking, chewing chicken and waiting an hour to digest the meal a tasty 400 calorie protein bar is good enough for me now that I’m dieting and busy watching youtube videos.
    5:33 This was obviously filmed before Fit Crunch bars became so popular with only 6 grams of sugar, I’d be interested in an update.

  • God bless you guys everything I need to on one channel! I have been having horrible muscle cramps lately and i sweat a lot and Gatorade, Powerade, pickles, nothing seemed to help. I even had blood work done to see what it showed. I am now taking otc potassium and magnesium but was curious on sports drinks benefits for quick pick up. Where can you buy Nuun? I may have missed that! So thanks guys so much!

  • For thoses of you saying water isn’t going to cut it and you need salt and electrolytes, sodium has electrolytes it in, it’s not hard to find sodium in healthy options. Heck put sea salt in your water if you want

  • The real challenge is guessing the brands that all of them are from. For example Glacier Freeze is Gatorade and Game Day is Old Spice.

  • Just got Liquid IV from my local grocery store…, does it make a difference over Gatorade (I bought it because it was cheap, ok).

  • Water is healthier than gatorade for sure, but if you forgot to eat breakfast than gatorade is good because it has sugars, carbs, calories, sodium, and pottasium. So it does have ingredients that can help you hydrate and fuel your body if you need a quick boost. Gatorade is defienetly more healthy than monsters, red bulls, and rockstars.

  • This is Billy.This a multi million dollar hype campaign.High sodium taurine whey protein sucralose glycol none of these required for healthy diet.My opinion.Sugar levels too high as well.

  • You are Great, guys! Please, do an investigation of insoles, shoe inserts for flat feet and toe problem like hallux valgus. It will be very helpful for so many people.

  • you doing it all wrong.. give your kids those drinks only before a game, not in between or after.. you want those sugar infueld monsters run in the field not in your house:D

  • That bodyarmor drink has lots of calories with less sugar. Does it mean it has a “better” form of sugar than glucose? Like sucrose that’s more quickly absorbed?

  • Problem is,kids are drinking some of these drinks as daily bevridge of choice. They have cavities,lots of cavities! Most people don’t do the heavy excersize that requires anything but water. Heat, serious exercise is one thing but some walking etc water is fine. As a Dental Hygienist I have seen the costly damage done by these drinks.

  • Just ask the young Sudanese girl walking miles and miles in the hot dessert under the blazing sun to collect clean water, everyday!
    She doesn’t need any sports drink

  • I’m just a weekend warrior here, my outings can go for 2-5 hours, moderate to high intensity (hiking and biking, mostly), and I sweat a lot. Water and plenty of it does the trick for me. Those electrolyte drinks are just a marketing gimmick. The amount of electrolytes, salt, potassium, etc., lost in sweat is so minimal that the average person can replace it by eating a meal. And the average person gets more than enough salt and sugar in their typical diet every day, so there’s no need to supplement with these expensive so-called sports drinks. if you like them, fine, enjoy, but most of us aren’t getting the benefit they’re being touted for. We’re not going to suddenly turn into ripped elite athletes as shown in the commercials.

  • I did a 7 hour cycle today with regular breaks. My body actually craved fruits more than energy bars. And I only drank 2.5 L of mineral water. Next time I’ll stock up on fruits, especially oranges cos my body loves those more than muesli

  • To be fair Gatorade and powerade only cost $.80 to a $1.00 at the supermarket. It might still be a little more expensive then this recipe, but the money your saving might not be worth the time making it. I’m not a 100% sure but, I’m going to try it and see.

  • You DO need a little bit of sugar to help with absorption—at least that’s what the Liquid IV people argue. Of course, not nearly as much as the amount included in traditional commercialized “sports drinks”…

  • My brother: drinking gatorade

    Me: what flavour is that?

    My brother: checks label “Frost Iceberg”

    Me: what? What the fuck does that even mean?

  • Wait! The bottled water contains micro-silica fibres and BP-A and God knows what else. Don’t drink anything from a plastic bottle.

  • Fuel(natural) is very important as you workout. Just remember that we all have different needs.
    Footwear is important for what workout you plan to do if you do, not have the right floor padding needed. Jumping support, I need it.

  • … come on where do you find some of these people… I did not know there was that much sugar in Gatorade… you can taste the sugar in it… but my fav is red Gatorade…

  • Would love to see a video about the things we all do around the house (vacuuming, doing/carrying laundry, reaching, TV/screen viewing, lifting, weeding/gardening, mopping, scrubbing the tub/shower, carrying groceries, etc.) and ways to be mindful of back health while doing the stuff we all have to do!! A “better ways to do things” type video series. ��

    Also, my main issue is low back/S.I. Joint/issues with sacrum/coccyx (40 year old injury), but it gets difficult to work these areas if/when I also have rib subluxation and associated muscle spasms! Can you explain ways to support/work one area that is in pain when another area is hindering progress and mobility?

    Finally, ways to do treatments if you live alone. Examples: How to get your TENS unit pads on your back! Ways to move things/carry things when you are living alone? (Deep cleaning of the house comes to mind — moving the sofa to vacuum under it, etc.)

    I know that overall fitness will help all these things in the long-run, but in the short-term, I tend to have setbacks to getting more fit by reinjuring myself with day-to-day stuff. Help!! ����

  • for working out they say its glycogen levels that need to be replenished. I found after working out and having a mix of bananas, apples, blueberries, to replace it, i did feel better after a workout. Maybe a run needs the sodium tho. idk.

  • Not all people who exercise are trying to lose weight…some athletes and sportsmen actually need all the sugar and calories they can get.

  • Salt with sugar counteracts each other. To get enough sodium you must add the right amount of sugar so it is palatable. Similar to Sweet and Sour Chicken at the Chinese buffet.

  • “and possibly even neutralize me..” HAHAHA yo, sometimes I dunno if I watch your videos because I’m curious about the recipes, or curious about the kind of jokes these foods would inspire you to make. XD

  • on siobans (or however its spelt, ive never known) there are bodywash and drink counter parts to the mountain blast and Arctic ice

  • CBC, thank you for introducing such an informative rubric. Some of these episodes completely changed my mind about commercial products.

  • B&B, thank you for your informative videos. Question: how much sodium do we need when we exercise? For example I jog for about 30 minutes. Do I really need to add more sodium besides what I take from food? What is the length or intensity of exercise from which you need to replenish electrolytes?

  • At face value, a layman reader may not actually understand what, say, hydrogenated palm oil or monodicalcium phosphate is as per reflected on the ingredients list of food products.

    It seems that many of consumers really do not care about the specific contents of what they put into their bodies. Probably (even most likely), these consumers believe everything that they see & hear from the ads.

    Take the case of Milo. I saw an ad of it being promoted as a “nutritional energy” drink. But come to think of it is it really a nutritional energy drink as the manufacturer claims it to be? Or nobody asks such a question anymore.

  • And then just put some cayenne pepper in the gatoraid and you are done.

    Audience: laughs

    Chef John suddenly behind you: “Did I stutter?”

  • Before embracing the sugar free sports drinks, research the dangers and benefits of suralose and aspartame vs sugar. Then decide if they are better for you. Read the literature from reputable sources then make what you believe to be the best decision for you. Don’t rely on hearsay or comments that don’t site a source; do the research and decide.

  • Me: sees sports drinks/energy bars in store

    Also me: i kinda want that

    Me again: nah, i already deal with my ADHD, i don’t need more energy

  • i feel like the drinks make you feel boosted which gives you that positive urge to do better in what your doing after you finished drinking it

  • Pro Keds sneakers, in the sixties, said they help you run faster and jump higher. My younger brother went to a Black Muslim store that said the same claim for his sneakers but my brother was unconvinced.

  • The only thing they forgot to mention, is that if someone consumes too much water, that too can be unhealthy depleting the body’s electrolytes…. at least that is what I have heard from some trainers & doctors. I think marketplace should test that theory too.

  • Everyone has their own opinion on sports drinks and protein bars.if it helps you the best then continue with it. There will be people (CBC) that tell you that these are bad for you

  • I used drink Body Armor for work purposes during the summer until, I cramped up. Never again I bought it to keep me hydrated. Stuck to Gatorade and Powerade to keep me hydrated and hasn’t failed yet. I will now try water IV, since, it’s the better choice over the rest

  • you guys only mentioned that we need the sodium, but you never touched on what or how it helps us. Theres sodium salt in our foods. Why isnt that enough? @Bob & Brad

  • I have to agree with this report in many aspects. And this is from my own personal experience. I had to quit drinking any type of sodas in May of this year. So not being a big fan of water LOL I turn to Gatorade. And from me too now I have seen my weight skyrocket. So I’ve had to cut out the Gatorade’s or more likely just cut them down. Down to 132 ounce per day. Where I was drinking three or four. But it will pack the pounds on you. I am a testament to that.

  • Body amor had a lite version and its amazing. Low on sugars. It has a low count on sodium and a very high focus on potassium, which supposedly Na is actually THE mineral for rehydration.

    Tomatoe V8 or pickle juice if you want high Na content. I think the v8 had about 900+ mg Na.

  • I have done many long distance events and have done well over the years. I will sometime go through 4-5 liters a day, and the electrolytes are critical. I have had climbing partners crash and burn in the middle of the climb because of improper hydration. I will usually have a couple of eggs each day and I am thinking that the salt is also helpful, since I will sweat a bunch on the hot days. I assume the direct salt just as good, but I didn’t hear any comments on that. Thanks, Randy

  • The original formula of the sports drink was based on sweat (perspiration, moisture). Its name (beginning with a G) after a university mascot.

  • So the most you’ll want to drink of Gatorade after an hour is around a shot. Maybe half a shot. Then just drink water, lots of it. As for protein, even stuff like jerky will do for replenishment of sodium.

  • Instead of adding salt, try adding No Salt, ( A.K.A. Potassium Chloride ) which you need more of anyway. The problem with Gatorade and Powerade is all the sodium but not near enough potassium. Most people get plenty of sodium and do not need the extra that sports drink provide, however, since most people need between 3200 and 4700 mg of potassium per day, substituting potassium is a better choice. You can also add Creatine Monohydrate if you are very active, and it will not affect the flavor but you still get the benefits.

  • Baseball pitcher Bob Gibson wrote in a book that he only had asthma as a kid thus his ad saying he had asthma to promote an inhaler was misleading.

  • I generally drink reverse osmosis-filtered water, but always add either Himalayan or sea salt, or concentrated lemon juice to replace the filtered-out minerals. Seems the body really needs zinc to make serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine which affect your mood. Demineralised water will leach minerals as it passes through your system.

  • I used to workout at the YMCA,been on the bikes and treadmills,lifted weights.I can workout at a good pace,solid resistances for 2-3 hours and not come even close to one day at work.Matter of fact,i was going to a rehab sort of program,following my trainers suggestions for 6 months.After 6 months went back to work,i did not feel ready for work but after only 3 days i felt actually working did 100x more for my body than 6 months of training on treadmills and bikes and the weight room.
    If anything,i would tend to agree with the suggestion that kids should not use Energy drinks and do not need them.

  • How did anyone get any of these wrong? It’s obvious which are which. Didn’t get a single one wrong and I was 100% sure about each one

  • I only drink Gatorade when I’m sick, vomiting, dehydrated and can’t keep anything down. It replenishes what I have lost in an easy way, but I dont need it for my day to day life

  • 4:31 Wrong. Most people burn 0 calories in a ride per day. She burns 4000 calories per day just from her bike ride. She would also burn 1500 by doing nothing, so that’s a total of 5500. That’s way more than 2 time what a person burns daily.

  • Some things aren’t helpful to the average person, but I think CBC should be careful how they promote pure water and ‘real’ food. If you take a look at elite athletes around the world, every single one of them will have a coaching program. Runners wear fancy shoes because they work, and nutrition plans are often part of their regimen. I’m not saying that anyone should use $500 shoes, but better shoes aren’t a bad thing. For example, when Nike tried to break the 2 hour marathon, they perfected every single advantage. That included pacers, a time in front of them, strict diets, and the best shoes they could possibly make.

    Also, the studies that were shown were not very scientific. A better method would have been to use a blind study of three groups of people. The first would be a control group, who get nothing. The second would drink Gatorade or similar, and the third would have plain water. Other than that, your videos show well how much of these products we need, so thank you.

  • I would not consider the training we are seeing or even the short time these athletes spend on their event “20 secs to maybe 10 minutes”.I work outside in the heat/sun everyday,sometimes near 100 degrees but down in a deep hole there is no air/wind,we become extremely dehydrated very quickly and begin to lack energy rather quickly>>Concrete worker.When we strip the forms off the concrete it generates a fair bit of heat,i would say the heat is around 120 degrees,maybe even hotter,sweat begins to drop off our body very quickly.

    This IMPACT test is a CONTROLLED test and NOT accurate what so ever.Again i work in concrete and walk around uneven ground and sometimes walking on a concrete surface.MOST like 90% of shoes and boots have terrible support and will give me a lot of pain in the knees and swollen feet and a sore back.So i utilize no particular brand but support/cushion soles i feel are good enough and it makes a huge difference.So they can do these controlled tests all they want,i test them in REAL life under REAL conditions.

  • Very informative. I just bought my husband a bunch of Body Armour yesterday. So I showed him this video. We will look for the Nuun. Thanks!

  • Filtered water in a 16-20oz size bottle with just a pinch or two of Himalayan Sea Salt, shake it up and good to go. Great video Guys! Very informative! ��

  • I know for a fact that riptide rush is Gatorade but I would have one hundred percent went for the other one just to see what fucking detergent tastes like

  • After watching this vid, just wanted to say stay safe Food Wishes, I hope you haven’t been neutralized as of yet ;). Great vids, I enjoyed your pancake vid today.

  • I drink No Sugar Powerade…tastes fine to me. It does have too much sodium. But I don’t cook with or add salt to my food. So it probably balances out.

  • The average American consumes 22 teaspoons, or 110 grams of sugar, on a daily basis more than three times the 36-gram limit for men and the 20-gram limit for women that the American Diabetes Association recommends.

  • Hey chef John they sell a electrolyte powder mix witch has calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and some trace mineral from the refining process all u would do is add water juice and ur sweetener Ive seen low strength electrolyte powder costing around 8-15 buck for a couple ounces and that’s like 90-100 Serving now the high strength electrolyte powder cost between 40 -50 bucks and that has close to 400 servings you just need to add ur juice and sugar and if you round it up just spend the 100 dollars for everything ur using the high strength powder plus adding the cost of juice and sugar etc you probably get around 400 Gatorade bottles servings for 100 bucks not bad because even when Gatorade is on special 2 for a dollar with a 100 that 200 bottles and lets say you buy at normal price 2 dollars a bottle that is only like 50 bottles for �� bucks so the savings can be really high if you homemake just take the extra 30 seconds to make ur serving plus you help reduce plastic waste Mother Earth �� will thank you �� ps. they sell the powder flavored n sweetened or no flavor no sugar at ur local gnc or pharmacy and of course amazon thanks chef John it’s as cause of you I found out about that you can make it home and that made me dive in and how to get the most bang for ur buck so thank you �� again much love from the San Fernando Valley ��✅ ❤️

  • Too much sodium over time can increase your risk of high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease…. To reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation recommends adults eat less than 5g of salt (2000mg of sodium) a day.

  • I drink Gatorade because it tastes good. I limit it just like any other sugary drink because I know it isn’t as healthy as water is with a good meal.

    I’m literally drinking Polar Ice vodka RIGHT NOW AS I WATCH THIS. LMFAO
    So you either mixed them up there for Siobahn or there’s also a water called polar ice, lmao.

  • Makes enough to enrich 6 liters of water. Use 1/2 tsp. of this powder in a 12-oz glass of water, or 3/4-1 tsp. in a liter bottle.

    2 Tbl sugar (carbohydrates)

    3/4 tsp salt (sodium chloride)

    1/4 tsp NuSalt (potassium chloride)

    1/2 tsp Epsom salts* (magnesium sulfate)

    1/2 tsp brewer’s gypsum (calcium sulfate) – optional; available at homebrew store. Bonus: you can use it to make tofu from soy


    1 tsp citric acid or Fruit Fresh (available where they sell canning supplies). This is for flavor and balances the high pH of the

    gypsum; Fruit Fresh also adds some vitamin C

  • Its been two weeks since I’ve been adding the nuun sports tablets into my drinking water.

    I noticed a huge difference. My constant headache is gone. And my joints don’t swell up as badly, and I suffered with sore joints and felt weak a lot of the time, have improved too, and the puffiness in my ankles and feet has gone down a lot.

    I also noticed that I really dont drink as much water as I should being that I am active and do sweat.

    That being said I did drink lots of water when I was thirsty. Only it never really satisfid my thirst, and always wondered what is wrong with me that water can’t quench my thirst.

    I no longer wonder and feel like a new woman. Thank you Doctors!

  • Microwaving a lemon to make it juicier!! Oh no no! Lol!! simply roll them back a forth like under palms like a rolling pin or a fist if they a little hard. Works really well.

  • So accurate! The companies also advertise garbage drinks as such, often paying gamers to advertise them on stream or stage. They will ruin you and they don’t give a f^^k.

  • After dissing the cola brands, Bob and Brad mysteriously disappear. Replaced by Cob and Chad of the cola company. Extolling the many virtues of their syrupy elixir.

  • I am always AMAZED how i.canngo to your channel and NEVER.SEE AT 3/4 OF YOUR VIDEOS AND THEN GREAT ONES SHOW UP IN MY.FEED..WTF IS GOING ON.

  • I do Ironmans and am a marathoner. For workouts less than 1 hour I use Nuun tabs. Over than I need to take in calories as well. For the calories I use gels to give me about 100 calories of sugar for the energy about every 30 minutes.

  • Bodyarmor does a lyte version which is night and day from the original, so your not being fair. Liquid IV is extremely expensive. I’m a physician and I’ve been using Nunn for years. You should review alkaline water, there are multiple natural electrolytes in the water.

  • Mountain Blast was obviously the sports drink. I love seeing the names of knock off sodas, like Mountain Lion.

    Next: Collegehumor does the Tide Pod challenge.

  • Is there a way to figure out how much sodium I need for my body and for my sport?

    I paddle a dragon boat and we do a lot of intense paddling, training for races. When we take a break, I drink water, but by the taste of it I can tell I’m not getting what I need.

    Is there a formula? Does body mass index figure into it? Can I just add some salt to my water bottle? How do I tell how much? And what about potassium in all this?

  • iight, do me a favor and move furniture up and down stairs in 100 degree july heat using only water. i’ll wait. granted we mix our powerade half and half with water to not get kidney stones, but gtfo if your fat bitch ass think u can do what we can do off just water. good luck.

  • These people are so stupid I can’t believe the people at YouTube even allowed something like this on this platform. What a waste of college money.

  • Thanks so much for this video guys ��
    I don’t have a large colon so plain water is never good enough to hydrate me or keep my electrolytes up, in fact my surgeon has me on 8 sachets of dioralyte mixed with water daily plus of course any other drinks I want (no water, no alcohol)

  • This was honestly the best low budget on the spot CollegeHumor episode ever. Like dudes a genius and I’ve been trying to find this damn video for ever. My life is complete I can finally go in peace knowing I watched this masterpiece one last time

  • Make your own iced coffee with some stevia sweetener and a large pinch of sea salt. Great energy drink. Iced green tea works too if you prefer tea.

  • If I want a “no guilt” drink…It’s called water,just water (and tap water,no less.) If I want MORE FLAVOR,POWER,Ehh…Flavor…Ehh, Wev….I’ll just have a fuckin’ Coke!

  • The one thing I REALLY missing here is recovery time; I’m quite curious how regular workouts affect the energy burn and recovery cycle.

  • I teach Hunter Education and I always tell my class to use ThermoTabs as a Salt replacement. They work. Check it out. You can buy them from Amazon very easily… hunting is a very strenuous activity in the western states and these tablets can literally save you life.

  • I think it depends on what activity your into, gym for 30 minutes is one thing, competitive outdoors cycling for 2 hours is different, case can be made for potassium, caffeine, dextrose and ascorbic acid. Lenght and intensity decides imo

  • Men chose the sports drink every time and women chose the soap? Some kind of subliminal advertising buy the product makers? ( not CH )

  • thank you docs, it was really useful to learn all this….. especially the point when you can just add sugar and salt to water to have the cheaper version of the drinks….��

  • I drink BodyArmor, the one thing on the label is hydration and I have to admit, it does hydrate really well, I drink it cause it tastes good, no one drinks sports drink cause they are healthy. they just taste good.

  • We watched a well built strong young friend have a heart attack from starpukes devils brew of caffeine sprayed addiction guaranteed coffee beans. We won’t even buy the beans at costco. Working on full sleeve tats also.

  • I’ve been waiting for this because the day before you posted your last video on water/hydration I had gone to see a kidney specialist regarding high creatinine levels (high for a male, and I’m a 49 yo female!). It has been high for the last 10+ years, all of which I have been very actively strength training and I am fairly muscular. But I was scared that I was permanently damaging my kidneys, which shocked me because I have only been tying to do my body good by working out all this time! When the specialist said I need to tone down the intensity and drink more water I was surprised because I am known by all to be obsessed Roth water. It’s pretty much the only thing I drink and I cannot leave the house Ruth out my water bottle. Sometimes I feel like I drink too much water! But the doctor said I need more?? When I told him I drink well beyond what the volume of water that most people probably consume, he suggested I drink something with electrolytes and up my sodium intake. (Btw is the sodium in processed snacks like crackers and beef sticks different than the sodium in sports drinks? Because I had actually been feeling like I was consuming much sodium in the way of snacks, but maybe not? I am confused on that. (I am also afraid of feeling bloated and cause water weight gain, which excess sodium tends to do to me.) All this to say I picked up some Propel powder drink supplements and have been adding them to my water during workouts. I don’t know if it is doing anything. I just know I need to get my creatinine levels down in 4 weeks before my follow up labs. Do you recommend Propel? I chose that brand because there is no added sugar. I believe they use sucralose. Not a fan of artificial sweetener, but also not a fan of sugar in my drinks. Thanks for your helpful and freakishly timely info!

  • Gatorade now has a zero sugar version I switched to it since I am a diabetic it did not taste as good at first but I quickly became use to it and now enjoy it. I get tired of only water all the time and dont drink soda or anything else.

  • Yes, lets use powerful words and super-body’s to make you buy something that will not give you a super-body nor give you power…… eat a banana is you need electrolytes

  • You guys are GREAT! I’m addicted! Hey make one about honest lawyers and help teach people about the strawman and the FED and such. Read this for some ideas:

  • As someone who used to do a lot of sport having something like a powerade was nice but of course only after / during a long match or training session.

  • 1:30 Had to laugh my arse off here. You got a guy on a treadmill hooked up to 10 million wires to monitor his vitals. But the Dr still has to check his heart rate by taking his pulse with his fingers.

  • But what about heat? I only drink sports drinks when I’ve been in the heat all day and sweat profusely. If I don’t, I get a headache, fatigued, and crabby. I know it’s because I’ve sweated out my sodium. Then again, this is a Canadian show.

  • I’m 6’4”, 190 lbs and I drink about 1.5 gallons of water a day, no energy drinks, and very active; do I need something more to help my body?

  • “Before their spines degrade into a fine powder”. Bhahahaha. The sole purpose of professional sport is to sell you some product, “sports drinks” included. And exorbitant salaries of the top athletes and their coaches are factored in in the product price.

  • Okay, I (like many) have suspected Chef John had a Cayenne addiction, but watching him toss a pinch in a GATORADE recipe(!?) confirms the worst ��

  • Attn: fat chef almost ready for a heart attack. You cannot digest rock salt. If that were so we would not need to eat fruits and veges, we could just eat dirt. can you eat dirt? Dirt has minerals in it. Why can’t we eat dirt? because the minerals in dirt and also rock salt or inorganic minerals. humans can’t digest them. but plants can.

  • I think that this is the equivalent to “Gamer” PC components, all flashy, expensive and not much when it comes to improve performance. Glad to know you can also make a meme of “sports” or “running” products.

  • I used to be a fan of Body Armor before noticing the sugar content… now 7 eleven has their own version of Body Armor… per 12oz serving there is 60 calories, 15g of sugar, 170mg of sodium and a bunch of vitamins & minerals. And the flavors are good! Just another option.

  • I’m so glad you’ve begun posting youtube videos! I’m tired of watching nutrition/health videos made by people who just make things up. I hope you become a genuine nutrition diva on youtube just like dermtv is so popular for dermatology and skincare.