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Top 4 Top Sports Drinks

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Updated December 06, 2009

For athletes to stay well hydrated it is recommended that they drink 1/2 to 3/4 cup every 15-20 minutes during exercise; in long endurance training or events it is helpful to use a sports drink to replenish lost fluid and sodium. Here are some options:

1. Cytomax

Cytomax
Cytomax contains complex carbohydrate and electrolytes. I prefer the orange because it isn't quite as bitter as the rest. Bottom line: it does the trick and keeps you moving. Calories: 100 | carbohydrate: 20gr. | sodium: 80mg. | potassium: 150mg.
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2. Accelerade

Accelerade contains a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein to speed the movement of carbohydrate energy into the muscle, and the ideal combination of simple and complex carbohydrates for rapid and sustained energy
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3. Endurox

A performance/recovery drink. The 4 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein, Endurox® is made for after your workouts. In addition to the carbs and protein, Endurox provides all the vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids your body needs to recover.
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4. Gatorade

Gatorade is one of the best selling sports drinks. Calories: 50 | carbohydrate: 14gr. | sodium: 110mg. | potassium: 30mg .
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