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Monday, November 21, 2022

Hypotonic sports drink

Sports energy drinks are broken down into three different types depending on their concentration compared to the human body, or tonicity to give it a technical name. Sports drink 'tonicity' can significantly impact body hydration in training and competition.

Hypotonic means it has a lower concentration of solutes than another solution. The hypotonic sports drinks contain less percentage of carbohydrates in them and are mainly consumed by players who require more fluids and lesser amount of carbohydrates. These drinks contain less than 6% carbohydrates.

Hypotonic drinks contain a lower concentration of salt and sugar than the human body, it quickly replaces fluids lost by sweating. Low sugar levels are ideal because fluid absorption in the body primarily occurs in the small intestine and requires some glucose. It is meant that, the fluids in hypotonic drinks tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream at a faster rate for quick hydration and electrolyte release, but they deliver lower amounts of carbohydrate per unit volume.

Popular sports and electrolyte drinks currently marketed as being hypotonic include: Hydralyte Sports, Mizone, SOS Hydration Drink Mix, G Active and G2, Powerade Zero
Hypotonic sports drink

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