The most important function of a sports drink is to rehydrate. But a drained body also needs to restore energy and electrolytes. That's why so many athletes choose carbohydrate and electrolyte-rich sports drinks instead of water. Sodium is the primary electrolyte lost in sweat, followed by potassium. That's why both are included in sports drinks. These electrolytes can serve to enhance flavor and encourage athletes to drink more. They also promote fluid retention. The addition of carbohydrates can delay fatigue during prolonged exercise and improve performance.
But carbohydrates and electrolytes aren't the only things an athlete's body needs. Accelerade is a sports drink that contains carbohydrates and protein in a patented 4:1 ratio.
The inclusion of just the right amount of protein in Accelerade facilitates rehydration by optimizing the absorption of fluid. In 2006, researchers at St. Cloud University demonstrated that consuming Accelerade following cycling exercise significantly enhanced rehydration by 15% compared to a conventional sports drink and 40% compared to water.*
Performance by the Numbers
29% greater exercise endurance compared to a conventional sports drink
40% improvement in endurance in a subsequent workout compared to a conventional sports drink
83% less muscle damage compared to a conventional sports drink
40% better rehydration than water and 15% better than a conventional sports drink
Accelerade... it's not just a ratio, it's an advantage.
|1 Scoop (31g) Contains:|
Protein5g Carbs21g Fat1g Calories120
Serving Price: $0.80
Protein Sources: Whey, Soy
Sweeteners: Fructose, Sucrose
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