Isotonic drinks - promotional drinks

Sport Isotonic drinks - general information


Sports drinks are beverages whose stated purpose is to help athletes replace water, electrolytes, and energy after training or competition, though their efficacy for that purpose has been questioned, particularly after exercise.

In general, a sports drink contains water, a source of electrolytes (salt, minerals, etc.) and a source of carbohydrates (sugar).  And, each drink has a special formula designed for a specific purpose- whether it's for hydration or recovery.  Originally, the ratio of the water:carbohydrates:electrolytes was supposed to be the same/similar to sweat, with the idea that as you drink your sports drink, you are consuming the same balance of electrolytes in your drink as those which leaving your system in sweat (perfect recovery- your body doesn't get dehydrated nor does it get hyponatremiac (meaning it has too little salt- also called "water intoxicated").  

But- there are really 3 different types of sports drinks (isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic), and they each play a different role in the body's hydration and recovery process.

Fresh Drink team