The 7 best sports drinks on Amazon
by Tobias • 6 minutes read
Last updated: 15 Aug, 2022
When it comes to hydration, you can't normally beat water. But when you sweat, you sweat more than just water. Your sweat contains electrolytes like Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Chloride to name a few. Your body needs all of these in a precise balance to keep you firing on all cylinders. During an extended workout, anything beyond 60 minutes, your body can become starved of electrolytes. This can lead to cramps, weakness and dizziness, which eventually becomes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In extreme cases it can even lead to coma, cardiac arrest and death.
The solution a high quality sports drink that's full of electrolytes, keeping your body stock up with all these body building blocks means you can work harder, for longer, which leads to greater results in the gym. These drinks will help prevent cramping even during the most intense exercise.
Fear not, here at DoNotDonut we have your back, we have done the research and have found the best sports drinks for you. Whether you like the classics, are on a budget, or you want nothing but the most natural ingredients. We have the solution!
Where would a sports drink list be without the mention of Lucozade? This mainstay of the fitness world is full of all the vital sugars and electrolytes you need to fuel your workout. Best used during and after a workout, to keep the energy up or to recover afterwards, alongside one of our recommended Post-Workout Meals.
For the more budget conscious, who don't care about the name brand, ISORADE still has all you need to smash through your workout and push at 100%. ISORADE Isotonic sports drink mixes sodium, potassium and calcium to create a powerful electrolyte blend as well as vitamins B6 & B12 which studies have shown are necessary in the energy-producing pathways of the body and are vital for creating new cells, and repairing damaged cells.
Get More Vits
A relatively new entry to the sports drink market, Get More Vits is a sports drink with an emphasis on recovery. Packed full of everything your body needs to replenish lost fluids and electrolytes as well additional vitamins and minerals. As well as being sugar free which, along with a balanced diet, could help you lose weight.
Great for people that are always on the go. High5 is an electrolyte blend that comes in a tube of 20 tabs. Just drop each tab into 750ml (26oz) of water and you have your zero sugar, zero calorie sports drink ready to go. If you travel a lot and still need an electrolyte drink then this is for you, or if your gym is the great outdoors and you find yourself days away from the nearest town or city, then keep this in your backpack and you will have a reliable source of vital electrolytes.
With 114mg of Caffeine, CELSIUS is a great source of energy to enjoy before your workout. CELSIUS has zero grams of sugar so you can avoid the post workout slump. With no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives CELSIUS is the choice for someone that likes a bit of sparkle with their workout without all the unnecessary chemicals and additives.
A plant-based sparkling drink, TENZING is infused with natural caffeine, energising vitamin C and hydrating electrolytes from himalayan rock salt. Containing BCAA's to help you complete your workout, whilst still being completely vegan and gluten-free.
For those that want nothing but natural ingredients, Active Root is produced in Scotland, with all the electrolytes and energy you'd expect from a top-level energy drink with added ginger root to aid it's digestion. Active root contains only natural ingredients such as unbleached cane sugar, sea salt and green tea.
Tip: Remember, this isn't medical advice, for that please see a doctor or medical professional. And unfortunately, regardless which sort of energy drink you choose, you won't turn into Schwarzenegger overnight. Consistent effort and good nutrition is key.
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