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    ZipFizz - Electrolyte/energy drink powder

    Anyone used ZipFizz during training or races?

    It has lots of potassium, B12 and other needed minerals, etc. I guess, but 10cal per 16oz of it mixed with water. I don't know much else about it, except the vendor was really excited about it at costco.

    I thought there was a nutrition forum on mtbr, but I couldn't find it today...I figure this is relevant to xc training/racing though and I am looking to do my first long xc race June 4 and need to choose a drink mix quickly to try out before I depend on it during the race.

    If you have tried lots of drink mixes, what drink mix do you recommend ?
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    I'm a fan of Nuun electrolyte tabs. I've been using Nuun exclusively for over a year now, after switching from Cytomax. It's a great product, I won't train or race without it. Go to Nuun.com for more info. (No affiliation by the way...just an honest testimony)
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    Their website gives 0 nutritional information. A lot of marketing, not much content...

    Keep in mind that too much electrolytes can yields worse results...

    I bought some Elete to try out this summer, at least I know what it contains.

    BTW an electrolyte drink never has calories (or limted amounts), it's not a sports drink, they expect you to take your calories elsewhere.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Nuun looks to be a little lower price than the zipfizz per serving, significantly less if you buy 2 or more 4 packs. Where do you purchase yours?

    The nutritional values are different too.

    Per tablet in 16oz of water,
    Nuun has:

    -8 calories
    -360mg sodium
    -100mg potassium
    -25mg magnesium
    -12.5mg calcium
    -34.7mg vitamin c
    -500mcg vitaminB2

    Per tube in 16oz of water,
    Zipfizz has:

    -10 calories
    -60mg sodium (way too little from what I read is needed)
    -905mg potassium (equivalent to 2 bannanas = good?)
    -100mg magnesium (4 times nuun, but how much is good?)
    -60mg calcium (5 times nuun, but how much is good?)
    -500mg vitamin c (overkill?)
    -2500mcg vitamin B12 (starting to look more like an "energy (monster/red bull) drink")
    -lots of other micronutrients (selenium, chromium, zinc, folate, niacin, thiamin, vit E, riboflavin, etc)
    -other "energy drink" ingredients too (taurine, caffine, ginseng, ginger, L-arginine, grape seed extract, etc)

    I need the sodium level increased if I decide to use zipfizz, but if I take salt pills along with zipfizz, any reason not to try it?

    I plan to take calories in using homemade gels btw.
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    If you ask me, it seems it contains so many thing (too high osmolality) it'll make your gut turn over.
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    Nuun is starting to become more mainstream, so I'm beginning to see it in more bike shops and grocery stores. I usually get mine at Central Market for like $5.79 a bottle. Bottle contains 12 tabs. So that's less than .50 cents a tab. Not bad compared to sports drinks that go for way over a dollar each. Look for it at large health food grocery stores for a better price.
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    If taken as a pre ride drink, say an hour before, perhaps along with a preride snack, would zip fizz seem like a good combination? I think after researching Nuun, I am pretty convinced it would be a good, low cost solution to electrolyte replacement during the ride.
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    Zipfizz rocks, mid race when u are sluggish it works and for those that say overkill it does say (1) every 4-6 hrs, so it is not a drink you consume the entire race(endurance)

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