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    Is Kool-Aid as good as Gatorade?

    They both contain (In their order of appearance) Sugar, Fructose, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial flavour, and Red Dye #40.
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    add salt, maybe some lite salt (KCl) and some Mg if you can find any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    add salt, maybe some salt (KCl) and some Mg if you can find any.
    Yeah, the salt thing. Well how about I throw in a Clif bar that has 10 times the amount of Potassium as 8oz of Gatorade (apparently Gatorade contains Monopotassium phosphate, which is not a nutritional form of Potassium; what's with that?) and goodly amount of Magnesium, of which Gatorade apparently has none.
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    Koolaid won't replace the potassium and sodium lost through sweating. Without the salts, you'll cramp.

    The Clif Bar should work to replace some salts. You could try dried apricots or raisins, too. Trail mix is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hchchch
    Koolaid won't replace the potassium and sodium lost through sweating. Without the salts, you'll cramp.

    The Clif Bar should work to replace some salts. You could try dried apricots or raisins, too. Trail mix is excellent.
    While I'm sure that's true, I remember a sports medicine doctor saying the biggest advantage to Gatorade was, unlike water it does not quench your thirst. Also, the most common electrolyte lost in sweating is sodium chloride, common table salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
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    Tang is soooooooo goooooood. when tired on the trail, tang and skittles will instantly get you going.

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    Red Powerade.
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    The Gatorade you buy in a bottle isn't worth too much due to all the sugar in it. If you want a good way to re-hydrate, check out Nuun tablets, or something similar.

    http://www.nuun.com/

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    I use Elete electrolyte tablets, along with table salt. I don't bother until the ride/run is over 2+ hours. You can take it as a pill or put it in your water ahead of time. You can also just put table salt in your water. For ultrarunning, they say you need 400-800 mg per HOUR, so you really need to push the salt. Gatorade, Powerade, Cytomax, etc don't have these levels of salt. Gatorade and Powerade especially have too much sugar (and too quick burning) and not enough salt. So whatever you do, water it down and add salt. For long trail runs (4++ hours) I have water with salt in the hydration pack, then (sometimes) a hand bottle with Cytomax, along with a couple electrolyte tablets.

    So, yes. Kool Aid will work, just add salt. For better long term energy levels, you'll want something with mostly longer burning complex sugars.
    Right now I'm pretty burned out on Cytomax, and just use water and tablets or salt.

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    My .02, kool+salt and maltodextrose got me through the xc season . Cheap and tastes better than the commercial stuff to me

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    i devised a special suit that collects my body's sweat in my shoes then routes it via a hose that runs up the back of my leg through my asscrack into my camelbak.

    sustainability is an important issue for me.
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    We should all drink purple Kool Aid.
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    Question: Is Kool-Aid as good as Gatorade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    Question: Is Kool-Aid as good as Gatorade?

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    BTW, I really like Kool-Aide!
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    Quote Originally Posted by derockus
    i devised a special suit that collects my body's sweat in my shoes then routes it via a hose that runs up the back of my leg through my asscrack into my camelbak.

    sustainability is an important issue for me.
    I suppose you get all kinds of people coming up to you wanting to borrow your suit.

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    busch light + berry flavored electrolyte tablets mixed in one's hydro pack...tastes just like clearly canadian fruit infused soda drinks...and helps replace nutrients lost like sodium and beer while doin physical activities...most importantly it gives you a headstart on the drink curve (you will beat your buddies to the drunk line)...
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    Don't drink the Kool-Aid. You'll end up on a SS.

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    ask jim jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by derockus
    i devised a special suit that collects my body's sweat in my shoes then routes it via a hose that runs up the back of my leg through my asscrack into my camelbak.

    sustainability is an important issue for me.
    Your own, that is just sick, but Sean young's maybe ...

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    [QUOTE=hchchch]Koolaid won't replace the potassium and sodium lost through sweating. Without the salts, you'll cramp.

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    thats why i eat a couple bananas daily .Since doing so I get maybe a couple cramps a year thats it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
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    I though SSers were supposed to drink PBR or flasks of whiskey

    Shouldn't the real question be which is better between PBR or hard liquor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsquared28
    I though SSers were supposed to drink PBR or flasks of whiskey

    Shouldn't the real question be which is better between PBR or hard liquor?
    Funny! I had all three tonight ... SS night ride, PBR, and a Makers on rocks.

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