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Old 04-05-08, 04:04 PM   #1
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Does sports drink powder go bad?

I have a couple of sealed packets of Hammer Sustained Energy that's about a year old. Does this stuff go bad over time?

That is, other than the taste of it, which is horrendous no matter how fresh it is.

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Depends on the stuff in it and the storage conditions. In general, the answer is yes.
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Doesn't go bad. Mix in some Hammer Gel for flavor. I've never barfed it up. (Highest cycling food compliment there is.)
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Most of it has an expiration date. All of my Hammer powders do. Generally over a year, though.
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I think Gatorade has a half life of 50000 years. Cytomax, maybe a week. Everything else, somewhere in between.
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