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Old 06-23-05, 04:00 PM
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for those of you who use powdered sports drinks:

do you mix them in your bottles? or in a separate container?

i ask because a friend of mine thinks i'm nuts for mixing right in the bottle - hey, it's easy to get just enough, easy to shake up, etc. what's not to like?

he counters that mixing and storing the stuff in the bottles makes it taste funny. my response is twofold - 1, it's only in there overnight (make it the night before i ride) and 2, it's Gatorade/Powerade/Accelerade/whaeverade, so it's supposed to taste nasty.

so who's crazier?
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Old 06-23-05, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jhota
do you mix them in your bottles? or in a separate container?

i ask because a friend of mine thinks i'm nuts for mixing right in the bottle - hey, it's easy to get just enough, easy to shake up, etc. what's not to like?

he counters that mixing and storing the stuff in the bottles makes it taste funny. my response is twofold - 1, it's only in there overnight (make it the night before i ride) and 2, it's Gatorade/Powerade/Accelerade/whaeverade, so it's supposed to taste nasty.

so who's crazier?
I do it the way you do it - mix it in the bottle the night before, and the bottles go from the refrig in the morning to my bottle holders. Tastes fine to me.
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Old 06-23-05, 04:31 PM
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Powdered gatorade has artery clogging partially hydrogenated oils in it, maybe the oil interacts with the bottle- then again, anything tastes funky out of waterbottles, even water out of a (washed) new bottle.
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
Powdered gatorade has artery clogging partially hydrogenated oils in it, maybe the oil interacts with the bottle- then again, anything tastes funky out of waterbottles, even water out of a (washed) new bottle.
Ingredients of powdered lemon-lime Gatorade:

Sucrose, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors With Other Natural Flavors, Monopotassium Phosphate, Yellow 5

8 Fluid Ozs prepared contains:

60 Calories
0 Fat
100mg Sodium
30mg Potassium
15g Carbohydrates
14g Sugar
0g Protein

Where's this partially hydrogenated oil again? Exactly how do you get an oil into powdered form anyway? The powdered stuff is infintely preferable to the overpriced and oversweeted with high fructose corn syrup stuff that is premade.
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The ingredients of the last jug of powdered orange Gatorade brand sport drink I bought, it still sits in my cupboard for when I host a rugby team with group heat stroke-

"sucrose, dextrose, citric acid, salt, sodium citrate, natural orange flavor with other natural flavors, monopotassium phosphate, calcium silicate, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils , yellow 8"


I guess that's why I think gatorade has partially hydrogenated oils in it. Oh, and partially hydrogenating oils makes them solid at room temperature, I wouldn't be suprised if it was granular instead of liquid.

Oh, and another quirky food fact: Vegans, be advised, the natural coloring "carmine" or "carminic acid," which imparts a berry red color to foodstuffs, is actually ground up beetle bodies from Asia. MMM, tasty, found in strawberry yogurts and the like. Maybe it's in berry gatorade.

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ANYway, I mix in the bladder (Camelbak), but I also don't do full strength (too nasty).

How old are your/his water bottles? There is some information out there on (typical) plastic bottles deteriorating over time and being bad for you, hence the popularity of Nalgene products. Something to think about...
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I've been using Electo-Mix from Alacer which I've been getting from
Whole Foods. It comes in nice little packets which are easily carried
in jersey pockets. Mix up one before I go out, and have another
ready to go.
No sugar, no sodium, no calories just electrolytes.

100mg potassium
25mg sodium
30mg Magnesium
.5mg Maganese
5mcg Chromium

light citrus flavour, fizzy drink (a decent shake take care of this).

There's another slightly more expensive one but I don't recall
the name (they've been out of it for last 2 weeks).

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Electo Mix from Alacer? How much is this seemingly yummy stuff and what flavors does it come in. You know, I'm allll about the wholesome stuff.
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
The ingredients of the last jug of powdered orange Gatorade brand sport drink I bought, it still sits in my cupboard for when I host a rugby team with group heat stroke-

"sucrose, dextrose, citric acid, salt, sodium citrate, natural orange flavor with other natural flavors, monopotassium phosphate, calcium silicate, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils , yellow 8"
- correct! the orange flavored Gatorade does contain those ingredients... regular (lemon-line) however, contains:

sucrose, dextrose, citric acid, salt, sodium citrate, natural lemon and lime flavors with other natural flavors, monopotassium phosphate, calcium silicate, yellow 5

- so not all Gatorades are the same!

- partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils are also primary ingredients in magarine, shortening, pizza crusts, McDonald's fries, filet-o-fish, many Burger King products, nearly all fast food products, salad dressings, etc...

- yummm! why not just spoon it raw out of a can of Crisco?!

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Originally Posted by Be Ready
Electo Mix from Alacer? How much is this seemingly yummy stuff and what flavors does it come in. You know, I'm allll about the wholesome stuff.
comes in a citrus flavor only (sorta lemon lime). I think I'm paying $.29 per packet.
The other one (whose name I can't recall, senior moment) is $.39 a packet,
contains much more in terms of elctrolytes and some vitamins(?).
Alacer is the company that produces Emergen'C and similiar products.

Wholesome? I don't know about that, but it does seem to work.

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I mix it in the bottles the night before and/or keep a full 2 Qt picture made so I can have a cold glass/bottle when ever I want at a moments notice
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