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Old 08-19-04, 07:10 PM
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Sugar-free Sports Drinks

Does anyone know of any sugar-free sports/energy drinks that don't have sugar? And that work? And that don't make you feel gross? My body really doesn't react well to sugar but sometimes I feel I need something more than just water.
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Try E-Load it's the same stuff that hospitals use in IV's. No added crap and it works.
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Yeah, I heard about that stuff, I used to drink alot of the energy drinks that they have out back in the days where I used to run track and cross country. Most of the energy drinks out there today give you a short sugar rush or a boost of energy then you absolutly crash, I have learned the hard way about energy drinks with taurine. I usually just drink water or gatorade.
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Originally Posted by KevinmH9
I have learned the hard way about energy drinks with taurine.
What's taurine?
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https://www.darkdog.com/whatistaurine.html That will give an explaintion on what taurine is, it's hard to describe but along with the caffinee and other crap that they put in energy drinks it gives you that small boost of energy.
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Thanks. Have you tried the E-Load, mentioned above?
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Originally Posted by Mo-bile
Does anyone know of any sugar-free sports/energy drinks that don't have sugar?
Ummmm... All of them?
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Does anyone know of any sugar-free sports/energy drinks that don't have sugar
lol. Halfspeed beat me to the punch, but I might as well...

"As opposed to sugar-free drinks with sugar?" Sorry. Couldn't resist. I do stuff like that all the time- forgetting what I had just typed because someone bothers me mid-post

Anyway, to make up for my unfair jab at our expense, you might try Ultima Replenisher. Tastes a bit "off" to me since it has no sugar, but seems to work quite well. Would probably be better after riding for a while when glucose is low. Nashbar sld sample packs for a while, but I don't see them now. I'm sure if Ultima had a site, they'd send you some. If not, e-mail your address and I'll send you one.
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Originally Posted by Mo-bile
Does anyone know of any sugar-free sports/energy drinks that don't have sugar? And that work? And that don't make you feel gross? My body really doesn't react well to sugar but sometimes I feel I need something more than just water.
Take a muffin, dissolve it in water and drink it.
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I'm going thru the E-Load website as we speak, balancing that with online defense driving course (and, of course, perusing the Bike Forums). The E-Load site and the defensive driving course are eerily similar....
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I drink Smart/Vitamin Water (they have different varieties for energy, revitalizing, etc.); it has some sugar, but I also just mix a whole lot of ice and water in. If you dilute the drink enough, the sugariness will go away and you still have the benefit of the electrolytes, etc. (at least in my experience). I also drink Propel, as I believe it has less sugar than say, Gatorade.
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Yeah, my drinks of choice would have to be plain water, Propel, Fruit2O has some sugar in it but still gives me the plain benefit of any ordinary water with no added crap. Gatorade is alot of sugar, but it has all those added minerals in you that you lose when you sweat, and now I sound like the advertisement . I have seen those Vitamin Water drinks, never tried them before, not sure if they work or what the advantage is to drinking them, I drink Fruit2O alot a matter of fact.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
Ummmm... All of them?
Okay, I deserved that!
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Check out HEED from Hammer Nutrition/e-Caps. Their drink only has 2gm of naturally occuring sugar. No fructose and it tastes pretty good. Hammer is a big advocate of limiting the crash from sugar.
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Originally Posted by Mo-bile
Does anyone know of any sugar-free sports/energy drinks that don't have sugar? And that work? And that don't make you feel gross? My body really doesn't react well to sugar but sometimes I feel I need something more than just water.
Its funny that, I came across this article when I was doing some research on diabetes. I am a vendor for sugar-free sports/energy drinks, as well as other nutrition products. You can check them out at www.variworldwide.com;the password to log in is: smart. Feel free to email me with questions/concerns. My email adress is on the website.

Oh, P.S. after reading some of the other members concerns; this drink is completely sugar free and does not give you an enegry "crash" that all of the other energy drinks give you because all of the energy comes from B-Vitamins and adaptogenic herbs. The drink also contains 4 amino acids to help rebuild your mucles as you tear them down. It was originally formulated for a long distance marathon runner in CA. Read more about him and his sucess with the drink at https://www.run4kids.org/

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Welcome to the department of redundancy department.
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Originally Posted by wakeworld03
Its funny that, I came across this article when I was doing some research on diabetes. I am a vendor for sugar-free sports/energy drinks, as well as other nutrition products. You can check them out at www.variworldwide.com;the password to log in is: smart. Feel free to email me with questions/concerns. My email adress is on the website.

Oh, P.S. after reading some of the other members concerns; this drink is completely sugar free and does not give you an enegry "crash" that all of the other energy drinks give you because all of the energy comes from B-Vitamins and adaptogenic herbs. The drink also contains 4 amino acids to help rebuild your mucles as you tear them down. It was originally formulated for a long distance marathon runner in CA. Read more about him and his sucess with the drink at https://www.run4kids.org/
Hey Wakeworld...I just checked out the site and it looks like something that could be very helpful to me (I am diabetic). Thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by Mo-bile
What's taurine?
It's one of the amino acids that your body creates by itself from other proteins.
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Originally Posted by 2Rodies
Try E-Load it's the same stuff that hospitals use in IV's. No added crap and it works.
There are several different stock formulations of what is in an IV from physiologic saline to d5w to 10w40

That eload site mixes science with b.s. and FUD. Take it with a grain of salt.
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How 'bout water?
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I need a sugar free electrolyte drink.

II get packets locally from this company https://www.alacercorp.com/
It takes about 4 packs a day. Not super bad price about 12.00 for 36. But unless I mix it with diet pop it is pretty sour and I have to sweeten in with splenda or such. Any other idea’s that might cost less or not be as sour? I tend to get heartburn from sour things. But it can't have any carbs at all as I am glucose intolerant and it will make my muscles sore for days.
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I think Red Bull makes a pretty potent sugar-free sports drink. Try them.
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Originally Posted by john_ford
Check out HEED from Hammer Nutrition/e-Caps. Their drink only has 2gm of naturally occuring sugar. No fructose and it tastes pretty good. Hammer is a big advocate of limiting the crash from sugar.
A new study shows that a combination of maltodextrin (what's in HEED) and fructose is better than maltodextrin alone. "Better" means that the body can oxidize more carbohydrate, meaning less glycogen depletion, which means you can go hard longer without fatigue.

Here's the abstract.
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Originally Posted by wakeworld03
Oh, P.S. after reading some of the other members concerns; this drink is completely sugar free and does not give you an enegry "crash" that all of the other energy drinks give you because all of the energy comes from B-Vitamins and adaptogenic herbs.
What's the nutritional content of this sugar-free "energy drink"?
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Originally Posted by Mo-bile
What's taurine?
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