- Jul 16, 2007
Does anybody have a suggetion for a good sports drink and a recovery drink that does not cost an arm and a leg to buy?
As you obviously know, most sports drinks, except Gatorade and Powerade, which are basically sugar water (fructose or high Corn Syrup) with a very poor mix of electrolytes compared to the good sports drinks such as Heed ( Hammer Nutrituion), ELoad and Accelerade, are all fairly expensive and I know of no good substitute. Eload has good electrolyte mix and can be bought in individual packets that make 16 oz. mixed with water for around $1.40 per packet.jlb1104 said:
Best thing I've found is "Aftershock." It contains an ultra-fast absorbing whey protein as well as simple carbs, creatine, glucosamine and chondrotin, branched chain amino acids, glutaiming and so on. gl.jlb1104 said:
Try The Energy Drink. It is a superfood that has allowed me to compete with 20 year olds and has increased my stamina. (I'm in my 50's) I have found that The Energy Drink has given me more energy and it has helped with recovery after a long ride. I am no longer sore for a couple of days. I am not as sore and tight as I used to get. This product has a money back guarantee that it will help you feel better after a long ride or your money back.jlb1104 said:
Most chocolate milk contains high fructose corn syrup that is a detriment to good health and quick recovery. Enzymes are most important for energy and with the food we are eating today, enzymes are almost non existant. So you must supplement in order to keep your metabolism running smoothly for energy and digestion. Milk contains almost no enzymes so in order to digest it, those enzymes have to come from somewhere. They are taken from the metabolism.doctorSpoc said:- chocolate milk - carb + protein (perfect 4:1 ratio) + simple some sugar for high glycemics index quick absorption + water for hydration.. goes down really easy!
- plus take a couple of aspirin for muscle soreness/inflammation... Tylenol won't help with inflamation and ibuprophen has been shown to block recovery.
cheap, quick, effective and tastes good too...
huh?stevetroyer said:Most chocolate milk contains high fructose corn syrup that is a detriment to good health and quick recovery. Enzymes are most important for energy and with the food we are eating today, enzymes are almost non existant. So you must supplement in order to keep your metabolism running smoothly for energy and digestion. Milk contains almost no enzymes so in order to digest it, those enzymes have to come from somewhere. They are taken from the metabolism.
Chocolate milk also contains antibiotics and growth hormones used by farmers to keep the cows healthy and fatten them up for eventual slaughter.
Those antibiotics kill the good flora that is needed to prevent colds, flue and other GI tract sicknesses.
Asprin is not a good answer to inflammation because all it is is a coverup for the pain. When muscle damage occurs, as it does with any exercise, then you need to help with the healing. When you cover up the pain, it could allow for even more damage to the muscle tissue without even knowing it.
Products are available that can help heal the damaged muscle quicker.
If chocolate milk and asprin were the answer, professional baseball, basketball, football and many other professional athletes would be using it.
They are not.
water in addition to a balanced diet will provide you with ample fuel for exercise, and ability for recovery.. and will save you from throwing money away on expensive sugar water.jlb1104 said:
I use the same. I'm not convinced that EnduroxR4 does anything for me, but I have a big tub of it so I'm going to use it. At some point it will run out and I will see if it did anything when I don't have it any more. That will be my test.RelevantAaron said:I use Cytomax in my water bottles and EnduroxR4 post-ride, for rides 2 hours plus.