Electrolytes and carbohydrates in a great tasting drinkAdvanced Hydration GU Electrolyte Brew is water's new best friend. The fact is, when you work out you sweat more than just water. So when you drink you got to have a special Brew with the right amounts of sodium, potassium and carbohydrates to bring your system back into balance. Used consistently, GU Brew will help you perform better and go longer.
Simpler is Better No gimmicky additives here. GU Brew is as simple as they come - with just a handful of key ingredients. Complex and simple carbs in optimal balance, vital electrolytes at the proper levels for intense exercise, and all-natural flavours. Simple. This means the product is easy on your stomach and will keep you focused on reaching your goals in training and racing.
Great Flavours / Not Too Sweet If you are looking for a sugar bomb, look elsewhere. Loyal GU athletes rave about the lightly sweet taste of our Electrolyte Brew.
Whether you’re playing soccer at the park or competing in an Ironman triathlon, you need to replace the fluid you sweat out. If you don’t then your body won’t function at its best. Even a 2-3% drop in body weight due to dehydration can lead to fatigue and lactic-acid build-up. That can translate into a 7% drop in your performance. If you think that’s no big deal, consider this: on average, the difference between the finishing time of the winner in the Tour de France and the last place rider’s time is roughly 5%. In an Ironman triathlon, 7% adds around 40 minutes to an elite amateur’s time. We thought that would get your attention.
However, the body needs more than plain water to rehydrate. It also needs to restore the electrolytes, sodium and potassium, that it loses through sweat. In addition to these key electrolytes, and to make rehydration even more effective, GU Electrolyte Brew packs a light dose of easily-digestible carbohydrates and a light flavor that keeps your taste buds craving more. That’s all it contains because that’s all you really need. Anything more would just slow you down.
Electrolytes: Necessary for Optimum Hydration and Muscle Function
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fab Hydration
Have used only one of each Lemon & Lime and Orange electrolyte Brew's, and they were one of the most natural flavoured sports drinks Iv used with no sweet sugar bomb as the manufacturers says. My preferred flavour was the Orange, and they fuelled me and left me feeling nicely hydrated after a 12 mile XC ride with no upset stomach, so ticks the boxes. What I liked as well was that one sachet did a 750ml bottle filled with water and mixed easily. Recommended!!
10 January 2012