Benefits of sports drinks over water
For everyday life and light to moderate exercise, regular consumption of water is absolutely essential.
When you exercise heavily or for a prolonged period of time, replacing what your body loses through sweat is important, as well as providing sufficient energy to allow you to continue to perform.
Lucozade Sport provides a source of fluid but importantly contains both carbohydrate and sodium.
The carbohydrate, along with the sodium, helps your body absorb fluid more effectively.
The carbohydrate is also a source of energy during this exercise.
Lucozade Sport, as a carbohydrate-electrolyte drink, therefore can help maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as endurance exercise performance, relative to water alone.
What’s the difference between Lucozade Energy and Lucozade Sport?
Lucozade Energy is a carbonated drink and is therefore not designed for use in sport and exercise.
Lucozade Sport is a still isotonic sports drink, however it has been specially formulated to help keep you hydrated during exercise and also supply carbohydrate energy to working muscles. This helps to maximise sporting performance and endurance.
It’s important to remember Lucozade Sport is formulated to be consumed by adults who train or take part in sport.
Carbohydrates including sugars are an essential part of the drink. This is because they are designed to promote a readily available source of energy for exercising muscles.
Lucozade Sport is a carbohydrate-electrolyte drink and is not the same as other carbonated soft drinks.
There is typically much less sugar in Lucozade Sport than in many soft drinks and fruit juices. You need energy and hydration during exercise and Lucozade Sport helps provide these.
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