Comes in fruit Punch, Citrus Grapefruit and Peach Mango flavors.
Ingredients (for Mountain Berry): Filtered water, sugar, trehalose, whey protein isolate (from milk), citric acid, phosphoric acid, natural flavours, lactic acid, magnesium, carbonate, salt, monopotassium phosphate, vitamin E acetate, blue 1, sodium ascorbate.
Nutrients Per Serving 80 kcal (1 serving 8 oz.)
Protein 4 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Pre-exercise: A source of hydration, carbohydrate and protein suitable to contribute to pre-training fuel.
During exercise: provides an optimal concentration of carbohydrate or 15 grams per 240 ml serving.Sucrose and trehalose; one high and low glycemic carbohydrate.
Sodium contained is within the recommended ideal range for sport drinks (115-230 mg/250mL). For events lasting less than 60 minutes the inclusion of sodium is not necessary, but may promote fluid intake and retention.
For longer training sessions (over 60-90 minutes) 2-3 servings of Accelerade or Accelarade in combination with other carbohydrate sources would meet the carbohydrate recommendations of 30-60 g per hour.
Research shows there are no immediate benefits during exercise from including amino acids1 (like branched-chain amino acids) or protein in a sports drink. However, some studies do show improved endurance performance and attenuated post-exercise muscle damage. Further research is needed.
After-exercise: Sucrose, a high glycemic carbohydrate ideal for maximizing glycogen resynthesis and stores. Whey protein and carbohydrate may contribute to recovery nutrition.
Price per bottle: $2.69 CDN
Real Food Alternative: Chocolate milk
For athletes engaging in endurance sports, it may be worthwhile trialing this product during training sessions.
Used as a recovery beverage, it is providing fluids, carbohydrates and protein in one shot, so is quite convenient.