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Old 08-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #31
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I'm so glad I found this post. I am going camping this weekend and was dreading the gatorade purchases. I hate the stuff but need the electrolytes for those long hikes, etc.

Will Smart Water have the same nutrition as gatorade (except for the sugar high?) - i.e. will it keep my hydrated and my electrolytes up?
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #32
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I'm so glad I found this post. I am going camping this weekend and was dreading the gatorade purchases. I hate the stuff but need the electrolytes for those long hikes, etc.

Will Smart Water have the same nutrition as gatorade (except for the sugar high?) - i.e. will it keep my hydrated and my electrolytes up?
It will be perfect for what you want it for. I haven't checked out and compared SW to Gartorade so don't know for sure the nutritional difference, if any.

JP and Dave - it's not to replace just regular tap water. It's not like buying spring water. It's to replace electrolytes, which tap water does not have. It's not the same as filtering water either. When I am in the sun it affects me terribly due to some medication I take. Sometimes you just can't avoid the sun. The SW will keep my electrolytes in balance...as long as I drink it...which in turn keeps me from passing out...which is a good thing 'cause those ER trips are expensive!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:12 PM   #33
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I don't care for most sport drinks either. I usually end up watering them down to put in my water bottles or camelbak. On days when I know I'm going to need a lot of fluids I take several Endurolyte capsules (Hammer Nutrition) instead with water. This way I can drink as much plain water as my body needs and sweat away while keeping my energy level up without any worries.
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