Electrolyte Content in Sports Drinks by Ken Greene

I recently posted a question on the VC ListServ about dehydration and cramps that have plagued me during hot and humid road races. Since then, I attended a very helpful hydration seminar with nutritionist Meredith Teranova and I'm experimenting with various sports drinks and supplements.

Shown here is a table that I put together to compare the electrolyte content, cost, sugar content, and carbs of various sports drinks as well as a method for determining your sweat rate.