Hydration Drinks

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Jahmoo
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Hydration Drinks

Postby Jahmoo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:28 pm

Hi Peeps,

I am looking for a Hydration Drink that does not have any sweeteners added to ingredients, is there such a drink?

Jahmoo :)

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby cougie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:30 pm

Water ?

That's the best hydration drink you can get.
Unless you meant energy drink ?

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby lotus49 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 00:15 am

Sorry but you aren't allowed to claim that water is good for hydration, the EU says so :D http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ation.html.

Before anyone starts, and I'm far from being a crazy Europhobe but this is pretty silly stuff.

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby fludey » Sun Jan 06, 2013 00:39 am

What about the zero drinks tablets they what your after? :?:
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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby elderone » Sun Jan 06, 2013 01:01 am

lotus49 wrote:Sorry but you aren't allowed to claim that water is good for hydration, the EU says so :D http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ation.html.

Before anyone starts, and I'm far from being a crazy Europhobe but this is pretty silly stuff.

Gees,are these people real ffs.Nutters.
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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Sun Jan 06, 2013 02:05 am

High5 Zero Tablets

These will replace some of the minerals lost through sweat.

These don't contain any calories if you are looking to lose weight?

Wild berry is my favourite flavour :)
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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby Stueys » Sun Jan 06, 2013 08:05 am

Water is absolutely fine unless its very hot and you're sweating a lot. In which case electrolyte drinks make sense so you don't dilute salts, etc too much. I've a tube of 12 tablets, I've yet to open it for cycling in the UK.....

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby mattmaximus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 08:40 am

Used to use water but had a tendency to cramp up in calves after a couple of hours. Now use High5 zero (1.5 tabs in 750ml water), problem solved. If I could get away with just drinking water I would.

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby Orbdemon » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:11 am

Charlie Potatoes wrote:High5 Zero Tablets

These will replace some of the minerals lost through sweat.

These don't contain any calories if you are looking to lose weight?

Wild berry is my favourite flavour :)


I second this - find them pretty good. Taste ok, no calories, and contain minerals / salts needed etc.

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:14 am

High 5 zero tabs have 1.5 calories per 100ml
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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby BenKxK » Sun Jan 06, 2013 13:07 pm

I used to use the High5 Zero tablets but lately I haven't had them so i've been having orange squash, a pinch of salt and water and it works surprisingly well

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby mbthegreat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:19 pm

mattmaximus wrote:Used to use water but had a tendency to cramp up in calves after a couple of hours. Now use High5 zero (1.5 tabs in 750ml water), problem solved. If I could get away with just drinking water I would.


Exactly the same thing for me, on a long ride high 5 helps with cramps for me, not so much during the ride, but immediately upon stopping. Take 1 tab in 550ml bottle.

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby Jahmoo » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:44 pm

Hi Peeps,

High5 it is then, I will give it a go. Yes water is great for hydration, but as mentioned sweat needs a bit more than just water. I warm up quite a bit, so sweat a lot. I will give it a go.

Cheers :)

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Re: Hydration Drinks

Postby cougie » Sun Jan 06, 2013 20:52 pm

There's no need for the tabs in the uk in winter. I sweat buckets and teach spin classes every week and I just go with water. Your diet replaces the salts and minerals perfectly well.

I only bother with tabs when I'm racing in hot climates.


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