Originally Posted by Dakota Base
What I DO think is misleading, if anyone remembers 5-10yrs ago, there used to be a silhouette of a guy on the gatorade bottle, pouring a drink into his mouth, and there were "K+" and "Mg+" hexagons pouring in.
Simplest answer is to know what you're drinking, and why you're drinking it. I don't have a beef with "big soda" because nobody asked Pepsi to provide a health food product, they asked for a drink that tastes good.
Gatorade has marketed itself and provided "research" to place itself as an electrolyte replacement. This thread is questioning whether it serves a benefit as it claims, i.e., we're debating the "why you're drinking it."
I stopped drinking Gatorade years ago when I noticed the first ingredients are water and sugar. That tells me it is made for taste primarily.