Gatorade

Company Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Highlights you don’t want to miss:

  • Gatorade Endurance reformulated in 2017 and the product is now naturally colored, flavored, and sweetened.
  • Gatorade Endurance line of products includes a five-electrolyte blend which also includes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride.
  • Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink designed to provide hydration during prolonged training and racing when fluid and electrolyte losses can be significant. It contains nearly twice the sodium (200 mg) and more than three times the potassium (90 mg) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher to help sustain hydration, help maintain proper fluid balance and help replace key electrolytes lost in sweat during these occasions
  • Gatorade Endurance Gatorlytes is an electrolyte powder mix of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It was designed for athletes with high electrolyte losses, salty sweaters and cramp-prone athletes

What our Nutritionist* Says:

Gatorade Gel: A smooth gel that provides 20 grams of carbs to provide you with enough energy to last 45 minutes.  Carbs come from a variety of sources to help the body absorb them faster so you can get your energy when you need it.  Gatorade gels provide the necessary electrolytes to help the body continue performing at its best while sweating it out on long runs. Drinking water with the Gatorade gel is recommended to help prevent upset stomachs.

Gatorade gels do not contain any gluten, which make them a good option for athletes with gluten sensitivities, though it does not have a gluten-free label claim.

What our staff say:

“I love to train with Gatorade because it’s on most race courses and its great to have my digestive system “know” exactly what it’s going to get on race day! – Chris B.

“I drink Gatorade in the early miles and switch to plain water after mile 20.” – Jessica L. on Marathon-ing

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*Emily Bauman, MS, RD, CD went to undergrad at UW-Stout for dietetics where she also ran track and cross country.  For grad school and dietetic internship, she went to West Virginia University where she held a graduate assistantship (GA) in which she was responsible for helping build the sports nutrition undergrad curriculum alongside the undergrad program director and WVU’s sports dietitian.  This is also where she first started working at a running store, too (Morgantown Running)

Currently, she works at Bellin Health as an inpatient dietitian as well as an outpatient dietitian at the Marinette clinic where she does a wide variety of nutrition counseling and diabetic education.

She enjoys running, swimming, and biking as her main activities, but will also pull out her rollerblades, kayak or stand-up paddleboard occasionally to change it up.

When she is on a long bike ride, she likes to fuel up with GU, Huma, Skratch and alternate with water along the way.

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