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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.
  • This line of products includes a five-electrolyte blend which also includes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride.
  • As a specialized sports drink, it is 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. This helps sustain hydration and helps maintain proper fluid balance. It also helps replace key electrolytes lost in sweat during these occasions
  • The electrolyte powder mix Gatorade Endurance Gatorlytes is a 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 About Gatorade:

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. 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. Drinking water with the Gatorade gel is recommended to help prevent upset stomachs.

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

What Our Staff Say About Gatorade:

“I love to train with Gatorade because it’s on most race courses. It’s 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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About Our Nutritionist

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. Here, she held a graduate assistantship (GA) in which she was responsible for helping build the sports nutrition undergrad curriculum. She did this working 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. Here, 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.

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

Do You Have A Nutrition Question?

Our staff is happy to guide you in fueling decisions.

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