- Recommend me an energy drink
I’ve been using SIS Go electrolyte for some time – but find that on longer rides that not only do I end up feeling nauseous but my mouth ‘firs’ up and I can’t cope with drinking it
I also sweat for Britain so it’s a constant battle to remain hydrated and keep a proper level of electrolytes – so Ideally I’m after something that I can use in my camelback and drink continually
What are the STW massive thing of Torq products?Posted 9 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Go is better than PSP, I find, because it’s less likely to cause cramp. Both are pretty unpleasant after several hours on a hot sportive.
I’ve just bought some maltodextrin and fructose powders from myprotein.co.uk to mix my own (2:1), and some electorlyte tabs (although I always hear good things about nuun).Posted 9 years ago
RedThunder from Aldi a Red Bull copy (my namesake)
Explosade from Aldi Getting expensive.
Lidl did a version for a while and is quite good but dont seem to do it any more.
I to sometime get stomach cramps as well.
Going to make my own now, got the glucose today.
DIY – Energy Drink, EnerT
November 10, 2006 · 1 Comment
We all work out, we all need re-hydration, we all buy Gatorade…and you know that it’s expensive over a period of time. Yaniverse has a nice, simple, cost effective and do-it-yourself alternative to Gatorade.
Here is the gist of how.
EnerT Ingredients (32 oz or about 1 liter):
* 2 Tea Bags
* 6 level teaspoon sugar (24 grams)
* A pinch of salt (0.5 grams)
* 2 oz lemon juice (about 55 grams)
* 30 oz boiling water
* 100 calories
* 500 mg Sodium
* 60mg of Potassium (from the lemon juice)
* Caffeine varies, est 100mg-200mg caffeine (depending on the tea used and infusion duration)
* Lemon juice: $0.10
* 2 Tea Bags: $0.06
* Sugar, Salt, water, etc: negligible
Compare to 32 oz Gatorade:
* 200 caloriesPosted 9 years ago
* 440mg Sodium
* 120mg Potassium
* No caffeine
* Cost: $1.29OxboyMember
Try Viper energy drink for free just use this link,Posted 9 years ago
I’m trying this for my next ride:
For a 500ml Bottle (Recycled Plastic Coke/Water/Pepsi etc Bottle)
Water – 500ml.
Glucose – 3tsp.
Lemon Juice – 1tbsp
Salt – pinch
a: 1 tbsp is equal to one medium sized lemon.
b: Always add glucose to liquid.Posted 9 years agodoboMember
I too dont like the sweet sticky mouth taste after a few hours you get with sis go/pspPosted 9 years ago
Slight hijack but i find i dont need to use an energy drink for rides under an hour.
If i just use water after about 1hr40 of continuous high tempo ride though i’m feeling quite empty.
Just wondering at what point people or science say that you should use an energy drink?RodMember
molgrips is right (just like he said)… Torq stuff for me (and i find the recommend strength perfect – even for 24 hour solos). It has natural (quite sharp) flavour, no artificial crap or flavours (unlike SIS/High 5), has electrolytes for sweaty people and is a fructose: maltodextrin blend (supposed to be superior to straight maltodextrin).
If you have too strong a mix that can lead to gut rot (and i don’t think artificial stuff helps on that score either).Posted 9 years ago
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