If you haven’t noticed there are a lot of mainstream products in the market
today marketed directly at “athletes”. I remember a few years ago, ok over a
decade ago, when Gatorade and Powerade were actually still useful as a sports
drink and a way to increase your hydration during and after exercise.
I guess if you’re into high fructose corn syrup and a lot of other junk in
your ‘sports drink’ they could still qualify. I see more and more of them that
are zero calorie or diet. Most of today’s major brand ‘sports drinks’ are
nothing more than soft drinks posing as something sporty.
As an athlete I need something that is going to provide more than just a
crappy sweetener and a ‘mega-brand’ label on the bottle.
Do I drink Gatorade and Powerade? Sure when I want a non-carbonated soft
drink that I consider about on the same level as drinking a soda.
Do I drink it during or after competition? No. It just doesn’t deliver in
regards to being a ‘sports drink’ for electrolyte replacement or rehydration.
So what do I drink? I drink Advocare Rehydrate.
I drink Advocare Rehydrate because it genuinely does make a difference in my
performance. It is the only electrolyte replacement drink that I have actually
felt a physical difference from when I use it.
I want you to be a more successful athlete. It is why I share so much of my
technical knowledge for free on YouTube.
If you’re not looking for the best products and using them then you’re
wasting time and money. I don’t have enough time or money to waste on junk that
is advertised on the bodybuildingdotcoms of the world. I don’t have time to fail
a drug test because the company that makes products doesn’t care about its end
consumers. I don’t have the patience to keep on sifting through all the garbage
out there and I doubt that you do either.
Advocare tests all of their products and they are safe to take if you’re
worried about being drug tested. Advocare products are allowed by the NCAA and
other sports organizing bodies, they have been used safely and successfully in
World and Olympic competition which are routinely tested by WADA (World
Rehydrate uses a low glycemic index sugar, has a balanced 1:1 ratio of sodium
and potassium to replace electrolytes, contains essential minerals, antioxidants
and contains the amino acids L-Glutamine and L-Arginine.
Gatorade gives you a crappy high fructose corn syrup based mix of sugar, a
crazy 4:1 ratio of sodium and potassium, no minerals, no antioxidants and no
amino acids. The only redeeming qualities that I see for drinking Gatorade are
that it is sweet and cheap.
Rehydrate is not a cheap product. It delivers results. If I have to choose
between buying a cheap soft drink versus a quality product that will improve my
performance I’m going to pick quality every time.
My wife did me a huge favor when she sent me off to the 2011 FILA Grappling
World Champinoships. She packed plenty of Advocare’s Rehydrate, Post Workout
Recovery and Meal Replacement Bars in my bag.
All I have to say is I’m glad she did.