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Nope, don't touch them any more. They taste gross and don't really work as a pick me up for me.
Sugar will help, caffeine will hinder (in physical terms), by decreasing your ability to absorb water.
They might give you a boost short term because of the stimulant effect.
Okay, I'll leave them alone.
Sunday went okay with 'Up and go' (mainly as a time saver - 10 seconds compared to 10 minutes making up the equivalent) and a banana and few 'snakes' pre race. Also noticed a lot of riders using them as well.
I'm going to use the Endura (on longer rides, etc) since sweating is a big part of life up here when riding.
I looked at bottled gatorade and powerade but at least with the powdered goods I can mix it weaker if I want to too. I know one or both of them can be purchased as a powder but I'll stick with what I've been using.
Interesting how expensive the sugar/caffiene hits are from the V/Red Bull/Mother "energy" drinks are when compared to a "strong" cup of coffee !!!
They were handing out 'Mother' drinks as a promotion at my servo the other day. Well, I thought it was a promotion. After trying it, I realised it was probably the only way they could get rid of the muck (we need a barfing smilie)
they're probably actually worse for you healthwise, with the amount of sugar that's actually in them.
and sure, they'll give you a great kick to start, but then they'd start dehydrating you with the caffeine and high sugars...
I have found they will work if you are mentally tired but not if you are phiciclly tired.
But as a general rule I stay away from it because after a while your body becomes dependent for a pick up.
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no idea on the energy drinks-but i agree with the up and go. i had one yesterday before a 15 km run-like tuko it was a time saver, nut i was surprised how good i felt-ample energy to complete the distance. i'll be using it before every run now-and rides when i get into distance work
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