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    Can you recommend a replenishing drink powder for during ride?

    I'm looking to try a new powder to mix for during rides that last about 2 hours or more to help replenish carbs, sodium, and potassium. I snack on gels and/or bars during rides too but I'm looking for a great powder to have in additon to my water.

    I've looked at the different GU Brew flavors and a friend of mine recommends Endurox.

    Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.

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    many people on this forum make their own homebrew that would include stuff like table salt, Morton Lite-Salt (potassium), and a carb like sugar or honey...

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    Gatorade powder works. However, as tednugent suggests, I typically dilute 100 cal of fruit juice into 24 oz of water and add a level 1/8 tsp of "Lite Salt" for Na and K.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    That sounds like a good idea. I'll try mixing some of my own based on the ratios I want. Thanks guys

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    Any of you guys take in BCAA's during rides? I'm trying to fit them in and wondering if I should take them in during or after.

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    I've used musclepharms Amino1 before and I liked it. I've used it during rides as well as during strength training. You can really take them in during or after.


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    Gatorade for shorter rides, cytomax for longer or harder rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnburn763 View Post
    I'm looking to try a new powder to mix for during rides that last about 2 hours or more to help replenish carbs, sodium, and potassium. I snack on gels and/or bars during rides too but I'm looking for a great powder to have in additon to my water.

    I've looked at the different GU Brew flavors and a friend of mine recommends Endurox.

    Any feedback is appreciated, thanks.
    Point of clarification....

    you can't 'replenish' carbs during exercise....

    Only slow down the total body depletion of available carbs. You can reduce HGO with high levels, but (for all intents and purposes) you can't slow glycogen use acutely with carb ingestion DURING an exercise bout. And you sure won't 'store more' or replenish the stores during the bout....

    re·plen·ish

    Fill (something) up again.

    Restore (a stock or supply of something) to the former level or condition.
    "The lower limit of dietary carbohydrate compatible with life apparently is zero, provided that adequate amounts of protein and fat are consumed."......http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?reco...10490&page=275

    Feel free to PM me nutrition questions. I will answer them if I have time.....

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    check out VITARGO i went to a supplement seminar last night and there product seems really good

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