Sports drinks usually contains carbohydrate, sodium, and potassium and will effectively hydrate a person if these are present in small amounts. They should contain 14 ang 19 grams of carbohydrate per eight-punce serving or probably 6 to 8 percent because we should know that more than 10 percent can cause slow absorption, nausea, cramps, or diarrhea. This is why it is never advisable to have more carbohydrates you take. Sugar is also a good ingredient of increasing our energy but at five percent or less sugar solution, it may not provide enough sports energy that we needed. However, sugar solution should never be that high in amount because if not, other complications and unexpected illnesses or sugar imbalance may be possible to occur.
Every time we exercise, we burn out calories of fat and certain amount of water is as well released from the body. Water may also keep us from dehydration but for an intense exercise which may last for more than an hour, a good sports drink would be appropriate.
For someone like me who plays soccer lasting for more than four hours, sports drinks containing from 110 to 120 milligrams of sodium is needed to support yourself.
These are just few things i just learned from my coach It really takes to be precautious enough so as to maintain a good figure and a healthy life.