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Isotonic Drinks

What do they do?
They are designed to quickly replace the fluids which are lost by sweating. They also provide a boost of carbohydrate.

Who drinks them?
Isotonic fluids are the most common drinks for athletes. They are particularly popular for middle and long distance runners.

How does my body deal with them?
The body prefers to use glucose as its source of energy. Sometimes it is better to consume isotonic drinks where the carbohydrate source is a concentrated form of glucose.


Here are two other recipes for isotonic drinks:

Drink two: Fruit Academy

  • 200ml ordinary fruit squash
  • 800ml water
  • A pinch of salt

    Mix them all together in a jug and cool down in fridge.


    Drink three: Sport Academy Thirst Burst

  • 500ml unsweetened fruit juice (orange, apple, pineapple)
  • 500ml water

    Mix them all together in a jug and cool down in fridge.



  • Isotonic
    Hypertonic
    Hypotonic

    Isotonic drinks
    These are drinks with high levels of carbohydrates in them

    Make your own
    50-70g sugar
    One litre of warm water
    Pinch of salt
    200ml of sugar free squash
    Mix, cool and drink

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    Isotonic drinks are ideal for rehydrating and refuelling
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    Steven Gerrard
    Liverpool



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