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Hypertonic drinks

What are hypertonic drinks?
Hypertonic drinks are used to supplement your daily carbohydrate intake. They contain even higher levels of carbs than isotonic and hypotonic drinks.

When should I drink them?
The best time to drink them is after exercise as they help your body to top up on muscle glycogen stores. These are your valuable energy stores.

In very long distance events such as marathons, high levels of energy are required.

Can you drink them during exercise?
Yes. Hypertonic drinks can also be taken during exercise to meet the energy requirements.

However, it is advisable to only use them during exercise alongside isotonic drinks to replace fluids.



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Hypertonic drinks
Drinks with extremely high levels of carbohydrates. Popular with endurance runners

Make your own
400ml of squash
One litre of water
Pinch of salt
Mix, cool and drink

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