POWERADE Isotonic

In 2006 POWERADE launched the POWERADE Isotonic formulation of POWERADE sports drinks, which are designed to be in balance with your body's fluids to give you fast hydration and energy when you need it most. For those who train hard and push their body to the limits, sports drinks can be a key component to maintaining performance. Studies undertaken at the NSWIS showed that rowers could perform at their peak for 10% longer with POWERADE Isotonic.

POWERADE Isotonic Mountain Blast

Mountain Blast

POWERADE Isotonic Mountain Blast
Servings per package: 1
Serving size: 600 mL

Ave. Quantity per Serving %DI* per 100mL
Energy 775kJ 9 129kJ
185Cal 31Cal
Protein 0g 0 0g
Fat, total 0g 0 0g
- saturated 0g 0 0g
Carbohydrates 44g 14 7.3g
- sucrose 34g 38 5.7g
- maltodextrin 9.6g 1.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0 0g
Sodium 167mg (7.2mmol) 7 28mg (1.2mmol)
Potassium 85mg (2.4mmol) 14.1mg (0.4mmol)

Contains - Water, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Food Acids (330, 331), Flavour, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Phosphate, Colour (133).

POWERADE Isotonic Berry Ice

Berry Ice

POWERADE Isotonic Berry Ice
Servings per package: 1
Serving size: 600 mL

Ave. Quantity per Serving %DI* per 100mL
Energy 773kJ 9 129kJ
185Cal 31Cal
Protein 0g 0 0g
Fat, total 0g 0 0g
- saturated 0g 0 0g
Carbohydrates 44g 14 7.3g
- sucrose 34g 38 5.7g
- maltodextrin 9.6g 1.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0 0g
Sodium 167mg (7.2mmol) 7 28mg (1.2mmol)
Potassium 85mg (2.4mmol) 14.1mg (0.4mmol)

Contains - Water, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Food Acids (330, 331), Flavour, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Phosphate, Colour (129).

POWERADE Isotonic Lemon Lime

Lemon Lime

POWERADE Isotonic Lemon Lime
Servings per package: 1
Serving size: 600 mL

Ave. Quantity per Serving %DI* per 100mL
Energy 773kJ 9 129kJ
185Cal 31Cal
Protein 0g 0 0g
Fat, total 0g 0 0g
- saturated 0g 0 0g
Carbohydrates 44g 14 7.3g
- sucrose 34g 38 5.7g
- maltodextrin 9.6g 1.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0 0g
Sodium 167mg (7.2mmol) 7 28mg (1.2mmol)
Potassium 85mg (2.4mmol) 14.1mg (0.4mmol)

Contains - Water, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Food Acids (330, 331), Flavour, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Phosphate, Colour (102).

POWERADE Isotonic Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

POWERADE Isotonic Blackcurrant
Servings per package: 1
Serving size: 600 mL

Ave. Quantity per Serving %DI* per 100mL
Energy 780kJ 9 130kJ
187Cal 31Cal
Protein 0g 0 0g
Fat, total 0g 0 0g
- saturated 0g 0 0g
Carbohydrates 44g 14 7.3g
- sucrose 34g 38 5.7g
- maltodextrin 9.6g 1.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0 0g
Sodium 167mg (7.2mmol) 7 28mg (1.2mmol)
Potassium 85mg (2.4mmol) 14.1mg (0.4mmol)

Contains - Water, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Food Acids (330, 331), Flavour, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Phosphate, Colour (122, 133).

POWERADE Isotonic Gold Rush

Gold Rush

POWERADE Isotonic Gold Rush
Servings per package: 1
Serving size: 600 mL

Ave. Quantity per Serving %DI* per 100mL
Energy 773kJ 9 129kJ
185Cal 31Cal
Protein 0g 0 0g
Fat, total 0g 0 0g
- saturated 0g 0 0g
Carbohydrates 44g 14 7.3g
- sucrose 34g 38 5.7g
- maltodextrin 9.6g 1.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0 0g
Sodium 167mg (7.2mmol) 7 28mg (1.2mmol)
Potassium 85mg (2.4mmol) 14.1mg (0.4mmol)

Contains - Water, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Food Acids (330, 331), Flavour, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Phosphate, Colour (104, 110).

POWERADE Isotonic Nutritional Information:

To help prevent and treat mild dehydration, drink 250mL every 15 minutes during sustained strenuous exercise. Average Osmolality is 295 milliOsmol/L.

*% Daily Intake per serve is based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ. Your daily intake may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs. www.makeeverydropmatter.com.au

What is in a sports drink such as POWERADE Isotonic?

Most sports drinks comprise several main ingredients: electrolytes (primarily sodium and potassium), carbohydrates, and water.

Why drink a sports drink, as opposed to water?

There are many reasons why a sports drink can be more beneficial than drinking water during exercise. Naturally, the primary goal is to limit dehydration, which is known to reduce exercise capacity and potentially increase body temperature. The two main perspectives which differentiate a sports drink from water alone are the additional supply of fuel with the hydration, and the improved absorption of fluid into the body. When either limiting fuel or dehydration reduces exercise performance or capacity, then using a sports drink is likely to be advantageous.

Fuel provision:

Carbohydrate is the primary fuel source for muscles which are working at a moderate to high intensity (i.e. at jogging pace or faster), and late in a bout of prolonged endurance exercise1. It is also the preferred fuel source for the brain, with hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose concentrations) having a negative impact on brain and nervous system functioning2. We have a limited capacity to store carbohydrate (glucose or glycogen) in our body, so those who exercise regularly will require additional supplies from their diet to maintain adequate stores. Studies have shown that providing carbohydrate DURING exercise results in better exercise performance in sessions of as little as 1 hour of very high intensity (e.g. cycling time trial3,4); for sessions of intermittent high intensity exercise, such as football and rugby1,2,5 and for more prolonged endurance exercise longer than 90 mins such as long distance running and triathlons1,2,5.

Absorption of fluid into the body:

Once fluid is ingested, it must be absorbed from the stomach and small intestine in order to reach the body cells and blood supply. However, it also needs to STAY there in order to be used productively. Adding carbohydrate to a fluid has been shown to assist fluid absorption from the stomach and intestine (provided the concentration of carbohydrate is not too high)2. Sodium (or sodium chloride, commonly known as salt) also helps the body retain fluid more effectively in the cells and tissues, thereby reducing the amount lost in your urine5. This is particularly important for individuals with high sweat rates, who are exercising at high intensity in the heat, or for a prolonged period of time.

Other benefits of a sports drink over water:

  1. Several studies have provided evidence that people will drink more of a flavoured drink than an unflavoured one6. Hence, a refreshing, palatable drink such as POWERADE Isotonic will generally be consumed more readily, thereby further enhancing total fluid intake and reducing the risk of dehydration. POWERADE Isotonic has a great range of flavours, all of which make it easier for you to keep drinking the amount you need to stay hydrated.

  2. There is also evidence that consuming a drink with sodium in it stops your thirst mechanism from being switched off prematurely6,7. Although we often look for drinks to “quench our thirst”, you also want to use your thirst to tell you whether you still need to drink more (i.e. a signal for hydration levels). A sports drink, such as POWERADE Isotonic, will help enable your thirst receptors to still do the job of telling you how much to drink.

  3. The electrolytes (sodium and potassium) in the drink help to replace those lost in sweat. Sodium is the major salt lost in sweat, as well as being the most critical electrolyte for performance and health1,2,5. Electrolytes play a key role in electrical conductivity around your body, which is important for muscle contraction and the nerve signaling from the brain. Consuming a drink such as POWERADE Isotonic, helps maintain the body’s balance of these crucial electrolytes.