Thread: Cramps - Gatorade?
08-01-2005, 12:36 PM #1
Cramps - Gatorade?
I cant take a deep breath, yawn, stretch or hickup right now without feeling like my neck, shoulders or whatever are gonna sieze. I know potasium, water and a multivitamin would help, but i was wondering if anyone drinks Gatorade a lot, and if it helps. It has potasium, sodium and a few other things in it that are recommended for cramping... anyone have success with this?
08-01-2005, 12:58 PM #2
drinking too much gatorade will actually dehydrate you. mix half water half gatorade. potassium has always worked the best for me.
08-01-2005, 01:04 PM #3Originally Posted by kloter1
08-01-2005, 01:15 PM #4
Gatorade really doesnt have much potassium in it only 30mg in a 20ounch bottle
I drink water all day and gatorade while working out.......... I eat potassium tablets like candy (j/k) when on clen I also take 4-5k mg of taurine
08-01-2005, 01:18 PM #5
I say 3grams of taurine, a potassium - magnesium combo, as well as some malic acid. This wham bam combo will help you alot.
08-01-2005, 02:31 PM #6Associate Member
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I used to drink alot of gatorade and powerade for cramps, but I got a nice amount of fat from doing it for about a year.
*But for your question, yes, it defineitly helped with my cramps.
08-01-2005, 02:42 PM #7
From an electrolyte point of view, V8 is much better than Gatorade - it's got a lot more potassium in it. But it's a lot harder to stomach after a tough bout of cardio.
I usually gulp down teh V8 and then have a chaser of something tastier.
08-01-2005, 04:49 PM #8
I cannot find any kind of potassium tablets at any pharmacies or drugstores. Any ideas?
08-01-2005, 04:53 PM #9
v8 after a work out...yuck man - i def understand its nutritious values but that would make me vomit - kinda like u pointed out also
gatorade makes me so damn bloated its sick. i def do like a couple people said and mix a small size bottle with a gallon of water and suck that down
08-01-2005, 04:57 PM #10Originally Posted by mark956101957
08-01-2005, 08:28 PM #11
Thnx for the input bros... my 710ml bottle of gatorade has 80mg of potasium... im guessing the sodium is what dehydrates you and the sugar puts on the pounds...
08-01-2005, 08:57 PM #12Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
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