What is it?
Powerade ION4 is an isotonic sports drink containing the minerals your body loses during sweat, including sodium; when you drink Powerade ION4, the combination of carbohydrate and sodium encourages your body to absorb fluid and maintain fluid balance. Carbohydrates also keep your working muscles supplied with fuel, helping you sustain your physical performance when you're exercising.
When Should I Use It?
It's vital to restore your fluid balance after prolonged exercise. If you're training or competing at a high intensity for more than 45 minutes (or for more than 60 minutes at any intensity), Powerade ION4 can really help keep you adequately hydrated. It also supplies fuel rapidly to working muscles, helping you sustain performance. For help on timing of your hydration, check out our guidelines.
To help your fight against dehydration, Powerade ION4 comes in two different flavours (Berry and Tropical, and Orange), and unlike water, it doesn't switch your thirst receptors off prematurely. In other words, it keeps you feeling thirsty until you're properly re-hydrated.
The use of sports drinks before, during and after prolonged exercise is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), American College of Sports Nutrition (ACSM), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND - formerly the American Dietetic Association), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).
- Berry and Tropical flavour
- A ready-to-drink 500ml bottle and 4x500ml multipack
Nutritional information per 100ml (Tropical & Berry)
|Energy Content||71KJ, 17Kcal|
|Of which sugars||3.9g|
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