The Zero sport electrolyte drink is a new product from High5. Although I’ve used various energy gels and drinks with electrolytes included, this is the first time I’ve used an electrolyte-only product. And so far, I’m impressed.
Mix this up at the suggested strength and this energy drink powder is isotonic – meaning that it contains a similar concentration of dissolved particles to your body. At that level, we really like the taste – it’s not too sweet like some energy drinks, so you’re inclined to carry on drinking and keep your hydration level up.
Lucozade is a name brand more commonly associated with leisure centres rather than competitive cycling. What’s little known about Lucozade is it conducts and funds more research than most, if not all, sports nutrition companies. In my many years as a student I have had the pleasure of being at the sharp end of some tests as a “lab rat” for Lucozades research, usually consisting of horribly painful tests to exhaustion. Lucozades 33% longer claim is well known by most people although how it is substantiated is not so well understood.