Caution For Athletes: Avoid These Sports Drinks

Caution For Athletes: Avoid These Sports Drinks

Sports drinks usually contain carbs and electrolytes, but some may have additives that you should be aware of before making a purchase. It is very dangerous for sportsmen and sportswomen before, during, and after your daily routine. Caution for athletes: Avoid these sports drinks. can state that  – Nutrition in sports is very important for all your well-being and it also counts on your performance as an athlete.

The Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant.
While caffeine may be beneficial to certain runners, it should be used with caution by others. It can give you an energy boost, but it’s also a gastrointestinal stimulant that can induce bloating, gas, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Caffeine intake should not exceed 3–6 grams per kilogram of body weight per hour of running.

The Allergens

Allergic Reactions
If you have any dietary sensitivities, such as soy or gluten, be sure your sports drink doesn’t contain any of those ingredients (or is processed in a facility that uses them).

Note: This recipe contains gluten (wheat of any kind), soy, egg, nut, and dairy components.

The Sugar Alcohols

Glucose Alcohols
Sugar alcohols are a form of carbohydrate that has a different molecular structure than typical sugars but tastes just as sweet. They’re a common ingredient in low- or no-calorie sports beverages. They are not properly absorbed or digested in the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in bloating, gas, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. If you know you can tolerate sugar alcohols, there’s no need to be concerned, but proceed with caution.

Xylitol, Maltitol, Erythritol, and Sorbitol are examples of sugar alcohols.


Vitamins are chemical molecules that humans require in little amounts. The majority of vitamins must be obtained from food because the body either does not create them or generates just a little amount. Vitamin needs vary depending on the organism.


Herbs are the plant’s leaves, which are used in cooking. Fresh or dry, these are suitable for usage.

The Vitamins and Herbs
Other herbs, vitamins, and minerals may be present in some sports drinks, but they are unlikely to provide significant (if any) advantages. Any additions should be used with caution due to the risk of gastrointestinal, cardiac, and brain side effects.

Note: Taurine, Ginseng, Vitamin C, B vitamins, Guarana, and Beta-Alanine are all good sources of taurine.

There will be frequently updated on the types of drinks that athletes should avoid. Although there are numerous drinks on the market now.


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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