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Sent this to one of the rbr 'sages' as a PM, but figured Id open the discussion to the group at large....

I just ran out of Accelerade and was looking for a better alternative becuase the general consensus seems to be that since its main/base ingredient is sucrose (table sugar!), thats BAD!

Thing is...Im reading that's really not the case.

http://running.competitor.com/2009/12/features/the-straight-dope-on-sugar-in-sports-drinks_7406

http://www.poweringmuscles.com/article.php?id=113

So what Im getting from these articles is that sugars all act a bit differently in the body, but one is not "bad" compared to others vis a vis usage in sports drinks.

I liked Accelerade and I like the protein component for what Im using it for...replenishment on the back end of longer efforts/races. Im not keen on Hammer stuff becuase it spoils. I just dont like that because for me, a mixed bottle will wind up sitting for a long time with the way I do things on a ride.

So I guess my question is....is sucrose as a sports drink base really not that great and should I seek alternatives?
 

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Hi Gator...thanks for the link. Im definitely talking ONLY about sucrose as a base in a sports drink used during long, higher intensity efforts like cycling.

Of course, added sugar on your dinner plate or drinks like coffee aint so good but thats a different use.
 
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