Sports Drinks, the essential partner of athletes and people who are astute in their everyday lives are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in people’s everyday lives. They replace the fluids, carbohydrates, and electrolytes that we lose through intense activities rapidly, and give us the to “energy” to go back to do more sports. However, do they have any negative effects on human bodies? Are they a critical and indispensable part of the economy?
According to an investigation of the Lithuanian footballer Mindaugas Malinauskas’ research on the sports drinks consumption pattern of 500 college students in 2007, it was manifest that over half of the students consumed sports drinks every months.(Mayo, Kravitz, 2008) As it was shown, sports drinks are now considerably popular in the callant and vigorous society. However, what do the sports drinks contain, and what effects do they have on organisms? There are three kinds of energy drinks: the isotonic drinks, the hypotonic drinks, and the hypertonic drinks. Each kind of energy drinks has its own composition and nutrition facts.
Starting with the isotonic drinks, they accommodate mostly of sodium, potassium, carbohydrates and water. The Latin world “iso” means equality, and corresponding to that fact, the isotonic drinks have the same fluid balance as your body. These sports drinks usually contain more calories than other sports drinks with a considerable amount of fluid as well. They adequately replenish the electrolytes that athletes lose through their propulsions. Also, according to the “European Journal of Applied Physiology”, which was published in 1990, the carbohydrate provided during the isotonic hydration also exasperates the endurance of the athletes and increases their ability to do stop-start activities by 24%. However, it also applies a negative impact on the brain by making effects of hypoglycaemia, a effect that interferes the function of the nervous system. Furthermore, as stated above, isotonic drinks...
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