This article looks at what is contained in a sports drink. The ingredients that make a sports drink.
This is the major component / ingredient inside a sports drink. The water is for hydration.
Sports drinks have a lot of sugar, almost all sports drink are sugar flavoured.The sugar is for taste as well as fuel.
Every function in the body that is dependent upon our nervous system (muscle movement, breathing, digestion, thinking, etc.) requires electrolytes. Electrolytes also are used to regulate the fluid balances in the body. Electrolytes include ions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and chloride.