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Lindsey Vonn Sports Energy Drink of Choice

I was wondering why Lindsey Vonn is such a fast skier, then I learnt that she is sponsored by Red Bull, the drink whose slogan is “It gives you wings”

Lindsey Vonn official sports energy drink is Red Bull. Apart from the performance enhancement she gets from the drink, Red Bull also provides Lindsey Vonn with two trainers who travel with her around the world ensuring she sticks to her regimen. Plus she also gets real American dollars from her sponsors.

Red Bull Energy drink Key Ingredients are

1. Taurine – helps to remove harmful substance from the body e.g Lactic acid, i.e my guese

2. Glucuounolactone – Works just like taurine, removing waste substance from the body

3. Caffeine – Said to improve reaction speed, alertness and concentration.

4. B – Group vitamins

5. Sucrose

6. Glucose

7. Water – You need it to mix all the above.

Source ; Red Bull site

Michael Phelps Sports Energy Drink : Carnation Instant Breakfast

I was surfing around the internet when I found this interesting piece on cbs news

During a 2004 Summer Olympics awash in controversies over steroids and supplements, one sportswriter wryly noticed that top American swimmer Michael Phelps was playing it safe — he preferred to drink Carnation Instant Breakfast between races.

I wondered whether Carnation Instant Breakfast supplement had any special ingredient that made Phelp’s swimmer faster than competition.

One fact about Carnation Instant breakfast is that it contains key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, in quantities that sports drinks like gatorade can’t match.

The carnation instant breakfast also contains alot of calories, it adds 130 calories to a single glass of milk.

All this benefits of carnation instant breakfast helps to hasten recovery.

Marathon Running Recovery Drinks : Drink After Race

After a run it is recommended to drink a recovery drink to replenish lost energy, fluid and electrolytes.

Water as running Recovery drink

The cheapest and most popular recovery drink is good old water. Water helps in restoring lost water through sweating and cooling down the body. Drinking water also helps in preparing the stomach for proper food digestion. Experts tend to agree that rehydrating with water until urine is pale yellow is the way to go.

Sports Energy Drinks

Drinkigng a sports energy drink with a mix of carbs, protein and sodium within an hour of finishing the race is crucial.

Carbohydrate Milk Drink

The chocolate milk has the magic 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio, is cheap and tastes good.

Whatever you choose, drink what you enjoy