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Fast is Fast

Dec 7, 07 7:42

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I went to a market research meeting yesterday, and apparently the makers of Pedialyte are going to begin marketing Pedialyte as a sports drink similar to gatorade, powerade etc. They are coming out with several new flavors which I was able to try...they were actually not too bad. They are not changing the formula one bit, they are simply adding flavors and changing the packaging.

Does anyone use pedialyte regularly in their training? I know I have used it after races or cases of severe dehydration, but they are trying to market it as a workout drink that would be used before, during, and after working out.

Personally, I thought that it was a bit heavy. Despite the fact that it has less sugar and calories than most sports drink, it has a very heavy and syrupy mouth feel and I think it would give me GI issues.


matti58

Dec 7, 07 7:49

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I've never used it but a 'local legend' in my area that has run dozens of 100 milers swears by it.


M4044AG'er

Dec 7, 07 7:59

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I wonder who thier target audience will be?

It's been hugh in the MMA circle for years. I'm 42.....when I was a high school grappler our coach highly recommended it. After weigh ins for a meet we all had to down a bottle. But keep in mind that we were purposely dehydrating ourselves to make weight.


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elake

Dec 7, 07 8:14

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Does anyone use pedialyte regularly in their training?
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Back in my Adventure Racing days i had a partner who loved the stuff, and occasionally when i bonked he would force it down my throat. I never really looked into it, he just said it had a great electrolyte content.



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Irongirl

Dec 7, 07 8:16

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I've used a similar product for AFTER hard workouts or races. Seemed to work for me.


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cdnbiker

Dec 7, 07 8:16

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I've been using Gastrolyte (adult version of Pedialyte) for about 12 years as a recovery drink. I'm surprised it took them this long to figure it out.
It works great, especcially for me. The taste is uhm, well it tastes;) The tropical fruit mixed with orange juice is the best.


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docfuel

Dec 7, 07 8:22

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Actually the 'old' Stokely Van Kamp version was very similar to pedialyte, but for years now it has had more sugar and less electrolytes--a lot less.
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Irongirl

Dec 7, 07 8:24

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Get to work you slack a**! Got my Tacx unit up and running yet??
Muah :)


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PlacidPirate

Dec 7, 07 8:24

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I cannot stand the taste and consistency of the stuff....absolutely awful!!! I cannot imagine using it while training. Just the thought of it makes me gag and I have the stomach of a billy-goat. In addition I feel the caloric level is too low to be effective as a good during workout sport drink.


last tri in 83

Dec 7, 07 8:27

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They better get the price down comparable to gatorade.

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docfuel

Dec 7, 07 8:29

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I use it for races. It is very rapidly absorbed since it has only 2.5% Glucose and about 1/3 normal saline.

I drink one 8 oz bottle right before the swim and I take one out at with me from T2. It gets in quickly for hydration. It has a pull off cap, so I have to keep my finger over the little hole. Gerber Liquilytes is the same. It's available in a powder that you add to 8 oz of water.

WARNING. DO NOT GET THE ORANGE-PINK COLORED ONE CALLED "FRUIT." IT IS DISGUSTING and will likely make you nauseated.
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Hamner

Dec 7, 07 8:40

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Does anybody actually read the label on product they put into their body?

Pedialyte has fewer electrolytes and half the calories per serving than Gatorade Endurance or a standard Infinit mix. Plus it tastes like shit.
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karma

Dec 7, 07 8:57

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They better come out with new flavors because my dog won't even drink the current ones. We went for a long hot hike this past summer and when we got back to the car I could see the dog was really thirsty. I offered her some pedialyte from my emergency kit in the truck and she looked at me like "What is this crap"? I dumped it out and filled it with Cytomax and she gulped it down. We now use GoDog, a special electrolyte drink for dogs. It comes in liver flavor that she LOVES!

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FLA Jill

Dec 7, 07 9:28

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It's reportedly a popular drink with some NHL teams and players during the playoffs when you start to get into double and triple overtime fun.


gienopes

Dec 7, 07 9:42

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Re: Pedialyte to be marketed as a new sports drink?!? [karma] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

wait, sorry to shift topics here, but what the heck is GoDog? I'm highly skeptical although I guess if I need more than just H2O on a long run so might my dog. I always just gave him water and then extra food for dinner later.


slidecontrol

Dec 7, 07 9:57

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while I've never used pedialyte/gastrolyte as a sports drink, it made a great hangover/late night recovery tonic when I was on tour with the band.


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MTRIB

Dec 7, 07 10:03

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i'm using Pelialyte in my long trainnings and is going very well.
Actually I started using after read "The Ultramarathon Man - from Dan Karnazes" ....he use it ....and I though was a very good idea, as there is much more eletrolytes than any other sport drink.


docfuel

Dec 7, 07 14:29

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If I recall, there are 30-35mg/oz of Sodium, about triple that of regular Gatorade.
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DavHamm

Dec 7, 07 15:10

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In Reply To:
They better come out with new flavors because my dog won't even drink the current ones. ..... We now use GoDog, a special electrolyte drink for dogs. It comes in liver flavor that she LOVES!

Not sure if using a Dog as an indicator of taste is a good Idea. Does GoDog come in Cat poop, flavor (***Now with Cat Litter Flavor Enhancers***), and yes we still sell the ever popular Rabbit Poop, and the original Dog butt flavor.
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tury

Dec 10, 07 12:39

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I have been using a mix of Vitargo as recovery, as the regular Vitargo doesn't mix well but they are coming out with a new one called GENr8 Vitargo that will mix better. It will be out in February I was told. So I will try it when it comes out.



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GT

Dec 10, 07 13:19

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In Reply To:
while I've never used pedialyte/gastrolyte as a sports drink, it made a great hangover/late night recovery tonic when I was on tour with the band.
I heard that. The Stones used to use it, but they are drinking Ensure now.
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karma

Dec 10, 07 13:49

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dreamcatcher@astound.net
USAC & USAT level 2 certified coach


thx10

Dec 10, 07 13:56

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I know that my 2 1/2 year old loves it when she bonks. I think she likes the grape flavour the best.

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masonduke

Dec 10, 07 18:00

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You can have your Pedialyte! Give me my Brawndo (it has electrolytes). It's the drink of the future.


SaraJean

Dec 11, 07 6:37

Post #25 of 26 (7152 views)
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In Reply To:
I know that my 2 1/2 year old loves it when she bonks. I think she likes the grape flavour the best.
My 3-year-old won't drink pedialyte. When he needs electrolyte replacement, I give him Gatorade, which he loves.


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