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Energy Drinks(16 posts)

Energy DrinksJim Burton
May 29, 2001 2:09 PM
I was just suggested this by my non-cyclist girlfriend. I can't think of any reason for it not to be true so I though I would ask the group what they think. Instead of these high dollar Fluid/Electrolyte replacement drinks that can be purchased at fitness stores, what about Pedialyte? I've heard doctors say that products like that actually work better than all of the sports drinks for fluid replacement. Any thoughts?
May 29, 2001 2:22 PM
I have no idea as to the effectiveness of it, but I can tell you from experience that Pedialyte is the single worst tasting invention to ever be invented.
Pedialytemike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 2:27 PM
Although I've never tried, I'm pretty sure I'd have an easier time giving my daughter an enema than I would getting her to drink Pedialyte: really awful tasting stuff, even with the new fruit flavors. However, a friend of mine assures me that it's great for hangovers. I've had a lot of hangovers but none bad enough to want to make me drink that crap. I'm certainly not going to drink it on the bike or as a "recovery drink." Coffee is my recovery drink.
Pedialyte good for the future.Lazy
May 29, 2001 2:29 PM
Pedialyte is good for future hangovers. If you have to drink that sh1t everytime you're hungover, you'll stop drinking booze all together.
Classic! (nm)mike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 2:55 PM
May 29, 2001 7:03 PM
After being married since the beginning of time, also raising 4 children and getting a divorce, I resumed my 'single' life only to find out that my 'morning afters' were on a scale of '10'...I read (& take) about 250 - 300mg of Milk Thistle (Silymarin)along with an Ibupropen and 8oz of water at bedtime...(I have to place it on the kitchen counter, so that there is 'no thinking required' when I get home)..MT is an herb that protects the liver and works wonders for me (my son also swears by it) you can buy this at the local health foods store...I'm also told that it is also taken as an aid to protect from Hepatitas. Depending on how much I 'partook', I generally awaken with the feeling that I have only had 1 drink...and feel teriffic after coming out of the morning shower, as though last night didn't occur.
Maybe that was Anquetil's secret weaponmike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 9:57 PM
Legends abound regarding Anquetil's ability to drink and party until the wee hours, only to smoke the competition the following morning and do it all over again the next evening. Perhaps he was an early proponent of Milk Thistle.
hangovers? Milk Thistle ?cycleguy
May 30, 2001 12:30 AM
Is that the thing that grows wild and is as tough as nails? I swear by drinking equal amouts of water vs booze. And lots of lemon lime gatorade!!
Could bayou
May 29, 2001 2:49 PM
Pedialyte? Who knows? My personal favorite is Dextrose, right out of the bag and into the arm. Nothing rehydrates me better. I do not recommend the "camel back" version of this treatment.
welcome back dude!Breck
May 30, 2001 10:16 AM
Hi glycemic levels, huh :)

Have you priced it?Gadfly
May 29, 2001 3:08 PM
Taste aside, it's expensive. More so than sports drinks.
Another good pointmike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 3:13 PM
I paid something like $11.00 for a bottle of this crap a few weeks ago and then couldn't even get my kids to drink it. IMHO, your hard-earned cash can be better spent elsewhere.
re: Energy DrinksWilly D.
May 29, 2001 3:10 PM
We're not drinking this shiz for the taste. Pedialyte is good for before and during. Also, Ensure (plus Protein) makes a good recovery drink.
That way you get your kids juice and your oldies drink and you come out even... no joke!!
Bought some, sort of.12x23
May 29, 2001 6:51 PM
I was riding a double metric century in 1997 and discussing energy drinks with the 'group.' We were all in agreement that the popular drinks were pretty bad. A pharmaceutical sales rep (legitimate branded Rx drug salesman) suggested Pedialyte. He also said a pharmaceutical-chemist-type-weekend-warrior friend of his recommended Pedialyte. So the next morning being in a curious sort of experimentation kinda' mood, I drove to the grocery store and bought two bottles. AWFUL!!! This thread reminded me one bottle is still in the fridge. It is way out of date and I wonder if I need to take it down to the local oil change to dispose of in their hazardous waste container?
And if you want a real post-ride treat,mike mcmahon
May 29, 2001 7:01 PM
they also make Pedialyte popsicles. I actually tasted the popsicle and the fact that it numbs the tastebuds seems to kill the taste just a bit. It's still awful though. I've got about five popsicles and a big bottle in my fridge and will sell it for 75% of retail, plus shipping and handling.
Pedialyte tastes like skunk piss!look271
May 30, 2001 7:37 AM
We tried to give our kids Pedialyte when they were sick. Flushed it. Went out and bought Gatorade for them. They liked (and still do) it much better. Now way would I touch that crap.