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Powerade Sports Drink

Updated on February 20, 2010

Powerade Sports Drink

Powerade Sports Drink
Powerade Sports Drink


The Complete Sports Drink with ION-4
The Complete Sports Drink with ION-4

Powerade Sports Drink

Powerade Sports Drink is a beverage comparable to Gatorade that is manufactured and marketed by the Coca-Cola company. The drink was first introduced in 1988 as the primary competitor to Gatorade. Since then, Powerade has grown and now owns 21.7% of the United States market in the sports drink category while Gatorade still dominates with 77.2%.

Powerade was and continues to be the official sports drink of the Great Olympics. In 2001, a new formula for Powerade was released that now includes B3, B6, and B12 vitamins which assist and play a role in energy metabolism. In 2009, Powerade was relaunched and marketed as Powerade ION4. This Powerade included a formula that contained four key electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium) that are in the same ratio typically lost in perspiration.

Powerade will always be competing with Gatorade but I feel as though Powerade will soon become the preferred sports drink, especially for die hard sports enthusiasts. Powerade has an amazing taste in all flavors of the drink but my personal favorite is the Mountain Berry Splash. This drink is a complete drink and I always have one or two with me while I am expecting times of heavy perspiration such as when I golf and the temperature is around 95+ degrees. Powerade is a breakthrough and is the next big thing in sports. Be on the lookout for more good things to come from Powerade.

Powerade Flavors

Lemon Lime
Sour Melon
Fruit Punch
Mountain Berry Blast
White Cherry
Strawberry Lemonade

Other Powerade Products

Find out more about Powerade and the other types of Powerade at Powerade’s website.

Powerade also may assist with migraine headaches... Find out more about another home remedy with over the counter medication dealing with migraine headaches at my hub, "Destroy Migraines (Migraine Headache Treatment)."

William Cobb

"What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?"

Powerade Sports Drink

Powerade Sports Drinks Various Flavors
Powerade Sports Drinks Various Flavors

Powerade vs. Gatorade

Do you prefer Powerade or Gatorade?

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      reza 5 years ago

      hi dear

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      Conor Lyons 5 years ago

      X ion4 power ade sports drink & vitamins b3. B6 Byzantine orange

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      Carlos moe 7 years ago

      As a physican I can tell you , when you are actively exercising , the force of your muscle contraction is driven by calcium and magnesium, so you loose them rapidly, any sports drinks without them is an incomplete sports drink

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      William Cobb 7 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      Yeah... I like Gatorade but it seems like they have went a little downhill since their new marketing plan they started a couple of years ago and I have become more of a Powerade fan since then. Thanks for the comment and I do agree about the water helping with headaches... Rember though, sometimes you can overhydrate and it is actually worse than being dehydrated.

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      Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      I like 'em both to be sure. I know what you mean about migraines too, your body needs certain vitamins to get rid of headaches (although sometimes it just needs water!) anyway, cool hub, you got me thinking twice about Poweraid anyway.