Accelerade is the only hydration drink that features the patented 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein to refuel, rebuild, and refresh while you ride. The formula was developed by physiologists as a complete hydration product, which serves to increase endurance, reduce muscle breakdown and advance recovery. It is available in Orange, Lemon-Lime, Tropical Fruit, Blue Raspberry, Lemonade
Serving Size: 31g per 12oz water (% based on USRDA 2000 Calorie Intake)
Key ingredients: Sucrose, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Trehalose (Ascend r ), Whey Protein
Potential Allergens: Soy, Milk, Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Wheat
I got sick of playing the game with other long distance energy drink plans; one bottle for energy and some protein, another for hydration, on hot days youre going to need additional electrolyte pills. Maybe I should just bring bread and peanut butter so I can make myself a sandwich while riding at race pace shoulder to shoulder with other racers in a tight pack. This stuff works just as well as the aforementioned combination of products and it all goes conveniently into the same bottle. I wouldnt say it tastes great, but if you are more interested in delivering the necessary fuel to the body than enjoying a creamy orange Julius while riding, its about as good as it gets.
Pros: Convenient and effective.
Cons: The taste takes some getting used to