We are all familiar with sports drinks, usually the first that come to mind are Gatorade, 100Plus and Pocari Sweat as these mass market isotonic drinks have lead from the front with their big retail networks and bigger marketing budgets. However supplement makers have been innovating drinks that do more to rehydrate you and provide a boost of energy to fuel your performance and increase your endurance.
Taken before and during exercise, there are varying ingredients used to provide energy and our take is each has its respective occasion, for example some drinks focus on Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) for energy and this is typically better for high intensity exercise that requires sharp bursts over a short to medium period of time. Carbohydrate focused drinks are better suited for longer endurance activities over a medium to long time period. Some drinks also include stimulants like caffeine to provide sharper mental focus and further boost energy.
We have taken into account value (cost per serving), nutrition value (calories, carbs, etc), quality (key ingredients) and the all-important taste test to rank-order the list using our exclusive algorithm. See our full list of available Energy & Endurance drinks here.
- August 04, 2017
- Jonathan Kay