There is a sports performance drink for every day of the year on the shop shelves — but which to pick? Check out our tried and tested sports drinks, it might just make the choice a little easier.
NEUROSPORT – £1.83/430ml
This rehydrating mineral option replaces key electrolytes and minerals lost during exercise. And, it tastes good, so you can enjoy the refreshing drink after a tough session. It gives you a small carbohydrate boost, but it’s low in calories, too.
Stockist: ASDA, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco
REFLEX INSTANT WHEY – £23.19/909gm
Designed as a recovery drink after a hard session it is 80 per cent protein extracted directly from skimmed milk. The product comes in a powder form which is mixed with water to make a milk shake meaning you can vary the proportions according to taste. Available in banana, choc-orange, choc-mint, chocolate, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla.
*For a 15% discount use the code SS1 at checkout
MAXIFUEL VIPERACTIVE SACHET – £19.99/box of 20
Each convenient sachet contains 35g of cutting-edge Maxcarb carbohydrates, electrolytes and amino acids. Just mix in a water bottle and use before, during and after exercise to help sustain energy. Comes in two fruity flavours.
LUCOZADE SPORT LITE CHERRY – £11.45/case of 12
Need an energy boost? Guzzle down this great tasting cherry drink to get more from your workouts. Each 500ml bottle provides your body with essential electrolytes and B vitamins and its very low in calories.
GATORADE PERFORM ORANGE – £1.50/500ml
Boasting 30g of carbs per bottle, this drink has enough fluid fuel to help you power through an extra mile or two. That said, if you’re trying to lose weight you need a calorie deficit, and may prefer a lowercal option. Still, we love its fruity flavour.
NECTAR SPORTS FUEL TANK/CONCENTRATE SACHETS – £25/2 litre or £18/15 sachets
The ‘fuel tank’ package allows the drink to be dispensed in hypotonic, isotonic, and hypertonic concentrations with one, two, or three pumps respectively. Very pleased with the light orange flavour – great tasting. Also available in handy, easy to use sachets.
Looking for more sports drink advice? Check out our feature – it sorts the fact from the fiction and will tell you which drink is best for your workout.
The Women’s Sports Magazine