For over 50 years Gatorade has been the name synonymous with electrolyte sports drinks. Originally developed in 1965 to be used by the Florida Gators football team, Gatorade is known as the original Thirst Quencher.
Until 1983 the only two flavors available were Lemon Lime and Orange. Many new flavors have been added since, but the drink’s original blend of water, sugar, sodium and potassium has always remained the same.
For those looking to replenish the carbs lost through exertion, in addition to the electrolytes lost through sweat, the original Gatorade is always an excellent choice.
Developed in 2007, G2 is a lower calorie version of Gatorade. Using sucralose as a partial sweetener, it has approximately 50% fewer carbs. Featuring the same optimal blend of electrolytes as found in the original Gatorade, G2 is a great choice for those looking to cut back on their sugar intake.
Propel made its initial debut in 2000 and was originally sold as a vitamin water. In 2016 the drink was reformulated to add Gatorade’s level of electrolytes. Sweetened with sucralose, it has zero calories, zero coloring, and features Vitamins B, C & E in addition to sodium and potassium.
Propel is a go-to for anyone looking to get the benefits of Gatorade’s proven electrolyte blend without adding any sugar to their diet.
Sqwincher was first launched in 1975 and has grown to be a major competitor to Gatorade in the electrolyte drink market. Its unique electrolyte blend features less sodium and more potassium when compared to Gatorade.
Marketed as Professional Grade Hydration, Sqwincher is best known on industrial worksites, ranging from oil fields to steel mills. However, due to their sponsorship of outdoor shows and events, they also have a large following in the hunting and fishing communities.
Like other drinks, Sqwincher is available in full sugar, reduced sugar and sugar-free versions. The brand features a large variety of flavors, as well as some unique formats. In addition to large powder pouches and single serve sticks, Sqwincer Sqweeze freezer pops are also a popular option, as are their Fast Packs, where the package serves as a cup once water is added.
Since 1983, Ergodyne has been producing Tenacious Work Gear “to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over.” Powder Mix Direct is pleased to offer their Chill-Its line of cooling products.
Ergodyne’s cooling bandanas, cooling towels and cooling vests incorporate the latest in high tech cooling materials including super-absorbent acrylic polymers, as well as a hyper-evaporative PVA. Activated quickly and easily, these cost effective products provide hours of cooling relief to combat the detrimental effects of heat stress.