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Gatorade vs Sqwincher Product Comparison


Per 8 oz Serving:

Product Cal Carb (g) Sd'm (mg) Pt'm (mg) Vit C (% DV)
Gatorade 50 14 100 30 0
G2 20 5 100 30 0
Propel Zero 0 0 100 30 20
Sqwincher 60 16 55 45 0
Sqwincher Lite 40 10 55 45 0
Sqwincher Zero 0 0 55 45 100

Notes:

1. Fat = 0g for all products.

2. Protein = 0g for all products.

3. Sugar grams = Carb grams for all products.

4. For reference, an 8 oz serving of Orange Juice contains 110 calories and 21g of sugar.

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Gatorade was developed in 1965 at the University of Florida for use by its football team. Sqwincher was later developed in 1975 to compete against Gatorade as an alternative electrolyte sports drink. The original versions of both products feature a combination of water, sugar, sodium and potassium, designed to replenish the carbohydrates lost through exertion, and replace the fluids and electrolytes lost in sweat.

The main difference between the two is the ratio of sodium to potassium as shown in the chart above. Both Gatorade and Sqwincher now offer low sugar and zero sugar options. Additional features for each product are noted below.

Gatorade - the original Thirst Quencher.

G2 - Gatorade's low sugar option. The same electrolyte formula found in Gatorade, with half the calories.

Propel - Gatorade's zero sugar option. Originally developed as a vitamin water, it has the added benefits of Vitamins B, C & E.

Sqwincher - marketed as professional grade hydration, its primary market is high heat workplaces.

Sqwincher Lite - naturally sweetened, naturally flavored and NO added colors.

Sqwincher Zero - Sqwincher's zero sugar option, with 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C per serving.