The Low-Calorie Version of the Original Thirst Quencher
Gatorade G2 is the low-calorie version of the original Thirst Quencher. Although it contains half the sugar, it features the same electrolyte blend found in original Gatorade. If you’re looking to restore the fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat, but have a lesser need for carbs, Gatorade G2 is an ideal choice.
6-Gallon Gatorade G2 powder mix is now available in the two most popular flavors - Fruit Punch and Grape.
At $27.95 per case, your cost per gallon is only $1.55! Compare that with a typical cost per gallon of $5.00 - $6.00 when buying 32oz bottled G2.
What Are Electrolytes?
When salts are dissolved in water, the components of the added salts separate to form both positive and negative ions. These positive and negative ions allow the solution to conduct electricity. As a result, this saltwater solution is referred to as an electrolyte solution, and the positive and negative ions are referred to as electrolytes.
An example of an electrolyte solution is table salt (NaCl) dissolved in water. The components of the salt disassociate to form both positive sodium ions (Na+) and negative chlorine ions (Cl-). These sodium and chlorine ions are referred to as electrolytes.
Why Are Electrolytes Important to the Body?
Electrolytes participate in a number of bodily functions. Most notably, they help regulate the fluid balance of every cell in your body. Simply put, water moves back and forth through a cell’s membrane based on the concentration of electrolytes inside and outside the cell. When there are more electrolytes inside a cell than outside, fluid moves into the cell. And when there are more electrolytes outside a cell than inside, fluid moves out of the cell. This process is referred to as osmosis, and it keeps cells from reaching extremes whereby they’d either burst or shrivel up.
Of equal importance, electrolytes play a crucial role in the nervous system by facilitating electrical impulses. Muscle contractions are controlled by motor neurons which pass signals from the central nervous system to the muscles via electrical impulses. Electrolytes are therefore critical to the proper function of all muscles, including the heart and lungs.