Functional Sports Drinks do not Boost Performance

ONTARIO, Canada - Adding protein to a sports drink will not make you race faster, according to researchers at McMaster University, Ontario. "Sports drinks improve performance during prolonged exercise because of two key ingredients: carbohydrate, which provides fuel for working muscles, and sodium, which helps to maintain fluid balance," commented Martin Gibala, an associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster.

Read this article?

Create an account and read 3 articles every month for free.