First of all, put the gatorade down.
Most people who drink it don't ever exercise enough to warrent the so called benefits. Gatorade is not good for you, it is junk! It has artificial colors (mood disorders), artificial flavors (also known as natural flavors) and High Fructose Corn Syrup (addictive and Liver damage) and BVO.
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) is used as a flame retardant. It's banned in Europe and Japan and has been shown to cause skin disorders, memory loss, nerve disorders, reproductive and behavioral disorders.
You don't need it even if you are an extreme endurance athlete. The only people who think that you do is the company itself (Pepsico) and they spend million of dollars in advertising to get you to believe it.
Put this in your sports bottle instead....
Istiake is a drink that the Raramuris drink for energy during endurance running. The Raramuris are a Mexican tribe isolated from the modern diet also known as the Tarahumara (the running people). They run distances of 50 miles+ in sandals in a diet mainly consisting of corn, bean and chiles and they drink Iskiate as the energy drink.
This is their recipe for Iskiate
It taste like Limeade!
Mix 1 tablespoon of organic Chia seeds in about 12 oz of water.
Add the juice and pulp of half to 1 organic lime.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or agave nectar.
Shake and drink!
I call it my Go Juice!