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By: Natalie Flynt on March 26th, 2021

Benefits of Gatorade Delivery

What brand do you think of as the leader in the sports drink category? What sports drink do you see get dumped on top of the Most Valuable Player or winning coach during the celebration? After cutting the grass in the hot weather, what sports drink do you take a sip of to hydrate yourself with vital electrolytes? Gatorade!

What is Gatorade?

Gatorade, the category leader of sports drinks, has been around since 1965 to help replenish hard-working men and women’s carbohydrates.

Gatorade replenishes the carbohydrates from sweat and breathing with a combination of water and electrolytes. Did you know that Gatorade makes up for an estimate of 75% of the market share in the sports drink category?

Benefits of Gatorade

Electrolytes

What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals like potassium and sodium that impact our muscles, brain, and nerves.

There are various types of electrolytes, but the most essential ones are:

  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Bicarbonate

Electrolytes are lost when we sweat from exercise. Due to its electrolyte content, Gatorade helps restore all the electrolytes we lost and keeps us hydrated. Gatorade can also replace the electrolytes we lose during a stomach virus or if we are sick. Water enters our bloodstream faster when water is mixed with electrolytes. Why? Because water follows electrolytes.

Energy

According to the USDA, Gatorade contains a 6 percent solution of carbohydrates or 6 grams of carbohydrates per 100 milliliters. This solution is vital because carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy.

According to the Australian Institute of Sport’s Department of Sports Nutrition, consumption of carbohydrates before, during or after and work out are essential to various sporting events and are a vital recommendation in current guidelines of sports nutrition.

Prevention of Dehydration

We have already talked about dehydration in another blog, but the prevention of dehydration is critical for our bodies’ health. When does dehydration occur? When our bodies lose more fluids than we take in.

Gatorade plays a key role in the prevention of dehydration as it includes sodium, which is responsible for maintaining water balance in our body’s cells.

Example- 8 ounces of Gatorade contains a full 95 milligrams of sodium, which is enough to replace what has been lost through sweat from dehydration. Sodium minimizes urination, and water goes where salt is. When consuming Gatorade, the liquid stays in our body longer. Staying in our body longer gives it more time to get absorbed and will help get into balance quicker.

Avoid Muscle Cramping

Who has ever experienced or seen an athlete experience muscle cramps? It is excruciating, and Gatorade can help potentially prevent this type of cramping.

Gatorade contains 37 milliliters of potassium in every 8 ounces consumed. Why is potassium beneficial? It regulates blood pressure, muscle control, and nerve functions. The body burns off potassium in muscles and sweat when we exercise or during physical activity.

Gatorade Tastes Good

We want to stay healthy, and we also wish what we consume to taste good. Gatorade develops to create a flavor profile that stimulates thirst and keep our bodies hydrated.

The University of Connecticut researched and did a study of children who attended summer soccer and football camps. The results showed that between 50-75 percent of children at these camps where water was available during exercise were significantly dehydrated at the end of the workout.

A study that was similar to the aforementioned study showed that children increase their fluid intake by an estimate of 45 percent when offered flavored water and by 91 percent when offered a sports drink like Gatorade.

Benefits of Gatorade Delivery to Your Door

Deliveries help us save money on gas and time from going to the stores to pick up our grocery lists. Spending less time in stores can give us the extra time needed to exercise while drinking Gatorade.

When we save gas, we also reduce our carbon footprint in the environment. A study shows that home delivery services can cut carbon dioxide emissions by half versus driving to and from the stores.

When we make our orders, we know what will be delivered and how much. It also helps us budget for the week on the brands we love. It can also cut down on any impulse buys.

Exell Delivers Gatorade

Exell delivers Gatorade in a 24-pack case of 20oz bottles of Gatorade in the following flavors:

  • Orange
  • Lemon Lime
  • Cool Blue
  • Fruit Punch
  • Rainbow Variety Pack including 6 bottles of each flavor above

You can’t find a 24-pack case of 20oz Gatorade at any store, and let’s face it, in the heat of Summer, the 12oz bottles just don’t cut it!

The good news is even if you aren’t an Exell bottled water customer, you can get Gatorade delivered to your doorstep by our friendly team members. With a minimum order of 3 cases, Exell will deliver to you if your address is in our delivery area. You can easily enter your ZIP code to find out if we can deliver to you!

Current Exell customers can get any quantity of Gatorade along with a minimum order of 1 jug of water.

We know how busy life gets, so let us make it easier for you with our convenient beverage delivery. With our online account management system, you can easily edit your orders, pay your invoices and skip deliveries if need be!