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<p>And I love Gatorade, so that's really saying something.  But as you know, the new G2 stuff is utter crap.  But that's okay, because they have simply re-branded the old Gatorade Endurance Formula as Gatorade G2 Pro or some such thing.  And also increased the price a few bucks.  Okay...corporation's gotta keep up with inflation, I guess.</p>
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<p>I just got my first container of G2 Pro.  First thing I notice is that it is MUCH smaller!  32 ounces instead of 50.  Holy crap, that makes it a LOT more expensive.</p>
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<p>And then I read the label...</p>
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<p>Appears to be the same old formula, until you read the mixing instructions.  What used to take 3 scoops per quart now requires <img alt="4" class="bbcode_smiley" src="smileys/4" title="4">.  Sumbitch!!!</p>
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<p>End result?  What used to cost me about $1.50 per quart now costs over $3.50 per quart.  Seems a little eXtreme to me, and not in a good way.</p>
 

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<p>I got this stuff cheap from a discount store (maybe $3-$<img alt="4" class="bbcode_smiley" src="smileys/4" title="4"> for this tub) - but it's good stuff, even at $11 a tub.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.rei.com/product/714914?preferredSku=7149140019&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-datafeed-_-product-_-7149140019&mr:trackingCode=025B2B7B-4101-DF11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA" target="_blank">http://www.rei.com/product/714914?preferredSku=7149140019&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-datafeed-_-product-_-7149140019&mr:trackingCode=025B2B7B-4101-DF11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA</a></p>
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<p>I think this stuff is the same stuff that the new "poweraid IRONMAN drink is." the IM stuff may have a little more salt and potassium, though. <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>regiolanthe</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933092"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I got this stuff cheap from a discount store (maybe $3-$" class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="smileys/<img alt="4" class="bbcode_smiley" src="smileys/4" title="4">" title="<img alt="4" class="bbcode_smiley" src="smileys/4" title="4">" width="" /> for this tub) - but it's good stuff, even at $11 a tub.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.rei.com/product/714914?preferredSku=7149140019&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-datafeed-_-product-_-7149140019&mr:trackingCode=025B2B7B-4101-DF11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA" target="_blank">http://www.rei.com/product/714914?preferredSku=7149140019&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-datafeed-_-product-_-7149140019&mr:trackingCode=025B2B7B-4101-DF11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA</a></p>
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<p>I can't stomach the new gatorade.  We're on vacation and I forgot to bring gatorade.  I used store brand koolaid this morning on my ride.  Seemed to work just find.  Wondering if on a regular ride I really need those electrolytes anyway.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AdCo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933189"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I think this stuff is the same stuff that the new "poweraid IRONMAN drink is." the IM stuff may have a little more salt and potassium, though. <br>
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That's what I thought/wondered, too.  It doesn't.  At least according to the info on Powerbar's website they are the same.  Both drinks have per 8fl oz:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.powerbar.com/products/11/powerbar-endurance-beverage.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.powerbar.com/products/11/powerbar-endurance-beverage.aspx</a></p>
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<p>I have a container of the fruit punch powerbar endurance (step 2) - unless it is ICE COLD it is disgusting. (IMHO)</p>
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<p>I was able to find gatorade endurance powder (I think, I don't have the container with me) at Walmart of all places. </p>
 

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<p>Hmmm ... different strokes, I guess. I have the lemon/lime and fruit punch - and though I prefer limon, I think the punch is tolerable. I like the fact that it isn't overly sweet. It also mixes fairly well - although it feels a little "thicker" than gatorade after mixing. </p>
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<p>Walmart, eh? I found mine at Ocean State Joblot. Sometimes that store rocks...</p>
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<p>OSJL is THE best!!<br><br>
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<p>Walmart, eh? I found mine at Ocean State Joblot. Sometimes that store rocks...</p>
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<p>I have recently started using <a href="http://www.ceraproductsinc.com/productline/cerasport.html" target="_blank">CeraSport EX1</a>.  <span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#333333;"><span style="font-size:9pt;">It taste much better than Gatorade and heed.  The best thing that I like about it that it doesn't use any simple sugars, it is a rice based sugar which is much easier on the GI tract.  Plus it absorbs into the body faster than most electrolyte based drinks.  Just a thought if you are looking into changing your nutrition plan.</span></span></span></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Boyerdavea</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933425"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have recently started using <a href="http://www.ceraproductsinc.com/productline/cerasport.html" target="_blank">CeraSport EX1</a>.  <span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#333333;"><span style="font-size:9pt;">It taste much better than Gatorade and heed.  The best thing that I like about it that it doesn't use any simple sugars, it is a rice based sugar which is much easier on the GI tract.  Plus it absorbs into the body faster than most electrolyte based drinks.  Just a thought if you are looking into changing your nutrition plan.</span></span></span></p>
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Not related to CERA (the steroid), I hope?</p>
 

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I tried some today. It's the course drink for Rev3. Expensive as HELL - but there is a code "REV3" (how creative <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p><span>Not many calories, but I tolerated it just fine on a hard ride in 90+ heat - which has been a problem for me in the past which just about everything. So this is winner. The EX1 leaves a funky aftertaste though, so i had to have some water. Maybe it's because I did 2 packets for 24 oz instead of 2 packets for 32 (24 is size of my bottle)</span></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Boyerdavea</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933425"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have recently started using <a href="http://www.ceraproductsinc.com/productline/cerasport.html" target="_blank">CeraSport EX1</a>.  <span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#333333;"><span style="font-size:9pt;">It taste much better than Gatorade and heed.  The best thing that I like about it that it doesn't use any simple sugars, it is a rice based sugar which is much easier on the GI tract.  Plus it absorbs into the body faster than most electrolyte based drinks.  Just a thought if you are looking into changing your nutrition plan.</span></span></span></p>
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Not related to CERA (the steroid), I hope?</p>
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Maybe that's why I'm so HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE<br>
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what if you drop a NUUN tablet in there?</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>4boysmom</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933219"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I can't stomach the new gatorade.  We're on vacation and I forgot to bring gatorade.  I used store brand koolaid this morning on my ride.  Seemed to work just find.  Wondering if on a regular ride I really need those electrolytes anyway.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>pcsronbo</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69445/just-might-have-to-abandon-gatorade-all-together#post_1933529"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><span>The EX1 leaves a funky aftertaste though, so i had to have some water. Maybe it's because I did 2 packets for 24 oz instead of 2 packets for 32 (24 is size of my bottle)</span></p>
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A weird aftertaste was my first impression as well.  I did a course preview ride and we got a CeraSport sample packet in a goodie bag.  Don't remember how I mixed it up though.  Given the taset, I was glad I wasn't going out for very long with it.</p>
 

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I liked the taste, just not the aftertaste<br>
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A weird aftertaste was my first impression as well.  I did a course preview ride and we got a CeraSport sample packet in a goodie bag.  Don't remember how I mixed it up though.  Given the taset, I was glad I wasn't going out for very long with it.</p>
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<p>That's what she said...<br><br>
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I liked the taste, just not the aftertaste<br>
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<p>I don't get the after taste but maybe it is because I mix one packet to 20 oz.  I like some of the flavors better over others.  I have tried all of them.</p>
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<p>I switched over because it doesn't cost me anything so I can't speak of the cost and now that I have switched over I don't know if I will go back to anything else.  I definately noticed a difference on my long runs and rides.  Especially being here in the deep south with the heat and humidity.</p>
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<p>The other thing I have noticed is I can't go with just CeraSport, I have to carry water as well to alternate drinks.</p>
 

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That's what I thought/wondered, too.  It doesn't.  At least according to the info on Powerbar's website they are the same.  Both drinks have per 8fl oz:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.powerbar.com/products/11/powerbar-endurance-beverage.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.powerbar.com/products/11/powerbar-endurance-beverage.aspx</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.powerbar.com/products/365/ironman-perform-sports-drink.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.powerbar.com/products/365/ironman-perform-sports-drink.aspx</a></p>
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<p>Good to know! That stuff has been working exceptionally well for me in the heat, but I don't really need to pay for the Ironman branding...<br>
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