In 1965, a University of Florida assistant coach asked a team of university physicians why so many of his players were being affected by heat and heat related illnesses. It was determined that the fluids and electrolytes the players lost through sweat were not being replaced, and the large amounts of carbohydrates the players’ bodies used for energy were not being replenished. They scientifically formulated a new, precisely balanced carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage that would adequately replace the key components lost by Gator players through sweating and exercise. They called their concoction ‘Gatorade’. Today Gatorade and the Gatorade Sports Science Institute continue to search for and study new and innovative ways to help athletes improve performance by facilitating proper hydration and nutrition. For more
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