How Gatorade Works

How Gatorade WorksGatorade is a popular advanced-hydration drink that delivers vitamins and calories, and replenishes fluids throughout the body. Gatorade comes in a variety of flavors and is used by active individuals around the world.

Keeps Up Fluid Levels

Gatorade works to keep up fluid levels by adding carbohydrates and electrolytes to the body to replenish lost water because of sweating and exertion.

Quenches Thirst

Gatorade quenches thirst because of the chloride, potassium and sodium it contains in an 8 oz. serving. The attractive taste in flavors such as fruit punch, lemon-lime, grape and berry allow for tasteful drink satisfaction with or without food.


Gatorade prides itself by being stimulant-free and not containing energy additives such as caffeine and taurine.

Provides Neuromuscular Power

According to, Gatorade is proven to provide additional neuromuscular power and brain stimulation when used during physical activity. This is mainly because of the additional hydration effects felt throughout the body.

Provides Nutrients

The original 8 oz. Gatorade Thirst Quencher contains around 50 calories per serving and 14 g of carbohydrates. On average, most varieties of the drink contain 10 to 70 calories and no protein.

Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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