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Gatorade: Win from Within

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Transcript of Gatorade: Win from Within

Benefits of the Product or Ingredients
Electrolytes: Electrolytes keep your body, muscles, and nerves functioning in a proper manner. The best electrolytes are sodium, chloride, potassium, bicarbonate, calcium, and phosphate.
Gatorade’s main benefits are its ability to rehydrate (water) and replenish (electrol
ytes)
Adam Broad & Kristen Ilar
Chemistry, Period 2
May 12, 2014
Chemical and Physical Properties
pH level:
3.3
boiling point (citric acid):
175 C.
melting point (citric acid):
307.4 F
Homogeneous mixture
Density is the same as water,1kg/ L
Comes in different colors : ex. Red, blue, orange, yellow, purple, pink, clear, etc.
Various flavors: ex. fruit punch, lime, orange, strawberry watermelon, etc.
most properties are the same as water besides the ph & has much more dissolved solids (sugar, salt, etc.)
Background, History, and Interesting Facts
• Was developed in the summer of 1965 by physicians at the University of Florida
• It was created because the athletes at the univer
sity
were being affected by the heat
• The researchers found that the fluids and electrol
yte
s that the athletes were losing through sweat
were
not being replaced
• So Gatorade
was
created and
named after
the school it
started
in, the Gators

After the
team

started us
ing
Gat
orade, they

b
e
g
an winning
more and mo
re every year
• After
oth
er schools noti
ced th
e success that came from using
Gator
ade, they beg
an plac
ing orders for it
• Today, Gatorade can be found on the sideli
ne
s of more than 70 Division I colleges

Gatorade
is now also the official sports d
rin
k of NBA, AVP, and
PGA
, MLB, MLS and many other pro
fess
ional organizations

Ingredients and Nutriton Facts
NUTRITION
FACTS:

80
calories

0g t
otal fat

16
0mg sodium
• 45mg
p
otassium

21
g total carbohydrates
• 21g sugar

0g
protein
INGREDIENTS:
• Water, sugar, dextrose,
citric acid,

nat
ural flavor, sa
lt
, so
diu
m citr
ate
,
monopo
tassium ph
osp
hate, gum arabic, sucrose acetate isobu
tyrate


Gatorade: Win from Within
Purpose of the Product
Harmful Side-Effects of the Product or Ingredient
Gatorade: Win from Within
The Sodium in Gatorade helps maintain body fluids unlike other fluids such as water and caffeinated beverages that can promote water loss through increased urination.
The sugars in Gatorade provide energy during workouts which makes it more benficial than water
When you drink Gatorade the salt enhances flavor and balances with the citric acid to maintain a proper pH level, which causes you to drink more fluids and hydrate yourself better
The small amount of sodium found in Gatorade encourages people to drink beyond the point at which "mouth thirst" is satisfied
Potassium:
Potassium

can help a
void
muscle cramping to the body.
Sodium:
Sodium p
r
ovides the
u
rge to drink more, while replenis
hing the so
d
ium lost by sweating
Carbohydrates:
During physical activity, muscles benefit
from ad
ditional carbo
hydrates b
y

fuel
ing the
appropriate amount o
f energy
.
Gatorade is catered to benefit athletes during and before their activity.
Weight Gain:
Each 32-oz. bottle contains over 200 calories, if the athlete burns less than that it could lead to weight gain.
Vitamin Toxicity:
Contains various vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A which cannot be taken in large amounts. Side-effects could include blurred vision, fatigue, headache and nausea.
High Blood Pressure/High Blood Sugar:
the product contains a high amount of Sugar and Sodium which is meant to be burned off while consuming.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/68710-effects-much-gatorade/
References
http://www.gatorade.com/company/hertiage
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/Psychology/health_pschology/gatorade.htm
http://www.purefitclub.com/index.php/Articles/negative-effects-of-gatorade
Glucose Molecular Structure
C6H12O6
Sodium Molecular Structure
Na
THANK YOU
Hyperkalemia:
One bottle contains 30 mg of potassium. Too much intake of potassium can be harmful
http://www.healthsources.us/Four-Gatorade-Side-Effects.html
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