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  • Protein for Superior Fueling & Hydration:Accelerade® is made to solve the energy and hydration demands of athletes engaged in intense, sustained exercise. Accelerade is isotonic to help your body absorb water but also contains a 4 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein which aides in both hydration and fueling. Multiple independent studies have found that athletes consuming protein & carbs perform better in high intensity workouts than when they are consuming isotonic-only drinks. Available in 5 great tasting flavors. Click to Read the Studies * See our Product Performance Claims Disclosure below.

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4 to 1: More than Just a Logo

When introduced in 2001, Accelerade®, with its patented 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein, represented a dramatic departure from conventional carb-only sports drinks and water.  Using cutting edge research and peer-reviewed scientific studies, Accelerade challenged the conventional thinking regarding the role of protein in a sports drink, which had long maintained that protein was only useful for building muscle.  Science ruled the day and athletes everywhere benefited.


Although isotonic sports drinks are all the rage these days, this fad fails to address the numerous scientific studies that have long established that the addition of carbohydrates to isotonic (electrolyte only) sports drinks activates a transport system that allows more water to be absorbed by the body. How about good old, fashioned water?  Water alone performs relatively poorly in a rehydration role because it needs some form of active transport system, typically via sodium or carbohydrates, to get into your body's cells.  Protein activates yet another transport system with the result that your body is able to absorb yet again more water.


Worried about carbs?  Us too, but not in the context of hard, cardio-demanding exercise.  Your body needs them.


What is the Goal here? 

The science is very clear that dehydration leads to poor athletic performance. We know that dehydration causes an increase in heart rate, decrease in blood flow due to thickening blood, increase in core body temperature and results in a lessened ability to focus and concentrate.

Your sports drink should provide effective hydration at a minimum and possibly fueling depending on your level of activity and your training goals. 
Accelerade provides clinically-proven superior hydration and is an excellent source of fuel for those athletes who need fueling. We also know, that the inclusion of protein in a sports drink reduces fatigue and perceived exertion through a mechanism involving branch-chain amino acids. For studies and additional information, please review the information on the Science tab above. 

To date more than 10 peer-reviewed studies have shown that, compared to conventional sports drinks or water, Accelerade 


  • Increases endurance by 29%
  • Decreases muscle damage by 83%
  • Increases rehydration by 15%

 


5 Stars
Ms
This is a fantastic product. I work outside in long sleeve/pant FR clothing. Without accelerade I get nauseous and dizzy. It really saves me through the summer
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Reviewed by:  from St Augustine . on 8/2/2017
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5 Stars
triathlete
This is my go-to sports drink. I need the calories for my training, especially on long training rides. Since there is also protein, I know it is helping me with my muscle breakdown repair and growth. I was drinking fruit punch flavor before, but I prefer this Mountain Berry flavor instead!
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Reviewed by:  from USA. on 7/6/2017
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5 Stars
Highly Recommended
I'm not a trained nutritionist so my recommendation is secondhand. I was playing rugby for the army and the weather was rough in some of the places I've played in (Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Arizona). Many times we'd have two practices a day that would last a few hours each. When we were assigned an athletic trainer that was also trained in nutrition we were instructed to take this stuff before, during, and after our practices. As I said before, I'm not trained as a nutritionist and your own choice of supplementation is up to you. A few things can be safely assumed from being highly recommended by trained professionals, first, this must be effective for long workouts. Second, this must provide proper hydration in hot climates during strenuous activity. Third, this must assist in recovery since I also felt great while taking this on top of drinking a ton of water. I felt like I was bouncing back after a rough workout quicker than if I wasn't taking it. I understand these are a lot of assumptions but it's important to remember that supplements like these work differently for each individual. For some guys on the team it was a miracle product and for others it was no different than gatorade or water. Also, understand that this is meant for workouts that last longer than an hour. If you're drinking it for a quick run then you're going to end up with a surplus of calories and protein. As far as performance goes, other than what it does in your body, it mixes well and stays mixed for a short period. I recommend shaking your drink if you let it sit for more than a few minutes. The taste is okay. It's a little gritty but still smooth. If you're looking for the greatest tasting drink you've ever had then I'd suggest looking elsewhere because supplements aren't going to please a picky palate. If you are looking for something to help you during long workouts or between intense workouts then this is a great supplement for you. If you happen to dislike the taste you can try adding in things you might enjoy to enhance the flavor (fruit, juice, mio, or whatever else floats your boat). I rated 4 our of five stars because it's not perfect, very few things are. I use it now for the tough workouts to help me recover
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 6/1/2017
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5 Stars
Tastes sorta like Gatorade, good lemon lime flavor
I'm very picky about protein powder taste and this one is a good one. Has a good lemon lime flavor. Don't think it tastes like Gatorade lemon lime, but a fairly close copy. Mixes well, no huge, slow to disappear bubbles. Works great in a shaker bottle. I will be making this my standard protein powder.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 5/25/2017
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5 Stars
Great Product.
Great product. I really like this product. It is great for pre-run or post-run. I haven't tried it during yet. Works great tastes great. Gives you that protien othersl eave out.
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Reviewed by:  from AMAZON. on 5/21/2017
5