Shaklee Performance VS. Gatorade

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We all come to trust Gatorade. You can find it everywhere! right? If you an athlete or an parent of an athlete, you want the best for yourself and your child….right?

Even when you thirsty and you want to quench that thirst, you drink gatorade, right?

My challenge is for you to compare your favorite sports drink to “Shaklee Performance“, you will notice a difference in your endurance, performance, and stamina. All Naturally.

Here’s some facts to consider:

Shaklee Performance is a powdered hydration product from the sports nutrition line of Shaklee products.  Shaklee Performance® is clinically proven to hydrate better than water. Plus, Performance has more electrolytes and provides more energy than the leading hydration drink. The proprietary OPTI-LYTE electrolyte blend plus the unique mix of carbohydrates delivers instant and sustained energy and supports optimal hydration.

What that means is that you feel hydrated immediately after drinking it. And it gives you the endurance you need to keep the energy flowing while you are working out, competing, running, swimming……or even just gardening or doing yard work on a hot day. (My husband drinks this while baling hay on hot summer days.)

Performance was developed for the Daedalus project…the first human powdered flight across the Aegean Sea. Performance was the only product the pilot had with him during the flight…Here is the story .

While my clients, children or myself won’t be flying over any seas…we love Performance. It has the hydration aspect but more importantly it doesn’t have….artificial ingredients…no colors or dyes that will stain your lips or tongue. It has a better mix of electrolytes than the other leading brands of sports drinks…so it doesn’t t leave you more thirsty than before.

Shaklee Performance contains three types of carbohydrates for energy and stamina (both simple and complex carbohydrates), glucose polymer, fructose, and glucose.
-It contains a balance of electrolytes to prevent dehydration; calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium ions (electrolytes are mineral ions which can be lost through perspiration or excessive loose stools).
-It comes in two all-natural flavors: Lemon-Lime or Orange.
It contains no fat, no cholesterol, no preservatives or artificial sweeteners.

Maximizing endurance:
Shaklee Performance helped maintain athletes* blood glucose levels for muscle energy and fluid levels for proper hydration. After more than three hours of vigorous cycling in the laboratory, during which time the cyclists consumed either Shaklee Performance or water, the speed was turned up even higher. At this sprint pace, Shaklee Performance drinkers endured for 33 minutes, while the water-only group lasted just two minutes!

In another test Cyclists rode stationary bicycles at 70% VO2 max for two to three hours. Shaklee Performance, other carbohydrate-electrolyte prototypes, and water were given to the athletes at the rate of one liter per hour. Shaklee Performance maintained blood glucose levels significantly higher than water throughout the test period, while maintaining plasma volume equal to that of water. Shaklee Performance also maintained a higher plasma osmolality than water, helping balance thirst with fluid needs and supporting the osmotic drive to drink. Shaklee performance was also the best-tolerated of all the carbohydrate-electrolyte prototypes.

performance blood glucose graph

Here is a chart of the results of a study done with Performance and blood glucose levels. You can see that the blood glucose levels were higher after 1-2 hrs. of working out than just water alone. Blood glucose levels…translate to more energy and endurance.

I found that when I started using Shaklee Performance – while I ran, it did not slosh around in my stomach, it absorbed right away. I didn’t get that nauseous feeling that I used to get when I drank Gatorade on long runs.

My favorite way to enjoy Performance is by mixing a serving of Lemon lime Performance with our Shaklee 180 Pomegranate energy tea and ice…mix it up on a water bottle and enjoy…. great energy along with the hydration.

Others like to enjoy it in the form if a Popsicle. Hot day, soccer game, swim meet, running race….pack a Popsicle and enjoy the natural hydration and not all the sugar.

Or try a slushy: use 2 huge scoops of Orange Juice Concentrate, 3 scoops of performance, 1 cup ice, up to 2 cups water… blend in blender till slush.

One more cool fact… this is an amazing product was used as a model for AstroAde to help NASA astronauts during reentry to prevent kidney damage! Shaklee produced and continues to provide space shuttle crews a unique customized re hydration beverage coined ‘AstroAde’.

If you want to try it, it comes in a 19 serving size container. Or if you are like me…lots of kids who are athletes and are active yourself….you will buy the value size/ team PAC. Enough to make 5 gallons of the drink, while you save $$.

I hope you like my comparison!