The # 2 Cause of Death in High School Athletes is Heat Exhaustion

As a certified personal Trainer and 2X Hawaii Ironman, I know and respect Mr. Hydration coupled with the FACT that The # 1 Injury in Athletes is cramping. Hydration or how to Hydrate is probably one of the top questions I get.

“Which drink should I drink?”

 I just recently got back from working a Schumann’s Football Combine in California where it was 118 degrees on the field and the kids were dropping like flies due to cramping. I also recently attended a Youth soccer camp. After watching those little Champions run around with no stop in their vocabulary. I decided people needed to know the facts about hydration. You see the little ones will go and go, they don’t know stop, but even when we know better by the time we stop it is all ready to late. We have a saying in the world of  Endurance sports like The Ironman “By the time you realize you need a drink or food its all ready to late.”

So I decided to do a review on 2 of the more popular Hydration drinks. This is a comparison on a couple of popular hydration drinks so you can make an educated choice when deciding what you are going to Hydrate your Young Champions with or yourself with for that matter. What is the difference between Gatorade and Advocare Rehydrate? This is a question that needs to be answered with clinical and scientific facts. You can’t just guess according to a bias point of view. We must be factual in answering this to let the readers and users know the scientific differences. I personally used to drink Gatorade and I thought that it was the best  hydrating drink ever. But I began using Advocare Rehydrate and immediately felt a big difference, but as I said relying simply on how I feel is not enough and I wanted to know the facts and the truth between the two famous drinks. So here are the facts I found in The Comparison of Gatorade to Advocare Rehydrate.

Calorie content:

When it comes to calories, we often think that calories are bad for us but in truth our body needs calories for energy. Calories are bad when we are taking in too many calories and not burning enough of them off through activity. That’s when calories can be bad and lead to weight gain.

Both AdvoCare Rehydrate and Gatorade  have a calorie count of 50.

Carbohydrate content:

Carbohydrates supply the body with energy. A diet containing an optimal level of carbohydrates may help prevent body fat accumulation and its dietary fiber helps keep the bowel functioning correctly.

Rehydrate contains only 12 grams, while Gatorade has 14 grams.


Sugar contains saccharides. Saccharides have been shown to relieve chronic illnesses and diseases such as kidney disease, lupus, arthritis and several others. They also help to boost our immune system and shrink tumors/cancers.

Rehydrate contains only 12 grams, while Gatorade has 14 grams.

***Note Rehydrate uses a natural fruit sugar


The health benefits of sodium play an essential role in enzyme operation and muscle contraction. It is essential for osmoregulation and fluid maintenance of the human body. Other health benefits of sodium also include heart performance, nervous system and glucose absorption.

Rehydrate has only 100 grams while Gatorade contains 200 grams.


The health benefits of potassium include blood pressure, stroke, anxiety and stress, muscular strength, metabolism, heart and kidney disorders, water balance, electrolytic functions, nervous system.

Rehydrate has only 100 grams while Gatorade contains 200 grams.

***Note Rehydrate has a 1:1 ratio of Sodium to Potassium, the perfect synergy/combination that the body needs


Magnesium also is vital for maintaining a healthy heart. Magnesium helps alleviate the rhythm of the heart and helps prevent abnormal blood clotting in the heart and also plays a key role in the strength and formation of bones and teeth.

Rehydrate contains 40 grams, while Gatorade has only 3 grams.


Calcium plays a major role in tooth and bone health. However, most people don’t know that calcium is also important to blood clotting, hearth rhythm, nerve transmission, muscle function, and cell membrane function.

Rehydrate contains 40 grams, while Gatorade has only 3 grams.

The following are essential nutrients contained in AdvoCare Rehydrate but not included in the Gatorade formulation.

Advocare Rehydrate has Chromium (4.8 mcg). It helps in regulating the metabolism of our blood sugar and thus helps deter diabetes, include controlling fat and cholesterol levels in the blood. Therefore it helps to prevent hypertension or high blood pressure.

Advocare Rehydrate has Beta-carotene (1000 u) that helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, enhance immunity, skin disorders, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. Recent reports also show natural Beta-Carotene aids in cancer prevention.

Advocare Rehydrate has Ascorbic Acid (120 mg). Ascorbic acid may help in the prevention of early death from heart disease and cancer. In addition to its antioxidant benefits, ascorbic acid plays a primary role in collagen formation which is essential for the growth and repair of tissue cells, blood vessels, gums, bones, and teeth.

Advocare Rehydrate also has Vitamin B content:

•    Thiamine Hydrochloride (B1) 150 mcg. It converts carbohydrates into energy.

•    Riboflavin (B2) 170 mcg. It is necessary for growth, normal cell function, and energy production.

•    Niacinamide (B3) 2mg. It has therapeutic benefits for joint pain.

•    Pyridoxine (B6) 2 mg. with just under 2 mg a day of vitamin B6, your body is able to make more than 60 different enzymes that help your immune system in top condition, keep your red blood cells red, and help the rest of your body functioning well.

•    Calcium Pantothenate (B5) 600 mcg. It is essential to the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as for the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol.

Advocare Rehydrate also has L-glutamine (300 mcg) that support of cellular growth, energy, and repair. And L-arginine (133 mg) that enhance the function of the immune system, helping to detoxify the liver, and helping with fertility in men.

These many healthy vitamins and nutrients can only be found in Advocare Rehydrate and they are not present in Gatorade drinks.

With this factual analysis, you can be confident when drinking Advocare Rehydrate that you are hydrating your body correctly. It offers a whole and complete blue print of nutrients and minerals that are significantly needed by our active body. Well those are some of the FACTS I found out about the 2 Popular Hydration drinks. At the end of the day the Choice is yours. At least now you have the FACTS.

Finally, Rehydrate will lower your body core 2 degrees in under 30 minutes. Which could be life saving.

COST: Rehydrate is less than 1/2 the price of Gatorade

FYI: You would have to drink 18 x 8 ounce Gatorade’s to equal 1  x  8 ounce Rehydrate

Oh Yeah, you might find this interesting more and more facilities with brand new turf fields are not allowing Gatorade on the field because it will stainthe field.  What was the name of that song “Things that make you go  Hm mm.”

Being a 2 X Hawaii Ironman Finisher I sure wish I had Advocare Rehydrate in my Arsenal. I wouldn’t of had to be sticking Ice down my shirt to lower my body core.   Hope This Helps.

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