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Gatorade (TM) is a "sports drink" that supplies electrolytes and carbohydrates to replace those used in warm-weather exercise. The drink contains more sodium than potassium, but both salts may be depleted during perspiration and this could lead to muscle cramps. Most sports drinks are less effective than plain water in "rehydrating" (restoring water to the body) because the carbohydrtes (sugar) and salt impede the absorption of water, and may even cause a net loss as the digestive system processes the drink.

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