They’re two different products, designed to work in tandem. Hydration Drink Mix keeps you hydrated by replenishing the electrolytes your body sweats out during exercise. GU provides your body with energy to exercise and to maintain your effort during long workouts and events. The two products serve different, but equally important, functions. Most of our elite athletes carry both GU energy gels and Hydration Drink Mix with them during training and racing.
GU Hydration Drink Mix tastes lighter than some of the other sports drinks I’ve tried. Does this mean it’s less effective?
No! Many sports drinks on the market are full of sugary sweeteners and other unnecessary additives. Large amounts of sugar in your drink can lead to bloating in your belly. With Hydration Drink Mix, we give you only the stuff you need to stay hydrated and none of the extra fluff.
How much should I drink each hour?
Approximately 24-32 ounces will do it. On hot days, you may even want to drink twice as much.
Will GU Hydration Drink Mix recharge my body faster than GU Energy Gel?
Try it, every person will react differently. However, we don’t suggest you forgo eating GU or Roctane altogether. These gels pack valuable amino acid formulas that reduce fatigue and sharpen your mental state. Our sports drink was designed to work in tandem with the regular intake of GU Energy Gel and Roctane.
How long does GU Hydration Drink Mix, once mixed into a beverage, remain stable? Does it need to be refrigerated?
Ideally Hydration Drink Mix should be mixed just prior to exercise or competition. If you know you’re going to need more than one bottle, we suggest you carry it along in powder form and mix it with water when needed.
Should I dilute Hydration Drink Mix?
No! It was specifically formulated to deliver the energy and electrolytes you need to perform your best, hour after hour.
Is it affected by heat if warmed up for use on cold days?
It is not affected by heat, but some people like the taste of hot Hydration Drink Mix while others don’t.
Are there any foods or drinks to avoid while using GU Hydration Drink Mix that would stunt or block the effectiveness of the ingredients?
All food, when taken simultaneously with GU Energy Gels or GU Hydration Drink Mix, will diminish their powers. GU Energy Gels and Hydration Drink Mix are designed to be used on an empty stomach (at least 3 hours after the last meal). This way you can keep fueling even when you’re pushing yourself to the max without worrying about slowing down to digest food.
Is GU Hydration Drink Mix Kosher?
All GU products with the exception of GU Energy Chews are kosher.