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ok looking for a low cal sports drink, think i may have chronic dehydration as im still C and drink an awfull lot of water, am worried that i may be watering down my nutrition, looking for something packed with nutrients, if there is such a thing, im also lactose intolerant. im in the uk so has to be a company that will deal over seas. anyone have any thoughts? cheers.

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Propel is made by Gatorade, so you may have it over there. It's relatively low-cal, I think 25 calories per serving, which is 8 oz. It also has B vitamins, maybe some others.

Carla

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Propel is made by Gatorade, so you may have it over there. It's relatively low-cal, I think 25 calories per serving, which is 8 oz. It also has B vitamins, maybe some others.

Carla

Is Gatorade gluten-free? I remember looking at a label and noticing it was made by Pepsi, but the flavour I looked at had "natural flavour", so Non-gluten-free boy got the gatorade and the gluten-free boy got something else.

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Thanks, that was quick!

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Thanks, that was quick!

thanx all, i will look them up. what was that someone mentioned about pepsi< is that not gluten-free , i LOVE diet coke and still drinking, please dont tell me its not gluten-free. ive got a chill that just went right down my spine.

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All Propel and Gatorade are gluten free.

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Is Powerade gluten-free?

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Is Powerade gluten-free?

Yep sure is....made by coca-cola company.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Yep sure is....made by coca-cola company.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Awesome, I work outside and it is supposed to be a hot one tomorow. I'll need some electrolytes.

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Awesome, I work outside and it is supposed to be a hot one tomorow. I'll need some electrolytes.

Hi Cytomax is also gluten free. I got this reply from Cytosport:

Our entire line of Cytomax products are gluten free. However, there are a

few flavors in our other lines that you would want to stay away from:

Cookies n Crème

Chocolate Banana Crunch

Chocolate Mint Chip

Neil

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Yep sure is....made by coca-cola company.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Are you 100% sure that Powerade is gluten-free? it contains modified food starch

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Are you 100% sure that Powerade is gluten-free? it contains modified food starch

Modified food starch can be made of many things.......not just modified wheat starch. Usually it is corn. Coca-cola makes the product. They say it's gluten free. If you don't believe me, then please feel free to e-mail the company then you can feel 100% sure. :)

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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Also, Hammer Nutrition products...a lot of them are gluten-free. They started making bars that are gluten-free, but they're actually just the same as the Orgnaic Food Bars they sell at whole foods and other stores like that...Seriously, exactly the same, except bigger and cheaper.

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I recently wrote to Coca Cola in regards to Powerade. Here is what they told me as of Oct 16th 2006.

"Thank you for contacting The Coca-Cola Company,

We are able to confirm that Coca-Cola classic, caffeine free Coca-Cola classic, Coca-Cola

Blak, Coca-Cola C2, Coca-Cola with Lime, Coca-Cola Zero, Barq's root beer, caffeine free

Barq's root beer, diet Barq's root beer, diet Barq's Red Creme Soda, Diet Coke Black

Cherry Vanilla, Diet Coke, Diet Coke with Lime, caffeine free Diet Coke, Diet Coke

Sweetened with Splenda, Sprite, Diet Sprite Zero, vanilla Coke, diet Coke vanilla, cherry

Coke, Diet Cherry Coke, Fresca, DASANI Lemon, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Simply Lemonade,

Simply Limeade, POWERade Mountain Blast, and our 100% juice products (without added

ingredients) are gluten free.

Additionally, we can tell you that all of our other products meet Codex's definition of

gluten-free, which is currently less than 200 ppm (parts per million) (0.02%) gluten.

Codex is in the process of reviewing this standard and we are monitoring the progress

closely. At this time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have a regulatory

definition of gluten-free.

We can assure you that the exact amount of gluten in these products is very low - perhaps

even zero. Some minor ingredients in these products are manufactured from plants that

gluten-sensitive people could react to, so we are unable to state categorically that they

are totally gluten-free even though they may have undetectable levels of gluten in them.

The Codex guideline provides a very low threshold for gluten content. However, extremely

gluten-sensitive individuals should discuss consumption of these products with their

health care provider.

We hope that this information is helpful. Should you have additional questions or

comments, please visit our website again.

Lesley

Industry and Consumer Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company"

Ok, so that means that only the POWERade Mountain Blast is garenteed to be gluten free. The other flavors may or may not be. I hope this helps clear it up for some of you.

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does anyone drink the powerades and have problems. I had thought they were gluten free until i read this and was just wondering

paula

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does anyone drink the powerades and have problems. I had thought they were gluten free until i read this and was just wondering

paula

Propel is great....it should fall out of the clouds instead of rain. Haven't noticed anything with powerade, but I don't drink it terribly often, I don't like it as well as propel.

j

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Propel is great....it should fall out of the clouds instead of rain. Haven't noticed anything with powerade, but I don't drink it terribly often, I don't like it as well as propel.

j

i love propel also, but we got powerade this week cause it was on sale lol. But i read this and kinda got scared. I did email them now tho and waiting for them to respond.

paula

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Ok not meaning to change drink subjects here but what about the Vitimin WAters by glucier, and Aqufine Flavorsplash water. I have a harder time with the plain water I have to force myself to drink water, so these I like, and I'm not sure if i get a reaction from these drink because I still eat some foods with Gluten in it. I know bad for me

Donna

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vitamin water is gluten-free.

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does anyone drink the powerades and have problems. I had thought they were gluten free until i read this and was just wondering

paula

I drink only the clear Powerade. The one with out any food colouring. I haven't had any problems from it.

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I found this product called nuun, it is a portable electrolyte drink. It does not contain gluten, its vegan, and it does not contain sugar (confirmed by the company) so it will not upset your stomach and its really great. I am a huge fan. you should check it out at nuun.com :D

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ok looking for a low cal sports drink, think i may have chronic dehydration as im still C and drink an awfull lot of water, am worried that i may be watering down my nutrition, looking for something packed with nutrients, if there is such a thing, im also lactose intolerant. im in the uk so has to be a company that will deal over seas. anyone have any thoughts? cheers.

We are currently looking into Eload - triathletes, cyclist, runners use this drink to stay hydrated through marathon's and the taste is soft. Helps with recovery and electrolyte balances. Not very expensive either. Great to use during a weight training session also.

Hope to have the official word from the supplier in the next 72 hrs.

All the best,

Pete & Elaine

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ok looking for a low cal sports drink, think i may have chronic dehydration as im still C and drink an awfull lot of water, am worried that i may be watering down my nutrition, looking for something packed with nutrients, if there is such a thing, im also lactose intolerant. im in the uk so has to be a company that will deal over seas. anyone have any thoughts? cheers.

There is a product on the market called Eload, it is completely gluten free, so is there emmend. These are electrolyte balancers and help with rehydration for high intesity sports. Very much recommended.

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ok looking for a low cal sports drink, think i may have chronic dehydration as im still C and drink an awfull lot of water, am worried that i may be watering down my nutrition, looking for something packed with nutrients, if there is such a thing, im also lactose intolerant. im in the uk so has to be a company that will deal over seas. anyone have any thoughts? cheers.

If you still have the chronic dehydration, you may want to see a rheumatologist to ask about Sjogren's Syndrome. I've read that it's present in about 15% of celiacs (MUCH higher than the general population). SS is another autoimmune disorder that attacks the moisture glands and can cause dryness anywhere in the body.

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