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e-Fuel Endurance Blend

Accelerade was purchased by Mott's a few years ago and they are clearly trying to compete with Gatorade and other mass marketed sports drinks. The problem with all of those products, including Accelerade, is that they are nearly 100% sugar with very little if nay complex carbohydrates. Accelerade weighs in at a whopping 95% sugar! In addition, expensive ingredients that competitive athletes look for in a good product are all missing from Accelerade: no vitamins or antioxidants.

Accelerade's claim to fame is the addition of protein in a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. The company funded research that suggests that the addition of protein is beneficial, but independent research has shown that these claims have no merit. Protein in your sports drink DOES NOT boost performance (see links below for additional information).

For a more complete discussion of each ingredient and the differences between e-Fuel and Accelerade, click on the ingredient links on the left side of the table.





  Calories (8 oz serving) 80 80
  Complex Carbs 14 g 1 g
  Sugars (% of total carbs) 29% 95%
  Carb Sources Maltodextrin
Trehalose (sugar)

  Sodium 150 mg 120 mg
  Potassium 60 mg 15 mg

  Sodium Citrate no
  Potassium Citrate no
  Citric Acid

  Vitamin E 60% 0%
  Vitamin C 60% 0%

Protein 0 g 4 g

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Maltodextrin is the preferred carbohydrate source for endurance athletes and as such it is the primary ingredient in e-Fuel as well as most other good products on the market. Accelerade is 93% sugar. The danger of high sugar content products such as Accelerade is that they can elevate your blood sugar level too far too fast which can lead to a sugar crash (also known as bonking). Higher sugar content also raises the osmolality of the product which can reduce energy delivery, delay fluid absorption and promote dehydration. 
e-Fuel is designed to provide complete and balanced electrolyte replacement that is critical for proper hydration and to avoid muscle cramping. The sodium and potassium levels in e-Fuel are designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine's recommendation for electrolyte replacement during intense athletic activity.
The Citrates in e-Fuel assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
e-Fuel is one of the few sports drinks on the market that contains antioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
Accelerade's claim to fame is the addition of protein in a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. The company funded research that suggests that the addition of protein is beneficial, but independent research has shown that these claims have no merit. Protein has to go through a digestive process which draws blood away from working muscles to the stomach and intestines. When you are competing in an aerobic activity you want as much blood as possible supplied to your muscles carrying fresh oxygen for the energy conversion process. 

Here are links to the research that show that protein in your sports drink DOES NOT boost performance:

      American College of Sports Medicine
      Failure of Protein to Improve Performance when Added  to a Sports Drink

      Science Daily
      Protein-added Sports Drinks Don't Boost Performance

      About Walking
      Sports Drink with Protein No Better for Endurance



The nutritional information shown above for Accelerade is for an 8 oz serving of ready to drink Peach Mango Accelerade as published December 2008. Please refer to the manufacturer's web site or product packaging for the most recent information. Accelerade is a registered trademark of Mott's LLP.

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