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2019-08-12 3:08 PM

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Subject: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Hey gang,
I'm always looking for hydration/fueling options. Gatorade is always a solid go-to and have been incorporating a lot of coconut water into the mix.

Has anyone used "Liquid I.V."? Thoughts???

Thanks for the feedback.


2019-08-12 3:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Originally posted by mrourke83

Hey gang,
I'm always looking for hydration/fueling options. Gatorade is always a solid go-to and have been incorporating a lot of coconut water into the mix.

Has anyone used "Liquid I.V."? Thoughts???

Thanks for the feedback.



If it is an IV, it is considered a banned substance. Get caught and you will be banned just like if you doped.
2019-08-12 3:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Google suggests that he's not talking about a real IV.
https://liquid-iv.com/
2019-08-12 3:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Thank you Google....
2019-08-12 3:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Are you looking for fueling options during the race? If so, it may be an ok thing to add to your water bottle but not as your primary fuel.

The nutrition label states 1 packet of liquid IV has 11g of carbs and only 45 calories. That’s not very much. I’m usually looking to take in 50-60g of carbs and 300-400 calories per hour during my races. This is for 70.3 distance.

I may look more into liquid IV and add it to my water bottle while keeping tailwind or infinit in my nutrition bottles.

2019-08-12 5:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Originally posted by Micawber

Google suggests that he's not talking about a real IV.
https://liquid-iv.com/


What a stupid name for a product :-)

Why not call it liquid EPO while they are at it

But in all seriousness there have been companies setting up IVs (or trying to) at races despite it being a banned process.

Glad to hear this is just some type of electrolyte


2019-08-13 1:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?

Agree that this would likely be a replacement for your Gatorade/electrolytes but not other nutrition.

I feel like they're targeting the hangover crowd with the trend to get an IV after a hard night of drinking. But it's probably similar to what athletes are looking for in terms of electrolytes and hydration solutions.

2019-08-13 9:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Had to laugh--when I saw this, I thought, "Well, who would want a solid IV?"
2019-08-13 9:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Had to laugh--when I saw this, I thought, "Well, who would want a solid IV?"

But seriously, if you want to separate calories from hydration (it works better for some people, especially if you don't like or tolerate very sweet drinks), there are also plenty of low-sugar or sugar-free options like Nuun, Hammer Endurolyte, and Skratch. I hate sweet drinks and can't stand Gatorade; lemon-lime Nuun is my go-to electrolyte drink. Nuun and Endurolyte come in tubes of tablets that dissolve in water. If you keep them in the tube, or carry them in something waterproof like a baggie, they are easily portable for long runs, rides or races. You can just drop a tablet into water bottles provided on the course, or put one your bottle when you refill it on a training run or ride. More convenient than a powdered or liquid drink like Gatorade in that respect.

Edited by Hot Runner 2019-08-13 9:31 PM
2019-08-14 8:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Liquid I.V. - As good as it says?
Thanks crew...great input.

To answer your questions, no, I don't plan to use this as my primary fuel...just trying to increase my hydration.

Doesn't sound like anyone is raving about this one...i'll stick to my OG until I am convinced.

Happy training to all!
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