THREE REHYDRATION FLUIDS HAVE SIMILAR EFFECTS
Mayol-Soto, M. L., & Aragon-Vargas, L. F. (2002). Post-exercise rehydration with different beverages: Water, sports drink, and "Jamaica Drink". Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 772.
Males (N = 23) performed three trials of cycling until a loss of 2% of body mass was observed. Ss consumed a herbal beverage ("Jamaica drink": - Hibiscus Sabdarifa), a sports drink, or water after each trial.
Urine production was different between each trail but other factors involving fluid conservation were similar. The herbal drink did not show a diuretic effect during three hours of observation.
Implication. Jamaica drink, water, and sports drink have similar effects on fluid retention when used for rehydration.
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