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(Mother Nature Network)   You might be drinking too much Gatorade if it leaves you with skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders   (mnn.com ) divider line 130
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2013-01-09 09:32:55 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-09 09:36:09 AM  
This just in -- too much of anything is bad for you.

/I hear it has dihydrogen monoxide in it too -- that stuff will kill you if you drink too much
 
2013-01-09 09:39:15 AM  
You might be drinking too much Gatorade if it leaves you with skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders

"too much" == 8 liters daily, according to wiki. Assuming you have "a higher than normal sensitivity to bromine", of course.
 
2013-01-09 09:40:39 AM  

A Shambling Mound: This just in: Gatorade is a replacement for nothing and is not actually good for you.


Hungover PrivateCaboose would disagree with you.
 
2013-01-09 09:41:19 AM  
brominated just means its bro approved.
 
2013-01-09 09:42:00 AM  
I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.
 
2013-01-09 09:45:51 AM  

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.


I'm glad you always have that crap on hand.  The rest of us will continue to drink Blue Gatorade, otherwise known as Best Gatorade.
 
2013-01-09 09:51:36 AM  

Onkel Buck: /Apparently since you sweat in your sleep you need a morning Gatorade to replenish you!


I spent Summers for a few years living in college dorms in New England. These were buildings engineered to hold heat. For at least two months out of the year I would consistently wake up in a pool of my own juices every morning and the battle was always to re-hydrate and caffeinate at the same time.

Iced Coffee was good. Iced Tea did alot more though.

/miserable gig
 
2013-01-09 09:56:14 AM  

The Face Of Oblivion: OMG CHEMICALS!!!111ONE!!!!

ABANDON ALL CONTEXT, DO INTERNET "RESEARCH" AND FLIP THE FARK OUT AT SCHOOL!
/self-important teenage vegan = so much fail


You sound like a self important teenager.
 
2013-01-09 10:05:22 AM  

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.


Does it settle out (as some particles are different sizes) or can you just give it a good shake and it works?
 
2013-01-09 10:06:13 AM  

Skarekrough: For at least two months out of the year I would consistently wake up in a pool of my own juices


Giggle
 
2013-01-09 10:06:54 AM  

rogue_L_chick: incendi: doczoidberg: I thought veganism was supposed to make you skinny.

Can't eat meat, but you can slurp down all the HFCS you damned well please.

I once went through a phase where I pretty much lived on rice and Cap'n Crunch. I would joke that I had become a vegetarian by default, and it is hilarious how many people equate that with being really healthy. There are a lot of assumptions that "not eating meat" equals "fresh vegetables and lots of tofu".


I have a friend who became a vegetarian in his early twenties because he felt bad about eating animals. He lived on chips and diet pepsi pretty much. Had the only diagnosed case of scurvy I have ever heard of in modern times. He had to learn about eating healthy even though he was already a vegetarian.
 
2013-01-09 10:08:13 AM  
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2013-01-09 10:10:08 AM  

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.


You mean, other than the BHA in the Kool-Aid, right?
 
2013-01-09 10:10:26 AM  

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.


I keep this in a mason jar
i26.photobucket.com
grows in dirt, no weird chemicals, never get a hangover
/sour diesel for the heads that want to know
 
2013-01-09 10:11:09 AM  
I'm a vegan...

And that's where I stopped reading.
 
2013-01-09 10:13:51 AM  
Don't forget the possibility of eventual edema and acities from the sodium.
 
2013-01-09 10:14:19 AM  
pivazena:

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.

Does it settle out (as some particles are different sizes) or can you just give it a good shake and it works?


A good shake mixes it just fine. The only problem I've seen is if it's really humid when you mix it it can cake on the bottom of the container. I figure that's a small price to pay to avoid bromilated whateverthefark to prevent caking.
 
2013-01-09 10:18:57 AM  
I usualy will drink water all day at work. When I get home ill usually have a small glass of gatorade. I dont seem tio have any ill effects. Whose pants did I just pee? How did I get here?
 
2013-01-09 10:22:02 AM  
If you're drinking 16 liters of f*cking soda a day you have bigger problems than brominated vegetable oil.
 
2013-01-09 10:25:15 AM  
HeartBurnKid:

maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.

You mean, other than the BHA in the Kool-Aid, right?


That is a point, although Gatorade also has BHA in it... As well as the bromine compound in the article, HFCS, etc etc.

I've also made my recipe with lemon juice instead of kool-aid as a flavoring, so if you want to be a real purist that'd be one route. I wouldn't doubt that someone somewhere is selling "all natural" powdered drink mix as well.

Onkel Buck:

I keep this in a mason jar
i26.photobucket.com
grows in dirt, no weird chemicals, never get a hangover
/sour diesel for the heads that want to know


Probably not terribly effective against cottonmouth though.
 
2013-01-09 10:26:54 AM  
"I'm a vegan..."
tl;dr
 
2013-01-09 10:28:41 AM  

topcon: I'm rushing to believe an article based off of the findings of a 15 year old self-proclaimed vegan on the Mother Nature Network.


Why did she say that she was a vegan? WTF does that have to do with anything. :(
 
2013-01-09 10:30:13 AM  

spawn73: topcon: I'm rushing to believe an article based off of the findings of a 15 year old self-proclaimed vegan on the Mother Nature Network.

Why did she say that she was a vegan? WTF does that have to do with anything. :(



Vegans always want you to know they're vegans.

If it didn't make them feel special, there'd be no reason to be a vegan at all.
 
2013-01-09 10:30:48 AM  

topcon: I'm rushing to believe an article based off of the findings of a 15 year old self-proclaimed vegan on the Mother Nature Network.

LITERALLY RUSHING TO BELIEVE.


Nice ad hom on a teenager for no other reason.
 
2013-01-09 10:32:36 AM  

Walker: On the plus side, since it's a flame retardant your insides won't catch fire.



Gatorade ruined my plans for self-imolation.
 
2013-01-09 10:34:04 AM  
Just leave it on the store shelf and move on.  Too damn expensive compared to water anyway.

Next up?
 
2013-01-09 10:34:15 AM  
Why do they need a bizarre chemical like Brominated Vegetable Oil? Can't they just use good old-fashioned Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin like normal folks?
 
2013-01-09 10:35:40 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Leave Pepsico and the FDA alone!
 
2013-01-09 10:36:26 AM  

Marcintosh: Just leave it on the store shelf and move on.  Too damn expensive compared to water anyway.

Next up?



Is it in my beer?
 
2013-01-09 10:37:56 AM  
I just happen to have a gatorade in my fridge, I looked at the ingredients and did not see BVO listed.
I don't know what the article is harping about, unless this is a secret ingredient that nobody knows about.
 
2013-01-09 10:40:33 AM  
An argument for plain water.
 
2013-01-09 10:42:11 AM  

Amos Quito: Gatorade ruined my plans for self-imolation.


damnit AQ, why aren't you in a nuclear physics program somewhere? you're one smart and funny bastard.
 
2013-01-09 10:42:18 AM  

Onkel Buck: maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.

I keep this in a mason jar

grows in dirt, no weird chemicals, never get a hangover
/sour diesel for the heads that want to know


How YOU doin'?
 
2013-01-09 10:43:16 AM  
as qualified as this 15 year old, vegan, future linguistics major is to speak, Gatorade already has the same products sold in other countries without BVO. Its not like changing it would force gatorade to reformulate their drinks. They just have to manufacture the formula without BVO.

Also, the cases of people affected by BVO were drinking an absurd amount. One of which has a preexisitng sensitivity to bromide. So take it as you will.
 
2013-01-09 10:43:53 AM  

killiemary: I just happen to have a gatorade in my fridge, I looked at the ingredients and did not see BVO listed.
I don't know what the article is harping about, unless this is a secret ingredient that nobody knows about.


From the article it sounds like it is only in orange Gatorade.
 
2013-01-09 10:49:02 AM  
Purple Gatorade..Green Poop..Science!
 
2013-01-09 10:50:21 AM  

Sweet Zombi Jesus: From the article it sounds like it is only in orange Gatorade.


It's in pretty much all the bottled drinks that are cloudy. Mountain Dew was one of the first that people started complaining about it in.
 
2013-01-09 10:55:04 AM  
 
2013-01-09 11:00:19 AM  
Not to mention it has KCl which is what you use in lethal injections to stop the heart!!!!
 
2013-01-09 11:04:16 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

Keri Russell really let herself go
 
2013-01-09 11:08:43 AM  

hbk72777: Keri Russell really let herself go


All natural grizzle on that one. One scoop of that sweet organic lard would be enough to fry dozen rutabagas
 
2013-01-09 11:16:31 AM  
But its got electrolytes...

media.avclub.com
 
2013-01-09 11:17:38 AM  

protectyourlimbs: But its got electrolytes...

[media.avclub.com image 627x352]


Dammit, I want my thirst mutilated!!!
 
2013-01-09 11:19:30 AM  

PirateKing: But it's got what plants crave!


damb itz.. I gotta stop just skimming for pics... Weeners...
 
2013-01-09 11:21:12 AM  
For those interested in the chemistry behind BVOs, this article is good.
 
2013-01-09 11:21:49 AM  
ok, its been awhile... why did it change the words "Weeners" into "weeners"?
 
2013-01-09 11:22:40 AM  
evil... it even knows when i use a hyphen.. f i r s t c o m m e n t
 
2013-01-09 11:32:31 AM  

Sweet Zombi Jesus: killiemary: I just happen to have a gatorade in my fridge, I looked at the ingredients and did not see BVO listed.
I don't know what the article is harping about, unless this is a secret ingredient that nobody knows about.

From the article it sounds like it is only in orange Gatorade.


Oh........The one I have says "G Series Fruit Punch"
I don't drink it. I bought it because it was cheaper than Pedialyte when my dog was sick.
 
2013-01-09 11:38:49 AM  

incendi: However, 99% of the people swilling gatorade while they treadmill or bro-pump at the gym, or drinking it because they like the taste and aren't actually doing ANY exercise, are just loading up with a butt-ton of extra sugar and salt they absolutely don't need.


They've actually done research on this stuff. The original Gatorade had like half the sugar* and tasted nasty unless you needed it.

When do you need it? After at least an hour of vigorous cardiovascular exercise, enough to cause heavy sweating. In most areas we're talking about levels of sweat sufficient that you could wring it out of your shirt. Some exceptions for extremely dry climates apply, of course.

Then it went public, people didn't like it, and the company ended up adding a huge amount of extra sugar: Today most sports organizations that serve it cut it at least 50% with water.

*Speaking as a dietary term: HFCS, sugar, sucrose, glucose all qualify.
 
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