Gatorade Powder Protection against Dehydration
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The final product was Gatorade, and it quickly made its mark. The University of Florida Gators finished the 1965-66 season with a 7-4 record, their first winning season in more than a decade. The following season, they played in and won the Orange Bowl for the first time ever. After that 1967 victory, other college football teams began ordering batches of Gatorade, as did professional NFL teams, and later, other types of sports teams. Gatorade is now the official sports drink of the NFL, NBA, PGA, and Major League Baseball, among other leagues.
Gatorade has gone on to win an important and place in sports culture not only as a defense against dehydration, but as a symbol of victory through the Gatorade dunk.
Gatorade is the thirst-quenching drink like lemonade that was originally developed for
the Florida Gators 
With no caffeine or fruit juice, Gatorade helps hydrate your body in a natural and efficient way, and provides more energy than water, thanks to the dose of carbohydrates it delivers.
The first batches of Gatorade came in glass bottles, but it was soon clear that the packaging needed to be as tough as the people who use Gatorade. Plastic coolers, plastic bottles, and finally powdered drink mixes were developed to help make Gatorade easier to consume.
For people who work outside in the heat, like construction workers, policemen, trash collectors, researchers, farmers, and others, Gatorade in powdered drink mix form—which is called Gatorade powder or powdered Gatorade—offers several advantages.
Advantages of Gatorade Powder
- long shelf life
- costs less
- easy to carry, light-weight
- can be compressed in airplane luggage
- can be stored at high temperatures
Gatorade powder has a long shelf life, so you can get the price advantage that comes with buying large quantities of Gatorade in bulk without the worry that it will lose its potency. Powdered Gatorade is less expensive than bottled Gatorade, as well. A 2 oz package of the powdered drink mix that yields 32 oz of Gatorade sells for only $.69 at Cox Hardware
, while 32 oz of regular Gatorade at the 20 oz - 24 pack price would cost $1.27 (at Cox Hardware). Gatorade powder is significantly lighter than pre-mixed Gatorade, and is durably packaged to endure compression. Powdered Gatorade can also be stored at higher temperatures than liquid Gatorade, according to the Gatorade website.
It is not degraded by high temperatures.
The Lab: Gatorade Sports Science Institute
The Gatorade dunk on
More than four decades after the first Gatorade was mixed, the drink continues to gain in popularity. Now owned by PepsiCo, Gatorade products (including the Gatorade powdered drink mixes) saw a double-digit growth in revenues in 2005, according to Pepsi’s annual report, while sales of traditional soft drinks declined. Sold in over 50 countries, Gatorade’s U.S sales alone were over $3 billion in 2005, according to First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat into a Cultural Phenomenon by Darren Rovell (Amacom, 2005). Yet another sign of Gatorade’s popularity is that Rovell, a sports commentator and personal fan of Gatorade, currently maintains a regular blog about it: http://www.firstinthirst.typepad.com/
Powdered Gatorade offers many advantages.