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Tesco Active Isotonic Orange 4 X 500ml £1.00 cheaper than water! (Evian etc !)
Tesco Active Isotonic Orange 4 X 500ml £1.00 cheaper than water! (Evian etc !)

Tesco Active Isotonic Orange 4 X 500ml £1.00 cheaper than water! (Evian etc !)

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Orange flavoured isotonic drink with added B vitamins, sugars and sweeteners...usually selling at £1.49. Good thirst quencher when chilled and cheaper than Lucozade Sport.

For those who think tap is best....the comparison is with Evian etc etc, the tap water where I live is rubbish...unless you have a chlorine addiction and love fluoride.... ; )

Purchasing indivially, these bottles are normally £0.45 each...so a four pack is well worth £1

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Just had a taste of Asda's ownbrand. It was disgusting, very salty and was just like diarolite

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paul.jacobs;6990420

Just had a taste of Asda's ownbrand. It was disgusting, very salty and … Just had a taste of Asda's ownbrand. It was disgusting, very salty and was just like diarolite



yeah...the Tesco's one is much nicer...and a great price at the moment

Cheaper than water - RUBBISH.
Just turn on the tap !!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheaper than water ?
Hot deal ,but I`d remove the above from your listing to stop this deal getting cold votes !

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Voted cold for:

a) saying its cheaper than water. Its obviously not as water is free.
b) as this stuff is actually worse than water. If you want your 'thirst quenching', waters yer man. or liquid. whatever.

Well, water is technically not free. It gets added onto the council tax up here.

RobG81;6991541

Well, water is technically not free. It gets added onto the council tax … Well, water is technically not free. It gets added onto the council tax up here.



or if your unlucky enough to have a meter

Anarchist;6991514

Voted cold for:b) as this stuff is actually worse than water. If you … Voted cold for:b) as this stuff is actually worse than water. If you want your 'thirst quenching', waters yer man. or liquid. whatever.



Not true if you are exercising - this will help to give you energy and help you recover quicker afterwards.

Not a drink to have if you are just thirsty indoors.

This is nice but full of sugar so no good if you are watching your figure!!

If your exercise is under an hour (ish) you'd be better off with water. Over an hour and you're probably looking at a cheaper powdered drink if you exercise on a regular basis, these would do if you've run out or something though. For recovery I'd go for a milkshake type thing personally, but each to their own and whatnot.

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jezzery;6991644

Not true if you are exercising - this will help to give you energy and … Not true if you are exercising - this will help to give you energy and help you recover quicker afterwards.Not a drink to have if you are just thirsty indoors.



Utter rubbish. Stop falling for the marketing trash. This stuff is nothing better than pop. Water IS much better, and If you're really exercising hard enough (ie for 45 mins intensely, or in hot weather) to need to 'fuel' your muscles, then you'll be about 10 times better with a proper electrolyte sports drink, such as SiS Go Electrolyte. And, there isn't that much difference in price. For recovery you want a mix of protein-carbs and not the absolutely horrendous mix of artificial sweetners and rubbish that is in these.

RobG81;6991541

Well, water is technically not free. It gets added onto the council tax … Well, water is technically not free. It gets added onto the council tax up here.



Oh, and unless somebody is stealing things out my pockets every time I use it, the water cooler/filter at the gym is free.

aliandk;6991771

This is nice but full of sugar so no good if you are watching your … This is nice but full of sugar so no good if you are watching your figure!!



It should be full of sugar. It's for using before, during and after exercise to boost your carbs.

It is also an isotonic drink which means it will contain salt (just like lucozade sport) to rehydrate your body about twice as fast as using tap water.

You can make your own isotonic sports drink using squash, a pinch of salt, glucose and water.

Anarchist;6991981

Water IS much better, and If you're really exercising hard enough (ie … Water IS much better, and If you're really exercising hard enough (ie for 45 mins intensely, or in hot weather) to need to 'fuel' your muscles, then you'll be about 10 times better with a proper electrolyte sports drink, such as SiS Go Electrolyte. And, there isn't that much difference in price. For recovery you want a mix of protein-carbs and not the absolutely horrendous mix of artificial sweetners and rubbish that is in these.



There's some confusion here, you don't fuel your muscles with electrolytes, SiS Go is primarily intended to replace salts lost through sweat, it's fairly low in carbs (calories) compared so PSP22 and the like, and if you run out of calories when exercising, the results are not pretty..
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fluffy-k;6992621

There's some confusion here, you don't fuel your muscles with … There's some confusion here, you don't fuel your muscles with electrolytes, SiS Go is primarily intended to replace salts lost through sweat, it's fairly low in carbs (calories) compared so PSP22 and the like, and if you run out of calories when exercising, the results are not pretty...



'Fuel' was in quotes for a reason. If somebody is exercising enough to be physically able to deplete their muscles of glycogen then they will know what they are doing, and won't be drinking tesco value pop. Electrolyte drinks are much better for general use, as in by probably 95% of people who think they need to buy something like what this thread is for, especially in heat (such as in hot sweaty gyms).

I play a very fast football match each week for 1hr, and would usually buy this stuff or the more famous Lucozade Sport. Been using them for maybe 5 years or more.

I switched to water about a month ago for my football, and I don't notice a drop in my energy levels tbh.

These are just well marketed. Save yourself a fortune and drink plenty of water.

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RM02;6992883

I play a very fast football match each week for 1hr, and would usually … I play a very fast football match each week for 1hr, and would usually buy this stuff or the more famous Lucozade Sport. Been using them for maybe 5 years or more.I switched to water about a month ago for my football, and I don't notice a drop in my energy levels tbh.These are just well marketed. Save yourself a fortune and drink plenty of water.



Amen, congrats on seeing the light!

Anarchist;6992721

'Fuel' was in quotes for a reason. If somebody is exercising enough to … 'Fuel' was in quotes for a reason. If somebody is exercising enough to be physically able to deplete their muscles of glycogen then they will know what they are doing, and won't be drinking tesco value pop. Electrolyte drinks are much better for general use, as in by probably 95% of people who think they need to buy something like what this thread is for, especially in heat (such as in hot sweaty gyms).



Can't argue with any of that, like you I use water in gyms.

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fluffy-k;6993107

Can't argue with any of that, like you I use water in gyms.



Aye, water is so under-rated, when we're all about saving money it just seems such a waste that so many people throw it away on things like this when there is absolutely no benefit whatsoever for them

Anarchist;6991981

Utter rubbish. Stop falling for the marketing trash. This stuff is … Utter rubbish. Stop falling for the marketing trash. This stuff is nothing better than pop. Water IS much better, and If you're really exercising hard enough (ie for 45 mins intensely, or in hot weather) to need to 'fuel' your muscles, then you'll be about 10 times better with a proper electrolyte sports drink, such as SiS Go Electrolyte. And, there isn't that much difference in price. For recovery you want a mix of protein-carbs and not the absolutely horrendous mix of artificial sweetners and rubbish that is in these.Oh, and unless somebody is stealing things out my pockets every time I use it, the water cooler/filter at the gym is free.



I realise there are better products out there - just highlighting that these would be better than water if you were exercising relatively hard - I know what I would prefer. And it has been proven that an isotonic drink is better than water in your bottle if you are a cyclist for instance.

Oh - and i'm sure the gym has taken into consideration the costs of their business when they ask for your membership fee. So you are still technically paying - whichever way you look at it.

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Anarchist;6993242

Aye, water is so under-rated, when we're all about saving money it just … Aye, water is so under-rated, when we're all about saving money it just seems such a waste that so many people throw it away on things like this when there is absolutely no benefit whatsoever for them



pity the water round here tastes like chlorine and all the other additives the council put in....I did actually mean bottled water...by the way.....lol
:whistling:

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jezzery;6993899

I realise there are better products out there - just highlighting that … I realise there are better products out there - just highlighting that these would be better than water if you were exercising relatively hard - I know what I would prefer. And it has been proven that an isotonic drink is better than water in your bottle if you are a cyclist for instance.Oh - and i'm sure the gym has taken into consideration the costs of their business when they ask for your membership fee. So you are still technically paying - whichever way you look at it.



Strange you should mention that, as I handily know the nutritionist for the GB olympic cycling team, and she recommends SiS all the way. They all swear by it, not tesco two stripes pop!

Oh - probably, but whether I don't use the water cooler, or whether I sit there drinking it till I blow up, I don't pay any extra or any less for it, and that 'technically' makes it free! If I stopped using it, I wouldn't save anything.

Anarchist;6991514

Voted cold for:a) saying its cheaper than water. Its obviously not as … Voted cold for:a) saying its cheaper than water. Its obviously not as water is free.b) as this stuff is actually worse than water. If you want your 'thirst quenching', waters yer man. or liquid. whatever.



When had water ever been free? Do you not pay your taxes then? e.g. Water rates/water meter?

Anarchist;6991981

Utter rubbish. Stop falling for the marketing trash. This stuff is … Utter rubbish. Stop falling for the marketing trash. This stuff is nothing better than pop. Water IS much better, and If you're really exercising hard enough (ie for 45 mins intensely, or in hot weather) to need to 'fuel' your muscles, then you'll be about 10 times better with a proper electrolyte sports drink, such as SiS Go Electrolyte. And, there isn't that much difference in price. For recovery you want a mix of protein-carbs and not the absolutely horrendous mix of artificial sweetners and rubbish that is in these.Oh, and unless somebody is stealing things out my pockets every time I use it, the water cooler/filter at the gym is free.



Hahaha, do you not understand? Ok, the gym pays for the water along with other costs such as heating/llighting, this all then becomes a cost that has to be passed on to it's members, hence if broken down enough will be in the cost of your gym membership.

And, if you use a council run gym, then guess what? Your taxes pay for it, I'm affraid there's no such thing as FREE these days.

Just to keep this argument going:

1) OK, so water technically isn't free, but if you drink it from the tap it will cost a fraction per litre than what bottled water costs you. Just googled a bit and approx cost of 5lit of UK household wafer is less than 1p. Now are you trying to say the water you would drink from your tap isn't free, compared to these sports drinks? If you still maintain it isn't free, you're just being pedantic.

2) The famous Lucozade Sport is often seen being highly promoted by Premiership sports 'stars'. The plastic bottles are beside every touchline and every player drinks it during games and after the game is ended. I was shocked recently when I watched a Chelsea game and watched Drogba pour the bottle of Lucozade over his head on the way off the field. Now you try that at home and you'll end up very sticky. So maybe, just maybe, his bottle was full of water? Shock horror.

And as for the title about it being cheaper than water, perhaps that shows how many nugs there are out there who will buy expensive bottled water. Nothing sillier than a 'water snob'.

It's not cheaper than tap water.
Get a empty bottle and fill it up with tap water.
Put in a refridgerator and it tastes as good as high cost bottled water.

It's more full of aspartame than full of sugar I'd say. Horrible stuff.

If you want the most rapid rehydration possible, one tablespoon salt and eight tablespoons sugar in a litre of water. It's called oral reydration solution, recommended by the WHO in the case of severe diarrhoea. The blood-content effects of diarrhoea are incredibly similar to those of a long run. Thankfully, I can't see any other parallels...

Heat here

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d_dixon50;6995614

And, if you use a council run gym, then guess what? Your taxes pay for … And, if you use a council run gym, then guess what? Your taxes pay for it, I'm affraid there's no such thing as FREE these days.



Of course there is.

I didn't pay you, for your childish, pathetic, badly thought out pedantism, did I? No. Therefore it was free. Didn't cost me a penny.

Oh, and no, I don't have to pay gym membership to use the water coolers at ours - they're freely accessable to visitors.

Ha.
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