I often get asked about supplements (in food, powder, pill or liquid form) and whether people who train should take them when they workout.
Most people take a supplement of some kind or another when they train, even if only a multivitamin, but for some, an exercise programme is not complete without an accompanying diet plan. This may also include such supplements as protein shakes (which I an not a particular fan of) or steroids (which I am absolutely not a fan of).
One supplement that can be very popular with those who hit the weights or do a lot of cardio’ are isotonic drinks.
You can buy these pretty much everywhere these days, and the promoted purpose of these drinks is to give hydration (like water, funnily enough), energy and electrolytes to the person as they train. These isotonic or sports drinks can also be expensive, though they can also be made at home for a fraction of the shop price, as follows.
All you need is tap water, a short of fruit cordial and a pinch of salt.
Simply combine these ingredients in a reusable bottle and your homemade isotonic sports drink will do exactly what the shop-bought variety will do, for practically nothing.