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Sports Drink Additives--Hype or Danger? (Read 643 times)

    It keeps citrus flavoring distributed uniformly throughout the beverage.  Otherwise it would separate out and you'd have an orange/citrus flavor layer floating on top of the rest of the beverage. That's why you typically only find it in the citrus flavored sodas/sports drinks not the rest.


    Labrat

      An example of what happens without it  is Orangina.

       

      Shaking a bottle could actually be beyond the typical American consumer

      5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

      10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

      HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

      FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

      *Gun time, all others are chip time


      sugnim

        An example of what happens without it  is Orangina.

         

        Shaking a bottle could actually be beyond the typical American consumer

         

         That stuff is delicious.  


        Old , Ugly and slow

          gatorade was made for football players all

           

          you skinny runners should not be drinking it anyway.

          pr's 5k 20.08, 5 mile 31:20, 10k  41.19  all done in the 80's

           

          2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes


          Strict WTF adherent

            There's a lot of this stuff in there as well

            http://www.dhmo.org/

              It keeps citrus flavoring distributed uniformly throughout the beverage.  Otherwise it would separate out and you'd have an orange/citrus flavor layer floating on top of the rest of the beverage. That's why you typically only find it in the citrus flavored sodas/sports drinks not the rest.

               

              Good to know, though I'm fine with fresh squeezed lemonade and other drinks that may have layers of flavors.  I do like Squirt, though.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


              Fat butt on couch

                [pedant]

                The hydrogen in the H-bomb (fusion portion) is actually deuterium (plus some tritium to boost the primary fission deceive) in the form of lithium(6)deuteride

                 

                Hydrogen is present in the device , in the explosive lensing, in the wiring, the various polymeric fillers etc, but not in the actual H-bomb core.

                 

                [/pedant]

                 

                Big grin

                 

                Deuterium and tritium are both simply isotopes of hydrogen.  Deuterium is stable; tritium is not.  So, it is all hydrogen.  You can make water with deuterium, ie "heavy water".  Smile

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 


                jules2

                  What's the benefit of putting BVO in those drinks?

                  So you won't spontaneously combust?

                  Old age is when you move from illegal to prescribed drugs.

                    So you won't spontaneously combust?

                     

                    Seems to me that vegetable oil would combust, but, like gasoline additives, it might raise my octane, i.e. slow down my combustion.

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    Labrat

                      Yeah I was being a smart alec.

                       

                      But then again I use D and T, which is non-preferred by IUPAC.

                       

                      D is so different is the properties I'm generally interested in when using it (NMR and neutron scattering), that it is better to think of it as being "not-hydrogen"

                       

                      I used 99%+ D2O on a routine basis for sample contrast in scattering.

                      5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                      10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

                      HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                      FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                      *Gun time, all others are chip time

                        Yeah I was being a smart alec.

                         

                        But then again I use D and T, which is non-preferred by IUPAC.

                         

                        D is so different is the properties I'm generally interested in when using it (NMR and neutron scattering), that it is better to think of it as being "not-hydrogen"

                         

                        I used 99%+ D2O on a routine basis for sample contrast in scattering.

                         

                        Wow, your sports drinks give you quite an edge, don't they?

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                        Labrat

                          Fusion Powered!

                           

                          Now only if it was reflected in my race times.

                          5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                          10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

                          HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                          FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                          *Gun time, all others are chip time


                          Fat butt on couch

                            Yeah I was being a smart alec.

                             

                            But then again I use D and T, which is non-preferred by IUPAC.

                             

                            D is so different is the properties I'm generally interested in when using it (NMR and neutron scattering), that it is better to think of it as being "not-hydrogen"

                             

                            I used 99%+ D2O on a routine basis for sample contrast in scattering.

                             

                            So was I.  Big grin

                             

                            A neutron makes quite a difference in a tiny atom.  I don't think I've used the stuff since I did NMR and that has been a long time.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             


                            sugnim

                              There is another dangerous element called hydrogen.  Two atoms of this lethal element are found in every molecule of water.  This element is also found in cyanide, LDL cholesterol, and hydrogen bombs.

                               

                              Stupidity knows no bounds...especially in journalism.

                               

                              Right.  Hydrogen is not dangerous.  However, when you add extra hydrogen to vegetable oil, you get hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is "trans fat" and is very unhealthy for you.  Could the same be true for brominated vegetable oil?

                               

                              I don't have an answer, but just wonder what others think.


                              Fat butt on couch

                                Right.  Hydrogen is not dangerous.  However, when you add extra hydrogen to vegetable oil, you get hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is "trans fat" and is very unhealthy for you.  Could the same be true for brominated vegetable oil?

                                 

                                I don't have an answer, but just wonder what others think.

                                 

                                The effects of bromination vs hydrogenation on the molecular properties are different.  

                                 

                                My point was that just because an atom of an element is in one compound, does not mean that it is inherently dangerous in another.

                                 

                                Gamma emitting radioisotopes aside.  Wink

                                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                                 

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