Can drinking too much Gatorade hurt you?
Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:25 AM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:34 AM
From my experience, you should do everything in moderation. I would think over 100 oz of ANYTHING like that would hurt your stomach. That's way over the moderation limit.
Did you do anything different yesterday? I mean besides drinking so much of it?
Did you know you can even overdose on Vitamin C? I've been told my whole life you can't...newp, you sure can!
Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:50 AM
I hope you feel better!
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:31 AM
Potassium is both an electrolyte and a mineral. It helps keep the water (the amount of fluid inside and outside the body's cells) and electrolyte balance of the body. Potassium is also important in how nerves and muscles work.
Potassium levels often change with sodium levels. When sodium levels go up, potassium levels go down, and when sodium levels go down, potassium levels go up. Potassium levels are also affected by a hormone called aldosterone, which is made by the adrenal glands.
A potassium level that is too high or too low can be serious. Abnormal potassium levels may cause symptoms such as muscle cramps or weakness, nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, dehydration, low blood pressure, confusion, irritability, paralysis, and changes in heart rhythm. Thus the problem that can occur with an excessive consumption of Gatorade.
You should try drinking mineral water, apple juice, grape juice ect. Today, I drink sparkling mineral water mixed w/the juices and I haven't had the problem since.
Hope I could be of help to you!?
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:56 AM
My father was health and safety rep for the mine that he worked at. They did a HUGE study on gatoraide, the effects on the body...versus drinking water.
His exact words were "don't drink that stuff!" It was found that it did not replenish fluids in the body as just plain water does. It sends potassium levels extremely high which can be dangerous.
I can get the exact results of this testing if you are interested. It'll take me a few days, but if you want it, I will ask for the stats and exact findings.
But every time he saw a bottle of the stuff here, he'd go on a rant about how we should not drink it. Personally, I hate the taste of it, so it's not an issue with me.
If anyone is interested in that study....I'll gather the info for you.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:03 AM
She ended up going into a primecare facility and having her stomach x-rayed etc because of severe stomach pain. They concluded that she has an inflamed stomach lining and that it could very well be from too much gatorade and/or other drinks that are acidic. Now she's on a three week diet of "bland" foods and drinks and is keeping a food journal. She has a check up at the beginning of next week I believe.
I'd suggest more water and less gatorade!
Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:51 AM
Too much sodium can lead to many health problems later down the road.
[ 08-23-2007, 09:51 AM: Message edited by: Foxie ]
Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:07 PM
I do drink in moderation. It's just that I'm out there for roughly ten to eleven hours every day, in that blasted heat, and I'm thirsty all the time. lol.
[ 08-23-2007, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: +pintobeans ]