Energy/Sports Drinks: Unhealthy Hydration?

Hi, this is Dr. Reuben Chen and welcome to another Fit Tip. If you listen to the advertising, you might think energy and sports drinks do it all— delivering more energy, improved performance, and better concentration. But do they? Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine, sugar, and other substances that deliver a quick boost of energy. High levels of sugar found in most energy drinks spike your insulin level for a brief amount of time, which translates into a brief surge of energy followed by a crash when that sugar rush ends. Energy drinks (or “energy shots”) also typically contain three to five times the caffeine in a same-size can of soda. Too much caffeine, and caffeine-like substances such as guarana, can cause side-effects such as: Nervousness Irritability Insomnia Rapid heart rate, and Increased blood pressure So what about sports drinks? Many people believe that sports drinks are the best drinks to replenish lost fluids and electrolytes when exercising, but that’s not true. Many sports drinks contain as much as two-thirds the sugar of sodas. They also typically contain high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial coloring, none of which contribute to optimal health. The amount of sugar in sports drinks may shock you. For example, a 20-ounce Powerade weighs in at over 7 teaspoons of sugar. A 32-ounce Gatorade has a staggering 14 teaspoons of sugar. A 20-ounce Vitamin Water tips the scales at over 7 teaspoons of sugar. While this poses no immediate health consequence, over time excess calories from added sugar contribute to obesity and insulin resistance. Instead of drinking in all the sugar, caffeine, and artificial ingredients of so-called energy and sports drinks, opt for healthy hydration and all-natural energy support from Sunrider. Fortune Delight® makes an ideal beverage to enjoy daily or to support any weight-loss or fitness program. Its fat-free formulation of concentrated herbal extracts provides healthy hydration and cleansing antioxidants for the body. Naturally refreshing with no added chemicals or stimulants, it provides a “crash-free” alternative to energy drinks and high-calorie sports drinks. Electrosport® provides an instant supply of electrolytes and 10 important minerals including selenium, calcium, zinc, and potassium that can be lost through profuse perspiration. It’s great to use during or after a workout or athletic event. Just add water or Fortune Delight® to replenish and rehydrate the body. Evergreen® is a liquid chlorophyll concentrate that provides an easy way to get the powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients of dark leafy vegetables in one tasty shot. It enhances energy by supporting the circulatory system in the body and the transport of oxygen throughout the body.* Sunrise® delivers a boost of sustained natural energy and supports mental focus. Low in calories and replete with powerful antioxidants, each vial provides on-the-go fuel, making it ideal for athletes, students, and people with active lifestyles. Containing no sugar, preservatives, or artificial anything, Sunrider’s liquid herbal concentrates are healthy alternatives to energy and sports drinks. Just slip the handy vials into pocket, purse, or gym bag and you’re good to go. Have you tried any of Sunrider’s liquid herbal concentrates? Please let us know in the comments section below; we’d like to know. Also, if you like this video, share it with your friends and subscribe to our channel. This is Dr. Reuben Chen, and I’ll see you next time.


  1. I love all of these products! They are exactly what this video says, all natural, plant power. It's nice to have found products that deliver what they promise.

  2. Yes, My children love Sunrider and so do I. When they play sports they like Fortune Delight, Evergreen, Sunbars,Sunnydew,
    Nu Plus, Vita Shakes, Sports Caps and Sunny Breeze! If they have any injuries they like Sunny Breeze, Sports Caps,and Life stream, and JOI, We are blessed to have these amazing product to give them the EDGE they are looking for! Sunrider is a gift from God! Thank you Dr. Chen. I've always prayed for something like Sunrider and a friend was kind enough to share and care with me. God Bless, Rose Ruhl

  3. I love Sunrider products,but those products on video except Fortune delight are not sold in my country. I don't know why?

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