“ Energy Drink „
Isotonic drinks are said to replenish the minerals lost in your body through persperation during excersize whilst topping up your energy levels with the glucose that the drink includes.
Scientific studies have proven that they help to speed up the recovery process after working out - however no more than having a banana or a meal. So really this product is not necessarity - more of a convenience.
And what a tasty convenience this is! This drink is sold for 40p as a single in Asda or you can buy it in a multipack of 4 for £1.50 (Usually on offer at 2 for £2). The bottle is a standard 500ml plastic drinks bottle with a sports lid top and cover. The label shows you all the nutritional information :
138calories - 32.g Carbs - 32.5g sugar - 0g fat - Suitable for Vegetarians
Water , Glucose Fructose Syrup , Maltodextrin , Citric Acid , Sodium Citrate , Stabiliser (Acacia Gum) , Natural Flavourings , Preservatives (Dimethyldicarbonate, Potassium Sorbate) , Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid) , Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose) , Vitaimins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12) , Colour (Carotenes) .
Most Asda stores only sell the orange flavour but in some and online you can get this in berry and citrus but I am only rating the orange. I have to say the flavour is very nice, it is very sweet so you'd have to like that sort of thing to enjoy this. As well as building you energy levels it does also quench your thirst very well unlike some other energy drinks.
This drink is a still drink rather than fizzy and by buying Asda's range you save money compared with the following:
The actual flavour apart from being sweet tastes like orange Calippo ice lolly!
All in all I would recommend this drink above others, for its value and its taste. Plus, it is 2 weight watchers points which is less than the other similar products so for those not wanting to dose themselves with too many calories this is definitely a good option to consider.
5 Stars from me!
After being a keen exerciser for a number of years I started noticing that despite drinking pint after pint of water I was still feeling dehydrated, sometimes even the morning after exercise. After a bit of research I was led towards isotonic sports drinks, notably Lucozade.
I continued to use Lucozade for the coming weeks with great results, but my excessive pocket exercising was certainly making it feel a lot thinner. I noticed Asda's own brand Orange isotonic drink was less than half the price of the Lucozade one I had been buying and thought it was worth a try. I have to say I have exactly the same positive results now since using the Asda one as I did when using the Lucozade drink, only it is much cheaper. The taste is nothing to complain about either, especially if you're a fan of stronger tasting orange drinks but even if you don't, half price for the same results is not something to pass on.
The drinks help to re-hydrate the body by including the same blend of water and salts that should be found in a human body. The orange taste is strong but one purely for the pleasure of the drinker.
When drinking this Asda isotonic you will not notice any difference in texture to the Lucozade comparison, which if you're unfamiliar with both products, is similar to that of an orange cordial (ever so slightly thicker than water).
The sports bottle that the drink is bought in also appears to be modelled on the successful Lucozade drink with a 'sports cap' fitted on the top (one that can be either screwed on/off or flipped up and squirted/sucked out). The packaging is simple, with the front containing only the name of the product, the name 'ASDA' and a picture of an orange to indicate the flavour. Nutritional information can also be found on the packaging.
I typically feel the benefits from drinking the sports drink after around half an hour after finishing it; meaning that I can feel re-hydrated in as quickly as thirty minutes.
I recommend this product to anyone who feels dehydrated after exercise or anybody who currently drink the Lucozade isotonic drinks as it really is the same!
Being a little thrifty when out shopping, and in need of a few bottles of a sports energy drink, I decided to try the ASDA own make isotonic drinks. I started with orange, as these always seem to be the safer option!
Yes, water is always a good option, but even a water lover can get tired of the taste. So isotonic drinks are usually a safe bet. The main problem with them however, is their cost! But as these little beauties come in a pack of 4 for just £1, at 25p a bottle, it's a bargain! A bargain you can afford to treat yourself to on a regular basis!
I've tried a variety of other isotonic drinks in my time, but I have to say that for a non-fizzy energy drink, the ASDA own brand rates very highly. I find the flavour to be more satisfying than the majority of other brands - there seems to be more depth and taste. Sometimes the non-fizzy isotonic drinks can get a bit boring by the end of the bottle. But not these.
I've also been known to freeze these ASDA isotonic drinks - especially useful on a very hot day, or more practically if you're going for a long day out and still want a cool drink near the end of the day. They are delicious semi-defrosted, and the bottles withstand the frozen drink expanding very well - just keep at eye on the sports tops as if you happen to have a generously full bottle, freezing might make the top pop - fine when they're frozen, but not so good when defrosting!
ASDA also do fizzy isotonic drinks, which are also very nice, but only come in larger bottles. Why, ASDA? Why not do small bottles of those too? (Oh, and I wouldn't freeze these... fizz and ice have interesting effects!)
People who do sporting activities usually need some kind of drink to 're-fuel' themselves after their work-out. While some people say that water is best, many prefer to drink energy drinks, the most popular being Lucozade and Lucozade Sport.
The Asda Isotonic Drink is in the same category to the Lucozade Sport, as they are both fruit flavoured energy drinks. Having sampled both drinks, the only main difference I have found between the two is the price. People who buy a Lucozade drink will now that they are not the cheapest drink to buy. The Asda drink is on sale for only 38p compared to the 83p that Asda charge for Lucozade Sport, more than double the price.
As for the drink itself, it is quite a refreshing taste with the added orange kick to the flavour, which is good compared to other orange flavoured drinks which can be weak tasting. The bottle comes with a spout top, like many sports drinks, so you can squirt the drink out of the top, or you can unscrew the top off and drink from the bottle.
Now I've always been quite fond of isotonic drinks but since starting university this fondness has grown considerably, as they are brilliant for drinking in lectures. The well-known isotonic/sports drink brands such as Lucozade are however rather expensive and can cost anywhere up to £1.20 per bottle, which to me is more than a little overboard. For this reason I have looked for alternative brands and after really enjoying Asda's isotonic mixed berry flavoured drink I decided to try one of their other flavours. The flavour I choose was the orange flavour and it certainly went down a treat, made even better by its 35p price tag.
The drink itself comes in a clear 500ml plastic bottle through which you can see the bright orange liquid that is the drink. The bottle has a sports cap, which makes it brilliant for sports, obviously, but also for whilst out and about, as you only need one free hand seeing as the cap can be pulled up with your teeth. This has to better whilst shopping as conventional bottles do require two free hands, one to hold the bottle and the other to unscrew the cap, which lets be honest rarely happens when you've got bags full of god knows what. Anyway I digress; around the centre is a blue label that has a picture of some berries on it. This label also tells you that the drink is suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial colours or flavours. There is also a list of ingredients and a nutrional value table.
The ingredients of the drink are as follows:
Water, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Stabilister (Acacia Gum), Natural Flavourings, Preservatives (Dimethyldicarbonate, Potassium Sorbate), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Sweetners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose), Vitamins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6 and B12), Colour (Carotenes).
Nutritional Values are as follows:
Energy - 138 calories
Protein - Trace
Carbohydrates - 32.5g
Of which sugars - 32.5g
Fat - Trace
Fibre - Trace
Sodium - 0.20g
Now I will admit that the sugar content in this drink is quite high and therefore it should not be drunk in large quantities especially when not doing any sort of sport. It is however very refreshing to drink and because of this I find that I don't need to drink the whole bottle to have had my thirst thoroughly quenched and therefore a single bottle will more often than not last me two days. For the purpose of comparison I also checked these values against those of a bottle of Coca Cola. In doing so I found that a 500ml bottle of Cola contains 210 calories and 52g of sugars and so a bottle of Asda's isotonic drink is far healthier.
On opening the isotonic bottle you are immediately met with a very fresh and enticing fruity smell. This smell is quite strong but not overpoweringly strong. The tangy smell of the oranges is really enticing and when I tasted the drink I found it to be very refreshing. It isn't too sweet likes some isotonic brands yet is sweet enough o provide you with a decent kick.
Like I have mentioned earlier in this review I would not advice that you drink this drink in large quantities, as just because it is a sports drink it doesn't mean it is automatically healthy for you. I am not however in any way suggesting that you should only drink this whilst at the gym, out running or participating in any other type of sport. The reason being that the drink is delicious and really does quench your thirst. Furthermore I do feel that it gives you a little buzz when you need it most.
All in all I would highly recommend this drink to anyone that likes fruit flavoured drinks. However I will again stress that it probably wouldn't be wise to drink large quantities of it because of the sugar content. Little and often however is more than suitable especially if drunk alongside water. Furthermore they are not very expensive, meaning the bottles are great for packed lunches or taking on a day out.
Asda Isotonic drinks are also available in a mixed berry flavour and a citrus flavour all three of which are brilliant for on the go.
With added B vitamins and sweeteners.