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Hypertonic drinks

Hypertonic sports drinks contain a higher concentration of salt and sugar than the human body and higher levels of carbohydrate than isotonic drinks. These are used to supplement daily carbohydrate intake normally after exercise, in order to top up muscle energy stores.  Athletes who take part in ultra distance events, where sustained high levels of energy are required, use these drinks. Hypertonic drinks can be taken during exercise allowing the athlete to meet their energy requirements. They are normally used in conjunction with isotonic drinks to maintain fluids.