This is an all natural sports drink. It replaces both the fluid and electrolytes you lose in your sweat while providing just enough calories to help fuel your working muscles. Flavored with only real fruit and containing no artificial colors or preservatives, our drink mix won't upset your stomach, leave a bad taste in your mouth, or challenge your IQ with tongue twisting chem-lab ingredients. It just works better. Maybe that's why, for years, top athletes have been secretly replacing their sponsors' products with drink mix made from Skratch. You Sweat. We Hydrate.
We have been taught that sugar is bad for us. I know that because we keep getting asked this question about sugar. But if you lead an active lifestyle, sugar is pretty important. In small amounts during exercise, sugar is absolutely one of the most important and ergogenic* substances out there. Not only is having some calories critical for maintaining blood glucose and exercise performance, a little bit of real sugar paired with sodium significantly enhances the rate of water absorption through the small intestine. This is why clinically based oral rehydration solutions developed by the World Health Organization contain sugar and glucose just like Skratch- it hydrates you better. Which is kind of a good quality to have in a product designed to do just that. Sugar free may be great if you're sitting on your butt all day, but if you're working hard and sweating, a bit of sugar will improve your performance significantly.
Skratch originally began in 2008 when Dr. Allen Lim got tired of his athletes complaining about their sports drinks, because think about it: Would you wan't to listen to pro athletes complain all the time? Didn't think so. At the time, Lim was working with the Garmin Professional Cycling team as their Director of Sport Science preparing them for the Tour de France. He noticed that many of his riders were watering down their sports drinks to make them more tolerable. Unfortunately, diluting a sports drink also dilutes the electrolytes in it and since the whole point of a sports drink is to replace everything you lose in sweat, the diluted drinks were not working for the riders.
Literally starting from scratch, Lim began making different formulations in his kitchen. After hundreds of recipes, he finally hit on something that all the riders loved. Skratch has everything you need to replace what you lose in sweat and, just as importantly, nothing you don't. Compared to almost any other sports drink on the market, Skratch has fewer calories, more electrolytes, and nothing but actual fruit for flavor. Initially, Dr. Lim just made the mix for athletes he was coaching, but demand grew rapidly by word of mouth so much so that in February of 2012 Lim partnered with a group of close friends to officially launch Skratch Labs here in Boulder, Colorado.
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Cane sugar, dextrose, sodium citrate, citric acid, pineapples, magnesium lactate, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).