Clif Hydration Drink Stick
The Clif Hydration Drink Mix is based on a 4% carbohydrate solution and is designed to assist in the absorption of fluid. Performance declines with as little as 1-2% dehydration, so a rider's number one priority should be staying hydrated. The Clif Hydration Sticks counteract both electrolyte and fluid loss.
The mix is all natural and most of it is organic. No artificial sweeteners but does have some natural sugars. Has a small bit of caffeine for a very small kick. Tastes fine. But what really matters is that it works. Replenishing electrolytes is important especially when you sweat a lot. Muscle cramping becomes a thing of the past if you can replenish your electrolytes. Only issue with it is that the sugar promotes bacterial growth in your bottle or hydration pack, so you need to clean your bottles/packs well. Otherwise, Clif Shot mix gets the job done!
Great light taste with no weird aftertaste. Great when refilling at a park where the water may be warm or taste funny. Actually quenches my thirst unlike many other drinks. Works well. On rides over an hour I take one or two along and I've noticed a difference in my hydration level and recovery when I use it but of course that's nothing unique to this specific electrolyte drink. I guess bottom line is it works it tastes good it packs light and it doesn't have a lot of junky ingredients.