The Skratch Labs Hydration Sport Drink Mix was created for a simple purpose - to replace the electrolytes lost in sweat and to provide a little bit of energy when working out, without offending your palate or gut.
This drink was initially created because some of the world's best athletes needed better. Conventional sports drinks made them sick. They were undrinkable - too sweet, over-flavored, and didn't even replace what was lost in sweat – which defeated the whole purpose, like fighting thirst with more thirst.
The result is a sports drink with minimal sugar (4g per 100 ml) and a ratio of sugar (glucose + fructose) that is optimized for faster absorption, an electrolyte profile that actually matches what is lost in sweat (800 mg sodium, 80 mg potassium, 100 mg calcium, and 80 mg of magnesium per liter), and only real fruit for flavor for a light and refreshing taste that you can drink all day. That's it - less sugar, the right electrolyte profile, and real fruit. So, if you've never met a sports drink you wanted to take home, your luck is about to change.
Drink when thirsty and leaking like a busted fire hydrant. Don't drink while deep in the middle of a Netflix marathon session or sending emails (unless you're also on your trainer). Meaning, if you haven't earned it, you don't deserve it.
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Food Type: Powder
Food Use: Hydration
Lemon & Lime
Mfg PartNum: SHM-LL-1320g
Mfg PartNum: SHM-OR-1320g
Mfg PartNum: SHM-FP-1320g
Mfg PartNum: SHM-SL-1320g
I have been a Cytomax user for years. When it disappeared I tried Accelerade, but then decided to try this Scratch product. I think it mixes the best and has great flavor. I don't really see any performance difference than the other two products but it gets approval for a better flavor and ability to stay dissolved after mixing.
Generally a fan of the Skratch family of products. Good quality, generally pleasing taste. This is my favorite of the Skratch Hydration flavors.
I use this mix on its own for shorter rides. For super-long and/or high-intensity days I add 1/2 to 1 full scoop of this mix to bottles of very high-carb lemon-lime or strawberry-lime drink mixes that do not contain any electrolyte support. The addition of a little Skratch hydration mix to those bottles improves their flavor and adds some sodium.
Value is 4 stars for full price. But 5 stars when available for 20% off, as is frequently the case.
Skratch hydration mix is worth it....pure and simple. I've tried several other hydration drinks and powders and Skratch is BY FAR my favorite. It has a clean, subtle flavor and does not overpower you when you are sweating on a bike ride! It also blends into my digestive system and quenches my thirst on hot, sweaty days. I try to hide the package from my kids but, they eventually find it because the love it too!
Love Skratch hydration mix. Been using it for several years now. Really like this larger size if for no other reason than making it easier to scoop. I found the smaller bags harder to use and always transferred the powder into a container. Not necessary with this new size.
I love that I can vary how much I can use in a bottle. Normally the recommendation is for 1.5 scoops, but I can do 4 scoops and get 80g of CHO per bottle without stomach issues. The flavor is excellent--nothing fake or chemical-ly tasting here. Skratch is my go-to!
My household has been using this hydration mix for years for biking and triathlon... we've tried others but we prefer this. Skratch isn't overly sweet, sticky or too salty. It also lacks the artificial sweeteners found in other mixes that upset my stomach. All the flavors are great. My only gripes about the 60 serving bag is that I really wish they offered the Matcha flavor in it... that and price but I generally stock up whenever Skratch is on sale.
I use this primarily in warm or hot weather (today). I've used it for many years before moving from Texas where riding in the heat was what you did if you wanted to ride.
It never upset my stomach and I found myself drinking more because it tasted to good. I'd often take two full large bottles with this mix and carry some more mix to use when I filled my bottles with water during a long ride.
This is the best "on ride" mix I've ever used!
My average hydration requirements while cycling are 24 ounces per hour. More on a hot day (2x in Phoenix!), less on cool days. I've only cramped once, on a hot century ride with headwinds.... and vowed to never "go there" again, in regards to coming up short on hydration. SKRATCH Labs gets kudos for their science and product development. One and a half scoops for a 24 oz bottle keeps me in a "safe" zone for an hour, or slightly more. Good stuff!
Unlike other sports drink mixes, I never get tired of this product. The fact that it is made with real fruit makes it refreshing and easy on the stomach, whether you are sweating buckets during long summer efforts, doing a grueling climbing or interval day, or racing. It is sweet, but never cloying, just enough to make reaching for your bottle a bit of joy. Even tastes good when it's on the warm side. It has helped keep cramps at bay on really hot and humid days where exertion levels are high. When my bottles are empty and I have to refill with something else at a convenience store, it is always a bit of a disappointment. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it.