Make SIS BETA fuel yourself just a few pence per bottle

If I am going for 50/50 glucose/fructose, is there any difference in sweetness if I go 100% sucrose vs. 50% maltodextrin + 50% fructose?

Is there a difference in “mouth feel”…when I put 150g into a bottle it’s sorta thick. Not “gel-like” thick but…pretty thick.



When I was a lot younger, and didn’t fuel on the bike, I had a small 500mL bottle filled with Coca Cola that lived in the seat tube bottle cage of my bike for several months as an “emergency bottle”. When I did finally drink it the furry mess inside was unbelievable. One of the nastiest things I’d put in my mouth :face_vomiting:


Almost indistinguishable according to the numbers, but might depend on chain length of your malto. Might not. Interested to hear your perception. I have not tried.

Haven’t looked into the numbers on this or tried it. Maybe I will soon. Good question. Let me know your findings.

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I’m impressed a coke went bad.


Does anyone on here know what types of sugar are in beet vs cane sugar? Way near the beginning of the thread someone mentioned that table sugar has 1:1 glucose and fructose, but doesn’t that depend on the source?

I mention this 50/50 because In the Gatorade formulas online, they mention this:

But I still do not understand exactly if powder Gatorade contains any amount of fructose

It wasn’t the coke-it was the bottle decomposing :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Bottled Gatorade must be somewhere between 2:1 and 1:1 glucose:fructose because there is at least as much sucrose as dextrose. Sucrose = 1:1 gluc:fruc.

Powdered Gatorade appears to be the same.

Gatorade Endurance:

Gatorade endurance appears to move the dial slightly towards a 1:1 ratio, but there is no way of knowing how much.

So, in direct answer to your concern: yes, powdered Gatordade’s carbohydrate content is at least 33% fructose. It is likely to be around 33% fructose, if I had to guess.

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Do you know if it is correct to mix Pure Maltodextrin + pure fructose in a 1:1 to 2:1 ratios with plain water, and add Performance Hydration electrolytes? or it is better to have a mix of sucrose+Malto+fructose to get the desired ratio (1:1 to 2:1)?


Nope, not better. Just cheaper. Same effect.

Definitely add sodium. I use Sodium Citrate

FYI: Sodium citrate has about 1000mg sodium per tsp. Table salt is about 2000mg sodium per tsp.


Thanks Alex

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Alex, I’m sure you’ve posted many times but having trouble finding how much sodium citrate I should add to a 2:1 Gatorade Powder/Malto mix for a good starting point? I ordered the stuff you linked.

500-1500mg sodium per liter is a good range to play with. I wouldn’t start higher than 1000mg/L until you know how your gut tolerates.

FYI: Sodium citrate has about 1000mg sodium per tsp. Table salt is about 2000mg sodium per tsp.

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Fyi Gatorade has 200mg sodium for each 32 g serving so two scoops has 400mg already so add 600mg to meet Alex’s recommended amt


Thanks guys!

So what’s a good way to measure that lol?

Look at @Dr_Alex_Harrison’s post about 5 above

A food scale, I would make a big batch

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The Gatorade containers we buy have a scoop size that is 63 grams carbs per scoop. I just assume ~60 for ease of math and use just the scoop, rather than a scale. I do a lot of eyeballing and calling it good :slight_smile:

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How do you scoop the sodium citrate that precisely though haha