The ingredients in Gatorade include water, sugar, dextrose, citric acid and salt, as of March 2015. The beverage also contains sodium citrate, mono potassium phosphate, food coloring, and natural and artificial flavoring. Ingredients may vary depending on the flavor.
Nutritional content varies by flavor. A 12-ounce bottle of Gatorade Berry, for example, has 80 calories. It has 21 grams of carbohydrates, all of which are sugar. It also contains 160 milligrams of sodium and 45 milligrams of potassium.
Gatorade product lines include the G Series and G Endurance formula. The G Series is designed for all athletes, while the G Endurance formula contains more calories, carbohydrates and electrolytes to better meet the needs of endurance athletes. Gatorade products come in a variety of flavors, including Fruit Punch, Ice Punch, Citrus Cooler, Strawberry Lemonade and Fierce Blue Cherry. Flavor combinations, such as Fruit Punch and Berry, are also available.
G Series products are divided into segments based on when the product should be used. Prime 01 products are designed for use before physical activity. Perform 02 products are designed for consumption during physical activity. This segment includes the traditional Gatorade products, such as Gatorade Thirst Quencher and Gatorade Powder. Recovery 03 products are designed for use after physical activity, to hydrate the muscles and assist recovery.