Some popular brands of electrolyte beverages are Gatorade, Powerade, Propel and Cytomax. Some important electrolytes lost during exercise are sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Electrolyte beverages replace these minerals lost during exercise.
Anyone who exercises for 60 minutes or less does not need additional calories. In this case, a low-calorie sports drink, such as Powerade Zero, Gatorade G2 or Propel Zero Sport, is appropriate.
Someone who exercises longer than 60 minutes typically needs a sports drink with more carbohydrates. These people should drink a regular sports drink with full calories, such as Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Powerade, Propel or Cytomax.