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The basis of a sports drink or gel is sugar, water and salt. There are now various forms of sugars used, but it doesn’t get too much more complex than that. However, manufacturers add flavours, colours and sweeteners to individualise their taste. Additives need to be detoxified out of the body these come at an energetic cost to the athlete.