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Internal Cooling Drink

chemical reaction cools you so you can exercise harder
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Cooling is important to athletes-- if its too hot, you can't sweat enough to stay properly cool and so can't exercise as hard. So, drink (new sports drink), which reacts endothermicly with stomach acid to form something digestible and really cold. Fortify with sugars, salts, and vitamins.
sninctown, Nov 27 2005


       I'm not so sure this is a good idea but I'm no doctor or physiologist so I don't know for sure.   

       Just call it a cold gut instinct.
bristolz, Nov 27 2005

       I'm also wondering about this magic endothermic (but presumably non-toxic) reaction with gastric acid.   

       If this was a good idea, athletes would be drinking ice water. Um, wait a minute...
DrCurry, Nov 27 2005

       And if you accidentally drank too much of the (new sports drink), you could always drink some anti-freeze to fix it.
sleeka, Nov 27 2005

       Come up with a non-toxic substance that reacts endothermically with an acid and I'll bun you up [sninctown].
wagster, Nov 27 2005

       Baking soda? Buuuuurrrrp!!
Zimmy, Nov 28 2005

       How is this better than ice water? Are you suggesting the induction of hypothermia? I think you are. That's bad. -
Eugene, Nov 28 2005

       I've heard that body temp rises when consuming very cold liquid due to the work required to heat it. (heresay - possibly myth).
Shz, Nov 28 2005

       I've been told that in a survival situation that eating snow for water is a bad idea long term - so the increase in body temp may not be true.   

       I heard it is a good way to lose weight, though.   

       I saw something where someone was studying athletes training with a special cooling glove & the results seemed to indicate better performance.
Zimmy, Nov 28 2005

       In a survival situation you shouldn't eat (much) snow because of the effort required for your body to heat it. And it certainly lowers body temp immediately after eating it, so don't push your luck in freezing temps. But in this case, the heated athlete, at no risk of hypothermia, with calories to spare...? I guess the question is whether or not waste heat is generated in the process. I heard it is.   

       I saw that glove, btw. A nifty device it is.
Shz, Nov 28 2005

       I've heard (repeatedly) that soccer players drink a nice cup of hot tea at halftime instead of any cold drink. Cold drinks upset your tummy and you need extra energy to warm it up, energy you want to use for the sport.
zeno, Nov 29 2005


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