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Question #45280 posted on 05/26/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is G2 different from Gatorade, or is it another ploy to make more money?

- Amnesiac

P.S. This time I put on my closing tags for you, Laser Jock.

A: Dear Amnesiac,

Well, all marketing strategies are ploys to get more money. So yes it's a ploy, and yes they are different. G2 is more along the lines of Vitamin Water and the such. It's basically water flavored with artificial sweeteners (hence the 'low-calorie'), full of coloring, and full of water-soluble vitamins that you're probably just going to put right back out. G2 is different in makeup and purpose than Gatorade itself, so if you use Gatorade to keep hydrated and replenish electrolytes during exercise you won't get the same effect substituting G2. I noticed at the store yesterday that they even display the two items in different places: Gatorade with the sports drinks and G2 with the flavored water.