I work in a college athletic department and recently came into quite a bit of Gatorade line. Basically there are two lines the commercial and the pro line. All the ad’s, and there have been a ton, have been for the commercial line but Gatorade is going to release both. I got the pro-series stuff in college back in 2000 so its been around just pushing public now.
In the commercial line they have the 1-2-3 thing, 1)Prime=CHO gel, 2)Preform=regular old Gatorade, 3)Recover=added PRO; one bottle equals 2 servings but thats crap. One full bottle is 130cal, 14g CHO (12 sugar) and 16 PRO, i use that during workout cause I get it free, but its not bad. The Recovery PRO source is ‘Hydrolyzed Whey Protein’
The pro-series which is more expansive has 3 options in the Prime phase; a CHO-bomb energy drink (82g CHO, NO PRO) that I used to take as a player, a bar [39CHO, 10PRO(Milk Pro Isolate)] and a shake (54CHO, 20Pro, again Milk Pro Isolate). Preform is again normal Gatorade and Recover is a different shake (33CHO, 15 PRO(isolate, casein blend)
Not terrible products I just wouldn’t use them as Gatorade suggests based on CHO/PRO ratio, PRO source etc. On a second note, I actually like the commercial Recovery pre and during workout cause it has added PRO and its the consistency of regular Gatorade and fruit flavored (fruit punch, strawberry kiwi). The thicker chocolate shakes from the pro-series right before or during workouts don’t sit well with me.