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Credits

  • Reader: Cameron McCaa, South LA HEAC Youth Ambassador
  • Produced by Public Matters
  • Production Assistance: Sharlene Gozalians, Arianna Taboada

Bio

GATORADE is:

WATER, SUGAR, CARBOHYDRATES, ELECTROLYTES, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, ARTIFICIAL COLORS, GLUCOSE, FRUCTOSE, AND SUGAR. CITRIC ACID, MONOPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, GLUCOSE-FRUCTOSE SYRUPS, SODIUM CHLORIDE (TABLE SALT), SODIUM CITRATE, YELLOW 6, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOLUTYRATE, GLYCEROL ESTER OF ROSIN.

and just in case you're curious:

• MONOPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE is also used as an additive in cigarettes and in optical modulators and non-linear optics.

• SODIUM CITRATE is sometimes added to blood in small amounts to prevent it from clotting.