Frequently asked questions
What is Accelerade and when should I take it?
ACCELERADE is a protein enhanced sports drink that provides rapid rehydration by supplying the necessary electrolytes and fluid depleted during exercise. It also extends endurance by sending more carbohydrate energy to working muscles faster.
USAGE: Generally speaking, ACCELERADE can be taken before and during exercise. One serving of ACCELERADE 20-30 minutes prior to the customer’s workout and one serving during the workout is a good entry point for incorporating ACCELERADE into your training regimen. Some consumers like to use more, particularly during extended periods of exercise. Due to the patented 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio benefits that ACCELERADE has, you can also use it as a recovery drink within 30 minutes following a light workout for reduced muscle damage. For higher intensity workouts, please see our ENDUROX R4 recovery product.
*For more information see our ACCELERADE CLINICAL STUDIES.
What is the difference between Accelerade and Accelerade Hydro?
ACCELERADE HYDRO is a lower-calorie alternative to refuel during workouts and has 50% fewer calories than ACCELERADE.
What is Accel Gel and when should I take it?
ACCEL GEL is a portable, energy pack featuring the patented 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio that provides more energy, extends endurance and speeds muscle recovery.
USAGE: Generally speaking, ACCEL GEL is designed to be taken before exercise and every 15-45 minutes during exercise, depending on the intensity of the workout.
*For more information see our ACCEL GEL CLINICAL STUDIES.
What is Endurox R4 and when should I take it?
ENDUROX R4 is a recovery drink featuring the patented 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio that increases muscle energy replenishment following exercise, decreases post exercise muscle damage and improves endurance capacity in a subsequent workout.
USAGE: Generally speaking, ENDUROX R4 should be taken within 30 minutes after exercise to maximize its benefits.
*For more information see our ENDUROX R4 CLINICAL STUDIES.
What is the difference between Accelerade and Endurox R4?
Both products contain the patented 4-1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein. ENDUROX R4 is specifically for use following exercise. It also contains glutamine and higher levels of antioxidants Vitamin E and Vitamin C to help reduce post exercise muscle damage and replace critical amino acid stores lost during exercise.
What is the 4:1 ratio?
The 4:1 Ratio is the unique ratio of 4 parts carbohydrate to 1 part protein that fuels superior endurance, performance, hydration and recovery. Until the late 1990s, exercise and post-exercise nutrition for athletes was all about carbohydrate. Then a group of leading exercise physiologists came together to formulate the next generation of sports nutrition products based on the very latest science. They discovered that a 4:1 ratio significantly enhanced hydration, increased endurance, reduced exercise-related muscle damage, and accelerated post-exercise muscle recovery compared to carbohydrate alone.
*For more information see our SCIENCE BEHIND 4:1.
Are Your Products Kosher?
ACCELERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ENDUROX R4 have OUD Kosher certification. ACCEL GEL, ENDUROX EXCEL, 2nd SURGE, and ACCEL RECOVER are not Kosher.
What Allergens are Present in Your Products?
ACCELERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ENDUROX R4, contain milk and soy. ACCEL GEL contains milk. Each of these products are manufactured in a facility that processes eggs, wheat, tree nuts, fish, crustaceans and shellfish products.
Are Your Products Wheat/Gluten Free?
We do not make gluten-free claims on any of our products, because our products are not manufactured on allergen-free production lines. Our recommendation, if you have a gluten sensitive allergy, would be to check with your physician for guidance.
I have a corn allergy, are any of your products free of corn and corn derivatives?
No our products are not free of corn and corn derivatives. Maltodextrin, which is in Accelerade, Hydro, Accel Gel, Endurox R4, and Accel Recover, is made from corn. Our 2nd Surge and Endurox Excel does not contain Maltodextrin, so these products would be safe.
I am Lactose Intolerant; Can I Use Your Products?
The source of protein used in ACCLERADE, ACCELERADE HYDRO, ACCEL GEL and ENDUROX R4 is all natural whey protein from milk and this protein source does carry a residual amount of lactose in the finished product. The maximum lactose content is <2%, which may not be of concern to the vast majority of individuals who are lactose intolerant. However, if there is concern due to allergy or lactose intolerance we recommend consulting your physician.
I have Type II diabetes and am looking for a safe workout drink?
All of our products are safe for people who have type II diabetes as long as you are exercising within a short time of consuming the product. Exercise will result in a faster transport of carbohydrate (sugar) into the muscle.
Are Your Products Safe For Children Under The Age of 18?
Yes, all of our products are safe for children. For basic hydration needs we recommend Accelerade or Accelerade Hydro. For advanced recovery needs, we recommend Endurox R4. If your child weighs less than 120 lbs. we recommend reducing the serving of Endurox R4 to 1 scoop.
Do any of Your Products Have Caffeine?
Two of the size available ACCEL GEL flavors have caffeine.
Chocolate – 20mg of caffeine
Raspberry Cream – 40mg of caffeine
Our 2nd Surge flavors both have caffeine.
Chocolate – 100mg of caffeine
Double Expresso – 100mg of caffeine
I've Lost my Scoop; What are the Equivalents for a Serving?
• ACCELERADE - each serving is approximately 2-3/4 tablespoons
• ACCELERADE HYDRO - each serving is approximately 1-1/2 tablespoons
• ENDUROX R4 - each serving is approximately 7-3/4 tablespoons
What is the Shelf Life of Products?
When stored at <80F (26C), at <65% RH (Relative Humidity) in original sealed containers, and away from direct sunlight.
Keep the product in a cool, dry environment for optimal product quality.
ACCELERADE: 3 years
ACCELERADE HYDRO: 3 years
ACCEL GEL: 18 months
2ND SURGE GEL: 18 months
ENDUROX R4: 3 Years
ACCEL RECOVER BARS: 18 months
ENDUROX EXCEL: 2 years
What is the Shelf Life of Products when Mixed with Water?
All of our powders are designed for immediate consumption. We do not provide a shelf life for the mixed/prepared product, because there are several factors which can affect how the product will taste over time. Our suggestion is to use the same judgment as you would with other powdered mixes such as iced teas, lemonades, etc.
What if I am not happy with the products that I have ordered?
If our products are not the best-tasting, most effective products you've had, we'll refund you 100% of your purchase, plus shipping. No questions asked. That is our “No-Questions-Asked Guarantee” Policy.