16 Facts About Gatorade

1. Gatorade is an American brand of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks.

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2. Gatorade is currently manufactured by PepsiCo and is distributed in over 80 countries.

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3. Gatorade was created in 1965, by a team of scientists at the University of Florida College of Medicine, including Robert Cade, Dana Shires, Harry James Free, and Alejandro de Quesada.

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4. In 1990, Gatorade introduced Gatorade Light, a lower-calorie version sweetened with saccharin.

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5. Worldwide development of Gatorade continued into the 2000s, including expansion into India in 2004, and the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2008.

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6. In 2011, Gatorade was re-introduced to New Zealand by Bluebird Foods, a PepsiCo subsidiary in New Zealand.

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7. In September 2022, Gatorade introduced Fast Twitch, its first caffeinated energy drink that had 200 milligrams of caffeine, electrolytes, and B vitamins but contained no sugar or carbonation.

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8. Gatorade said it was designed to be taken in before a regular beverage consumed for hydration.

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9. In January 1997 Gatorade launched a new sub-line called Gatorade Frost with the intent of broadening the brand's appeal beyond traditional team competitive sports.

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10. In 2001, Gatorade introduced the Gatorade Performance Series, a special line of sports nutrition products.

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11. In March 2021, Gatorade released Gx Sweat patch, which measures a user's sweat and hydration.

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12. Original Gatorade is based on oral rehydration therapy, a mixture of salt, sugar, and water, with the citrus-based flavoring and added food coloring.

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13. In 1992, Gatorade paid the American College of Sports Medicine $250,000.

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14. Gatorade continues to sponsor the American College of Sports Medicine, though the exact amount it pays is not public.

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15. Gatorade is the official sports drink of the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, USA Basketball, NHL, Association of Volleyball Professionals, Indian Super League, High School Sports Teams, NASCAR, and other professional and collegiate athletic organizations, providing supplies of the drinks to sponsored teams in some cases.

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16. In November 2021, Gatorade signed UConn basketball superstar Paige Bueckers, making her the company's first college endorser since the NCAA allowed athletes at its member schools to receive compensation for product endorsements.

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