Lake Charles native creates new sports drink

Published: Jan. 4, 2017 at 10:59 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2017 at 12:47 PM CST
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Sports drink are a popular beverage, especially for many people who exercise.

Now there is a new sports drink on the market using a technology that helps mask the taste of electrolytes without using a large amount of sugar and the creator of it is a Lake Charles Native.

Joseph Tucker said his sports drink company Hydra-Guard Recharge! bought proprietary technology from LSU and teamed up with LSU scientist to formulate an all-natural sports drink. This new formula has four times more electrolytes than familiar sports drink brands without all the sugars.

Tucker's new sports drink, Hydra-Guard Recharge has electrolytes from five main sources, which also provides more electrolytes than Pedialyte and coconut water.

Hydra-Guard Recharge has less than six grams of sugar and approximately 50 calories per serving and comes in orange, lemon-lime, grape and fruit punch.

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