Powerade has been the official sports drink of the WRU and Welsh Rugby Team since 2002 and has become an essential part of the kitbag for Wales' elite rugby players and a vital tool for the coaches and backroom staff.
Powerade ION4, released in February 2011, is a still isotonic sports drink that contains fluids and minerals for effective hydration, and carbohydrates for replenishing the fuel your body loses during exercise. It is developed to help athletes train or perform at their best for longer. Its combination of carbohydrates rapidly supply fuel for the working muscles and help sustain performance levels during prolonged high intensity training sessions (lasting more than 60 minutes) or competitive matches.
In addition, designed for lighter training sessions or low intensity workouts, Powerade Zero is the first zero sugar, calorie free fitness drink enhanced with an advanced mineral system including sodium that hydrates the body without adding back the calories.
Powerade works closely with the WRU team management to provide product and hydration equipment to the Welsh senior squad. Supply is for both training periods and on matchdays to ensure optimal hydration, a crucial component for elite performance.