Vitamin Water, Energy Drinks Q & A
I personally would not use Propel and Sobe as a water replacement while exercising, but as a supplemental drink every once in awhile and I don't see it really detering your workout goals if used in moderation. I workout and during my off days I enjoy a propel powder packet in my water to change things up a bit but a lemon in water tastes just as good.
As for energy drinks, I stay away from those, because I feel the caffeine overloads me and my heart races. The caffeine also exretes the water from your body making you feel dehydrated. Exercising makes you lose body fluids in the form of sweating and drinking an energy drink will just make you lose more water from your body. When researching the ingredients in some of the energy drinks mentioned, most of the ingredients had no benefit to athletic performance, most caused digestive distress, some cardiovascular dysfunction....kind of scary.
Hope that answers your questions. Thanks for submitting them! Remember, these are my opinons and views. Take them as you want to.