Top 10 Best Isotonic Drinks In Malaysia 2022

Isotonic drinks, energy drinks or effort drinks, all these drinks are the same. Isotonic drinks were made by targeting athletes, but these drinks have become more and more popular. The term ‘isotonic’ means that the concentration of salt and sugar in those drinks are like the ones in the human body. These drinks are perfect for high intensity exercise where you need to ward off dehydration quickly and absorb quick carbohydrates. Isotonic drinks mainly contain water, carbohydrates and electrolytes which are important to improve your performance.

By the way, here are some good functions of isotonic drinks!

  • Reduce fatigue.
  • Recover salts lost in sweat.
  • Facilitates rehydration during high effort.
  • Can be easily absorbed by the stomach.
  • Facilitate conversion of energy in the body.
  • Improve intake of water, minerals, and nutrients.
  • As a quick replacement for water and minerals during high effort.

Now let us go to the top 10 list of isotonic drinks!

1. Red Bull Energy Drink

Red Bull Energy Drink
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As their slogan states, “Red Bull Gives You Wings” is the best caption to market their products as Red Bull drinks are manufactured to be energy drinks that contain high quality ingredients such as caffeine, taurine, Vitamin B and real sugars. With the subsequent ingredients, this product is able to vitalize the consumers’ body and mind. 

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sucrose, Glucose, Citric Acid, Taurine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Carbonate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCI, Vitamin B12, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colors” (“Red”).

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Size Available: 250 ml

Price: RM2.22

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Geng Skyfruit Energy Drink

Geng Skyfruit Energy Drink
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Geng Skyfruit Energy Drink provides the ultimate health benefits associated with the SkyFruit Herb. It improves blood circulation and transports nutrients more efficiently in our bodies. It has a bitter taste and is alkaline in nature. For those of you who are concerned about your health, Geng Sky Fruit Functional Drink is a must-have!

Ingredients: Not Stated

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 250 ml

Price: RM2.60

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. 100 Plus Original Isotonic Drink 

Plus Original Isotonic Drink
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100 Plus Original Isotonic Drink  will provide your body with a lot of hydration. An active lifestyle benefits both your mind and body. 100 Plus replenishes the fluids, electrolytes, and energy that you lose while quenching your thirst. Rehydrate, re-energise, and refresh to quench your thirst for life. 5 serves will provide at least 300 kcal per day.

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sucrose, Glucose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Flavourings, Sodium Benzoate And Calcium Phosphate.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 325 ml, 500 ml and 1.5 liter

Price: RM3.90 (1.5 liter bottle)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. Gorilla Energy Drink (Turbo)

Gorilla Energy Drink Turbo
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This product is perfect for athletes and gym junkies that are seeking a high valued, nutritional and preservatives-free energy drink. Gorilla Energy Drink (Turbo) helps in an individual’s mental performance via existing pantothenic acids in the ingredients. It also provides Vitamin B6 and B12 which helps in energy metabolism and energy production. There is also approximately 80 mg of caffeine found in this product where it solely functions to improve mental focus. 

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Taurine, Flavor, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Disodium Edta, Caffeine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Vitamin B12.

Country of Origin: 

Size Available: 250 ml

Price: RM2.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Gatorade-Lemon Lime

Gatorade Lemon Lime
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This product is no stranger to consumers as it is deemed to be one of the most famous isotonic drinks worldwide. The market for Gatorade drinks are targeted primarily to athletes. For instance, athletes start sweating when they participate in sports or tournaments, which leads to them losing a high amount of water content in their body. This is where Gatorade drinks come into play as they contain electrolytes that help consumers to replace the water that was lost through sweating. 

Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Gum Arabic, Glycerol Ester Of Rosin, Natural Flavor, Yellow 5.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Size Available: 500 ml and 515 ml

Price: RM13.50 (515 ml)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. Pocari Sweat

Pocari Sweat
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POCARI SWEAT is a health drink that contains an ion (electrolyte) balance that is similar to the natural fluid balance in the human body. Quickly and easily replenishes your body’s need for water and ions, quenching every part of you.

Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Trisodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Carbonate, And Flavoring.

Country of Origin: Korea

Size Available: 330 ml and 500 ml

Price: RM3.29 (330 ml can)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Aitoto Isotonic Electrolyte Sports Drink 

Aitoto Isotonic Electrolyte Sports Drink
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Aitoto Isotonic Electrolyte Sports Drink is a healthy drink that contains a balance of ions, also known as electrolytes which can quickly restore your body’s hydration and ions while sweating. This product was deemed to be non-carbonated by Aitoto and is enhanced with seaweed carrageenan. 

Ingredients: Not Stated

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 320 ml

Price: RM8.00 (8 cans x 320 ml)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Big Power Energy Drink

Big Power Energy Drink
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Big Power energy drink has been one of the underrated isotonic drinks available in Malaysia as it offers amazing product specifications. Firstly, it contains a sugar content which is below 5 g. Next, the product is manufactured specifically to be 300 mL which is relatively bigger as compared to other similar products. Other than that, it contains Vitamins B3, B6 and B12 which are essential to convert fats, proteins and carbohydrates from the human body into usable and effective energy sources. 

Ingredients: Not Stated

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 300 ml

Price: RM2.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Revive Regular Isotonic Drink

Revive Regular Isotonic Drink
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Revive Isotonic is the perfect way to rev-up your day and keeps you hydrated throughout with its unique grapefruit flavor. The first gulp of this drink will surely make you feel more refreshed. It also comes in a new flavour, Revive Salted Lemon!

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Arabic Gum, Modified Food Starch, Ester Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Disodium EDTA and Vitamin B(B3, B6 & B12).

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 320 ml, 500 ml and 1.5 liter

Price: RM3.30

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. Mountain Dew No Calorie Isotonic Drink

Mountain Dew No Calorie Isotonic Drink
Image credit: Tesco

Mountain Dew with the homonymic slogan “Do the Dew”, is a carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo. It composes ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup, caffeine, sodium citrate which helps in providing energy and body hydration. 

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Flavouring (contains Caffeine), Aspartame, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Pectin, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose, Stabilisers, Colouring (contains Tartrazine), All Additives are of Plant or Synthetic Origin.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Size Available: 330 ml, 500 ml and 1.5 ml

Price: RM3.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

But what exactly is an isotonic drink? Let me give you a brief idea on how isotonic drinks work in your body.

  1. You quench your thirst by drinking one of these amazing isotonic drinks.
  2. Your body transports the electrolytes, carbohydrates, and minerals to your intestines.
  3. The minerals and carbohydrates are broken down for further absorption.
  4. Your body quickly replaces fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat.
  5. You gain more energy and feel more refreshed.

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected]. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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