1. Why do we call ourselves "the original Australian Sports drink formula"?

Staminade powder was the first sports product on the Australian market way back in the late 1970s. Surprisingly this was before that famous American football product started up here. Staminade is made in Australia by an Australian, family-owned company.

2. How safe are sports drinks?

Sports drinks are probably the most tested product group on the market today. Sporting bodies, consumer groups, governments, media outlets and doctors regularly examine the benefits of sports drinks. Staminade has proudly been involved in these tests over more than four decades.

3. What's the difference between an energy drink and a sports drink?

Energy drinks contain more carbohydrates (eg. sugars) than sports drinks. They are usually carbonated and contain caffeine in amounts of 145 mg to 320 mg per litre. Energy drinks are classed under standard 2.6.4 in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (sports drink are classed under 2.6.2). Energy drinks are not recommended for drinking during an intense sporting activity as the high carbohydrate content and carbonation are more likely to cause stomach upset than a sports drink. Staminade is a sports drink and can be consumed before, during and after a heavy workout .

4. What is important about maintaining electrolyte balance?

During strenuous activity your body can lose up to two litres of sweat per hour. Electrolytes including sodium and potassium are lost through sweat and must be replaced; if fluids are not maintained within normal limits some organ function may be impaired and drinking only water won’t guarantee the desired bodily response. Most commercial sports drinks contain sodium levels of between 10 and 25 mmol/L and potassium between 3 and 5 mmol/L. Staminade is formulated to contain sodium and potassium levels at 16.4mmol per litre and 4.8mmol per litre which are well within the desired standard. Staminade also contains magnesium.

5. What is an "Isotonic Solution"?

An isotonic solution is a liquid that has similar concentration to that of body fluid. An isotonic fluid hydrates the body better than water alone and Staminade has been formulated, over more than four decades, to deliver the best possible isotonic solution.

6. What are the symptoms of dehydration after hard exercise?

Muscle weakness






7. How do I hydrate and stay hydrated?

Begin your exercise fully hydrated by drinking 350 to 700ml of Staminade every 10 minutes before you start. If your exercise is strenuous and exceeds 40 minutes, you need to regularly ingest fluids as you go – 250 to 350ml every 15 minutes. Failure to rehydrate after exercise increases the likelihood of waking the next morning still dehydrated – try drinking 350 to 500ml soon after the event. Make sure you replace weight lost during exercise with equal amounts of Staminade, ie. for every 1kg lost replace with 1ltr of Staminade.

8. Why Magnesium?

Magnesium is a multi-tasking mineral that is an essential building block for our body. It is necessary for nearly every chemical process and for the functioning of every system in the body.

9. Is Staminade gluten free?

Staminade powder is gluten free.

10. Is Staminade suitable for diabetics?

There are no sports drinks that are recommended for diabetics. Please confirm this with your doctor.

11. Can I drink Staminade when I'm not exercising?

Staminade is an excellent recovery and recuperation drink after an illness, diarrhoea attack or operation. Staminade will replace the electrolytes lost by your body during these times. But please consult your doctor for advice specific to your condition. Some doctors suggest Staminade is an excellent choice for pregnant women but again please seek your doctor’s advice.

12. What are the environmental benefits of buying Staminade?

Staminade powder tubs, concentrate bottles, cardboard cartons, and even the scoop in the powder tub are all fully recyclable. You are also using less packaging – for instance, a Staminade 585g powder tub makes up the equivalent of 15 x 600ml bottles of ready-to-drink sports drink.

13. Are there other special packs under the Staminade brand?

We also have 22.75g powder sachets (one sachet makes up 350ml of lemon lime sports drink) and a 1.5kg powder tub which makes up 23ltr. These are only available to foodservice customers including the armed forces.

14. How much Staminade powder should I use?

Use as per the instructions on the label: 1 scoop (16.25g) of Staminade powder makes up 250ml. (Don’t use a wet scoop or the powder may clump in the tub).

15. How long can I keep made-up Staminade in the fridge?

Four days maximum.

16. How much does Staminade cost per litre?

Staminade 585g powder at its $9.59 RRP makes up sports drink at $1.07 per litre. Compare that to your average 600ml plastic bottle which can cost more than $5.00 per litre.

17. Where can I buy Staminade?

Stock up when you’re visiting your local Coles, Woolworths or IGA supermarket. Ask your supermarket manager if you can’t find it on the shelves.

18. Can I purchase the product directly from Staminade?

Yes, in carton quantities only, picking up in Sydney or Brisbane:

– Sydney (Villawood) (02) 9728 6155

– Brisbane (Geebung) (07) 3865 5570

Cash or cheques (good ones); sorry no eftpos or credit cards.

19. Can I purchase Staminade merchandise - branded drink bottles, coolers etc.?

Sorry, we don’t produce merchandise. What we do have is a great product at the right price.

20. Will Staminade sponsor my sporting event or team?

As you can imagine we receive requests from many, many worthy groups, teams and individuals. As much as we’d like to offer financial support across the board, we are not looking for any new sponsorships at present.