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Dr. James Robert Cade has died. I had read about him in the past and what a great story the invention of Gatorade is! You have to read the book.

Necessity truly is the mother of invention.

I bet each of us has used this product and has been effected by this creation in one way or another.

Do you have any stories on how this product effected you?

One Of The Creators Of Gatorade Has Died - One of the men responsible for one of the most popular sports drinks in the world has died.

The University of Florida says Dr. James Robert Cade, who was instrumental in developing Gatorade, has died at age 80.

In 1965, Cade, along with Dr. Dana Shires, Dr. H. James Free and Dr. Alejandro de Quesada were approached by a UF assistant coach who asked them figure out why so many of the players were being affected by the heat and what could be done about it.

In their research, the doctors found the players were losing fluids and electrolytes through sweat and burning large amounts of carbohydrates for energy that were not being replaced. To combat these effects, the team created a concoction they called 'Gatorade,' a precisely balanced carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage that would help Gator players replace key components lost through sweating and exercise.
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