thread: Warning

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jun 2005


    Morning all - I thought I would post up a warning to you all.

    The other day I grabbed a bottle of Thorpedo water. I am not usually a fan of sports waters but I really needed something and was sick of water and didnt want coke or anything too sugary.

    As I am taking my swigs, I start reading about the water additives. In tiny fine print on the back it says that the water was unsuitable for children under 15 and pregnant women.

    Now this shocked me, what on earth do they add to water that makes it unsuitable for both women and children? Children adore Ian and would pruchase this drink on the basis that he produces it (I looked on his website and it says that he doesnt just lend his name to the company, he owns shares in the manufacturer and was involved in the process of developing it). Apart from the children factor, if it is so unsuitable for pregnant women the warning should be widely known but nothing is mentioned on the water's own website.

    So take care ladies as I was really stunned at this. We hear warnings about Listeria and deli foods but never water!!

  2. #2
    Kirsty77 Guest

    This also happened to me but it wasn't the thorpedo water it was another type of flavoured sports water.I bought the orange flavoured one and after drinking a few sips I read the side and was totally shocked!

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    Really? That is really odd - I would never have thought that sports water would be a problem.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Mar 2005
    Sydney, NSW

    I am really suprised as I think 90% of Ian Thorpe's customers would be kids. Hope the parents all know this. What a shocker.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    wow. that is terrible. thanks for letting us know before we all go out and get any!


  6. #6
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Back in Brisvegas :)

    It's interesting because when I was really ill with the M/S I found there were times that the only thing I could keep down was the lemon/lime Gatorade/Powerade. I told my GP about it, she said I shouldn't worry about drinking it and harming the baby - the aim was simply to be able to keep whatever I could in my stomach.

    Then when I told my sis about it (she has a DD 2 1/2) she told me her Dr had said a definate NO to sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade.

    Oh well, bubs appears fine and thank god the M/S appears to be gone for now!

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains

    hmm... in the standard letter from my OB, he says Glucose drinks are often well tolerated. People try Lucozade and even coke. (This is for coping with morning sickness btw). The best tolerated drinks to take are Gatorade, Staminade and Isosport type drinks. The balance of sugar and salt helps the stomach to absorb the water.

    Dunno who to believe now! I guess these drinks are designed as re-hydration drinks, so they do their job if you're not well, or if you've been playing sport. I have heard if you drink them just as an everyday drink, the electrolytes and things in them build up in your system, and that's not good. (something like that anyway).

    Perhaps save the sports drinks/waters for if m/s gets too much, or if it's been a pretty active day. Not if you're spending your days sleeping and reading BellyBelly like I do at the moment! LOL

  8. #8
    Fee Guest

    That's really interesting … thanks for the warning!

  9. #9
    Registered User

    May 2004

    I used to love drinking Aquaveta water and apparently that isn't safe for pregnant women and children. I was totally shocked, here I thought it was just water with some flavouring and some vitamins in it!!

    I hope parents know about Thorpedo water is no good for their kids and pregnant women know too!!