Pocari Sweat, a soft drink that smoothly replenishes water and electrolytes

Although it is a drink with a strange name, it is a soft drink that smoothly replenishes the water and electrolytes lost by sweating, and is a kind of sports drink like Gatorade.

You can get the ones in PET bottles anywhere in Japan, such as vending machines and convenience stores. The price is the same as other soft drinks such as cola, juice and green tea.

Manufactured by a pharmaceutical company that produces medical infusions, the ingredients are determined to maximize the rate of absorption of water and electrolytes.

What is Pocari Sweat and can I drink it?

Materials of Pocari Sweat

Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, salt, acidulants, flavors, potassium chloride, calcium lactate, amino acids, maginesium chloride, vitamins

Gluten-free Low-gluten Wheat-free Low FODMAPs High FODMAPs
with Beef with Pork with Daily with Egg for Vegetarian
Restaurant Fast food Food supermarket Convenience store Drug store

Differences between Pocari Sweat, Aquarius and Gatorade

It is a soft drink that has been researched so that it can efficiently replenish the water and electrolytes lost from the body due to sweating during exercise and daily life. Therefore, it is taken to recover from dehydration and prevent heat stroke. It’s a little sweet and doesn’t contain carbonic acid.

In Japan, tap water can be drunk as it is, so there was no custom to buy and drink water from the beginning, and Pocari Sweat first appeared in 1980.

Pocari Sweat and Coca-Cola’s Aquarius divide the sports drink market into two. Pocari Sweat is said to be a little sweeter and less sour than Aquarius. Gatorade is famous in America and Europe, but Pocari Sweat is about half as sweet as Gatorade. Gatorade was sold in Japan in the past, but it has not been manufactured or sold in Japan since 2015.

Try to drink Pocari Sweat!

How much ?

  • $ 1, 500ml pet bottle
  • $ 1.5. 2L pet bottle

Where can I get Pocari Sweat?

  • Vending machine
  • Convenience stores, food supermarket, and drug stores

Precautions when drinking Pocari Sweat

Everyone can drink Pocari Sweat with confidence.

Japanese writer’s comment for Pocari Sweat

Pocari Sweat is said by English-speaking people to be a drink with a strange name.

It seems that “Pocari” has no particular meaning, but “Sweat” means perspiration, so you may feel uncomfortable.

It was named because it replenishes the ingredients lost by sweat. Pocari Sweat is sold in 20 countries and regions, mainly in Asia, but not in America, Europe or Oceania.

However, it seems that some people drink in Japan and become fans, and some people buy powder-type products online after returning. You can get it anywhere, so I recommend you to try it once.