By now, you may have heard of the buzz around Protein. Up until a few years ago, the only people who seemed to care about protein were bodybuilders and weightlifters because protein helps to repair the damaged muscles.
Nowdays, protein not only is popular among weightlifters, it has made its way into the endurance community as well. There is no questions that protein is a valueable choice in your recovery food or drink of choice because of its abilities to repair musle, but is protein essential to your "during" sports drink.
Accelerade, one of the leading sports drink, does have a 4 to 1 Carbohydrate to Protein Ratio. Based on their studies, they believe that protein not only helps with recovery, but also with your energy and endurance during a workout.
I am sure the question of "Protein in Sports Drinks?" will be discussed for many years to come. Check out this article and see for yourself.