The ingredients, according to the website, included;
It seemed worth a try. I found a 2-for-1 coupon online and ordered two tubs of different flavours. Mike and I both started three days before arrival, 3 times a day. He was driving out and I was going to fly. I've never liked the taste of sports drinks (way too sweet and in-your-face for me), so I really didn't like the taste, but it was certainly no worse than other sports drinks I've had. Mike didn't mind it. Once we arrived in Colorado enroute to New Mexico, we were ready to test it out; but would it work?
This trip would have the most elevation gain of any trip we had done before, so a good test. Starting elevations were high, too: here are the stats on elevation of a couple of our hikes:
-10,300 - 12,000 ft.
-10,400 - 11,800 ft. (with a 25-lb. pack!!!!!)
-7,200 - 8,300 ft.
(there were more similar)
I have to say I felt better than I ever have on one of these trips. I am quite positive that the Acli-mate was a major contributing factor. I had none of the usual symptoms of altitude sickness and was able to climb relatively easily (except with the heavy pack, but that will never be easy, LOL!). I definitely recommend this as part of your preparation for activities at high altitude.
Back to 600 ft.; sigh.....