APTONIA ISO + isotonic drink test


What is an isotonic drink ?

A drink is said to be isotonic when its density is close to blood's one. This property makes it possible to optimize the absorption of the components in the intestine.
Particular attention should be paid to preparation in hot weather; it's indeed advisable to dilute it with a little more water when the temperatures rise.

Technical sheet

Average analysis 100g 38g
Energy values 372kcal (1582kJ) 141kcal (601kJ)
Fat < 0,1g < 0,1g
Including saturated fat < 0,1g < 0,1g
Carbohydrates 93g 35g
Including sugars 67g 25g
Proteins < 1g < 0,5g
Sodium 1g 0,4g
Salt 2,5g 1g
Potassium 800mg (40%) 304mg (15%)
Zinc 5mg (50%) 1,9mg (19%)
Vitamin B1 0,74mg (67%) 0,28mg (26%)
Vitamin B2 0,6mg (43%) 0,23mg (16%)

Test condition

During the preparation of Albi marathon, I tested the drink on my long runs. 4 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes, 2 hours, 2 hours 20 minutes and 2 hours 15 minutes. I started each of these sessions with 650ml of prepared drink.

During the first long run I took a sip every km, on the second, every 2 km, on the third, every 3 km and on the fourth, I did it as I wanted.
I only tasted the lemon taste.

My review

I have rarely used exercise drink, just water, even on the marathons I have done.
The very attractive price of the Aptonia drink finished convincing me to try it.
I am not disappointed, I felt a real contribution during long runs, I felt less tired during and especially after the effort.
On my first run, with a sip every kilometer, I thought it was too much. It quickly nauseated me and I had stomach discomfort.
For the second and third runs, with a sip every 2 or 3 kilometers, I really appreciated. No sickness, no discomfort. I really had good and pleasant feelings.
For the fourth run, I drank whenever I felt the need, I felt the same benefits as on the 2 previous 2 runs.

However, I still advise that you have to drink regularly every 2 or 3 km, or every 10 minutes for example. This will keep you away from forgetting and getting dehydrated.

Note that there are several formats :

- the 650g standard which makes possible to reconstitute seventeen 500ml cans of drink.
- the 2kg economic format which makes possible to reconstitute fifty-two 500ml cans of drink.
- the unit, much less economical, 38g which makes possible to reconstitute one 500ml can of drink.


A really pleasant drink, which allows you to maintain your effort in good conditions. It's relatively well proportioned with almost all the necessary elements for endurance sports. I think it can also bring more during Interval training. I invite you to read a comparison of energy drinks on website of dietitian Nicolas Aubineau (in French).

  • His price.
  • The little pronounced taste.
  • Its composition.
  • Exists in an 2kg economic format.
  • The sweet taste which in the end can be disgusting on a long competition.

Global Rating


Other related tests :
Naturium from Nutrisens

  • I don't say it will be easy, I says it will worth it.

  • If you want something you've never had, you'll have to do what you've never done before.

  • Your attitude matters more than your abilities. Zig Ziglar

  • Motivation is when dreams put on their work clothes. Benjamin Franklin

  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

  • I do it because I can. I can because I want it. I want it because I'm told that I can't.

  • If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. Will Smith

  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. W. P. Kinsella

  • Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. Belva Davis

  • Go to the end of things before giving up.

  • Not having tried is worse than failure.

  • Every expert was once a beginner.

  • If you don't succeed the first time, shake and try again. Aaliyah

  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford

  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

  • Crying can give you sympathy, sweat will give you results. Laurent Vicente

  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

  • Crying can give you sympathy, sweat will give you results. Laurent Vicente

  • Don't think limits. Usain Bolt

  • Running is the only medicine that my legs and my head, but also my heart and my soul, need. Laurent Vicente

  • A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle. Bouddha

  • If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. Zatopek

  • Is defeated only whoever believes it. Fernando de Rojas

  • I never lose. I either win or learn. Nelson Mandela

  • I often hear someone say I'm not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. Bart Yasso

  • I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards. Alberto Salazar

  • May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. Irish Blessing

  • Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving out. Keep going. Jillian Michaels

  • No matter how fast you run, you'll always be faster than those who sit on their couch. Richard Paradis

  • Ask yourself: « Can I give more? ». The answer is usually: « Yes ». Paul Tergat

  • The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. John Bingham

  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. Oscar Wilde

  • No one ever drowned in sweat.

  • Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley

  • Experience is a lantern that is worn on the back and that never shines the path. Confucius

  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • That little voice inside your head that says you can't do it, well... it's a liar!

  • Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

  • Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

  • Each step count.

  • Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or your predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

  • We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. Roger Bannister

  • You do not get to the summit by overtaking others, but by overtaking yourself.

  • Life's battles don't always go to the strongest or fastest man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the fellow who thinks he can. Steve Prefontaine

  • To win a race, the swiftness of a dart availeth not without a timely start. Jean de la Fontaine

  • If you feels good racing an ultramarathon, don't worry, it will pass... Guillaume Millet

  • Never allow your fear to grow larger than your faith. Jillian Michaels

  • Why choose to fail when success is an option? Jillian Michaels