In 1980, the Japanese company Otsuka Pharmaceutical launched a new beverage called Pocari Sweat. "Pocari" has no meaning, it was chosen because of its cute sound. "Sweat" was chosen for the purpose of replacing water and electrolytes lost by perspiring. It contains water, sugar, citric acid, flavoring and salt. I've known about it since first moving to Japan, but I haven't tried it. People say it has a grapefruity taste and is refreshing. For native English speakers, a drink called sweat doesn't sound very appealing. The sports drink, Pocari Sweat is sold across Asia, the Middle East, and Australia in bottles, cans, and powder form.