I've been doing short runs this summer (~5k in more or less half an hour) and I decided to buy this powder to make isotonic drinks to recover after the exercise.
I know that in such a short time I have mostly lost water and salts from my body but I don't know if drinking an isotonic drink is useful or if it would be fine if I just drank some water afterwards.
When is it useful to drink an isotonic drink? How long should the exercise be? Does it make a difference in my recovery in my particular situation?