Have you ever used electrolyte supplements when working out? I haven’t. I have protein powder which I rarely use after working out. I try diet supplements to help decrease my food intake (because well let’s face it, I’m greedy!) but I have never thought to try electrolytes before. I always had them pegged for people who take sports seriously not for someone like me who flits in and out of the fitness department.
But then I received some elete Holistic Hydrate electrolytes. The elete Holistic Hydrate electrolyte supplement is an add in supplement suitable for everyone with no sugars, no flavouring and nothing artificial added. You simply follow the directions on the bottle and add to your favourite drink, be it water, juice, smoothies anything really.
Why use Electrolytes?
Every time muscles move, electrical impulses facilitate these functions. Each time your heart beats, electrical impulses make it happen. Every nerve impulse is dependent on a tiny electrical charge. A number of minerals in electrolyte form are essential for all of these essential functions including magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride.
The charge that electrolytes carry is essential to regulate fluid balance (hydration) and pH balance. For instance, if a person is dehydrated and their electrolyte levels are low or out of balance, one of the results can be that muscles go into cramps or spasms.
The first thing I tried it with is water obviously as I drink a lot of water when exercising, however, I wasn’t fussed on the flavour personally. It tasted like soda water and I’m not really a soda water fan at all so I thought I would give it a whirl in some other drink concoctions.
Recently I have been trying out some weight loss shakes so I have been adding it to smoothies, shakes and juices before I work out. Now I have to admit to the working out being hard work at the minute, my mind is willing but my body isn’t. Motivation is definitely lacking.
elete Holistic Hydrate Electrolyte Supplement added to PhD Woman Strawberry weight loss meal replacement shake. 2 scoops of PhD strawberry powder mixed with 250ml of ice cold coconut water and half a cap of elete Electrolyte Supplement. elete Holistic Hydrate have more hydrate recipes on their blog for inspiration to incorporate this into your daily diet.
That being said I have a physically demanding job. Running around a shop all day, carrying boxes and generally being on the move. After having a few drops with my morning drink, I’m finding I’m not getting as thirsty as I was before taking it. I am also not as drained after finishing work as I usually am.
Comments were also made about me being more alert, pre-coffee on a Monday morning! I know I thought I heard wrong too. I wasn’t sure what to make of this or what to attribute this mammoth achievement too. Granted I am working at being more healthy these days and have introduced a whole load of things previously lacking from my (predominantly chippy based) diet.
So I checked out the website to read some reviews and it seems this new development could be based on adding this supplement to my diet. Colour me shocked, especially as I have avoided reading any reviews/anything about elete supplements prior to taking so I could find any benefits naturally and not be coerced by what I think they should be doing to me!
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. Before trying the supplement I honestly thought I had no need for anything like this. But I was wrong. They have made an impact on me in such a short amount of time and I will be continuing to add them to my drinks, although not to plain water, from now on.
*Disclaimer: I was provided with 4 bottles of the above-mentioned product rrp £7.99 which make 10 litres per bottle, to provide my honest thoughts on the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own based on use of the supplement*