In case you hadn’t noticed (and I wouldn’t blame you for not) then it’s currently the Great British Summertime. And occasionally, the sun emerges from behind the clouds and blesses us with its presence. When it does, I feel like I need to take on even more water and I find hitting the gym even harder than usual. I turn into a big, hot sweaty mess and find myself chugging back more and more council pop. But hydration isn’t all about H2O, as I learnt when I tried electrolytes from elete Holistic Hydrate.
What are electrolytes?
So what the hell are electrolytes? Well, it’s hard to explain without getting a little bit technical and if you’re intrigued by all the science stuff, then check out elete’s page about hydration. In the meantime, I will cut through the complicated biological explanation and keep it simple.
Electrolytes make it easier for your body to hydrate by encouraging fluid transportation around the body. So when you are in need of re-hydrating (e.g. when you’re sweating your ass off in a stuffy gym in the summer), then you can add them to your water, your juice or your smoothie to speed up your fluid intake and replenish your lost minerals. Simples!
How do you take them?
The electrolytes from elete are really easy to use – you just add 2.5ml to your 1l of water. You can’t taste them – you don’t even notice they are there.
What are the benefits?
Elete’s electrolytes are totally natural – no sugar, no calories, no colouring, no flavouring or any bad stuff at all actually. They dissolve really easily in water and won’t have any impact on your tummy.
When I ramped up my exercise regime in the run up to our wedding, I started adding them to my water bottle and I really noticed the difference. I didn’t feel as thirsty during workouts, which meant 1l lasted me for a session, and my recovery time seemed shorter. I’d definitely recommend giving them a try if you want to step up your training game or even if you just need a bit of help getting the wet stuff in you!
Have you ever used electrolytes before? What did you think?