Sunday, September 6, 2009

Make All of Your Drinks Elete

From time to time, I like to write little reviews about products that I use that I think are just wonderful. I'm not given these items to review by companies, nor am I paid to review them, I just like to share with others something that may be useful to them. A lot of times people tell me about the things I share about, so I like to pass the knowledge on. This one I have to give credit to Poppa Morgan for, as it was his discovery.

Living in Texas, we can get some very extreme temperatures. Having a husband who likes to play paintball and other sports, loving to take walks at the park myself, taking prenatal yoga, and just being pregnant, I often worry about dehydration. Talan is still breastfed and drinks expressed milk while he's wandering around, so of course he gets everything that he needs from that. Anyway, of course there's Gatorade, which is full of sugar and other nasty preservatives. Then there's Pedialyte which is actually becoming more popular amongst athletic teams than Gatorade as an electrolyte enhancer, being that it has much less sugar and other additives. But, it is full of calories and it's also not the best tasting stuff in the world either.

Poppa Morgan was flipping through a magazine one day and saw an ad for Elete electrolyte add in and did a little reading up on it.

Many sports drinks and electrolyte enhancers boast about providing one with sodium and potassium. That's great, but sodium and potassium aren't the only electrolytes that can be found in the human body, they are just the two found in most abundance. Elete not only provides a person with sodium and potassium, but magnesium and chloride as well, two other electrolytes that are needed by the human body. Not only that, Elete contains pure electrolytes. This means that it is free of sugars, calories, and carbohydrates unlike other electrolyte drinks. Even Pedialyte has 100 calories per serving! Being that Elete has all of these great properties, it has been proven to work wonders for those who have horrible muscle cramps and spasms, as they often occur as the result of an electrolyte imbalance.

Elete comes in two forms, a liquid add in and a tablet form that you take with water. We use the liquid add in.

As for taste, Elete is not supposed to drastically alter the taste of whatever drink you mix it in, and it doesn't as far as juices are concerned, but with water, you can somewhat catch a hint of a salty taste. We've found that adding a little lime or lemon juice helps that little problem.

As for price, as I always say, you get what you pay for. The smallest bottle of Elete is the pocket bottle which makes 10 - 32 ounce servings. It is recommended to purchase a pocket bottle for easy transport. Once you finish up the pocket bottle, you can purchase a refill bottle and just transfer the Elete from the refill bottle to the pocket bottle. The refill bottles come in a 16 ounce size (makes approx. 48 gallons) and a 32 ounce size (makes approx. 96 gallons). The directions on how many teaspoonfuls of Elete to put in a corresponding amount of liquid are on each bottle and are very easy to read and understand. I would probably still have a full pocket bottle if Poppa Morgan hadn't gotten hold of mine after using up his, but he bought a refill bottle so it's water under the bridge.

If you live in a city or state in which there are extreme temperatures, I definitely think you should give Elete a try. Much more natural than the other electrolyte enhancers out there, and for some people, can help reduce muscle cramping and spasms.

You can purchase Elete visiting the official website HERE.
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  1. Great review! I live in the North East so we don't have extreme temperatures, but good to know since it can help muscle cramping.

    BTW, just saw you responded to my discussion on MBC. I am following! :)

  2. Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

  3. Sorry - meant to say that my chiropractor recommends Elete after years of searching for a suitable product. I couldn't live without it now - it keeps me hydrated in a way that I simply couldn't manage before - and now that awful dehydration headache is banished (almost) for good ! I can't speak highly enough of it so well done you for posting about it - no-one else is !