Summer is coming!! So, when and how should you be supplementing electrolytes?
For athletes and weekend warriors, commercialised sports drinks are not only a waste of money, they can actually be detrimental to their health. Most sports drinks you see on the market today are packed with refined sugars, artificial flavours and chemicals. This chemistry lab concoction gives you spike in energy you desire but because it is from artificial sources it isn’t sustainable and can actually send you in dehydration quicker.
If you exercise for 30 minutes or less at a time, then filtered room temperature water is the best thing for your body. You generally will only need an electrolyte supplement when you are exercising in excess of 60 minutes, doing high intensity training or training too close to the sun. For this you should have something that incorporates vitamins, minerals and salts, it should all be in its natural concentrate and the fewer additives the better.
When it comes down to it, Naturalyte is as close as you will get to a squeeze lemon into fresh water. Naturalyte is nothing but 100% real wholesome fruit and salts. The unique formulation developed by Temple Nutrition allows the body to absorb all the salts, minerals and vitamins it needs to keep you hydrated and energised. The added honey powder not only gives you sustainable energy, it also is packed in immune boosting anti-biotics that fend off any nasties while you are out on those long runs or rides.