New research suggests many people- especially athletes and those following paleo, keto, or low-carb diet- are actually undersalted. As athletes, we already have proper hydration on our radar. Most of us know that to stay properly hydrated, plain H2O just won’t cut it... we also need to replace lost electrolytes (salts) that we lose when we sweat, especially when we work out in the heat.
Of course, there are a number of electrolyte products filling the gap, some quite terrible and loaded with sugar, toxic dyes and other junk you don't need. Then there are others that don’t have the sugar and other crap BUT they taste more like a prep solution for a colonic than something you’d actually enjoy drinking...
But there are a few that do it right. LMNT Element Labs is at the top of the Doing-It-Right list.
What most of the popular electrolyte drinks on the market do wrong is include too low amounts of electrolytes and miss the mark on the “optimal ratio”. LMNT Recharge gives you more electrolytes in the ideal ratio:
Pioneered by Robb Wolf (biochemist and 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat), Elemental Labs has taken the latest science and formulated an electrolyte mix that hits all the right salty notes, both in what the body actually needs (and doesn’t need). It comes in a variety of flavors so tasty, you might just end up with a little addiction… the healthy kind!
So, you know you need your salt and you know Elemental has got the right ratios according to science... The real question is...
What flavor to choose? With seven different deliciously salty flavors, it can be hard to decide! To help you out, here’s our top picks:
Citrus and Orange Salt are two of our favorite flavors. Citrus salt tastes a little like a margarita, without the tequila. Of course, no reason you can’t celebrate a tough training session by throwing in a shot after your workout, right??
Chocolate salt is quite yummy too and makes a great addition to your morning or afternoon coffee.
Wanna spice things up? Give Mango Chile or Lemon Habanero a try. Interesting and tasty flavors with a hint of heat