Not everyone wants to chug a fluorescent blue Arctic Blitz-flavored Gatorade after a workout. While the flashy colors, labeling, and advertisements are enticing, they might not be the best choice for refueling a body hungry for nutrients. Nearly all recovery and electrolyte replacement drinks these days are loaded with empty calories, sugars, and artificial colors and flavors. Exactly what your body doesn’t want after losing lots of salt and sweat.

Fortunately, there’s a company that has recognized this issue and is producing a great product right here in the Inland Northwest. Senseable Supplements, out of Liberty Lake, makes Lyte Balance Electrolyte Concentrate using more than 30 years of research. It contains zero calories, zero sweeteners, and zero flavorings. Add it to your favorite drinks, smoothies, and even foods!

Why do you need electrolytes? Reduced muscle cramping, quicker recovery, improved circulation, improved energy, and blood pressure regulation to name a few. Lyte Balance also has 10 times the potassium of Gatorade, and 50mg of magnesium, while Gatorade has zero.

In this age of glitzy marketing, it’s nice to know there are still simple and effective products out there that just do their job, do it well, and don’t need a slow-motion LaBron James dunk to sell their stuff. // (Erik Prichard)

 

To find out why you need electrolytes, be sure to check out Brad Thiessen’s article on refueling after a workout.