How to Use elete to Support Proper Muscle Function 

For Sporting Events or Endurance Activities:

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elete sponsored athlete Richard Webb
We recommend that fluids balanced with electrolytes be consumed for all hydration needs during high-intensity sporting events and/or endurance activities. Using pure electrolyte water made with either elete add-in formulas is a great way to meet this need. When elete is added (according to the directions) to pure water, it will have a natural water taste. elete can also be used to make a custom sports drink, to top off diluted sports drinks, or to increase the electrolyte potency of other sports drinks. Drops of pure original elete Electrolyte Add-In, which have a strong salty taste, can be placed directly on the tongue and then chased with water or any beverage. It is important to stay hydrated and maintain electrolyte balance during any intense endurance activity in order to prevent cramps or spasms. Using elete will not only help replace lost electrolytes, but will also help fuel the hydration process.

Some people who experience severe cramping can benefit from using elete at double the measurement recommended on the label. This will give a stronger mineral flavor to pure electrolyte water, but many people notice the mineral flavor less when they are sweating heavily. If you are one, though, that is sensitive to mineral flavor, we suggest using elete CitriLyte Add-In, which contains the original elete Electrolyte Add-In, but with citric acid and zinc. elete CitriLyte provides sports-drink levels of electrolytes with no more flavor than a glass of water at a restaurant.

For Other Muscle Cramps and Spasms:

fueling muscles with electrolytes

We recommend that you make up some elete water and carry it in a water bottle to be sipped on throughout the day or you can store it in the refrigerator to drink instead of plain water.

Additional Recommendations for People Who Suffer from Cramps:

Some people may benefit from consuming a calcium supplement along with using elete.

Appropriate stretching can be very important and helpful in preventing muscle cramps.

When experiencing a muscle cramp, the body will usually release the cramp when the opposite, or counter muscle to the one that is cramping, is flexed. For example, if you are experiencing a cramp in your calf muscle, it may release if you flex your foot toward your knee.

If you are experiencing night cramps, you may find it helpful to make sure your bedding is not forcing any particular muscle to stay flexed in one, fixed position while you sleep. It may also help to drink a glass of water with elete or to take a tablyte before going to bed.

Improve Electrolyte Levels and Balance Through Your Food:

balanced nutrition

elete Electrolyte Add-In, which has a strong, salty taste at full strength, can be used to replace ordinary table salt in cooking and at the table to provide a balance of important electrolytes rather than just sodium chloride.

elete CitriLyte Add-In has a light, tart flavor when mixed in water, similar to tap water with a slice of lemon added.

Muscles need sufficient electrolytes—sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, etc. —in proper balance in order to function properly. The body manipulates the balance of these minerals inside and outside of muscle cells in order to get the muscles to contract and relax. An imbalance or deficiency of these electrolytes can cause problems with the body’s electrical impulses, which can lead to muscle cramps and/or spasms. These imbalances with electrolytes can cause muscles to contract but not relax or to randomly contract. You may have read that potassium, magnesium, or calcium, by themselves, is helpful, which is true to a degree, but misses the point that the body uses a balance of these minerals in order to keep muscles functioning properly.

Electrolyte imbalances and deficiencies can occur due to imbalances or deficiencies in the diet, hyperexcretion from sweat, urination, diarrhea, or excretion caused by medication, including diuretics, as well as problems with absorption.* Electrolyte deficiencies can also be caused by increased demand for minerals in the body such as in the case of pregnancy or healing.*

elete Electrolytes provide an excellent balance of potassium, magnesium, and sodium in their electrolyte/ionic state, which do not need to be broken down in order to be assimilated or utilized by the body. They also aid in the proper utilization of calcium within the body.*

Whenever your body loses fluids, you are also losing electrolytes. The loss of electrolytes alone can create the problems described above, but dehydration can also cause cramps or spasms. Replacing electrolytes along with fluids will fuel the rehydration process as well as help prevent electrolyte shortages. For this reason, either elete add-in formula can be added to water or other beverages–depending on your taste preferences.

Read more about electrolytes and muscle cramps in this PDF document

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Athletes shown have received free product for personal use. Sarah Kaufmann is employed by elete.