Who Uses elete?

Athletes love elete (and tablytes, too!) because it allows them to replace the essential electrolytes they lose without consuming all of the sugar and calories commonly found in most sports drinks. Also, elete doesn’t cause many of the negative side effects, e.g., stomach cramping and nausea that may occur with sugar-laden electrolyte “sports performance” products. Because elete Electrolyte Add-In and elete CitriLyte are electrolyte concentrates, both products allow athletes to consume energy and carbs in the manner that works best for them. Cyclists, runners, and athletes of all types can benefit from elete. Check out the info below for specific tips on using elete in your favorite sport or adventure.

Cyclist elete sponsored athlete Ryan Draper

During a long, intense ride and/or hot weather, it’s critical to stay hydrated. Use elete in your water bottle or hydration pack to deliver metered consumption of electrolytes throughout your ride.

Tips for Cyclists >
Runners elete sponsored athlete Lora Erickson

Runners and triathletes are especially vulnerable to dehydration and imbalanced electrolyte levels. Hyponatremia, or a low level of sodium in the blood, can occur if one consumes too much water and not enough electrolytes.

Tips for Runners >
Outdoor Adventure elete sponsored athlete Devin Wayman

Heading for the great outdoors? Don’t forget elete! It helps boost energy levels for tough climbs, but is still lightweight and easy to carry. elete is the only electrolyte that is hydration-pack compatible. It won’t stain, leave a funny smell or aftertaste, and elete in your hydration pack requires no more cleanup than plain water.

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Workout in the Gym

For fitness enthusiasts who are watching their weight, staying hydrated with a sports drink during a workout can be a losing battle. Many sports drinks are high in sugar and calories, which can cause you to take in more calories than you burn. Did you know the average sports drink contains as many sugar calories as Kool-Aid® (Kool-Aid is a registered mark of Kraft Foods Holdings). Plus, many sports drinks contain only one or two electrolytes. elete Electrolyte Add-In and elete CitriLyte provide a balance of the major electrolytes and is the ideal alternative for those who want to enhance performance without the calories, carbs, and artificial gunk.

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Kids and Families

Use elete to make healthier hydration for kids and the whole family. It is easy to make a homemade sports drink using half the sugar by mixing unsweetened punch mix, reduced sugar and elete. elete is sugar-free, so it won’t harm teeth. The larger sizes also provide a great value for families and can be used with the pocket bottle to make 5 gallons of electrolyte drink for the whole family/team. Mom or Dad can also carry elete with them on rides, hikes, etc. for instant hydration on the go. If kids are sensitive to the mineral flavor, try elete CitriLyte Add-In, which adds a hint of tart flavor.


Many athletes with diabetes face limited options with sports drinks. elete, however, contains no refined carbohydrates, sugars, artificial sweeteners, and can be added to either water to make pure electrolyte water or to any sugar-free beverage. elete is also lower in sodium than typical sports drinks and provides magnesium, which is left out of many sports drinks. Magnesium is essential for both insulin production and uptake.*

elete Athlete Tips

  • According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, “Strenuous exercise apparently increases urinary and sweat losses that may increase magnesium requirements by 10-20%. A magnesium intake less than 260 mg/day for male and 220 mg/day for female athletes may result in a magnesium-deficient status. [Magnes Res.Sep;19(3):180-9., 2006]
  • The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends athletes drink 17 ounces (500 ml) of fluid two hours before exercise and at regular intervals during exercise to replace water lost through sweat.
  • The ACSM further recommends athletes consume the proper amount of electrolytes if exercising intensely for more than one hour.

elete Cycling Tips

For hydration packs, elete is a must

  • If you use a hydration pack, using the cap of the elete Electrolyte Add-In pocket bottle, add 2 to 3 capfuls of elete (2 capfuls for 70 oz. of water; 3 for 100 oz.—or double if you tend to cramp) to your hydration pack. Shake pack gently to disperse the electrolytes. Zip the bladder into the pack and you’re ready to go. When you’re done, elete cleans up easily with water. It won’t grow a lab experiment in the bladder or valves or leave a lingering aftertaste.
  • For a 20-24 oz. of water, add a capfull of the elete pocket bottle, filled to the top of the threads, shake, and drink.
  • If you normally use a sports drink, but dilute it to reduce the sweetness or overall sugar intake, you’re also diluting electrolytes, which may lead to cramping as well as impaired performance and recovery. Use elete to top off the electrolytes in your bottle and stay hydrated. For cyclists who like to use gels rather than sports drinks, elete is perfect to use in conjunction with gels to add a balanced blend of electrolytes.
  • Cyclists also like tablytes to support muscle function. One tablyte can be taken at the beginning of the ride with another tablyte taken for the return trip or recovery.
  • For longer rides, take along a couple of tablytes stored in a Ziploc bag and a pocket bottle of elete. Both are light and compact and fit easily into your jersey pocket.

elete Runners Tips

  • To ensure optimal hydration during your run, tuck an elete pocket bottle in your jersey or running shorts. The bottle is lightweight, compact, and you can shoot a few drops of elete on your tongue to instantly replace electrolytes and ward off fatigue.
  • After your run, consume one tablyte with water [or your preferred beverage] to increase electrolyte levels and support post-recovery.

elete Hiking and Backpacking Tips

  • For your hydration pack, using elete’s pocket bottle, add 2 to 3 capfuls of elete (2 capfuls for 70 oz. of water; 3 for 100 oz.) to your hydration pack. Shake pack gently to disperse the electrolytes.
  • For 24-32 oz. of water, add 1 capful, shake to mix and drink
  • elete fits easily in your pack and is tolerant to a wide range of temperatures and conditions making it an ideal solution for backpacking. elete’s pocket bottle weighs less than 2 oz., yet makes 2.5 gallons of electrolyte water.

elete @ the Gym Tips

  • Keep an elete pocket bottle (filled with either elete Electrolyte Add-In or elete CitriLyte) in your gym bag along with a water bottle. Before your workout, fill your water bottle with water and elete and drink throughout your workout. elete will help you stay hydrated, recover more quickly, and won’t add extra calories.
  • Electrolytes are essential to muscle function. Potassium and magnesium, for example, help muscles to contract and relax properly*
  • Following exercise, it’s important to replace electrolytes lost through sweat and activity. Electrolytes can help with recovery and prevent painful post-exercise muscle cramps. Whether you’d prefer to obtain electrolytes to support post recovery from a beverage fortified with elete Electrolyte Add-In or in a tablet with tablytes, both products are an excellent way to replace electrolytes after a workout!
  • Many professional weightlifters swear by elete and tablytes because it helps them recover more quickly.

elete Electrolyte Add-In™, elete CitriLyte Add-In™, and tablytes™ are available at bike shops, natural products and select specialty retailers.

To find a retailer in your area, call us at 800.669.1297 or e-mail us at info@eletewater.com

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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.