Frequently Asked Questions

What is elete add-in?

elete add-in formulas are pure, liquid electrolytes in concentrate form that can easily be added to water or any beverage. elete instantly delivers important electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, sodium, and chloride to your body. elete CitriLyte Add-In contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride, plus zinc and citric acid, which participate in the Krebs energy cycle for energy conversion. 

Why are electrolytes so important?

Electrolytes are lost through sweat during intense exercise and/or high temperatures. When electrolytes are depleted from your body, you become tired, cramp easily, and are at risk for dehydration. Replacing electrolytes is essential to keep your body hydrated, to enhance performance, and to help prevent muscle cramps. Electrolytes also help the brain and nervous system transmit and receive important signals and allow the muscles to contract and relax. Some studies show that electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium also support heart function.

What does elete add-in taste like?

Original elete Electrolyte Add-In at full concentration tastes salty.  When added to water, elete does not significantly alter the taste of water.

elete CitriLyte Add-In has a tart flavor. When mixed in water, it has a tart flavor similar to tap water with a lemon slide that's been added.

Usage


When should I take elete?

You can use elete anytime. Whether you're preparing for an event or a quick run or ride, you can add either elete add-in formulas to your water bottle or hydration system and drink it to stay hydrated, boost performance, enhance endurance, and prevent cramps. You can also mix elete with water or your favorite beverage and drink after activity to speed hydration to each cell of the body and support recovery.

Why is elete better than sports drinks?

Unlike most sports drinks, elete doesn't contain sugars, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. These extra ingredients can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and set off the gag reflex. elete delivers just pure electrolytes, so you're replacing only the things (i.e., fluid and electrolytes) you lose when you sweat. elete allows you the option of consuming carbohydrates in whatever way works best for you. elete is the only electrolyte-replacement formula compatible with hydration systems. Other products dye bladders, leave an unpleasant aftertaste, and are difficult to clean out of hydration systems. Cleaning elete from a hydration system is no different than cleaning after normal water use; elete leaves no residue behind. elete also provides electrolytes in significant quantities. Some sports drinks provide only minimal doses of electrolytes. elete contains an optimal balance of critical electrolytes.

Is elete safe to use in my hydration system?

Yes, it is.  elete does not contribute to the growth of mold or bacteria so it is fantastic for hydration systems.  To use elete in your hydration system, add 1 capful per 32 oz or 1 liter; 2 capfuls per 2 liter or 70 oz bladder; 3 capfuls per 3 liters or 100 oz bladder.  When you're done, just clean your pack as you normally would.

Can I take elete even if I'm not active?

Certainly. elete is designed for anyone who wants an alternative to high-priced, high-sugar, high-calorie sodas, juices, and sports drinks. Everyone can benefit from the electrolytes in elete. Electrolytes support a number of vital functions in the body. They not only allow your body to stay hydrated, but electrolytes help the brain and nervous system transmit and receive important signals, help the body's cells generate energy, and allow the muscles to contract and relax. Magnesium, for instance, is an essential mineral that is involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body.

Can I add elete to my sports drink?

Yes. Many athletes find that they need more electrolytes (and a better balance of electrolytes) than what is provided by the average sports drinks, so they will add elete to their sports drink in an amount that suits his or her taste preference. In addition, many athletes will dilute their sports drink to cut the sugar content, but will top of their beverage with elete to add a better balance of electrolytes. Because elete is an electrolyte concentrate, you have the flexibility to add it to any beverage to stay hydrated. Because of the overwhelming sweetness of sports drinks, many athletes prefer to dilute them. This also dilutes the electrolytes available. elete is a great way to get a better balance.

Ingredients


What are the electrolytes in elete?

elete Electrolyte Add-In contains four key electrolytes: magnesium, chloride, sodium, and potassium. Further, elete provides optimal amounts of each electrolyte to power hydration and performance. elete also provides a wholesome balance of minerals and trace minerals that are also important to human health. For instance, elete contains small, or trace amounts, of other elements such as boron, which is necessary for optimal bone and joint health, and zinc, which functions as an antioxidant and promotes cell repair. elete CitriLyte contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride plus zinc and citric acid, which participate in the Krebs energy or the Citric Acid cycle.

Storage


How should I store elete?

It's best to store elete in a cool, dry place, such as cupboard or drawer. There's no need to refrigerate elete.

How long will elete last once I've added it to my water or sports drink?

Tests conducted by our lab show that elete, when added to bottled or tap water or even sports drinks, does not alter the shelf life of the beverage. You can consume any elete-fortified beverage the same way and in the same time period you would with water or your preferred sports drink.

What is the expiration for a small bottle of elete? Where could I find that on the bottle?

The "Best Use By" Date should appear on the very bottom of the bottle. Typically, the expiration date is three years from the bottling date. The "Best Use By" Date is the time frame that we guarantee the product; however, you should know that as an electrolyte concentrate, the product is shelf-stable in that it doesn't grow bacteria or lose potency. However, if you have further questions or concerns about expiration dates and the potency of elete, please feel free to give us a call at 800.669.1297 or e-mail us at info@eletewater.com

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

elete CitriLyte Add-In


What is elete CitriLyte Add-In and how is it different from the original elete Electrolyte Add-In?

Both elete Electrolyte Add-In and elete CitriLyte Add-In share some similarities. Both are pure, liquid electrolyte concentrates designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of athletes during extended training and competition. Both make electrolyte water with minimal flavor. Both provide a complete balance of the electrolytes athletes lose in sweat and exertion. Neither contain calories, carbs, or artificial ingredients. Both allow athletes the freedom to dose as much or as little electrolytes as desired. However, there are some key points in which the products differ from one another.

elete CitriLyte Add-In features zinc and citric acid. Zinc is a trace mineral, meaning the body requires it in very small, or trace amounts. Zinc is important for mental and immune function. Citric acid occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables, notably citrus fruits. In biochemistry, it is an important intermediary in the citric acid cycle and it, therefore, occurs in the metabolism of humans and many species. When mixed in water, elete CitriLyte has a light, tart flavor, very similar to if you’d added a lemon slice or wedge to your water. CitriLyte allows athletes to significantly increase the dosage of electrolytes to their water without significantly altering water’s palatability. CitriLyte is ideal for those individuals sensitive to mineral flavor.

How is elete CitriLyte (and elete Electrolyte Add-In) different from sports drinks, gels, and other electrolyte products?

Most sports drinks, gels, and electrolyte-replacement products contain one (sodium) or two (sodium + potassium) electrolytes. While the sweet taste of sports punch can initially encourage drinking, in the long run, it can ultimately hinder fluid intake when athletes max out on sugar before meeting their electrolytes needs. Besides over-emphasizing sugar, many products over-emphasize salt, which is an electrolyte that is already in excess in the diet. elete Add-In products have a lower emphasis on sodium, but emphasize magnesium, an essential electrolyte often omitted from many hydration products because it is more expensive. Magnesium is essential to proper muscle function and it acts as the team captain of the electrolytes, ensuring that electrolytes are directed to where they are needed so they can perform their roles.

When should I use CitriLyte?

Like original elete Electrolyte Add-In, elete CitriLyte can be used before, during, or after training and competition. We recommend adding CitriLyte to your drinking water and sipping on it throughout the day to ensure optimal electrolyte status by building the body’s stores of electrolytes. You can also add CitriLyte to water during your workout to replace the electrolytes you are losing in sweat and muscle exertion. Using CitriLyte afterwards can support recovery.