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Vitalyte’s electrolyte replacement drink formula contains the perfect combination of glucose and electrolytes

  • Missions International of America and Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement

    Missions International of AmericaMissions International of America takes several education, medical and construction teams to Savanette, Haiti every year. We can’'t imagine how we would take care of our teams without Vitalyte. We keep a package of it on the table at all times and insist team members use it when they refill their water bottles. On a few occasions, people have felt weak and shaky and after being given Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement they have immediately felt better. We are so thankful that we have this product to help keep our team healthy in the hot humid conditions in Haiti.

  • Our Electrolyte Formula for Tennis is Packed with Electrolytes

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    Our Fatigue Fighting Electrolyte Formula for Tennis is Packed with Essential Electrolytes

    At Vitalyte we are big tennis fans! Whether it's a nail biting semi-final at the French or a mid-night match deep in the fifth set at Flushing, we go nuts for tennis action. And we are proud to support players from youth to pro to those on the senior circuit. That's why we need to take a moment to brag about one of our very own. Gregg Hepner is a Vitalyte brand ambassador and has been having some great victories over the last few weeks. This Sacramento resident made it to the finals of The Plaza 70's Open Tournament at the Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City. Although the championship trophy eluded him, Greg felt great about his chances as he entered the Palm Springs Racquet Club Tournament as the third seed the following week. And he was correct! He made it to the semis once again. At age 69, Gregg doesn't let anything keep him from playing the game he loves. That's why Vitalyte is always in his bottle court side to help him stay hydrated. Our fatigue fighting electrolyte formula for tennis is packed with all the essential electrolytes a player needs to be at the top of their game. So even if you're not battling for national rankings like Gregg, we can help you be at your best while you're practicing that overhead smash!

  • Vitalyte Electrolyte Drink Mix for Hangovers

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    Vitalyte Electrolyte Drink Mix is Packed with Essential Electrolytes Your Body Needs for Optimal Hydration

    You know that feeling: a dull headache, your mouth feels like the Sahara Desert and even the thought of tequila makes you want to grab the nearest garbage can. Oh the lovely hangover! You've officially sworn it off multiple times! But somehow when your favorite team is winning and you're having a good time with friends, your memory of the "day after effect" isn't as sharp as it should be. So now the damage is done, your Sunday productivity is diminished to laying in a dark room and your only chance for recovery is ordering a pizza and taking a few aspirin. Well once you order that thin crust with extra cheese, turn off your phone and let us give you some pointers. At Vitalyte we know a thing or two about enjoying a Saturday night without letting Sunday morning be too much of a drag. First and foremost it's important to consume water with every alcohol drink you have. Ideally try to have 8-10 ounces of water after each glass of wine, beer or cocktail. Second, drink an electrolyte replacement drink mix before you go out and when you come home so you can help stave off alcohol induced dehydration. Finally when you get up the next morning, drink an additional 8-10 ounces of electrolyte formula. Vitalyte is the ideal way to make sure that the dehydrating effects of your favorite red or IPA don't linger too long. Packed with all the essential electrolytes your body needs for optimal hydration and free from anything artificial, our electrolyte drink mix for hangovers is a great way to make sure your Sunday isn't just about pepperoni and pulling the blinds down!

  • Looking for an Electrolyte Drink Mix with Non-GMO Ingredients

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    Today's modern athletes have all the latest and greatest resources available to them to ensure they are making the most out of their natural ability. From precise golf swing analysis to discovering the benefits of altitude training for runners, science is helping athletes throw farther, jump higher and run faster. The science of hydration though, hasn't changed much over the years. We know, as we have for many decades, that even a slight amount of dehydration can significantly impact performance. And we know water alone is not enough to properly hydrate the body during activity. An athlete needs a constant supply of electrolytes during activity to help stay adequately hydrated and stave off fatigue. While sports beverages were developed to help athletes combat dehydration, many contain high amounts of sugar and sodium and are made with artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. A high performing body can't be at its best if it isn't getting the best fuel. That's why at Vitalyte we make our electrolyte drink mix with non-GMO ingredients and we use only natural ingredients as a sweetener. Plus our formula is free from anything artificial and is low in sodium. So while science should take center stage in creating football helmets that are more protective and turf that is more shock absorbing, we think nature should play a big role when it comes to the modern athlete's electrolyte drink.

  • Happy New Year 2017 from Vitalyte Sport Nutrition

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    Vitalyte New Years Resolution Stays the Same, to Provide the best Electrolyte Replacement on the Market

    It's that time of year when we reflect back on the last twelve months and look forward to next dozen with renewed energy and excitement. Yes resolutions are set and determination is high as 2017 makes its approach! At Vitalyte Sports Nutrition our goal though is always the same: To provide the best electrolyte replacement sports drink on the market with top quality customer service! We have been doing so for over forty years. Making a great electrolyte formula free from any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners is important to us and we don't intend to change anything. Call us boring, ho hum or blasé but we think some things should stay just as they are. So this New Year's when you're dancing the night away and mapping out the road to your next job promotion, don't forget Vitalyte will always be there to meet your hydration needs. Just because we are "yawn-stretch" in the change department doesn't mean we don't know a thing or two about working up a sweat and busting a move until the wee hours!

  • An Electrolyte Replacement Drink Formulated for Your Life

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    Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, outdoor enthusiast, sick, traveling or just plain tired, combating dehydration is important to you! Enter Vitalyte electrolyte replacement. Rapid and effective, Vitalyte is the perfect balance of electrolytes that delivers one promise, hydrate thirsty bodies with exactly what they need and nothing they don't! No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Just an electrolyte replacement drink formulated for your life and anything it throws your way.

    Our Science:

    Sleep, eat, hydrate. Hydration ranks up there with life's most important activists. Because the brain is the most sensitive organ in the body and is comprised largely of water, it's the first to experience the side effects of dehydration. Even at just 1% loss of fluids, our mental focus can be comprised! The second most common side effect of slight dehydration is irritability. So this explains why after your third cup of coffee at the office you find your concentration levels slipping and your tolerance for your cubical neighbor waning. Finally you "feel thirsty" and head to the water cooler for a much needed break. This is a sign that you have lost approximately 3% of your optimal fluid level. Yes, our thirst reflex doesn't usually kick in until our body experiences a 3% loss of liquid. And any way we slice or dice it, coffee, caffeinated beverages or alcohol don't account for "fluid." They may be liquid but are not the type of liquids that a body needs for optimal hydration. In fact, our favorite roast or spirit actually dehydrate our bodies.

    So what is the answer to this liquid conundrum? Electrolytes! And not just any pinch of sodium and dash of potassium will do. In order for the body to be properly hydrated it must have the proper ratio of electrolytes available. That's where Vitalyte comes in. For over forty years we have been committed to providing thirsty bodies world-wide with an isotonic sports beverage that works quickly and effectively. Isotonic means that a fluid can be absorbed directly from the stomach into the blood stream, by passing the need for digestion. High sugar, high sodium sports beverages require digestion. But because Vitalyte is made with mostly glucose (a sugar that doesn't require digestion) and low levels of sodium, our solution gets to work quickly to do what you need it to do, hydrate! In fact Vitalyte is so fast-acting it is absorbed within minutes. That's why search and rescue teams in the Grand Canyon have used it to help treat dehydration.

    Rapid, effective and free from any artificial ingredients, Vitalyte is committed to addressing your hydration needs with science and concern. So when you want to run that extra lap, bench those additional reps or stay late at the office answering emails, we will be there for you. Stay healthy, stay happy, stay hydrated and drink Vitalyte.

  • The History Behind That Great Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix

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    The History Behind Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink

    With all the fabulous advancements in genetic testing it's so easy now to find out "where you came from." So at Vitalyte, we thought our consumers might be a little curious about "where we came from." Here's a little about our history and who is behind that great electrolyte drink you mix up for every tennis match.

    Our founder is a man named Bill Gookin. A biochemist by trade and runner by heart, Bill created our electrolyte formula to meet his hydration needs. He made, what he felt, was the ideal drink! His formula had all the essential electrolytes in the exact ratio that the body wanted. Bill started small, running his company out of his garage, and eventually grew as more and more people tried and loved his "Gookinaid." As the business evolved Bill realized it was time for a new name. He felt that his formula was "vital" for optimal hydration and it was an "electrolyte" drink mix, hence the name "Vitalyte."

    Those of us who work at Vitalyte are sports enthusiasts. Whether its spending an afternoon on the golf course or a solid 45 shooting hoops, an active lifestyle is a common thread that unites us all. We continue to champion the values that Bill layed down over forty years ago when he founded the company: Provide the consumer with the best product on the market and give them the best value. And we do that! Our product is free from any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and we utilize non-GMO ingredients. Plus we offer more product for a much lower price.

    So we hope that you've enjoyed getting to know us better. We thank you for being a part of the Vitalyte family and we'd love to hear your Vitalyte story!

  • See Why We Created our Electrolyte Replacement Drink for Cold Weather

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    Vitalyte's Electrolyte Replacement Drink for Cold Weather

    Tis' the season where your winter wardrobe takes center stage in the closet and your warmest boots stand at attention faithfully inside the front door. And of course the typical accompaniments that go hand in hand with the dropping mercury make their appearance: the time change, weather related commute traffic, and the dreaded "snow day" off from school. Winter definitely knows how to make its arrival known! At Vitalyte we know that the long dark days from November through February can be challenging to say the least. Weather you cope by grabbing your poles and skis and heading to the mountain or curling up on the couch with that novel you've been meaning to read, we want to remind you there's one more thing you can do to combat the mountain chill and icy mornings. Hydrate! Yes hydrate. Most people consider dehydration to be associated with higher temperatures. However, it is just as easy to get dehydrated in cooler environments as it is in warmer ones. Here are a few reasons why: 1. People tend to drink less water when it's cold outside 2. When it is dry and cold outside, the body's demand for liquid increases to combat the lack of moisture in the environment. That's why we created our electrolyte replacement drink for cold weather. Our formula is made with the exact ratio of electrolytes your body needs to stay perfectly hydrated. Plus it is free from any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and we use non-GMO ingredients.

    So this winter take a break from the snowy madness and put Vitalyte center stage to help you stay hydrated. We don't mind sharing the limelight with your wool coat and ski parka!

  • Vitalyte Brand Ambassador Gregg Hepner Enjoys Electrolyte Replacement

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    Electrolyte Replacement Drink and Brand Ambassador Gregg Hepner

    At Vitalyte we believe that having a zest for what you do and being passionate about something you enjoy is part of a healthy life. That's why we want to introduce you to our brand ambassador extraordinaire, Gregg Hepner. This nationally ranked age-group tennis player brings a love for the game to the court every time he competes. Gregg did not start playing in open tournaments until he was 57, proving that it is never too late to pursue your passion. He is currently ranked in the top 50 in the nation in the men's 65 Open Division for singles. As an active member of the Sacramento tennis community, Mr. Hepner has taught group and private lessons in the local area. Gregg enjoys Vitalyte because it helps him refuel and rehydrate during training and match play. Our electrolyte drink mix for tennis is specifically designed to help athletes of all ages and all levels stay hydrated. Free from any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, you can be assured your body is getting all the good stuff it needs without any of the stuff it doesn't. We've been dedicated to making our natural sports beverage for over forty years. It's athletes like Gregg Hepner who inspire us and remind us that its never too late to become the best at what you do. If you'd like to find out more about Gregg's story or how to become a Vitalyte Brand Ambassador, visit Meet the Brand Ambassadors at vitalyte.com.

    We look forward to hearing your story! In the mean time, stay healthy, stay hydrated, drink Vitalyte!

  • Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement can Help Dehydration in Cold Weather

    electrolyte replacement cold weather dehydration Leaves are changing colors, suddenly soup sounds like the perfect thing for dinner and your flip flops have been replaced with your boots by the front door. At Vitalyte we love the subtle entrance that Fall makes. But don't be fooled by this tiptoeing giant! He packs a mighty punch when it comes to plummeting temps and the effects that cooler weather can have on your hydration levels. Yes, that is correct! Colder weather can cause dehydration. Usually hot weather is associated with dehydration, but when the mercury falls your body does require electrolytes just as much as it does during a sunny day. Plus when it is cold and dry, the lack of moisture in the air requires more moisture in your body to counterbalance the dry air you are breathing in. So go ahead and curl up with a mug of your favorite tomato bisque. We will be waiting with a tall glass of electrolyte replacement right next to that perfect grilled cheese so you can stay hydrated.

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