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

  • Causes of Dehydration; Electrolyte Replacement Drinks Can Help

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    Just because the calendar month says October and the temps are starting to drop doesn’t mean we can let up on the oh so important 8 glasses a day! You’re probably scrambling to find a Halloween costume that serves dual purposes, warmth and the spook-factor. So while you’re out shopping you may want to pick up some electrolyte replacement drinks. We all know that when it is hot outside our chances of becoming dehydrated significantly increase. However, there are many other causes of dehydration other than just warm climate temperatures. Here are some to be aware of:

    Air Conditioning:

    The dried air pulls moisture from your lungs as you breathe, similar to desert temperatures. The relative humidity of air conditioned air is lower, making it dryer. As much as it feels good to crank up the AC in the office, make sure you’re doing something to combat the effect of the indoor tundra your co-workers hate you for.

    Airplane Travel:

    Low air pressure in airplanes combined with air conditioning during flight is a serious combination for dehydration. So if you order that rum and coke on a long flight make sure you have your water bottle close at hand.

    Antihistamines, Decongestants and Prescription Medications:

    We know that the fall can stir up airborne allergies. Plus those nasty colds that come with the changing temperatures may send you searching the aisles of the drugstore for some cough medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants tend to dehydrate the cells and can make us feel drowsy. If allergies and or a bug are keeping you up at night, you’d be wise to listen to your mom and have that extra bowl of chicken soup. The broth liquid will do you good! Oh and remember prescribed medications can also be dehydrating because many act as diuretics or have dehydration as a side effect.

    Altitude:

    You are really looking forward to your snowboard trip. You’ve trained hard in the gym and you’re a lean mean fighting machine. You’re determined this time you will conquer that bunny slope! You might go a little easier on yourself once you hear this. When you’re at altitude your heart rate automatically increases and your breathing increases in order to cope with the decreased oxygen levels. No matter how hard you train at sea level, once you get up to altitude your body will need time to adjust. So while you’re working a little harder than expected to ride your toe side edge, don’t worry. But do make sure after you grab an isotonic sports drink when you’re in the lodge.

    Caffeine:

    Sometimes showing up in the form of “Joe,” “Matcha,” “English Breakfast,” “Pop,” or the almighty “Macchiato,” caffeine provides us with one of those love/hate relationships. That beloved kickstart in the morning is my favorite part of the day. Oh but the slight headache after the second or third cup while at my office is not so nice. Yes we all know that caffeine is a diuretic and causes us to lose fluids. So if you like to indulge then do your kidneys a favor and increase your water intake. Ideally 8 ounces for every 4 ounces of caffeinated beverage you consume.

    Alcohol:

    I hate to tell you but your favorite concoction does have a dehydrating effect on the body. So if you’re looking to improve the look of your skin, stave off mental dullness and have better overall energy, you might want to consider drinking 8 ounces of hydrating liquid for every alcohol drink you consume. And no the cranberry juice you add to your vodka does not count as a hydrating liquid. Think water, think broths, and of course we want you to think Vitalyte. But seriously, get hydrated after a hard night out. Alcohol pulls water from the tissues and directly affects the stomach, liver and brain. And we want you to keep that grey matter functioning on all twelve cylinders!

    Low-Carb Diets:

    When you eliminate carbs from your diet you tend to lose weight. Well here’s what really happens. Carbs and fluids are stored in your cell. So when you take out the carbs you tend to lose water as well. Plus often times on low-carb diets people decrease their intake of fruit, which offers a good source of liquid. We’re sorry to break it to you but if you are following a low-carb diet you will want to surely increase your liquid intake. While a few pounds might go back on the scale, it’s just water and that is a good thing!

    Exercise:

    It’s great for lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and combating your risk of diseases such as diabetes. But before you hit the trail, court or studio, make sure you bone up on H20. Not only does the sweat you’re about to have account for water loss, but so does the engine rev you’re about to give your body. The increased demand on your muscles, heart, lungs and cells all call for fluid, fluid, fluid. Oh and don’t be so quick to grab a green juice or freshly squeezed fruit juice to help you cool down post-workout. The high potassium and high sugar content doesn’t create the isotonic environment your cells need in order for fluid to be rapidly absorbed. We suggest spring water, distilled water with electrolytes added, or ideally Vitalyte.

    Well there you have it. I hope you’re motivated to keep hydrated. If you’d like to know more about our formulas please visit www.Vitalyte.com. And do have a safe and fun Halloween!

  • Staying Hydrated with Vitalyte’s Isotonic Electrolyte Formula

    Vitalyte Isotonic Electrolyte Formula

    Whether you are a seasoned professional, rising star or just learning the game, golf is a sport that leaves its enthusiasts hooked and even its masters intrigued at times. Of all the sports I have played in my life, nothing offers reprieve from a long work day like golf. It is also my ideal way to spend a sunny Saturday! I think the balance between artistry and athleticism, calmness and confidence is what makes the game so interesting to me. One small adjustment in your grip or a slight change to your stance can be the difference between a stellar drive or the dreaded, belted out, “fore.” And the pros make it all look so simple! So unrehearsed. So fluid. But as with any virtuoso, even the best have off days. The paint colors look drab on the canvas. The notes sound harsh. The hook carries everything into the rough. Sometimes that balance between beauty and brawn, quiet and conviction seems to swing too far in one direction. And it could be the smallest thing that throws the equilibrium into a tailspin. A bad night’s sleep, slight dehydration, too much mental chatter or that pesky cold that’s been knocking at your door can all be factors. And when you’re at the 19th, reflecting on the recent round, sometimes you just can’t pinpoint why you couldn’t keep the slice at bay. That’s the great thing about golf that makes us all come back for more. The slight allure you just can’t put your finger on. I think for me it’s the lesson in knowing sometimes it’s ok to not understand why things didn’t go the way you wanted them to. I know I simply enjoy playing and will continue to do so.

    Milena Glusac is a 3 time US National Champion in running. She also played tennis at the University of Oregon, where she graduated with her Master’s Degree. She is the VP of Marketing for Vitalyte Sports Nutrition, has written columns and blogs for on-line sporting publications, and provides color commentary for track and field on television. And when she’s not working, you will find her staying hydrated with Vitalyte’s isotonic electrolyte formula so she can play a good front nine!

  • Triphase Pre Workout Drink was Designed with Three Stages in Mind

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    They say there are stages in our life we will go through. You must remember them well. The frozen yogurt “addiction” that made you stop every day on your way home from work. You had memorized every topping the shop offered. That period of time you used so much gel and hairspray in your locks your mother forbade you to enter into any drugstore within a fifty mile radius. And you surely can’t forget the grunge phase. All you owned were torn t-shirts and you almost dropped out of college to move to Seattle. Well we like to think we have a more balanced “phase” to throw your way. Triphase pre workout drink was designed with three stages in mind: Muscle prep, sustained energy during workout, and amino acids to begin the recovery process. While these steps are a far cry from a medium berry vanilla swirl with chocolate chips on top, we are pretty confident you will be happy if you make this phase part of your routine! Vitalyte is packed with essential electrolytes to assist with hydration and made in two flavors, Mandarin Orange and Watermelon, these additive-free formulas may not make you want to buy a ticket to the Great Northwest, but they will help you get your workout kickstarted. And that my friend, is a phase you can actually be proud to admit to!

  • What Kids Electrolyte Drinks are on the Market that Taste Great and are Low in Sugar

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    As the summer winds down and thoughts of warm days on the beach shift to packing school lunches, Vitalyte wants to remind you that our electrolyte replacement beverage is the perfect substitute for juice or high-sugared sports drinks. You have probably noticed there aren’t many kids electrolyte drinks on the market that taste great and are low in sugar and sodium. Vitalyte is proud to offer parents a formula you can be confident giving your child. Free from anything artificial and made with non-GMO ingredients, our formula is great during soccer half-times, while doing math homework or anytime your child needs to increase their hydration. So while you are placing that red delicious into the lunch sack, don’t forget to add some Vitalyte to the mix. While we can’t guarantee straight A’s on the next report card, we can assure your kids will love our healthy formula!

  • Our Recovery Sports Drink will Have You Back at Your Best

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    As fall approaches many of us make a commitment to shake off the lazy days of summer by spending more time in the gym, on the court, or running the trail. While we always support a re-dedication to fitness, don’t forget that recovery is often the “forgotten” component of a truly effective workout. See if your typical post workout routine includes kicking off your sneakers, grabbing your favorite adult beverage and falling asleep to some early season football, you’re probably not reaping all the workout rewards you could. It’s important within thirty minutes of completing cardio or strength training to intake both carbohydrates and protein. The carbohydrates will help replenish your glycogen stores and the protein will get to work fast repairing muscle. That’s why we created Complete Recovery. Packed with amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and a long-chain carbohydrate source to refuel effectively, this recovery sports drink will have you back at your best in no time. So next time you walk in the door and head for the refrigerator, mix up Complete Recovery before nap time sets in.

  • Vitalyte is excited to be Beau Treyz Electrolyte Replacement Drink of Choice

    Beau Treyz team vitalyteWelcome aboard the newest member of Team Vitalyte, Beau Treyz. Beau is a pro tennis player who is currently ranked number 1502 in the ATP World Rankings. The Florida resident graduated from the University of Nebraska where he was crowned the 2014 Big Ten Doubles Champion after his win at the conference finals. While a Cornhusker, Beau started his podcast, “What Do You Get?” The standout doubles player started the podcast because he wanted athletes to be seen in a new light, focusing on the person and not just their athletic accomplishments. The show has featured greats including Rich Gannon, former NFL MVP and Andrew White III from the Cleveland Cavaliers. There is a new show each week and listening in is a fantastic way to keep up with Beau’s tennis career and travels all while getting to learn some interesting facts about your favorite athletes. Vitalyte is excited to be Beau’s electrolyte replacement drink of choice.

  • Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix, Re-Hydrate Quickly and Effectively

    electrolyte replacement drink mix If you are a tennis fan then you know there’s nothing better than summer tennis! It means lots of round robin tournaments at your club, tennis camp for the kids and of course the build up to the US Open. All of the fun also means higher temperatures will definitely be noticeable on the court! When the mercury starts to rise, you need effective hydration. That’s where Vitalyte comes in. Our electrolyte replacement drink mix powder is the ideal way to make sure you are at your best. Packed with essential electrolytes, the RDA of vitamin C and made with nothing artificial, Vitalyte’s isotonic formula was created to re-hydrate you quickly and effectively. Trusted by many of the top tennis players in the world, Vitalyte will help you keep playing at your best.

  • Celebrating the Long Days of Summer with Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement

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    Remember the last day of school before summer break started? It was usually a half-day, recess was long and you couldn’t wait until vacation began! Ninety days of pure joy were right around the corner. No homework, no school lunches and no math class! For a ten year old, there is nothing better. At Vitalyte we celebrate the long days of summer sun. While most others though are dipping their toes in sandy surf, we are busy at our headquarters working to make sure our thirsty customers get their electrolyte replacement drink when they need it most-when it’s warm outside and summer activities are keeping everyone busy! See Vitalyte is a family friendly sports beverage that contains nothing artificial and is low in sugar and sodium. Plus it tastes great. So while the kids are celebrating catching lightening bugs, you can feel confident you are giving them a drink that will keep their energy going and the smiles lasting. Happy summer from all of us at Vitalyte!

  • Your Summer School Homework, Find an Electrolyte Sports Drink for Better Hydration

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    Better Hydration from an Electrolyte Sports Drink

    School is out and that means a few things: Summer vacation, late sunsets and rising temps! While all of us at Vitalyte love nothing more than dipping our toes in the sand on a Saturday, we know that fun summer activities usually involve warm weather. That means we all need to be conscious of making sure our hydration levels are in tip top shape! Cutting back on things that have a dehydrating effect on the body such as caffeine and alcohol and increasing water intake and your intake of fresh fruits and veggies is a good start to a better hydration program. But if you really want to be at your best and combat that summer sun with a vengeance, an electrolyte sports drink is a must. Packed with essential electrolytes, free from anything artificial, and made with non GMO ingredients, Vitalyte is a refreshing way to make sure your hydration tanks are topped off! Plus, the easy on the go stick packs are a convenient way to ensure you can have hydration on hand at all times. So when the sun burns a little brighter and the boys of summer take the field for a double-header, make sure Vitalyte is in your purse, bag or pocket. We want you to enjoy a safe summer. Stay healthy, stay hydrate, drink Vitalyte!

  • Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink; Helping Fuel our Brand Ambassadors to Success

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    Vitalyte brand ambassadors have been at it again, tearing up the road and serving up smashes on the tennis court. And our electrolyte replacement drink has helped fuel them to success. Patricia Barrett used the Surf City Marathon as a “tune up” run for her upcoming birthday run. Yes while most of us celebrate with friends over a glass of wine to ring in another birthday, this Southern California grandmother runs. She will run 55 miles to celebrate her 55th birthday! Pat, run a few miles for us and we will be there at the finish with some Vitalyte to help you rehydrate.

    Fourteen year old Spencer Brachman uses Vitalyte to stay hydrated on the tennis court. While Spencer just fell short of making the junior US National Team, he has had plenty of other victories to be very proud of this spring. Spencer likes Vitalyte so much he shares it with his peers at tournament by giving them samples of the product. Thanks Spencer for passing along the good word.

    update vitalyte brand ambassadorsWhen professional triathlete Anna Buster isn’t putting in a hard 1500 meters in the pool or finishing a 50 mile bike ride, you can find her in the photography studio. Professional athlete and professional photographer, this Russian native stays very busy and very active. Vitalyte is proud to help Anna keep up herself on the road and behind the lens. The San Diego based camera wiz had a strong finish at the Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside and is preparing for her next triathlon.

    For more information on our brand ambassadors visit Vitalyte Brand Ambassadors or to apply to become a brand ambassador please visit Become a Vitalyte Brand Ambassador.

    Stay healthy, stay hydrated, drink Vitalyte!

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