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  • Brand Ambassador: Mariah Kelly is a Contender for The Canadian Olympic Team

    Vitalyte Brand Ambassador Update: Mariah Kelly

    Brand ambassador Mariah Kelly is a contender for the Canadian Olympic Team in the 1500 meters. Vitaltye has been there during her quest for Rio 2016 and are proud to help her meet her potential as a world class runner. Recently Mariah stated, “Since using the Vitalyte product I have competed in three high performance events, one in which I was able to cut 6 seconds off my personal best time.”

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    The Vancouver, BC resident who is a member of the Victoria Elite team, loves grape flavored Vitalyte on the go stick packs to keep her hydrated before, during and after tough workouts. Mariah also enjoys Tri Phase pre workout drink for endurance athletes. This world class athlete demands a lot from her body and says, “I have enjoyed the new product so much and I can already tell that it is making a huge difference in my recovery process. I use the pre and post recovery powder before and after all my high intensity workouts on the track and I use the electrolyte packs on the go throughout the day to help achieve maximum hydration and optimal recovery. I feel much more hydrated throughout the day and I have just noticed a huge difference in the way I feel throughout work outs. Not only do I feel different but I am also performing at a higher level.”

    Stay tuned on more from Mariah as she competes in the Canadian Olympic trials July 7th-10th in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Long Day of Riding Ahead, Time for a Snowboarding Endurance Drink

    VitaLyte is your Snowboarding Endurance Drink

    If you love playing in the snow as much as we do then you must be a snowboarding ethusiast as well! Carving down the mountain and perfecting your turns is what winter is all about. If you are going to spend a hard day on the mountain then it is crucial to stay energized, hydrated and fueled to meet the demands those double diamonds and half pipes throw your way. There are very few energy drinks with electrolyte replacement available for such an intense winter activity, but Vitalyte's Tri Phase Pre Workout Endurance Formula more than delivers results! Tri Phase has been used by athletes and snowboarders world wide because this natural pre workout drink for snowboarding supplies the athlete with B vitamins for mental focus, Palatinose for sustained energy, essential electrolytes for optimal hydration and beta alanine to buffer the lactic acid you create during intense exercise.

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    A problem many snowboarders face is finding a pre workout drink that is easy to digest, can be consumed thirty minutes prior to exercise and is effective enough to keep up with the physical demands of a long day spent in the snow. You see, exerting energy and strength in a cold, harsh environment requires more energy, dehydrates an athlete quicker and will deplete the body of b vitamins. Vitalyte's Tri Phase pre workout drink solves these problems dedicated snowboarders face. It is a natural energy booster for strenuous winter sports like snowboarding

    Vitalyte's Tri Phase pre workout drink mix come in two preservative free flavors. Both Natural Mandarin and Natural Watermelon provide all the needed energy and fuel a snowboarding enthusiast will need to enjoy every trip down the mountain. At Vitalyte we know you care about what you put into your body. You will be happy to know that all of our products are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Furthermore we have made our products easy to use. Our convenient single serving stick packs easily fit in your jacket pocket and are thus ready to pour into a sixteen ounce water bottle when you need to reach for some fuel on the slopes.

    So next time you go to grab your boots and board, don't forget to grab Tri Phase pre workout drink for snowboarding. It will make a day of working on your heel side edge to toe side edge transition a little easier! Additional information on Vitalyte, including numerous other products and testimonials are available at the Vitalyte Store online.

  • Brand Ambassador Update: Michael Drackert at the Fat Tire Off Road Duathlon

    Vitalyte's Brand Ambassador Michael Drackert at the Fat Tire Off Road Duathlon

    Vitalyte's Brand Ambassador Michael Drackert finished first overall at the Fat Tire Off Road Duathlon in Lawrence, Kansas. The race was a fast two mile trail run followed by a ten mile mountain bike. For our super star multi sport athlete these were considered "short distances, but full gas speed the whole time!" Michael fueled for his tough off road event with Vitalyte's Tri Phase pre workout energy drink for endurance athletes. The long burning carbohydrate source in Tri Phase gave Michael enough energy to power him through fifty four minutes of twists and turns on the course. As our athlete representative put it himself, it was "crucial to be topped up before" energy wise for such an intense event. "Tri Phase drink prior to the start gave me all the energy I needed to go for the win!"

    Michael Drackert finished Fat Tire Off Road Duathlon

    At Vitalyte we love our brand ambassadors like Michael! They compete hard in the sports that they love! During training they fuel with the best electrolyte replacement drink for athletes. And for optimal recovery our ambassadors reach for Complete Recovery, the best recovery drink for athletes. Are you interested in joining the Vitalyte team? Submit your application, available on our website, to become a brand ambassador. We are looking for outgoing brand enthusiasts who enjoy spreading the good word about our top quality sports nutrition products.

    Michael Drackert Fat Tire Off Road Duathlon
  • Long Day on the Slopes, Need a Natural Recovery Drink for Skiing

    Vitalyte is Your Natural Recovery Drink for Skiing

    Skiing is a winter sport that is not only fun and exciting but that also burns a lot of calories. For example, downhill skiing includes both aerobic and anaerobic activity which improves your endurance, agility, balance, flexibility, and strength. Cross-country skiing burns even more calories than downhill skiing if you're looking for a really intense workout.

    A Natural Recovery Drink for Skiing

    It's essential to replace the electrolytes and nutrients lost after a strenuous skiing session. Complete Recovery is a natural recovery drink powder formulated to restore electrolytes and lost nutrients. It contains the most effective high-quality ingredients available for athletes who take the sport of skiing to the extreme.

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    What is in Complete Recovery

    One of Complete Recovery's key ingredients is Superoxide Dismutase, an anti-oxidant that helps to combat free radicals. An ingredient called Beta Alanine, helps buffer the body from lactic acid. Aside from a string of listed patented ingredients, the powder drink contains Palatinose for energy, carefully selected amino acids, vitamin B6, vitamin D, well-balanced electrolytes, B12, and calcium.

    What Makes Complete Recovery Unique

    Complete Recovery is the first natural formula recovery drink on the market to provide a range of nutritional demands required during the recovery phase by replenishing muscle glycogen, restoring electrolytes, addressing tissue, joint and muscle damage, as well as oxidative stress, by helping control body inflammation.

    Complete Recovery Powder Drink Sizes

    Consumer's can order Vitalyte’s Complete Recovery drink powder in kilo jars or single-serve stick packs. The single serving sticks are especially convenient for those who always want to have a rapid recovery drink on hand. The powder drink sticks can be purchased in a 24-count box or individually. All drink mixes contain natural flavors without the added sugars and fillers typically found in other recovery drinks. Complete Recovery helps you experience a faster turnaround time from physical stress, which will directly effect your overall performance. It is guaranteed by VitaLyte to be the most uniquely formulated recovery drink available on the market, and is available in different servings to fit your personal needs.

    Complete Recovery's Serving Information

    One scoop or single-serve stick can be taken immediately after a skiing session to ensure quick recovery from physical fatigue. Just empty the powder into a glass of water and allow it to dissolve. This will allow for maximum stamina and performance later on when it's time to hit the slopes again.

  • Vitalyte Kids Electrolyte Sports Drinks are Created with the Highest-Quality Ingredients

    Looking for a Kids Electrolyte Sports Drink

    A child's body has a harder time storing water or electrolytes. It is important for children to constantly supply their bodies with hydration and necessary electrolytes. Because of the importance of keeping athletic children healthy, parents have to find the optimal kids electrolyte sports drink. Fortunately, there is a product available for parents to stock up on for their athletic kids. Vitalyte is becoming the product of choice for a kids electrolyte sports drink for young soccer players.

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    Kids are particularly vulnerable to losing electrolytes and becoming dehydrated, while they play sports like soccer. Soccer is a sport, which kids tend to sweat profusely while they play, and dehydration and loss of electrolytes must be combated with a complex kids electrolyte sports drink formula like Vitalyte. Vitalyte is a top-tier electrolyte replacement drink mix, and it quickly re-hydrates young athletes during and after physically demanding games like soccer. Drinking Vitalyte during competition helps to maximize the performance of kids during their soccer games due to superior ingredients designed to deliver optimum performance. 

    Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement beverages are the best for quick and efficient hydration for young soccer players. This mix is specifically formulated to quickly provide the electrolytes needed before a workout or during competition, giving the athlete an extra boost and extended endurance. Vitalyte is an isotonic electrolyte drink beverage designed for young soccer plays who desire to push their skills and physical conditioning beyond what they previously thought possible. Vitalyte electrolyte replacement drink mixes are created with the highest-quality ingredients.

    A kids electrolyte sports drink made with no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors and is also low in sugar and salt . The drink mix is glucose-based, and it contains essential electrolytes like potassium and sodium. In addition to the two main electrolytes, Vitalyte also contains calcium, Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) and magnesium all combined into natural flavorings. Unlike other sports drinks, there are no artificial ingredients in Vitalyte, and it tastes delicious. The wealth of nutrients are designed for maximum absorption, and kids are able to devote 100 percent of their energy to reaching their potential in the sport of soccer.

    Vitalyte contains the optimum ratio of sodium and potassium so kids can maximize the absorption of Vitalyte, and they are better able to restore their electrolytes. It is rare to find a kids sports drink with a carefully formulated isotonic solution to provide the best and most immediate replenishment of electrolytes. Find out more about Vitalyte Sports Nutrition for kids and shop their store online

  • Vitalyte Brand Ambassadors Have Been Hitting the Pavement, Trails and Water

    Update on Vitalyte Brand Ambassadors

    Once again Vitalyte Brand ambassadors have been hitting the pavement, trails and water with a vengeance.

    Maia Detmer Ultra Distance Runner

    maia detmerMarch was a busy month for Maia Detmer as our ultra distance runner extraordinaire placed 20th overall and was the 5th female finisher at the Monument Valley 50 Miler in Utah. With a finish time of 10 hours and 16 minutes she didn't have a lot of time to dilly dally but she was able to stop and pose for a photo opp along the scenic course. She was also able to make sure she refueled with her favorite Vitalyte products to keep her hydrated and energized. It starts to get hot this time of year so our electrolyte formula for ultra-distance runners is a must if you plan on testing your body to the limit like Maia does.



    Triathlete and Duathlete Michael Drackert

    michael drackert runningAs for triathlete and duathlete Michael Drackert, he is two for two as he starts this race season. Taking home first place in both of his recent duathlons, the Missouri resident is ready as he prepares for upcoming XTerra races. Our superstar multi-sporter was able to "hit the run hard and power through the bike" thanks to Tri Phase Pre Workout Endurance Formula, the perfect endurance drink for triathletes.

    San Diegan Jennifer Potter marked another endurance event off her checklist when she completed the Superseal Triathlon. This was her first Olympic distance triathlon and this dynamic athlete has a lot to be proud of. Vital electrolytes are lost during training and racing so Jennifer replaces them with grape flavored Vitalyte. This electrolyte drink for triathletes has the perfect ratio of electrolytes to keep our brand enthusiasts hydrated for race day.

    Congratulations to all of our ambassadors and keep up the great work! We are cheering for you and look forward to your next adventures. Stay hydrated!

  • Looking for a Cold Weather Electrolyte Replacement

    VitaLyte is Your Cold Weather Electrolyte Replacement

    There are very few things harder on the body's electrolyte levels than being active in cold weather or participating in winter sports. Winter sports and activities like skiing, snowboarding and having to hike back up the mountain after each trip down requires a lot of energy and a body full of electrolytes. If skiing or snowboarding are part of someone's athletic arsenal, then a high-performance cold weather electrolyte replacement is a necessity. The Vitalyte electrolyte drink mix is the brand, which serious skiers and snowboarders choose to stay healthy on cold days out.

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    Vitalyte has been the preferred cold weather electrolyte replacement for skiers and snowboarders for over 40 years. The electrolyte replacement drink strives to be as pure as possible for winter athletes and sports' enthusiasts by not adding artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It provides unparalleled performance on a cold mountain, and it is easy to drink because of the crisp, natural taste. It is a good thing Vitalyte is so tasty and easy to drink. Vitalyte's cold weather electrolyte replacement drink mix can be taken frequently, while athletes are dealing with scaling a mountain to ski or snowboard.

    The cold weather electrolyte replacement mix needs to be taken often while active in cold weather. When it comes to exercise, the mix can be taken before, in the middle or after the exercise session is completed. The cold weather electrolyte replacement drink can also be taken in a variety of combinations throughout the day. It just needs to be remembered to be taken often. The cold weather drink mix has a key purpose. It is a natural sports drink and serves the goal of helping the skier or mountain climber attain their very best personal goals during practice sessions, exercise, training and competition. For optimal performance to be reached and potential achieved, skiers and mountain climbers need to be ingesting the formula during the practice, workouts and before competitions.

    The formula for the Vitalyte electrolyte replacement drink is designed to work quickly during the middle of training or competition. Boosts of energy and extra endurance can mean the difference between first and second in a regular competition. The Vitalyte electrolyte replacement drinks were designed to quickly hydrate and offer a vital boost of energy to an athlete.

  • Struggling to Find a Safe Electrolyte Sports Drink for Kids

    How to Find a Safe Electrolyte Sports Drink for Kids

    My two sons are obsessed with tennis. Whether they're practicing in the backyard or getting together at the courts for a match on a Saturday morning, they are at it non-stop. They're both very competitive and frequently play in day-long tournaments. I wanted to make sure they were being properly hydrated and fueled for their big matches, but I was struggling to find a safe electrolyte sports drink that and wasn't overloaded with sugar so they didn't crash after the match. That's when I found VitaLyte. I love it, and so do they. It keeps them cooled off and energized at their matches and they've also taken to bringing along bottles when they're playing with their friends. They're huge fans of the VitaLyte orange flavor sticks!

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    My youngest told me he prefers VitaLyte because he actually feels it working, especially on hot days. I'm a firm believer that most of the stuff on the market today in terms of electrolyte sports drinks is all just sugary nonsense; you might as well be drinking soda. The fact that VitaLyte is made with natural ingredients and contains no artificial flavoring, sweeteners, or coloring is amazing! It's a relief knowing that when my sons are out on the courts, they're putting something in their body that's safe and good for them.

    There's a huge convenience factor to the fact that VitaLyte comes as a mix as well! We usually store a tub in the van and bring along multiple water bottles on tournament days so the boys can scoop in what they need and we don't have to lug around a huge water cooler all day. For practice, they usually take one of the individually sized packets along with a water bottle and they're good to go for the day. I haven't found another natural electrolyte sports drink that my guys like that is so easy to deal with.

    VitaLyte not only keeps them going during the matches and tournaments, but it helps them to recover the energy they've burnt afterward. If you're the parent of a child who participates in competitive sports like tennis, I'm sure you're more than aware of the dangers of heat stress. It's scary when you see someone out on the field ready to pass out from heat exhaustion. VitaLyte is a safe electrolyte sports drink that I trust to keep my boys safe on and off the tennis courts.

  • How the Lack of Electrolyte Replacement Drinks can Cause Fatigue

    See How the Lack of Electrolyte Replacement Drinks can Cause you to Feel Fatigue

    After a rigorous workout, your body is depleted of vital nutrients such as electrolytes. These minerals play a key role in helping your body stay fit with electric charges found in your blood and other bodily fluids. Although you may consider yourself to be in good shape, the lack of electrolyte replacement drinks can cause you to feel fatigue, weak, and can lead to dehydration. If left untreated, your kidneys, adrenal glands, brain, lungs, and heart can be negatively impacted.

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    One Way You Can Replace Electrolytes

    There is a way you can make sure that you have enough electrolytes in your body before and after a workout or other strenuous activities. VitaLyte offers an excellent option for athletes and health-conscious individuals with the VitaLyte Electrolyte Drink Mix. These electrolyte replacement drinks have a combination of essential vitamins and minerals that are designed to restore your body’s normal level of electrolytes. VitaLyte Electrolyte Drink Mix contains:

    • Vitamin C
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Sodium

    These minerals make up an important part of your body’s natural fuel system. While most health drinks offer key nutrients, some may not taste good. VitaLyte’s Electrolyte Drink Mix are available in a variety of natural flavors which include lemon, citrus, orange, grape, and fruit punch. These flavor choices can make your consumption of electrolyte replacement drinks refreshing. Some consumers opt for the kilo jar size while others like to keep their consumption of this great tasting electrolyte drink simple by using the single packs.

    Reasons to Choose VitaLyte

    Some companies present electrolyte replacement drinks that are here today and gone tomorrow. VitaLyte has offered athletes products such as the Electrolyte Drink Mix for more that 40 years. If you’re looking for a product that’s proven to help athletes replenish their bodies quickly and safely, VitaLyte Electrolyte Drink Mix is a product that meet this criteria.

    When your body releases electrolytes at a rapid rate, it’s important that you meet your body’s demand for electrolytes immediately. If this need is not met, you will not be able to meet your sport activity goal with satisfaction. If you’ve reached a certain level of success in your athletic career or fitness lifestyle, VitaLyte’s Electrolyte Drink Mix can help you maintain your physical performance status. The process of achieving optimal health requires discipline and commitment. When you implement a combination of choices that include regular exercise, healthy foods, and electrolyte replacement drinks, your goal can be met quickly.

  • Brand Ambassador Michael Drackert Getting Ready for Groundhog 10K

    Updates on Brand Ambassador Michael Drackert

    I received an unexpected free race entry to the Goundhog 10K. The whole route is located in underground storage caverns. While the outside temperature was below freezing, it was a warm 65 F in the caverns. I raced well on minimal training as I'm coming out of an off season. Not my fastest 10K, but I finished in the top 20 out of +1,000 people.

    brand ambassador Michael Drackert runningSpent a week in Hawaii for vacation. I got in touch with the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team for some trail running recommendations. Needless to say, the trails did not let me down. It was absolutely beautiful. I used the Tri-Phase endurance fuel pre runs and one packet of the Electrolyte Replacement for a couple long runs, including a tough 15 miler with close to 4,000 feet elevation gain.

    Training is ramping up with about 10 hours per week spread across the bike, run, and swim plus weight training. I'm frequently using the Complete Recovery for the amino acids as well as the chia bars. The rest of February includes a lot of base volume.



    Upcoming Events

    • March I'm racing the Tinman Biathlon... 10K run followed by 20 mile bike.
    • April I'm racing MaxTrax Duathlon (1.5 mi run, 15 mi bike, 3 mi run) and the GC Off-Road Duathlon (2mi trail run, 15 mi mountain bike)
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