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  • 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.

    cold weather electrolyte replacement

    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.

    electrolyte replacement

    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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  • How to Find Natural Pre Workout Supplements

    Natural Pre Workout Supplements Available with VitaLyte

    Sometimes I don't feel up to going to the gym. It can happen to all of us. But as I get older, exercise becomes more important to my body. If I'm to enjoy life in my thirties like I did in my teens and twenties, I need to go to the gym four or five times a week. As my life gets more hectic, however, sometimes I need a boost to get over the hump. That's why I've been utilizing the natural pre workout supplements from Vitalyte. I've had some bad experiences with energy boosters before, it's no secret that some leave you feeling like you just drank too much coffee. I don't want that; I can't be shaky and sweaty three hours after my workout. That's why recently I've been using Vitalyte's Chia Surge Energy Gel as well as their Tri-Phase Endurance Fuel. I like the energy gel because it has actual nutrients in it like palatinose, which is a complex sugar that your body consumes for sustained energy, and beta-alanine, a branched-chain amino acid that helps deter lactic acid build-up in your muscles and lets you work out longer without feeling sore. It's reassuring to know that I'm putting real nutrients into my body instead of just dumping in cane sugar and fifty times my daily recommended value of vitamin B.

    natural pre workout suppliments

    Vitalyte's Tri-Phase Endurance Fuel also skips out on needless sugars and sweeteners so your body gets what it needs without getting the garbage included in so many other natural pre workout supplements. That's not to say that the endurance fuel is hard to get down; I've really enjoyed the watermelon-flavored variety, and for those of you who, for some unthinkable reason, don't like watermelon, there is also a mandarin orange flavor. And both the energy gel and endurance fuel contain electrolytes in more finely-balanced quantities than you'll find in run-of-the-mill sports drinks. Your body requires electrolytes, which is just a fancy word for the salt ions in a solution, in order to replenish what it loses when you do physical work. Water alone won't do it - your body demands sodium and potassium ions in order to keep your circulatory and nervous systems in working order. And Vitalyte's products have just the right amount both for your pre-workout and post-workout drinks. Ultimately, that's what sets Vitalyte's products apart and why I prefer them before every workout, they contain the real nutrients your body needs without the filler. For more information on VitaLyte Tri-Phase Endurance Fuel or any other of our pre workout supplements contact VitaLyte at 800-283-6505 or shop online today.

  • Looking for an After Workout Recovery Drink

    VitaLyte: The After Workout Recovery Drink of Champions

    As a strength training enthusiast, getting in the right electrolytes after an intense workout is extremely important. It is common knowledge that failing to let your body recover after working it to its limit can cause all sorts of scary issues like dehydration and damage in the muscles and joints. For the first few years of strength training, I struggled with finding the right after workout recovery drink. This is when I found VitaLyte recovery sports drink and this is why I'm still using it to this day.

    after workout recovery drinkEverything I had tried from local supermarkets and health supplement stores just didn't do it for me, they all left me feeling more worn out than I did right after my workout. There are many products out there that have the ability to replenish the electrolytes, but VitaLyte is the one that works the best for me because it makes me feel completely replenished and back at full-strength right away. It has changed the way I look at post-workout or after workout recovery. Unfortunately, I had neglected my fitness recovery in the past and I found out the hard way that not giving myself the proper recovery nutrients can easily lead to injury and lack of progress. Now, if I have an especially intense workout planned, I will even take a short break in the middle and replenish with a VitaLyte to keep myself at peak performance.

    VitaLyte has the right amount of electrolytes and glucose to aid in recovery. Some drinks on the market have way more sugar than they do electrolytes which left me still feeling sore and added a jittery feeling on top of that, not fun! I could tell the first time I drank VitaLyte that I had found my after workout soulmate. I instantly felt the soreness in my muscles ease up and the slight dehydration dissipate. I liked the effects of VitaLyte so much that I started telling my gym buddies about it and now everyone is drinking them! One of them completed an entire marathon armed with just a couple bottles of VitaLyte to keep his energy up and finished with his best time. I had been considering lowering intensity on my strength training simply because of the extreme muscle soreness I was experiencing, but since switching to VitaLyte for my after workout recovery drink needs, I no longer have them. Participating in excessive fitness can be bad for your body, but preparing correctly is the key to getting maximum results and minimal negative impact. VitaLyte has changed my fitness ambitions so much, I feel like I can do anything!

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