To James Leitner water is more than just hydrogen and oxygen. Water represents hours of long travel and the difference between life and death. The 24 year old is the founder of Mission Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to help those without clean, accessible drinking water. Growing up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Leitner had an “ah ha moment” his junior year of high school. He learned in class many people didn’t have easy access to clean water. With New Jersey being the Garden State, all that green was fed by a consistent abundance of water so why couldn’t everyone have access to this vital element? He started fundraising for several non-profits and in 2014 he traveled to Tanzania with the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance to learn more about the well systems people maintained there. In September of 2017 this environmental science major started on a 143 day journey that would take him from New Jersey to San Francisco. He walked a marathon each day while pulling ten gallons of water behind him. The ten gallons represented the average amount of water a small family needs in Tanzania for daily needs. The distance coast to coast Leitner walked symbolized the total amount a person in Tanzania walks in one year just to get water. Even though his walk is completed, his journey is not over. James will travel to Kenya to personally visit The James Leitner Rainwater Collection System at Kaliini Secondary School. The collection system was donated by UPS’s “Delivered Wishes” campaign as a way to recognize James’ cause. Vitalyte electrolyte replacement formula is proud to support MissionCleanWater’s upcoming fundraiser on March 25th. They will be hosting a virtual run in honor of World Water Day to raise awareness about the need for clean water. For more information or participate please visit www.missioncleanwater.org
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Welcome 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.
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.
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!
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.
When 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.
Stay healthy, stay hydrated, drink Vitalyte!
At Vitalyte one thing we love about mom's is the encouragement they provide. Those famous words, "You can be whatever you want to be!" Or even, "You can do whatever you put your mind to!" We thought a lot about those sayings when we were thinking about our brand identity. After many hours around the think tank and countless of mom's homemade cookies, we finally came up with what we felt embodied our brand, our ideal, our lifestyle. What Vitalyte are you? Are you the weekend warrior who just feels out of sorts if Sunday goes by without a few miles run on the pavement? Or are you the busy on the go young working adult who squeezes in a six am yoga class before your hour long commute? Whether it's cardio that calls to you or you crave the calm, we have a Vitalyte for you. So what do electrolyte replacement drinks have to do with getting to the office on time? Well we feel that you can't be the best you in this world if you aren't properly hydrated. Science knows that a properly hydrated body is better equipped to handle stress, has quicker motor skills and sharper mental functioning as compared to a body that is dehydrated. So next time you roll your eyes at your mom when she asks, "When you are going to have children already.?" You can calmly smile and say, "I love you mom. Remember that time you told me I could be doctor if I wanted to?"
It’s that time of year when the hard courts of Melbourne are finally recovering from two weeks of tough play and clay courts world-wide are being prepped and groomed for what will be a great season. Yes tennis is back and ready to take center stage this spring. As history books tell us, long matches such as the iconic Michael Chang win over Ivan Lendl in the the fourth round of the 1989 French Open, often reveal the winner after all is left on the court. Who can forget the young American rallying back from two sets down, cramping so badly he was forced to serve underhand. He frustrated the world’s number one and eventually won the match and went on to win the tournament, becoming the youngest male ever to win a grand slam title! Boys and girls everywhere watched the grit and determination this teenager from Southern California displayed. Chang was one of many great young American players at that time: A sassy rebel from Las Vegas named Andre Agassi was on this list. So was the steady Los Angeles resident with cat-like moves called Pete Sampras. And who could forget the student of the sport from Dade City, Florida who would also go on to be a world number one, Jim Courier. These greats inspired the boom in youth tennis and are in-part responsible for the resurgence of American tennis we see today. Fortunately the boys and girls on-the-rise in this great sport have many resources available to them including: State of the art surfaces to play on, advancement in racquet and string technology and of course the best that sports nutrition has to offer. At Vitalyte we are proud that many great junior players enjoy our product. Spencer Brachman who recently placed third in the Boy’s 14’s at the prestigious Orange Bowl and Tristan Boyer who is ranked number one in California both enjoy Vitalyte and understand the importance of being properly hydrated. Vitalyte’s forty year proven formula is free from anything artificial and is a great kids electrolyte replacement drink. So whether your child is a teenage phenom or looking to improve in the rankings, we have the perfect hydration formula for you to help them follow in the footsteps of the American legends!
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.Missions 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 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!