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Tastes great, dissolves quickly and no mess. Perfect!
on September 19, 2016
Between cycling and hot yoga, I sweat. A lot. I've used a number of electrolyte mixes over the years and Vitalyte is my current favorite. It has more calories in it than some other electrolyte replacement mixes, but that makes it more palatable for me. Nuun tablets are convenient but they don't taste very good. Skratch Labs products are very well respected among cyclists, but I find them inconvenient to use. Their Mylar bag is a pain to seal up, it's dusty and I always seem to end up with a fine layer of it on my hands. Vitalyte comes in a simple plastic jar with a scoop. It dissolves completely in cold water with a little bit of shaking. Simple.
To be clear, I use Vitalyte Electrolyte Powder between intense exercise sessions. I could see drinking it on the bike, but at higher intensities I like one bottle of Cytomax and a bottle of clear water. In hot yoga I only drink clear water. It's just bad form to spill any kind of drink mix in a studio.
Vitalyte electrolyte mix was recommended to me by a sports rehab center that works with collegiate (SEC) and Olympic athletes. Their take was that cyclists are loyal to Skratch; everyone else likes Vitalyte. Both worked fine for me, but after using a container of each this summer I purchased a second tub of Vitalyte. And I'm about to buy my third (fruit punch) after this review and perhaps try one of their other products.