Elete Electrolyte replacement stuff

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01/08/2014 at 09:30

Is it just me or have I just spend £6.95 on a bottle of something like 25ml of water.

Isn't it just spring water with a bit of dirty salt in it. Seriously this does 10l worth of electrolyte replacement... if so, then err umm why all the bright coloured huge tablets etc... with other companies all for show?

Pudge    pirate
01/08/2014 at 09:32

I had a look at that stuff a while ago when I was in my local tri shop.

I read the label, looked at the price, and quickly put it back on the shelf!

01/08/2014 at 09:34

I got it from amazon, that's my excuse

some people seem to swear by it, and i've decided I have to abandon high 5 tablets, as no matter what flavour I try (and this is weird as i drink diet coke, which is sweet as hell) I just find it to sweet in the water. It makes me want to be sick, so I just cannot keep trying to force it down.

01/08/2014 at 12:07

I like my high 5 Zero Xtreme tabs, they are light to carry about and don't spill in my luggage if I am travelling afar to races 

01/08/2014 at 12:11

I'm with Lotus Flower and the Xtreme tabs - not too sweet for me and if it is just add some more water. Currently I only take a tab post run but thinking about a pre run tab as well (though that doubles the price).

BT, why not try some tap water with dirty salt?

01/08/2014 at 12:15
Ecce Signum wrote (see)

I'm with Lotus Flower and the Xtreme tabs - not too sweet for me and if it is just add some more water. Currently I only take a tab post run but thinking about a pre run tab as well (though that doubles the price).

ErBT, why not try some tap water with dirty salt?

Ecce, I put a tablet in my bottle that I take with me in runs too 

01/08/2014 at 12:15

ES: I think it will be very similar but hey i've spent my pennies so have to give it a go It might be amazing. Half the snazzy sounding crap on the posh stuff we buy is just that snazzy crap to make it sound worthwhile

I really assumed i'd get on well with high 5 tabs as I do their gels and isogels, but all the flavours are awful. and i feel sick afterwards, oh well, elephants for courses, as the famous saying goes

03/08/2014 at 16:26

I use Elete and find it great. Concentrated minerals. No flavourings or anything to leave a nasty aftertaste - I've tried various of the brands of electrolyte tablets for dissolving in water and disliked all of them. Elete recommend 2.5 mL per litre of water; I've also used it stronger, and have squirted it into my mouth neat on occasion.

It's much cheaper to get the larger bottles, if you decide to keep using it (buy direct - they have a website). You use that to refill the little 25 mL bottle and carry it with you on long runs.

03/08/2014 at 21:06

Thanks Debra, I rally need to start trying it, as I've got a race in 3 weeks. 

XX1
03/08/2014 at 21:34

What's "dirty salt"?

XX1
03/08/2014 at 21:42

Salt dropped on the ground  

just salt with other bits n pieces, minerals etc.. 

07/08/2014 at 18:12

@Pudge

Pudge wrote (see)

I had a look at that stuff a while ago when I was in my local tri shop.

I read the label, looked at the price, and quickly put it back on the shelf!

I did exactly the same!  Seven quid for what appears to be salty water.
I bought some High 5 Zero instead which seemed to do the trick and tasted ok too.

07/08/2014 at 18:16

Well I'll test it t's the weekend and use it on my next ultra so might be eating umble pie after saying it's brilliant  

when I use high 5 for a few swigs on a short training run fine, when I drink a decent amount on a proper ultra I end ip feeling sick and I cannot eat or drink properly for hours. So I just have to accept high 5 doesn't work for me. 

Edited: 07/08/2014 at 18:25
07/08/2014 at 18:24
Anyone tried sis go hydro tabs? Are they sweet too?

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