Elete Sport drops 100ml - natural electrolytes for athletes and pets | Vitals
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What are electrolytes ?
Electrolytes are minerals in ionic form (not bound to other elements but isolated and electronically charged). Table salt (sodium chloride) dissolves in water and separates into separate ions Na+ (positively charged sodium) and Cl- (negatively charged chloride). This is how minerals come into ou bodies when dissoved in water and used for many different processes, such as neural impulses and muscle contractions.
Examples of natural electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride. When you sweat a lot, you will lose a lot of these electrolytes too.
Electrolytes for athletes
People that practice sports often and intensely (for instance endurance athletes like cyclists, runners but also rowers, tennis players and those playing team sports) benefit from adding electrolytes. This is possible in various ways. Contrary to a lot of sports drinks (which contain a lot of sugar, but few electrolytes), Elete sportdruppels offer a natural and healthy addition. No additives, sugars, sweeteners or calories.
Because it is entirely natural and delivers extra magnesium EleteTMSport drops are utmost suited for (top)athletes that need to replenish lost electrolytes (sodium, potassium and magnesium) after exercise.
Great Salt Lake, the source of Elete Sportdruppels
Elete Sportdruppels gets its ultimate strength from the mineral-rich water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah (VS). This is a land-sea, which because of geothermic activities and evaporation, contains enormous amounts of concentrated minerals , which are also found in the ocean, but due to lack of contamination is far purer. Elete sport drops contain a balanced amount of ionic minerals.
Remarkably high magnesium levels
Elete Sportdruppels contain a high amount of magnesium compared to other sport drinks that contain no or barely any magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for muscle contraction, stimulates energy conversion and improves the electrolyte balance. Magnesium also improves focus. Elete Sportdruppels also contain a decent amount of sodium, potassium and chloride.
Tested for doping
Elete Sportdruppels are certified doping-free and have the NZVT certificate to prove it.
EleteTM is a trademark from Mineral Resources International (MRI), Utah, USA
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
- if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
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Reducing salt intake, should you care?
In our last blog article I discussed the dangers of dehydration during a heat wave. It was also remarked how our bodies don't just lose fluid, but also lose salts. As if it isn't clear yet, you will not just need to drink more water during a heat wave, but also need to consume more salts.
Because we are are bombarded with well-intended advice to limit salt intake because the average person consumes too much salt by eating too much junkfood, you would almost forget how essential minerals are and more specifically, sodium is for our health.
Why we aren't supposed to eat so much sodium
When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, sodium pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total amount of blood inside your blood vessels. With more blood flowing through your blood vessels, blood pressure may increase too much.
Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, it is postulated that eating less sodium can help blunt the rise in blood pressure that occurs with age, and reduce your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and even headaches.
The extra water in your body (from temporary high salt intake) can also lead to bloating which can feel very uncomfortable.
Why do elderly people suffer more easily from dehydration?
Normally, our summers tend to alternate between cooler and warmer days with plenty of rain, but at the moment we experience a prolonged period of unusually warm and dry weather. This is probably why it is not so common to warn against dehydration among elderly adults on hot summer days, which is a grave mistake.
While even healthy younger adults have a hard time staying properly hydrated in the heat, elderly citizens have an especially hard time because they don't even drink enough in cooler weather.
It’s important to prevent dehydration because it’s a common cause of hospitalization in people over 65 and can even cause death.
Dehydration can also cause other major health problems like kidney stones, blood clot complications, passing out, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. Being properly hydrated is also very important for certain medications to work.
Because water has numerous functions in the human body, it is one of the most important nutrients and is essential in every life stage. However, with aging, the body’s mechanisms of water balance are disturbed, increasing the risk of dehydration among the elderly.
There are high rates of dehydration in the elderly population and dehydration is one of the ten most frequent diagnoses reported for hospitalisations of persons over 65 in the United States.
How to make a habit out of good intentions
Sometimes you stumble on articles, that are too good to pass up on. For those who have started the year with good intentions, we are sharing an article on how to make a habit out of good intentions. It's written by a guy who changed his habits after he became a father and wanted to be a good parent by setting an example.
“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”
You probably agree with that statement.
But, for you (and everyone else) the problem is that good habits are hard to form and bad habits are easy to keep.
It is certainly true for me. Like most of us, I meant to start exercising for about six years after I started my career.
But it never happened. I’d do it for two or three weeks here and there, but nothing that ever stuck.
Then, all of a sudden, it did.
And it did because something changed for me. I had a son that was old enough to mimic me and that I wanted to be able to keep up with for the next twenty years. That scared me straight essentially.
In a number of areas in my life, including fitness, I realized he was going to base a significant portion of his view of how to live life and what habits were important off of what he watched me do.
So I stopped acting like I was going start exercising and I actually did it.
To create my new habit, I used a combination of the techniques below. You can use them to firm up your new habit and get your good habit quotient up.
A multivitamin a day keeps the doctor awayWith so many supplements available, and a lot of supplement advertisements in sports magazines targeted at athletes, one is rarely seen: ads for a multivitamin and mineral.
When you think about supplements, what are the first thoughts that go through your mind? Whey protein, nitric oxide, creatine, fat burners, or maybe something else? These are the ones that consume the ads.
What if I told you though that the most important supplement that you must have in your arsenal is not on this list? That is your basic multivitamin. From the chewable ones you took as a kid to the ones you have now. Oh, you don't take them? If not, you better change that immediately if you want to meet your fitness goals.
For the human body to complete all the tasks it has in a normal day, it must be given a wide and complex variety of vital nutrients. Becoming deficient in any one of these essential vitamins or minerals causes breakdown of the metabolic pathway that produces optimum efficiency and performance goes down quick. Obviously, this is NOT what you want!
Training in the heat
After a warm spring and a seemingly endless monsoon in June, the hottest days of summer are lying ahead. For those of us, that want to train in the heat, a few tips for hot weather training.
Listen to signals from your body: don't hesitate to stop exercising when you feel lightheaded, disoriented or nauseous.
Don't start on a new and challenging training program in the heat: you should be fit already, so the body only needs to adapt to the heat instead of both the heat and a higher training performance.
athletes: add about 30 drops (1,65ml) to 500ml of water, 45drops (2,5ml) to 750ml and 60 drops (3,3 ml) to 1 litre
pets: add 1-3 drops to the water bowl of your pet
contains per daily serving (30 drops 1,65ml | 45 drops | 60 drops)
magnesium 30mg | 45mg | 60mg 16% RDI
potassium 88mg | 131mg | 175mg 9% ADH
chloride 263mg | 394mg | 525mg 66% ADH
magnesium 84mg | 126mg | 168mg †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (mineral-rich water from the Great Salt Lake), filler (purified water)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans