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electrolytes question

Post by New2hyk » May 15 2014 11:25 am

Hi to all, this year I made a promise to myself to hike 500 miles. I need to keep hiking in summer to keep up with the promise. I am now looking around to see which electrolytes are the best. So far, I have used coconut water. Interested in your suggestions/preferences. Thanq in advance. :)

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by WilliamnWendi » Jul 01 2014 6:17 am

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by trekkin_gecko » Jul 14 2014 9:34 am

stopped at the circle K on brown and power yesterday for a slurpee after hiking 5024
no lemonade, but i did find an interesting product offering:
vitamin water as a fountain drink option
44 oz. of lemonade vitamin water zero for 79 cents did the trick
in an environmentally unfriendly polar pop cup...but that's another topic
hope this will become available valley wide

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by RowdyandMe » Jul 14 2014 6:25 pm

@trekkin gecko
After 5024 I just hit The Wilderness Brewing Company. I always feel great when I leave there.
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Re: electrolytes question

Post by LindaAnn » Jan 14 2020 8:51 am

Costco has a bag of Liquid IV right now—30 packets for $28 or $29, so I grabbed one. All are passion fruit flavor. The ingredient list looks good, not really any artificial junk added (flavors, colors, sweeteners, etc) which I thought was a plus. I tried the first packet on Friday, and while the fruity flavor was quite good, I thought it was very salty, so I was a little disappointed. I tried the second packet after hiking on Sunday, and it did not seem to be salty at all, and it got rid of the post-hike, slightly dehydrated, headache I had. My opinion of the drink was greatly improved after the second packet. I used the same amount of water both times, so I’m not sure why there was such a taste difference to me, but I’m hoping that first packet was a fluke. One possibility was I tried the first one at the same time I was eating a bunch of chocolate, so maybe that affected the flavor. Assuming no other weird taste issues with the rest of the bag, I’ll buy more because I think they are more effective than the Nuun tablets I’ve been using.

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by markthurman53 » Jan 14 2020 8:56 am

@LindaAnn
Thanks for the info I will try them. I found it hard to find electrolytes that don't have more vitamins than electrolytes. Not looking for vitamin supplements.

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by LindaAnn » Jan 14 2020 9:03 am

@markthurman53 Looking at the ingredient list, these do have vitamins.
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Re: electrolytes question

Post by DixieFlyer » Jan 14 2020 9:47 am

@LindaAnn
I used to use Nuun tablets, but I got tired of having to carry half liter bottles of water on a hike. Now I take SaltStick capsules, which I like much better: https://www.amazon.com/SaltStick-Electr ... ikearizona
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Re: electrolytes question

Post by LindaAnn » Jan 14 2020 9:54 am

@DixieFlyer I just put a bottle of those in my Amazon cart, thanks!

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by markthurman53 » Jan 14 2020 11:03 am

@DixieFlyer
Looked those up and that looks like what I'm looking for too. Thanks.

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Re: electrolytes question

Post by outdoor_lover » Jan 15 2020 4:49 pm

Costco also has a 30 count box of Zip Fizz for 21.99. 3 Flavors in one box or 2 flavors in another box. Liking these because they are a powder so easy to carry and they have 0 Sugar and low Carbs.
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Re: electrolytes question

Post by RowdyandMe » Jan 15 2020 8:19 pm

Electrolytes? Hell I don't even like light beer!!!!
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Re: electrolytes question

Post by Alston_Neal » Jan 18 2020 11:47 am

@outdoor_lover
A friend of mine just informed me that his new hiking electriclight is Tropicana Haze Deli Flower, which I believe is not available at Costco.
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