How many electrolyte drinks per day

How many electrolyte drinks per day

Every time I log into social media, especially TikTok, I see another person enjoying an electrolyte drink mix. They swear this is the best way they’ve ever tried and you must give this a whirl. While I do enjoy a good electrolyte, such as the one I make at home, I know that the average human being does not need to drink electrolytes every day

Since I’ve had some experience with using electrolyte drinks as part of my workout regimen to hydrate my body and give my body those much-needed mineral reserves back, I thought I’d talk a bit about how many electrolytes per day you should have. 

I love that I can make electrolyte drinks at home using a powder supplement, or start from scratch with common kitchen items; filtered water, sea salt, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you’d rather purchase electrolyte drinks, you can do that by reviewing the brands I shared in this article. 

  1. Elm & Rye Electrolyte
  2. Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier
  3. Ultima Replenisher Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix
  4. KEY NUTRIENTS Multivitamin Electrolytes Powder No Sugar
  5. REDMOND Re-Lyte Hydration Electrolyte Mix

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are drinks that contain minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium that get supercharged when mixed with water. These minerals are a necessary component to proper hydration in the human body.

We have about 5% of weight from minerals in our body that, when at the right level, help our body & brain function properly. With the right balance of electrolytes our heart rhythm, muscle contraction, and brain function will work properly. 

You can make electrolyte drinks at home using 4 cups of water with ¼ to ½ tsp of mineral salt, and half a lemon (or orange) juice squeezed into the cup. Swish it around with a straw and enjoy. This is the perfect way to make an electrolyte drink at home when you’re only having a few electrolyte drinks per month. 

Do I need electrolytes? 

Yes, human beings need the proper balance of minerals in their body to maintain good heart, brain, and muscle function. I drink electrolyte drinks after a heavy workout, intense cardio, an illness, or some other factor that causes me to sweat out the minerals I need to be well. 

If you work out regularly to the point of sweating, then you may need to have an electrolyte drink regularly. Most studies tell you to only have one per day, while others say you could potentially have two electrolyte drinks per day. I tend to have two drinks on the gym days when I’ve done over an hour and a half of heart pumping exercise. 

This is because this type of intense exercise causes me to sweat out the water and minerals thus creating a situation where my body is off-balance with minerals. I’ve experienced leg cramps on nights that I worked out and didn’t drink my electrolyte drink. This is why Elm & Rye’s electrolyte is among my top favorite options, they have a gummy electrolyte option so I can just grab that and eat it on the go after a busy day at the gym. 

I’m sharing some of my favorite over the counter electrolyte options that you can purchase online. I love that you don’t have to squeeze a fresh lemon or orange to get that flavor into your electrolyte drinks when you opt to use these powders. Elm & Rye is a unique electrolyte drinks brand in that they have a lemon flavored gummy option. 

This allows me to, as I said earlier in this article, drop a gummy or two in my mouth at the gym immediately after a workout. I don’t have to prepare my electrolyte drink before leaving the house and remember to grab that bottle on the way out the door when I opt to use the gummy version of electrolytes for avid gym goers. 

I’m not sure which option is right for you or how many electrolyte drinks per day you should have, but I’m willing to be that one to two per day will be more than sufficient for most of you. 

Elm & Rye Electrolyte

This lemon flavored electrolyte from Elm & Rye is one of my favorite options as they have three different options for taking this supplement. There are powders, capsules, or gummies to choose from with tasty vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 packed tightly inside each of their electrolyte options. 

Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier

These single-serve packets of electrolyte powder are the best option for anyone who prefers a flavor option. With mixed flavors or single flavor choices, I love that I can swap out different flavors day to day with Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier packets. 

Ultima Replenisher Daily Electrolyte Drink Mix

Ultima electrolyte drink mix comes in many flavors like orange, grape, and watermelon so you’re sure to find one that suits your flavor preferences. This drink mix is non-GMO, gluten-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners 

KEY NUTRIENTS Multivitamin Electrolytes Powder No Sugar

This no sugar electrolyte from Key Nutrients is a multivitamin option that is said to provide three times the hydration without sugar than comparable popular electrolyte drink brands. I love that you get 90 servings in the container and that this powder is made in the USA. 

REDMOND Re-Lyte Hydration Electrolyte Mix

This is an unflavored option for electrolyte mix that allows you to enjoy filtered water electrolyte drinks without added sweetness. You could add some citrus juice to give it a bit more flavor if you’d prefer. 

As you can see there are variables for how many electrolyte drinks per day; some people have a couple when they sweat a lot, others have one drink per day and then there’s me who mostly indulges in electrolyte drinks when I feel an imbalance in my body or have an intense workout.  The key to knowing how many electrolyte drinks I need per day is simply about watching how much energy I have, how cloudy my thinking is, and whether or not I did an intense workout that day. 

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