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Below is a review of the Electrolyte drink mix from Redmond's. They did not pay for this post to be done nor did they ask me to.
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7 Re-Lyte Flavors
The newest flavors are on top of this list. Mango and Strawberry Lemonade came out in July of 2021. The first flavors were Unflavored, Lemon Lime, and Mixed Berry.
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Pina Colada
- Watermelon Lime
- Lemon Lime
- Mixed Berry
How do Re-Lyte Electrolytes Taste?
One of the most important factors in purchasing a drink mix is how good it will taste for you. Below are descriptions to give you the best idea without trying them yourself.
For all of the options, I would say they are not overbearing in the sweet department compared to some other brands, like Gatorade with sugar.
The flavors with some coconut water powder, provide a little citrus flavor as well.
All of the flavors are also pretty salty. If you are not on a keto diet, you may find them too salty.
After being keto for more than 2 years and adding salt to everything, I find the saltiness the perfect amount. Heck, I could even add more salt to them.
Unflavored: Unflavored is best described as salty. Without any flavor to it, it's just like saltwater but with extra minerals that you can't taste.
Mango: This flavor provides a good true flavor to what mango tastes like.
Strawberry Lemonade: It's a good even mix of strawberry and lemonade flavors. The taste is light and refreshing.
Pina Colada: This is like a salty pina colada that's not creamy. Still very refreshing on a hot day though. When you compare the sweetness to the mixed berry, the pina colada is a little sweeter.
Watermelon Lime: When I first tried this to pick out the flavors better, I thought it tasted like a sweet berry lime but has more lime flavor than the watermelon.
Then the second time I tried it while picking out the flavor notes, I got a good mix. No one flavor shined through more.
This flavor is a little less sweet compared to the Pina Colada.
Lemon Lime: This flavor is similar to the lemon-lime flavor from Gatorade. It has a good mix of lemon and lime flavors equally.
I tried to see if I could tell if one flavor was stronger than the other, but I couldn't.
Mixed Berry: Mixed berry gives a light berry taste. This one tastes less sweet compared to Pina Colada and Watermelon Lime.
No Junk Ingredients
I really like how this product has no extra fillers that are not needed and the ingredients are what people say are "clean." I personally hate using the clean word.
The sodium, salt, that is used in Re-Lyte is from unrefined sea salt mined from ancient seabeds in Utah. Typically other electrolyte mixes use processed white salt.
There is no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, or flavorings.
Below is a list of what's in the Unflavored Option
- Redmond Real Salt
- Potassium Citrate
- Magnesium Malate
- Magnesium Glycinate
- 60+ trace minerals from Redmond's Real Salt
Additional Flavored Mix Ingredients
Everything that's in the unflavored mix is also in the flavored electrolyte mixes. This list provides what's also in the flavored varieties.
- GMO-Free Citric Acid
- Stevia Leaf Extract (Rebaudioside A)
- Coconut Water Powder
- Calcium Carbonate
- Flavorings for each Mix
- Mango: natural mango flavor and natural flavors
- Strawberry Lemonade: Lemon-lime flavors, natural strawberry flavor, and natural flavors
- Pina Colada: natural pineapple and coconut flavors, and natural flavors
- Watermelon Lime: natural watermelon and lemon-lime flavors, and natural flavors
- Mixed Berry: natural raspberry, blueberry, and lemon flavors
- Lemon Lime: Natural lemon-lime flavors
Redmond's Real Salt
Redmond's real salt comes from their own salt mines in Utah with an awareness of the environmental impact. The salt in these mines was from ancient seas which contain 60+ trace minerals. To learn more check out their blog.
Common Ingredient Questions
Is Re-Lyte gluten-free and non GMOs?
Re-Lyte electrolyte mixes are both gluten-free and have no GMOs.
Why does Re-Lyte contain coconut water powder?
Answer directly from Redmond Life: "Coconut water powder provides an abundance of 5 electrolytes that are known to support hydration: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Coconut water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. Restores hydration and replenishes electrolytes."
Amounts of Electrolytes per Serving
Some electrolyte powders that are great for keto only have the 3 main electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and magnesium), such as LMNT, but Re-Lyte from Redmond's Life has 2 more.
- 1000 mg Sodium
- 500 mg Potassium
- 60 mg Magnesium
- 1585 mg Chloride
- 810 mg Sodium
- 400 mg Potassium
- 50 mg Magnesium
- 1280 mg Chloride
- 60 mg Calcium (There is no calcium in the unflavored option.)
Easy to Mix
In 2023 Redmond started to use a new form of calcium in their flavored mixes, which makes mixing the powder a lot easier with water. This is the updated powder mix.
Check out Remond's post to learn why they switched the type of calcium they use now.
I have seen reviews on Amazon where people have complained about how there is sediment at the bottom of the drinking glass. What the person is seeing are the trace minerals from the pink salt. All of the electrolytes have been mixed into your water.
Great for Fasting
The unflavored mix is perfect for fasting or if you are on a carnivore diet.
All of the mixes are great to use to avoid the dreaded keto flu as well, due to the electrolytes in the mix your body needs when eating a keto diet. The flavored mixes all have 5 calories.
Can you freeze it and use it as ice cubes, then eat the ice cubes?
Yes, you can freeze the Re-Lyte mixture into ice cubes and then freeze them later.
You could even make them into gummies as I did with this electrolyte gummy recipe.
How many scoops do you need for 1 gallon of water?
If you use 20 ounces of water for 1 scoop, you will need 6.4 scoops for 1 gallon of water.
1 gallon of water is 128 oz. So the math looks like this:128/20=6.4.
Or for other concentrations:
- 128/24=5.3 scoops
As a general rule, you will use 20 oz to 24 oz of water for one scoop of the mix, according to the package. I personally like it best with 16 ounces of water, but everyone is different.
Can you buy single-serve portions?
Yes, you can buy single-serve portions of these electrolyte mixes. They have a variety pack of all 7 flavors, where you get each of one flavor.
Or you can get a 30-pack of one flavor. Remember to use code KKN15 for 15% off.
How far is the expiration date typically on the product?
The best-by date is for 2 years.
How long does it stay good to drink after mixing?
I have kept the mix in the fridge for at least a week and it was still good to drink.
Will Re-Lyte electrolyte mix help with muscle cramps?
Yes, re-Lyte will help with muscle cramps.
As a general rule muscle cramps are caused by a lack of hydration and low electrolyte levels such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium.
This electrolyte mix will provide these nutrients to your body when mixed in water.
Related Article: Why does my body hurt on Keto?
Is there caffeine?
There is no caffeine in these Re-Lyte mix powders from Redmond's.
If you use code KKN15, you will get 15% off all Redmond's products.
Compare Relyte with Other Brands
Below are other blog posts where I compare other popular electrolyte powders to Relyte Hydration.
- Relyte Hydration vs LMNT
- Relyte Hydration vs Ultima
- Relyte Hydration vs Nuun
- Relyte Hydration vs Liquid IV
There are Re-Lyte varieties that focus on specific needs which are below.
- Re-Lyte Immunity is designed to help your immune system function.
- Re-Lyte Boost combines B vitamins, electrolytes, herbs, and caffeine from green tea extract to provide sustained energy without the subsequent crash.
- Re-Lyte Pre-Workout aids in optimizing your workout performance and expedites post-workout recovery, ensuring maximum effectiveness both inside and outside the gym.
Related Article: 10 Electrolyte Powder Comparison Review