Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is Elete?

    elete™ is a blend of concentrated electrolytes and 70 trace and ultra-trace minerals that can be added to water, any drink (cold or hot– it is great in coffee!) and to any food. elete™ instantly delivers important electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, and sulfate to your body.

  • What does elete™ taste like?

    If you taste a drop of elete™ at full concentration, it has a salty flavour. When added to water, elete™ will typically give it a softer ‘texture’ but not alter the taste at normal concentrations.

  • How much elete™ should I take?

    We recommend that, as a general guide, 2.5ml of elete™ (or 3.0ml of CitriLyte) is added to each litre of water or drink consumed (2.5ml = one capful from the 25ml pocket bottle or ½ a teaspoon). However, everyone has a different biological make-up which means different amounts can be required by different people. Furthermore, with 80% of the population of the Western World believed to be depleted in magnesium, for example, it means that many people would benefit from higher amounts of elete™. When one begins to elete™ regularly, residual levels of electrolyte and trace and ultra-trace mineral deficiencies can be built up.

  • What if I am not experiencing the full benefits of elete™?

    We recommend that, as a general guide, 2.5ml of elete™ (or 3.0ml of CitriLyte) is added to each litre of water or drink consumed (2.5ml = one capful from the 25ml pocket bottle or ½ a teaspoon). However, everyone has a different biological make-up which means different amounts can be required by different people. Furthermore, with 80% of the population of the Western World believed to be depleted in magnesium, for example, it means that many people would benefit from higher amounts of elete™. When one begins to elete™ regularly, residual levels of electrolyte and trace and ultra-trace mineral deficiencies can be built up.

  • Does elete™ have any side effects and can I take too much?

    elete™ is a totally safe product (it is classified as a food) and is 100% natural. It can do no harm to you. The only side effect is that in excessive quantities it can cause loose bowels. If this condition is experienced, simply reduce the quantity used.

  • Can I refill my 25ml pocket bottle when it runs out?

    Yes you can. Simply pull/flip off the nozzle from the 25ml bottle and then fill it up again using one of the refill size bottles you can buy (120ml, 240ml or 480ml sizes).

  • Is there an alternative to the elete™ concentrate liquid?

    Yes there is.

    We also produce TabLytes which are a dried form of elete™. These should be swallowed with the water or drink of your choice. In order for them to function properly you do need to consume the same quantity of water or drink you would if you were using the elete™ concentrate, as H2O is needed for hydration to work.

    We also provide liquid CitriLyte in 60ml and 240ml bottles (with the option of buying an empty 25ml refill pocket bottle. CitriLyte has the same electrolytes as elete™ but also contains some Zinc and organic citric acid which gives it a slightly tart, refreshing flavour.

  • Why is elete™ better than other sports drinks?

    elete™ is the only concentrated source of electrolytes which will provide the necessary electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride) in an ionically charged form that are essential for efficient hydration to take place. In addition to the 4 major electrolytes mentioned, because elete™ comprises of a blend of naturally derived brines, it also contains over 70 other trace and ultra-trace minerals in their readily absorbable ionic form.
    elete™ has been shown to hydrate significantly better than water alone through a scientific study on Californian Firefighters:  other advantages include:-
    • Optimum hydration and electrolyte balance will aid: the negative effects of cramping, maintain mental focus and provide a sound basis for energy efficiency.
    • elete™ is totally 100% natural, has zero calories, contains no sugars, sweeteners, flavours, preservatives or artificial ingredients. Extra ingredients, especially artificial, inappropriate ones, when not required can cause bloating, stomach cramps and set off the gag reflex. 
    • elete™ has virtually no flavour.
    • elete™ usage is highly flexible – for instance it can be added to carbohydrates before a exhaustive training session or competition, used with water during the activity and (if required) added to a protein drink subsequent to an event.
    • elete™ is highly portable. The tiny 25ml pocket bottle will make up 10 litres of sports drink.
    • elete™ is THE most effective way to hydrate. Because it contains all four main electrolytes in a totally ionically charged form in combination with an array of other trace and ultra-trace elements.
    • elete™ when mixed with water has been shown to hydrate the user with 40% less water, enabling the user thus to carry less water (either inside or outside the body) and still stay optimally hydrated. Benefits in terms of weight saving are obvious.
    • elete™ is excellent value, being considerably cheaper than its nearest competitor and yet also able to demonstrate being the most effective electrolyte product one can buy.
  • Is elete™ safe to use in my hydration system?

    Yes, it is. Indeed, elete™ is the only electrolyte-replacement formula which is truly compatible with hydration systems. Other products dye bladders, leave an unpleasant aftertaste, are difficult to clean out of hydration systems and can cause them to ‘fur up’. Elete does not have any of these problems. Cleaning elete™ from a hydration system is no different than cleaning after normal water use; elete™ leaves no residue behind.

    Yes, it is. Indeed, elete™ is the only electrolyte-replacement formula which is truly compatible with hydration systems. Other products dye bladders, leave an unpleasant aftertaste, are difficult to clean out of hydration systems and can cause them to ‘fur up’. elete™ does not have any of these problems. Cleaning elete™ from a hydration system is no different than cleaning after normal water use; elete™ leaves no residue behind.
  • Can I take elete™ even if I'm not active?

    Certainly. elete™ is designed for anyone who wants an alternative to high-priced, high-sugar, high-calorie soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks. Everyone can benefit from the electrolytes in elete™ as they support a number of vital functions in the body. They not only allow your body to stay hydrated, but electrolytes help the brain and nervous system transmit and receive important signals, help the body's cells generate energy, and allow the muscles to contract and relax. Magnesium, for instance, is an essential mineral that is involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body.  We have had a number of testimonials relating to the positive health benefits people have had once they have used elete™ and helped their body to achieve a better hydration and electrolyte balance. You can read them here.

  • Can I add elete™ to my sports drink?

    Yes, you can.  elete™ can be added to any drink or food. It is great in coffee and if used on food it acts as a flavour enhancer. This total flexibility is one of elete’s™ major benefits in that it means you can choose exactly how you want to consume it, in terms of what with, when and in what quantity.

  • What does ‘ionically charged’ mean (and why it is important)?

    An electrolyte is any substance that dissociates into ions when dissolved in a suitable medium (such as water) and thus becomes a conductor of electricity.  The minerals, trace elements, ultra-trace elements dissolved in a water medium would have gained or lost one or more of their valence electrons thus giving them a net positive or negative electrical ‘ionic’ charge.  In this form there is no further digestive process required.  If needed by the body they are readily absorbed.

    Many sports drinks which claim to contain electrolytes do not - as the minerals they contain are not in ionic form. This means that such drinks will NOT hydrate effectively. Also they may often contain only one or two minerals. elete™ contains not only the four major ionically charged electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride) generally recognised as being essential but also a significant number of trace and ultra-trace elements that are naturally present in the solar concentrated brines that mixed together to create elete™. 

  • When should I take elete™?

    You can use elete™ anytime. Whether you're participating in any form of exercise, a sports event or training, you can add elete™ to your water bottle or hydration system and drink it to stay hydrated, replenish lost electrolytes and thus aid performance and endurance whist delaying the onset of cramping before and during activity. You can also mix elete™ with any drink (hot or cold) or food and consume after activity to speed hydration to each cell of the body and support recovery.

  • How long will elete™ last once I've added it to my water or sports drink?

    Tests conducted by our lab show that elete™, when added to bottled or tap water or even sports drinks, does not alter the shelf life of the drink. You can consume any elete™-fortified drink the same way and in the same time period you would with water or your preferred sports drink.

  • How should I store elete™?

    It's best to store elete™ in a cool, dry place, such as cupboard or drawer. There's no need to refrigerate elete™.