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 ‘ionically charged’ mean (and why it is important)?
Minerals that are known as electrolytes in common parlance, such as magnesium, are in fact only electrolytes when in ionically charged form (eg: Magnesium Chloride), but are frequently found in non-electrolyte form (eg: Magnesium Chelate).
Unless the mineral is ionically charged (attached to a negatively charged mineral complex) it does not have the properties associated with electrolytes, such as enabling effective hydration and preventing cramping.
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. elete™ is the only sports drink which contains the four ionically charged electrolytes necessary for effective hydration.
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.
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, boost performance, enhance endurance, and prevent cramps 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 much elete™ should I take?
We recommend that, as a general guide, 2.5ml of elete™ is added to each litre of water or drink consumed (one capful from the 25ml pocket bottle). 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, means that many people would benefit from higher amounts of elete™; at least when one begins to use it so that residual levels of electrolytes and trace and ultra-trace minerals can be built up.
What if I am not experiencing the full benefits of elete™?
If you find that elete™ does not appear to be working for you at the 2.5ml per litre dilution level, we suggest that the amount used per litre is doubled to 5ml per litre and increased in increments of 2.5ml thereafter until its benefit is experienced. After taking at these increased levels for a while you will find you can decrease the amount per litre used as your body will have by now built up a higher residual level of the electrolytes and trace and ultra-trace minerals present in elete™.
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.
Why is elete™ better than other sports drinks?
elete™ is the only sports drink which provides the necessary electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride) in ionically charged form which are essential for efficient hydration to take place. No other sports drink contains all these electrolytes (and trace and ultra-trace minerals).
Apart from the fact that elete™ hydrates better than anything else on the market, the other advantages it has over all other products are:
- It has multiple effects as follows: hydrates, eliminates cramping, maintains mental focus, improves energy efficiency.
- It is totally 100% natural, has zero calories, contains no sugars, sweeteners, flavours, preservatives, artificial ingredients. These extra ingredients can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and set off the gag reflex.
- It has virtually no flavour.
- It is highly flexible – can be added to water, any drink or any food.
- It is highly portable. The tiny 25ml pocket bottle will make up 10 litres of sports drink.
- It 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.
- Need 40% less water when using elete™, thus having to carry less water (either inside or outside the body). Benefits in terms of weight saving are obvious.
- It is excellent value being considerably cheaper than its nearest competitor and yet 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.
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.
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 food as 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 are the electrolytes in elete™?
elete™ is the only sports drink which provides the necessary key electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride) in ionically charged form which are essential for efficient hydration to take place.
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™.
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.