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Postby supersonic » Wed Jun 30, 2010 14:57 pm

Yes, I agree with all that.

I was unsure of it at first - if people were taking plain water on rides, they often take mineral rich foods too. But the beauty lies in the adapatabilty of the product - you can make it into any drink you like. Is a good option for those who think the expense of some ready made drinks is too much, but wants a little more precision and ease of use when making home stuff.

I often put a few drops into a pint of cordial on hot days.

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Postby njee20 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 15:28 pm

I'm a big fan of Elete, when added to High5 while racing it's totally stopped me cramping, Zym had a similar effect, but I ran out of energy too quickly.

As a complete aside It seems Adrian and I are from the same village too.

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Postby aneesh99 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 23:14 pm

Quality post with genuine knowledge behind the statements, great stuff :)
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Postby sampras38 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:51 pm

njee20 wrote:I'm a big fan of Elete, when added to High5 while racing it's totally stopped me cramping, Zym had a similar effect, but I ran out of energy too quickly.

As a complete aside It seems Adrian and I are from the same village too.


I tend to use it with Hi-5 as well, or a mix of orange or apple squash.

Certainly does the trick for me.

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Postby desmojen » Tue Aug 31, 2010 15:28 pm

I too received a free sample of Elete from Adrian, having contacted him after seeing this thread. Firstly, I should thank him for that.

Now I am no athlete, in fact I could hardly be further from it! My initial observations of Elete were that I didn't like it in plain water. The slightly different texture combined with a sort of brackish taste were most unpleasant. Adding it to squash, however, works an absolute treat. The texture is not unpleasant at all, and the taste becomes all but invisible. If anything, the slightly salty edge is nice in fact.

Performance wise, as I say, I'm no athlete. I did notice a definite difference though. I also found that I was using way less water, which in turn improves my range.
I was concerned that there might be a bit of a placebo effect, so I have continued to test this - it was probably two months ago that Adrian sent the sample. With this much use I can honestly say that Elete does work for me. I usually use it in squash, but on longer rides I add it to a sports drink, which is usually about half as strong as suggested on the packaging. I have found that this combination allows me to perform at my best consistently, and the sickly feeling that pure sports drinks gave me is banished.
I also regularly use it as an everday hydration aid, since it saves having to remember to drink quite so much water all the time!

I totally recommend it then. I recently attended a motorcycle race event where a friend was competing. She was struggling with concentration and tiring during the race as it was a hot day. I just happened to have my Elete with me and made her drink some. She immediately noticed the difference and actually performed better in the second race. She has now bought her own, and I bought a large refill myself. I can think of no better recommendation than that! :)

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Postby hennez » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:33 am

dont really think this has a whole lot to do with anything but does anyone put these sort of drinks in a camelbak bladder???
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Postby Dubcat » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:42 am

Hennez people do but then you have to be really careful about cleaning the bladder as it is a great environment for bacteria to breed in. Once you have cleaned it people recommend you store the bladder in a freezer as bacteria won't grow in there.
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Postby hennez » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:45 am

dubcat
thanks for that, I usually do store it in the freezer anyway but will it leave any flavours in the bladder, would you still be able to use it with water later or would it taste like c*** ???
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Postby Dubcat » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:48 am

I have returned to exercise after a long time and am overweight. While i don't see riding as exercise, I enjoy it so how could it be (yes my tongue is in my cheek), i am obviously hoping to lose weight as a result of cycling. However, i am unsure as to whether i should be using a sports drink instead of plain water. Won't the sports drink undo some of the work i am doing towards losing weight via cycling?

Can someone advise me as to whether i should be eating and drinking during my ride? FYI after my 16 mile loop (700ft up and 700ft down) which takes me about 1hr45m i do feel quite hungry and I am guessing this is a carb deficit? I assumed this is a good thing but now I am concerned that it is not good.
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Re: re: elete water for hydration and relieving cramp.

Postby pshore » Mon Nov 15, 2010 08:54 am

PamPen25 wrote:
adrian4224 wrote:Re: elete electrolyte drink for hydration and relieving cramping

Please note that if you are wishing to try a free sample of elete please contact me at the following e-mail address: adrian@ikonassociates.com.

This e-mail address replaces the one from earlier posts as it is more reliable.

All the best

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Postby njee20 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 09:17 am

does anyone put these sort of drinks in a camelbak bladder???


Rather old post now but I use High 5 in my Camelbak on the rare occasions I use it, tend to leave it half full for 6 months. I find a flush with boiling water clears out the crap, even better if stored in the freezer overnight beforehand.

Elete is very very unlikely to do anything unpleasant to your bladder. Camelbak or otherwise...

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I love the Nutrilite Recover drinks

Postby joecasey » Mon Jan 24, 2011 19:55 pm

I started using these a couple of weeks ago. Great taste and they work. And you can download a cool tune for your workout mix - My girlfriend found this video while searching for workout music. It's pretty funny and the song gets me moving. Wait until the end for a url to get the song for free:http://www.youtube.com/user/endthebonk?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/cW8rnMmYID8

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Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Jun 06, 2011 20:50 pm

Just did my local 15-16km loop with only water.

Had a bit of a dry mouth, but didn't have an achey stomach and actually felt a bit more energetic.

Think i'm gonna have to switch to something different.

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Postby ddraver » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:06 am

So then experts

What is the difference between Rego Rapid - http://www.scienceinsport.com/public/sh ... selprod=19

And Normal Rego - http://www.scienceinsport.com/public/sh ... selprod=11

Which should i use between laps of a 24hr race and is that the same for after a marthon for example..?
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Postby felix.london » Sat Aug 20, 2011 14:42 pm

I do my local trail most days at full pelt and make up an isotonic drink (about 70ml organic squash, 450ml water and half a pinch of sea salt) which a sip before during and after the ride and have never had any cramps or thirstiness when I get back (even today and it is over 30°C!)

Will experiment by having only water for a week and see if there's any noticeable differences
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Re: Sports Drinks/What Fluid

Postby NozzaC » Mon Nov 28, 2011 16:05 pm

I have to say that I find water to be perfectly acceptable for hydration, just as most other mammals have done for millions of years. I dare say if you're really pushing it and sweating a lot then some salts come in handy but I'm not gonna worry about the speed of hydration since I drink before I leave and whilst I'm out so I can't see that mattering at all.

What I do worry about are my teeth. Washing them with sugar water every few minutes will definitely lead to tooth decay. I'd rather take something to eat, which can contain salts if necessary so that my teeth are exposed just the once rather than for a few hours without respite.

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Re: Sports Drinks/What Fluid

Postby LightningTony » Mon Dec 19, 2011 18:08 pm

For years I didn't bother too much about hydration, now I realise how important it is because I have experienced its neglect. The symptom that I have suffered most when dehydrated is numbness in my arms and hands. I always assumed it was just due to position. Recently I saw it listed as an indicator of dehydration (I also am doing a uni course in sport science).
Regarding drinking too much water, it is very rare that this causes a problem because we tend to urinate more and thus maintain just about the right amount of fluid in our bodies. The condition of hyponatraemia can occur when too much water is consumed over an extended period, without replacing salts. It is effectively too much water entering the brain by osmosis and can result in death. Whilst still very rare the incidence is on the increase, usually first timer marathon runners that overhydrate, causes a few deaths per year, so worth mentioning.
Renal medullary washout? What’s that? I’ve googled it and can’t find anything other than vets talking about it, would love to know more please?
Regarding making your own sports drinks, yup, go for it, just as good and much cheaper.
Regarding caffeine, I would be less confident about rejecting it outright; research has shown that if you get the dose right it can boost performance, aiding fatty acid mobilisation and Calcium release in the working muscles.
Also worth thinking about is the effect these have on your teeth. Best advice is always carry two bottles, one sport drink and one plain water. After each swig of sport drink take a swig of water and slosh it around to rinse the sugar off otherwise your dentist will get fed up seeing you!!!!
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Re: I love the Nutrilite Recover drinks

Postby LightningTony » Mon Dec 19, 2011 18:17 pm

joecasey wrote:I started using these a couple of weeks ago. Great taste and they work. And you can download a cool tune for your workout mix - My girlfriend found this video while searching for workout music. It's pretty funny and the song gets me moving. Wait until the end for a url to get the song for free:http://www.youtube.com/user/endthebonk?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/cW8rnMmYID8


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Re: Sports Drinks/What Fluid

Postby cube101 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 08:49 am

Good bbc tv prog in this very subject:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l1yxk

The idea that water is not a good for hydration always makes me laugh.

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Re: Sports Drinks/What Fluid

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Tue Aug 14, 2012 16:22 pm

cube101 wrote:Good bbc tv prog in this very subject:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l1yxk

The idea that water is not a good for hydration always makes me laugh.

Try watching the documentary again,and engaging your brain.


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