Are you hydrating the right way? (featuring Ultima Replenisher Electrolytes)

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It’s hot outside, and Ultima Replenisher has helped me stay hydrated over these heated months. It is hard to avoid it, especially living on the Texas coast. The heat and humidity make the workouts harder, which means I spend a little extra time focusing on hydration. Long runs become a bit harder during the summer months, which is ironic because this is when we start training for those fall races we love so much. The weather is always more likable in the fall, right?


Ultima Replenisher has zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs electrolyte mix sweetened with organic stevia leaf. There’s a wide range of flavors like orange, raspberry, but there are also limited mocktini (aka mocktail) flavors: Peach Bellini, Coconut Pina Colada, and Appletini.

We know we should be doing hydration, but we always seem to feel dehydrated during long workouts. Let me help you out by providing you a few essential tips about hydration and activities.

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Tips for hydrating during your workout:

  1. Drink 14-20 fl oz of electrolyte-enhanced water 2 hours before activity. 
  2. Drink 8 ounces of water 30 minutes before starting your training.
  3. Drink water early during your workout because water absorbs better during this period. Try to drink every 20 minutes.
  4. Replace lost electrolytes after your workout. You need to replace the minerals you lost while sweating during your workout. 

As runners, we know we need electrolytes to keep going during long distances, but I never focused on understanding what electrolytes did to support me powering through my workouts. I thought electrolytes just added sodium, but I quickly learned I was wrong. Ultima Replenisher contains “The Mighty 6 Electrolytes”: calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. Electrolytes work together with vitamins and other minerals to keep you feeling good and performing at your best.

Calcium helps with muscle contractions and nerve functions.

Chloride helps with osmotic pressure support.

Potassium provides cardiac muscle support.

Sodium helps with muscle contraction and nerve functions.

Phosphorus helps with oxygen delivery to your muscles, 

Magnesium helps prevent cramps.

Ultima Replenisher Review

Ultima Replenisher tastes delicious and will be a part of my training process. These flavors are what you would expect, and it’s cool the replenishers have fun, vibrant colors. The taste is the right balance of being light and not too overpowering, making it easy to drink when I needed it most. Most importantly, Ultima Replinshers are not too sweet. The flavors are so spot on it; it reminds me of having a nice vacation treat.

It’s also nice to have the stickpacks to take with you on the run (or on the go). The stickpack packages are easy to open, so hydrating can not just be flavorful but also quick. These stickpacks are not something I would take on the run with me. I drank an Ultima Replenisher before my long runs and never had any stomach issues. And, of course, I used it for recovery after all my sweaty workouts. 

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