Favorite Things: Elete Electrolytes

I am a huge fan of Elete Electrolytes. I use their tablytes which you can also get through amazon. I started taking the tablytes about two weeks into my 66-day challenge last year. I knew something was a bit off when I was licking frosting off cupcakes and chucking the actual cake part on the trash.

As any Bikram person knows, electrolyte balance and replacement is a huge deal. For me, I need all the extra help I can get with adding back in potassium and magnesium. I take anywhere from 2-4 tablets a day depending on how much I have been practicing, my diet, and how I am feeling. The directions say you can take up to 12 tablets a day, but I’ve never even come close to that amount.

Recently I tried Yoga Fuel¬†which I also found to be really good. The good thing about yoga fuel is it had B12 in it. As a vegetarian, I have to take a B12 supplement. I was hopeful that I could start taking Yoga Fuel (in place of Elete) and then drop the extra B12 supplement. Hey, it’s one less pill to swallow!

While I loved Yoga Fuel (it left me feeling super focused), it lacked the potassium that Elete has. With Yoga Fuel, you can take one or two capsules a day, but it doesn’t give you much in the way of potassium. One tablet of Elete doesn’t provide a lot of potassium either. However, the difference is you are not supposed to take more than two Yoga Fuel capsules a day whereas I can take a ton of Elete if I need it. The downside to Elete is it does not have the B12. So I had to choose, and I chose Elete. I would rather be able to get the extra potassium in me when I need it (and I do need it) and take the extra B12 supplement.

All that being said, electrolyte replacement is a personal thing. You have to figure out what your needs are and go with the product or whatever it is that it going to keep you balanced.