Why do some people feel energized during a fast while others feel weak and tired? There are a few potential reasons, but one of the most likely suspects is electrolytes.
The primary electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium. They are so important for your cells, nerves, and muscles that you’ll feel lousy if you don’t get enough.
When you fast, you keep your caloric intake low (many experts say 0 to 50 calories per day), so your body will deplete its store of glycogen (carbohydrates) and enter ketosis where it burns fat instead of sugar.
Ingesting too many calories during a fast will disrupt ketosis so you miss out on the benefits. Even the sweet taste of artificial and zero-calorie sweeteners can trigger higher blood sugar and kick you out of ketosis.
You need to replenish your body’s electrolytes, even if you are fasting, but you usually get your electrolytes from food. So how do you give your body electrolytes without fast-breaking calories?
Re-Lyte is the zero or low calorie hero that can rescue you from a miserable fast. It’s a blend of perfectly balanced electrolytes that you can take in a capsule or add to your water, coffee, tea, or other fasting-friendly beverages.
There are other electrolyte options, but they may not have all (or enough of) the electrolytes you need. Re-Lyte has a research-backed ratio of electrolytes from natural sources.
Redmond Re-Lyte refuels electrolytes better than traditional sports drinks and it lives up to Redmond Life (and your) standards: Simple, Clean, Real. Its zero and low-calorie options are the best answer to the age-old electrolyte dilemma so many fasters face.
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