Ultima Health Products - Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Powder 90 Servings Cherry Pomegranate - 10.8 oz. (306 g)
Ultima Health Products Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Powder contains a perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals that work together to provide complete hydration without stomach upset so you can feel and perform your best. Ultima is sweetened with stevia leaf and made with real fruit flavors that taste delicious. This formulation contains grape skin which is full of antioxidants. Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) supports a healthy immune system, protects the cells from oxidative stress and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Calcium to support muscle contraction and nerve function. Phosphorus to deliver oxygen to muscles, Selenium as an antioxidant support, Zinc for recovery and neuron support, Magnesium for preventing muscle cramps, Potassium for cardiac muscle support, Sodium for muscle contraction and nerve function and Chloride for osmotic pressure support.
- 6 Electrolytes Plus Support Minerals
- Real Fruit Flavors
- Plant-Based Colors
What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge. They have an impact on how your muscles function, how alkaline your blood is, and how much water you have in your body. They are key components in many bodily functions and as an athlete or fitness enthusiast it is critically important to make sure you have an adequate supply of them in your body for optimum performance. Cramping is a sign that your body is already dangerously low on electrolytes. It's important to make sure your body has a readily available supply of electrolytes so it can perform at its best. Which is why it is best to consume electrolytes in a consistent manner so you go into your workout or training session adequately hydrated.
You might ask "Why can't I just subsist on water alone?" Excessive water consumption without electrolyte supplementation will actually cause a dilution and, potentially, depletion of electrolytes called Hyponatremia. If you never take in any electrolytes but drink a ton of water, you run the risk of water intoxication. Water Intoxication occurs when the balance of electrolytes in the body is outside of a safe range, and it can be very dangerous. Even if that weren't a risk, electrolytes play a major role in the body and you need them for proper function.
All Six Electrolytes
There are six (6) chelated minerals that make up Ultima Replenisher's balanced electrolyte mix:
- Calcium:You might recognize this as something that is associated with bone health. That is true, however, this tremendous mineral does a lot more! It has a role in muscle stimulation and regular heartbeat. It is also extremely important for nerve transmission, muscle growth, and powerful muscle contractions. Calcium deficiency can result in muscle cramps: something that can kill your performance in the gym or on the field.
- Chloride:This electrolyte helps to keep the tendons and joints healthy, but it also helps to regulate the balance of acid and alkali in the blood. Without enough chloride, you might suffer from poor muscle contractions and difficulty digesting.
- Magnesium: H elps convert glucose to energy. It also helps to metabolize fat. It is necessary in order for the muscles to function correctly, but it also helps the body to properly use other vitamins and minerals. Magnesium deficiency is unfortunately very common and low levels can affect your mood and sense of well-being. Magnesium is extremely important for female athletes, since it can help alleviate signs of PMS.
- Phosphrous:This is used in nerve signaling, heartbeat, and is needed for the growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues. Phosphorous helps the body to make ATP, and those of you who are really into fitness know that you can't perform your best without plenty of ATP on hand.
Potassium plays a part in how nerves transmit and muscles contract. It helps to regulate water balance in the body. You lose potassium when you sweat, so athletes need more than the average person.
- Sodium: V ery important, but the American diet is typically very high in sodium in general. If you have too much sodium it can actually cause you to lose a lot of potassium in the urine, so don't go eating a lot of junk foods high in sodium! When used appropriately, sodium works with potassium to help muscle expansion and contraction.
It would be pretty much impossible to achieve peak performance without electrolytes. In addition to their individual roles, they often work in harmony with vitamins and other minerals in the body to keep you feeling good and performing at your best. Ultima Replenisher contains a perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals that work together to provide complete hydration.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ultima Replenisher?
Ultima Replenisher is an advanced, balanced electrolyte drink. Optimal hydration requires a good balance of the macro and micro-essential electrolytes in the human body. Ultima provides these essential electrolytes roughly in proportion to what is lost in human perspiration. Electrolytes are most readily absorbed when consumed with a proper amount and type of carbohydrate. With no carbohydrates, the absorption of electrolytes is very low. With a large amount of carbohydrates, absorption is slowed by a long digestion process. Ultima Health believes that by minimizing carbs, and using only complex carbs (rather than simple sugar) the absorption of electrolytes is quick and effective.
For my hot yoga, how much is too much?
Ultima is very low in carbs and contains no sugar. So from a calorie standpoint, you can drink as much as you desire. Ultima contains a balance of electrolytes similar to fruits or vegetables, without an excess of any one electrolyte. So again, Ultima can be consumed as desired.
What are electrolytes and why are they so important?
The word "electrolyte" is derived from words meaning "carry" and "energy". Electrolytes are minerals found in the healthiest foods they can eat, such as fruit and vegetables. The main electrolytes include the macro-essential electrolytes: calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and sodium, and the micro-essential electrolytes: selenium, zinc and phosphorus. These minerals, when used in proper ratios, can be utilized by the body systems to control blood flow and oxygen utilization, which thus keeps their cells healthy and their muscles strong and loose. Ultima's formula focuses on providing all of the electrolytes in correct and useable ratios. Hydration depends on electrolytes and the best way to stay hydrated is to make certain you get electrolytes.
How can I tell if I am dehydrated and need electrolytes?
Symptoms of dehydration include headaches, fatigue, leg cramps, sluggishness, even hunger (what often appears as hunger is the body signaling for hydration). Jet lag is a symptom of dehydration and so is a hangover. Each of these symptoms can be treated by using Ultima Replenisher, the balanced electrolyte drink.
When do they use electrolytes?
Awake or asleep, their bodies use electrolytes. When exercising or in the heat, they use more electrolytes. Flying, hiking, and mental activity, such as an exam or clinic requires electrolytes. Signs of dehydration include headaches, leg cramps, and sluggishness.
Does Ultima Replenisher have any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners?
No. It is very important to them that they use no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. They also do not use any stimulants (like caffeine) and their products are all gluten-free, vegan, and use only 100% non-GMO ingredients.
How do I make Ultima?
Pretty simple: just add water. But a couple of tips: Ultima's serving size is 8 - 12 ounces. One Ultima packet or one Ultima scoop (equal to a teaspoon) makes a serving. Ultima can be served hot or cold.
What is the Toddlers Pediatric Electrolyte Formula?
This is Ultima for kids under 4 years old. Their pediatric formula is perfect for the sippy cup but the regular formula is the same stuff but twice the serving size. They recommend a 2-4 servings daily.
I am used to drinking a high carb drink. Don't I need carbs for energy?
The principal purpose of Ultima Replenisher is to provide rapid hydration and balanced amounts of electrolytes critical to performance. Ultima is a low carbohydrate drink for a reason. Carbs are great for energy and they recommend getting your carbohydrates from food. The problem with carbs in a drink is sugar, which requires digestion and this takes both time and energy. Ultima's absorption rate is fast because of its low carbohydrate formula.
What are the artificial ingredients to look out for?
Popular artificial ingredients in sports drinks include sucralose, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, the dyes, like yellow number 5 and blue number 1, as well as a wide array of artificial flavors.
What is non-GMO maltodextrin?
The 'good' maltodextrin found in Ultima Replenisher is different from the maltodextrin found in many foods, soda and sports drinks. Theirs comes from non-GMO rice grown in Wisconsin. It is a complex carbohydrate with chained molecules. There is no blood sugar spike with maltodextrin. Instead, the users benefit from low osmolarity, complete solubility and easy digestion. A small amount of carbohydrate enhances rapid digestion in the stomach and is critical for the small intestine's absorption of nutrients like calcium, chromium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus. Too many carbs slows the process, but no carbs prevents this vital process from happening at all. The amount of carbs in Ultima creates the correct balance.
What is Stevia?
Stevia is an intensely sweet ingredient extract from the leaves of a plant grown and used in Latin America for centuries. It is now found in many drinks in many different categories but they use only the water-extracted leaf extract and never mix their stevia with a sugar alcohol like erythritol.
Why do the fizzy products and tablet have so much more vitamin C?
The fizzy products and tablets generally use ascorbic acid for vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is a synthetic form of vitamin C made from corn. They use real fruit vitamin C from cili fruit and they believe real food extracts will be better absorbed than man-made ingredients.
What is Ultima?
Ultima Health believes in real food, and Ultima Replenisher is a real food answer to the question: What's the best drink for total hydration? Today's sport drinks are loaded with sugar (calories!) and salt, not to mention artificlal colors, flavors and sweeteners. Ultima Replenisher has minimal process carbs and nothing artificial. It is a great tasting way to replenish 8 essential electrolytes.
Who Should Use Ultima?
The short answer: everyone. From elite athletes to tiny toddlers, they all need to replenish the essential minerals and electrolytes lost in perspiration. They have special appeal to seniors (leg cramps), cancer patients (hydration), vegans, Crohn's and colitis sufferers (they're gluten free), but above all the children of America who are engulfed in a tidal wave of sugar products. Too many drinks are loaded with sugar and salt, preservatives and/or coloring. Ultima is a 'real food' answer to "What's the healthiest drink for me?"
About Ultima Replenisher
The people behind Ultima Replenisher are passionate about providing you with the best and most complete hydration product in the world. They believe too many drinks are loaded with sugar, too much salt and/or an array of artifical colors, dyes and preservatives. Ultima's combination of balanced electrolytes allows for rapid re-hydration without blood sugar spikes or stomach upset. With Ultima, you will feel and perform your best.