Ultima Health Products - Ultima Replenisher Balanced Electrolyte Powder Drink Raspberry - 4.7 oz. (132g) (formerly Wild Raspberry)
Ultima Health Products Ultima Replenisher Balanced Electrolyte Powder Drink Raspberry is a natural alternative to the sugary sports and electrolyte drinks of today. Ultima Health Products upgraded their former Wild Raspberry by adding 50mg of cranberry fruit extract per serving. This is yet another plant ingredient that keeps them far ahead of their competition. Cranberry is a great antioxidant source and Ultima Replenisher also provides the full complement of electrolytes led by their key ingredient potassium. Created for world-class athletes, perfect for moms, dads and kids, Ultima Replenisher contains zero sugar, allowing for rapid electrolyte absorption without stomach upset. It also contains a full complement of essential electrolytes, water-soluble vitamins, vitamin enhancers and antioxidants. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners and is GMO, MSG, caffeine and gluten free.
Interesting Fact: When you open a can of Ultima Replenisher Raspberry you will be "hit" by an overwhelming blast of pure Raspberry essence. Like a fine Bordeaux wine, it is a true pleasure.
Ultima Replenisher Is Great For:
- People with Diabetes
- Active People
- People with GI conditions
- Pregnant Women
- Frequent Flyers
Top Reasons To Drink Ultima Replenisher:
Electrolytes With Zero Sugar
Naturally Sweet. No Artificial ingredients
Better Choice Than Pedialyte & Gatorade
Vegan Friendly - Gluten Free
Rapid Absorption - Speeds Fluids To Muscle Cells
Helps Sleep - Supports The Immune System
Better Hydration = Faster Metabolism
Pregnancy - Before, During & After Labor
"Helps Cancer Patients Deliver Nutrients To Cells"
Perfect For Any And Everyone!
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.
Does Ultima contain soy, gluten, MSG, stimulants, sugar or any artificial ingredients?
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 we 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 our cells healthy and our 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 we use electrolytes?
Awake or asleep, our bodies use electrolytes. When exercising or in the heat, we 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.
Who is Ultima Replenisher good for?
Ultima shows up almost everywhere you can imagine: in clinics at hospitals, holistic health centers, yoga studios, marathon and triathlon courses, major league dugouts, military base camps, mountain-tops, and youth sports fields, school luncheonettes and retirement homes. They are also associated with some of the toughest athletic events in the world. For example, this year we will be the "on course" drink of the Los Angeles Marathon. Ultima Replenisher is a wonderful alternative to soda for kids of all ages, moms and dads, hikers and skiers, pilots and passengers, road warriors and road trippers, conductors and long-haul truckers, travelers and those bed-ridden, dieters and diabetics, seniors and teenagers, pregnant women (before, during and after labor) celiacs, those with Crohn's or colitis or most any other G.I. issue, vegetarians and vegans, plus people with colds, diarrhea, the flu... whew!
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 our 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: Our 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 we 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, we all need to replenish the essential minerals and electrolytes lost in perspiration. We have special appeal to seniors (leg cramps), cancer patients (hydration), vegans, Crohn's and colitis sufferers (we'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?"
Anyway you look at it, Ultima's no sugar, balanced electrolyte formula is the right drink for just about everyone. Here's how they compare to other drinks, but when you think about it, there is no comparison.
Potassium is critical to hydration and replenishmentand they offer 2 1/2 times what you fnd in the "big brand" sugar sports drinks. They also offer a better quality form of potassium in naturally chelated potassium aspartate. A chelate is where the mineral is attached to an amino acid to ensure absorption. They also use potassium phosphate, which are the salts of the potassium and phosphorus ions. Potassium in a key electrocity-conducting electrolyte. Many competitors use the mined potassium bicarbonate (a.k.a. baking powder) for a fizz effect.
Magnesium as magnesium citrate and magnesium aspartate. They use two very absorbable forms of magnesium as it is a vital electrolyte needed for protein formation and depletion can lead to leg cramps and fatigue.
Chloride as sodium chloride. Chloride is an essential electrolyte critically needed for the overall balance of body fluids.
They use calcium citrate and calcium ascorbate which are very absorbable forms of calcium. Calcium is a key electrolyte necessary for the bones and body function.
Selenium as amino acid chelate. Ultima uses the bio-available chelate form of selenium as the 3 micro-essential electrolytes (zinc, selenium, phosphorus) are every bit as important as the main electrolytes, they just don't need as much of them. Selenium helps protect the cells from free-radicals.
Zinc as zinc citrate. Zinc is a vital trace mineral. It is an electrolyte that most formulas leave out due to cost. It is critical for cell health and body function and a "go-to" for many to fight a common cold.
Phosphorus as potassium phosphate. As the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium, phosphorus is good for the bones and teeth and present in every muscle cell as well as the body's fluids.
Sodium as sodium chloride. Sodium is an essential electrolyte needed for balance of body fluids. Most commercial sports drinks contain a great deal of sodium and it is used as a preservative to prolong shelf life. In their formulation they try to copy real food, like oranges and bananas where the potassium contents are much higher than sodium. A banana contains around 1mg of sodium...they think real food is their best model. And, of course, Ultima has no preservatives.
Copper as copper chelate or copper oxide. Copper is a trace mineral that the body needs in very small amounts. Copper is important for bones and cartilage.
Manganese as manganese citrate. Manganese is a trace mineral needed for bone, skin and cartilage.
Molybdenum as sodium molybdate. Molybdenum is a trace mineral needed for enzyme-dependent processes.
Chromium as chromium dinicotinate glycinate. Chromium is an important mineral in mantaining our body's blood sugar levels.
Silica is a mineral that is important for the health of fast growing tissue like hair and nails.
They use real fruit extracted vitamin C from cili fruit, one of the most vitamin C dense fruits in the world. They also use the mineral calcium ascorbate, which is a buffered form of vitamin C. Competitors often use ascorbic acid which is a form of vitamin C that is synthesized from corn. This form of C often genetically modified and fertilized with pesticides.
The 'good' maltodextrin found in Ultima Replenisher is different from the maltodextrin found in so many foods, soda and sports drinks. Theirs comes from non-GMO rice which is grown in Wisconsin. It is a complex carbohydrate with chained molecules. There is no blood sugar spike with maltodextrin. Instead, the users benefits 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 perfect balance.
Stevia Leaf Extract
They use water extracted stevia leaf as their sweetener. Using a water extraction process ensures a cleaner taste versus a harsh alcohol extraction process. Not only is the stevia plant a great source of nutrients, but it is also very sweet and has no calories. While some competitors blend stevia with erythritol, they use only pure stevia leaf which they source from California.
Grape Skin Extract
Grape Skin Extract provides the color for their most popular flavor, Grape. Grape skin extract is an antioxidant rich in polyphenols and anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that protect our body's cells.
Cranberry Fruit Extract
Cranberry fruit extract provides color for their Red Raspberry flavor. Cranberry is a fruit with strong antioxidant powers.
Tartaric acid comes naturally from grapes and is present in their grape flavor.
Ultima uses completely natural flavors - real oranges, lemons, real grape and real raspberries - to achieve their wonderfully refreshing taste. Some products use the terminology "natural flavors" to mask MSG or other unwanted animal ingredients, Ultima Replenisher is 100% free of MSG or any animal by-products. Flavor comes from the grapes or oranges and also a mix of the plants and fruits in each formula.
Luo Han Guo
Luo Han Guo is a natural fruit extract that they add to help compement the sweetness of stevia leaf and contributes to the flavor in each formula.
Citrus Fruit Blend
One can see specs of orange peel in their Orange flavor. This is part of the Citrus Fruit Blend added for color in their Orange flavor and also contributing antioxidants as well as nutrients including quercetin, rutin and hesperedin.
Citric Acid comes naturally from oranges, lemons, raspberries and other fruits and is present in their Orange, Lemon and Red Raspberry formulas, but not in their Grape formula.
They add color from beets to the Red Raspberry and Orange flavors.
Malic Acid comes naturally from fruit and is present in their Red Raspberry flavor.
Beta Carotene comes from fruits and vegetables that are orange in color. Thus, beta carotene is present in their Orange flavor.
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.