CamelBak Lemon-Lime Elixir
A pretty good product. I have tried the lemon/lime…
Price Paid: $8
A pretty good product.
I have tried the lemon/lime flavor and the Orange (with caffeine). Taste wise, I really didn't like the taste of the orange flavor. The orange tasted strongly of fake orangey chemicals and artificial sweetener. The lemon/lime wasn't bad at all though.
Other than my personal revulsion with the orange flavor I have no complaints. This dissolving-tab style hydration drink (also see products from Nuun) definitely has its advantages. It's easy to pack along. It mixes up quickly in any bottle of water you might have on hand. The electrolytes seem to work well on those brutal hot days when carrying a 50 lb pack in the mountains.
I have been using Nuun products for some time and was happy with those. I bought these Camelbak products because my local store had run out of Nuun. By comparison, the Camelbak tablets are a bit larger and are supposed to be mixed with 24 oz of water. The Nuun tablets are a bit smaller and are designed to be mixed with 16 oz of water. I've like all the Nuun flavors I've tried so far better than either of these. A matter of personal taste, for sure.
Comparing the ingredients list (Camelbak vs Nuun)... they are almost identical. In both cases it's a long list of hard-to-pronounce chemicals. No sugars. I believe the artificial sweeteners are sorbitol and acesulfane potassium. No natural anything. Oh well. Better living through science.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Camelbak Lemon Lime Elixir TabletsA sugar-free effervescent tablet, loaded with electrolytes, designed specifically for a CamelBak hydration system. Elixir dissolves easily in water and won't leave a sticky residue if used in a reservoir. Use one tablet for every 24 oz of water. Sold in an easy-to-carry portable tube. Only 10 calories per serving.FeaturesSugar-free, effervescent electrolyte tablet works well with CamelBak(R) reservoirsNo sticky residue to cleanNo pre-mixing or stirring necessary - just drop a tablet in to your waterMore electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium) than the leading sports drinkOnly 10 calories per serving
- River Sports Outfitters
The new Camelbak Elixir tablets will take your outdoor hydration to the next level! Blend of electrolytes, vitamins and minerals help maintain body fluid balance to keep you on the go. Self-dissolving effervescent tablets are designed for use with hydration reservoirs; one tablet per liter of water. Sugar-free formula leaves no residue, which makes cleaning your reservoir easy. Tablets are stored in 4.25 x 1.25-inch plastic tube that easily fits into a backpack or jacket pocket. Vitamin C 86 mg, calcium 36 mg, magnesium 18 mg, manganese 1.4 mg.
- Mountains Plus
Camelbak Elixir 12 Tablet Tube Pack -Lemon - A sugar-free effervescent tablet, loaded with electrolytes, designed specifically for a CamelBak hydration system. Elixir dissolves easily in water and wont leave a sticky residue if used in a reservoir. Use one tablet for every 24 oz of water. Sold in an easy-to-carry portable tube. Only 10 calories per serving.
- Massey's Outfitters
Camelbak is taking on the go hydration to a new level. The Elixir turns water into a refreshing drink that provides electrolytes, vitamins and minerals your body thirsts for. Effervescent tablets turn you water into a sports drink.Enhanced hydration with a unique blend of sodium and electrolytes helps you hydrate faster.Drop one tablet into 24 oz. of water, no mixing or measuring.Easy to clean with NO Sugar so there is never a sticky clean up.Easy to use.Compact, portable package.Single tube contains 12 tablets.One tube makes 2.25 gallons of hydration drink.Ingredients: Citric acid, sorbitol, natural flavors, polyethylene glycol, acesulfame potassium, sucralose. Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 tabletAmounts per Serving:% Daily Value*Calories10Total Carbohydrates1gVitamin C(as ascorbic acid) 86mg143%Calcium(as calcium carbonate)36mg4%Magnesium(as magnesium sulfate)18mg4%Manganese(as manganese gluconate)1.4mg71%Chloride(as sodium chloride,potassium chloride)68mg2%Sodium(as sodium bicarbonate,sodium carbonate, sodium citrate,sodium benzoate(a preservative),sodium chloride)410mg17%Potassium(as potassium bicaronate,potassium chloride)70mg2% *Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.