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Médique Medi-Lyte

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo:   Médique Medi-Lyte drink

Medi-Lyte is a low cost electrolyte supplement in tablet form that allows you to easily manage your electrolyte replacement with your activity level.

Pros

  • Simple electrolyte replacement
  • Low cost
  • No sodium or excess sugar
  • Light weight and small packaging

Cons

  • Non-coated tablets

This summer I took a different approach in how I went about replacing my electrolytes. Instead of using any one of the many powdered forms that are offered by many of the sport drink manufactures, I decided I would try using an electrolyte supplement from Medique called Medi-Lyte.


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I purchased Medi-Lyte off of Amazon and it cost $7.65 for a box of 50 packets where each of the packets contained two uncoated tablets which are consumed like a typical vitamin.

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Here is the information label from the side of the package that provides information on the ingredients that are contained in each of the packet of two tablets.


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The total amount of electrolytes from the two tablets in each of the packets is less then what you might find in a typical serving from a sport drink, but the flexibility of being able to match your consumption of the Medi-Lyte tablets with your exertion level helps ensure you're able to get the replacement electrolytes needed.

I kept a supply of the Medical-Lyte packets within one of the pouches on the belt of my backpack which made it easy for me to consume them during the day at a snack or water break. I found this process to work well and especially before starting a long climb like I was doing in the picture below when I was coming off the JMT and climbing out over Bishops Pass from LeConte Canyon earlier this summer.

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Unlike the typical sport drink, Medi-Lyte contains very little to no sodium or sugar.  For me I get plenty of sodium and sugar from the other snacks and food I bring on a backcountry trip, but for others who may rely on the sodium from a sport drink for replenishment, you would want to take that into consideration if you switched over to using a product like Medi-Lyte.

Overall Med-Lyte has worked very well for me as a way to replenish my electrolytes during my backcountry trips and I plan on continue using it in the future. The only change I will make in the future is to upgrade to the version of Medi-Lyte that has coated tablets compared to the uncoated version I have currently which you need to take using plenty of water.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7.65

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Price Reviewers Paid: $7.65

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